Braves in thick of wild-card race

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Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:01 pm

MIXXO

“Your 7:56 quote about shopping at the gap…”

I Like that quote Chief!

Joe Schmoe

July 21st, 2009
8:02 pm

Way to go Esco…. Show the haters why you deserve respect, and dont need to talk.

keylargo

July 21st, 2009
8:03 pm

I bet Phil Neikro is the answer to the trivia question.

joe

July 21st, 2009
8:03 pm

I agree, 6 spot is perfect for Yunie. This game is real close to being put a way. Another run or two or three for good measure, but this should be enough barring a Chernobyl

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:03 pm

Mixxo

July 21st, 2009
8:03 pm

Tomahawkin

:lol:

I do what I can Boss! :)

CorkylikesBeer

July 21st, 2009
8:03 pm

I wonder if Escobar understood McCann’s speech….At least KK has his own interpreter …Escobar should get his own personal interpreter…

Heath (Cleveland)

July 21st, 2009
8:03 pm

That was the first fly ball out.

Great stat just given about the Giants not yet to overcome a 3-run deficit.

Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:04 pm

Chip and Joe

Please don’t jinx us tonight…?

THWG

July 21st, 2009
8:04 pm

I love all their first pitch swinging. It’s making Lowe very efficient.

THWG

July 21st, 2009
8:04 pm

Cubs-Phillies tied.

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:05 pm

Can’t blame there. Lewis is fast.

Paul Lentz

July 21st, 2009
8:05 pm

Lowe looks pretty good so far tonight. Sinker is working.

Mixxo

July 21st, 2009
8:05 pm

Did we ever think (in May & June) that we’d see this this kind of performance? 8O

Honestly, I had my doubts, but this is nice!

Rob from SC

July 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

Heyward 0-2 2K’s

CorkylikesBeer

July 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

DOB..did you take French at Kansas for the ladies….

Heath (Cleveland)

July 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

Nice stab Chipper

Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

Good Olee Stab Hoss!

Mixxo

July 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

Flashin’ the leatha tonight.

TJ

July 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

C’mon Cubbies. No “lovable losers” tonight please…

Paul Lentz

July 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

Damn, the defense is looking really good tonight as well.

Bobby's Cox

July 21st, 2009
8:07 pm

Francouer just dropped a ball in RF…

Original Jon

July 21st, 2009
8:07 pm

Hmmm, Phillies and Cubs tied, who would you rather win that game?

joe

July 21st, 2009
8:07 pm

D!! chipper must be feeling 27 again with this recent braves surge

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:07 pm

This is good :-)

keylargo

July 21st, 2009
8:07 pm

I can’t complain about Verizon and Geico commercials tonight. No commercials on Peachtree.

Cheese

July 21st, 2009
8:08 pm

D Lowe is dealing! Only 1 ball hit in the air and it was a foul out, every other ball hit on the ground to an infielder or through for a single

TnBrian

July 21st, 2009
8:09 pm

Bream/Belliard/Blauser/Lemke/TP/Justice/A.Jones all helped the Braves win all those years, not just the pitching. It’s good to see that we have both good pitching and defense with this ‘09 team.

keylargo

July 21st, 2009
8:09 pm

Steve Carlton threw 304 innings in 1980.

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:09 pm

Church taking the walk :-)

Heath (Cleveland)

July 21st, 2009
8:10 pm

Here comes the bunt…

Paul Lentz

July 21st, 2009
8:10 pm

Steve from OH……..I’ve been listening to Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper (the Giants announcers) for years. They announce like they are having a normal conversation over a cup of coffee. That’s their style. And they are definite homers, lol. When Bonds was playing, Krukow was a big Bonds supporter.

Epinephrine

July 21st, 2009
8:10 pm

Another great play.

Oh and by the way, we may be watching Escobar morphing into a flat out star. Not a good player-but a star. Just think, two years ago Baseball Prospectus was calling him a “utility player”.

What is this team going to do if Mac and Chipper keep heating up? Of course, we are slated to lose tomorrow with Tiny Tim on the hill–but taking 3/4 in this series would be really nice. This is a different team than the one we saw in April and May, no question.

Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:10 pm

“Now Walk It Out!”

That’s such a dumb song…!

Salamander

July 21st, 2009
8:10 pm

So nice to see a Church walk vs. a Francoeur Flailing out (or single).

joe

July 21st, 2009
8:11 pm

Cubs are closer to Braves than the Colorado, so cubs win and braves win and colorado loses, we move a game closer

keylargo

July 21st, 2009
8:11 pm

Phil Niekro had 342 innings in 1979.

TJ

July 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

Heath (Cleveland)

July 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

Lowe and Vazquez could give bunt lessons to the rest of the team.

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

Lowe needs to help McLouth with bunting.

Matt

July 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

Nate’s due for a big fly.

Paul Lentz

July 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

Derek Lowe, designated bunter, anyone?

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

That too Heath (Cleveland).

The_Superhoo

July 21st, 2009
8:13 pm

Phew!!! The ESPN gametracker made that bunt look like an infield popup! lol

Rob from SC

July 21st, 2009
8:13 pm

need to get McLouth going

joe

July 21st, 2009
8:13 pm

Let’s add on natey-baby

Epinephrine

July 21st, 2009
8:13 pm

Counting games back in the WC right now is just silly. Braves need to keep winning series. Once it gets to late August, then worry about the teams in front. Right now, just keep playing good ball. I mean, a three game sweep of the Phillies would change everyone’s thinking. It’s just not worth doing the math right now.

The_Superhoo

July 21st, 2009
8:14 pm

Everytime y’all post “WC” it makes me think “World Cup” lol

THWG

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

Boy, Nate could use a day or two off.

ChurchMan

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

Lowe needs to help McLouth with bunting.

And Escobar might need to help him hitting

McLouth is not a leadoff hitter

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

He needs a day off!

Gaijin

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

Superhoo – instead of watching Gametracker, try this link (about the same bandwidth)

http://channelsurfing.net/watch-mlb.php?w=1

Original Jon

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

What is the deal with Nate lately? He seems to be having a lot of strikeouts and O-fers.

The_Superhoo

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

Man, come on Nate. Need to at least put the ball in play baby!

Bobby's Cox

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

OH Steve,

I apologize. I was reading over the blog the other night when I was on & was like, dude, steve never responded to me about his arm. Turns out you did & gave me your own High School ball story. Just wanted to tell you I read your response after all. I felt like an a$$. Sorry to hear about the arm btw…sounds like you’re still having issues with it?

McFann :Ô:

July 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

Whoo-hoo! That was a fun inning (the third)…that’s one way to get a walk, BMac! :)

I woulda been on here sooner, but the Bird started having a serious freak out–flying all over the place and slamming into everything. Scary stuff…back in the cage now, and calmed down.

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:16 pm

Prado! :-) Keep it going!

letsgetrich

July 21st, 2009
8:16 pm

damn Prado…

TJ

July 21st, 2009
8:16 pm

Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:16 pm

Attaboy MP!!!

Team MVP Nuff Said!!!

abwright

July 21st, 2009
8:16 pm

Good hit by Prado to pick up McLouth and drive in the fifth run.

Heath (Cleveland)

July 21st, 2009
8:16 pm

Prado doing some more “correcting”

Matt

July 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

Prado is a BEAST!!!

Paul Lentz

July 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

Correction anyone? I guess that Prado is well into “correcting” himself tonight? Lol.

Jeff321

July 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

Prado doubters please step forward…and apologize directly to the man!

Epinephrine

July 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

If there has one guy that’s been cold, it’s McLouth–but gotta hand it to the guy, he still gets on base even when struggling. He’ll come back around eventually.

Paul Lentz

July 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

Heath (Cleveland)……….you barely beat me to the punch with the “correction” thing.

groundfog

July 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

Put Church in Center tomorrow.Nate needs a day off imo

abwright

July 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

So much for that 1.00 ERA for Sandowski.

Giants in deep doo-doo right now.

Hopefully, the Braves sweep the Giants and “wake them up” too (since the Giants play the Rockies next).

Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

Orgional Jon

Nate-Dawg has been having a lot of O-Fers lately, but he is still drawing his walks…Joe and Boog Mentioned that last Night…

Original Jon

July 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

If you are Kelly Johnson you have got to be thinking “Man, I may never play second base for the Braves ever again”

The_Superhoo

July 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

Alright everyone, I finally get to leave work. Heading by the Commissary then watching the rest of the game at home!

Marc

July 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

I released Matt Holliday earlier this year and added Prado – starting too look like a genius on my fantasy team, lol.

Steve from OH

July 21st, 2009
8:19 pm

Hey, no biggie Bobby’s! The only problems I have with the shoulder is it is definitely very weak compared to before and to my left. But I still play a lot of golf and hockey with no problems, though I haven’t played any ball since I left school (unfortunately). I’ve got full ROM and no pain, and hence, no complaints!

Rob from SC

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

Hopefully the Braves sign Escobar and Prado to long term deals in the offseason. Hanson and Jurrjens too.

TJ

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

Cubbies-Phils still 1-1 in the top of the 5th.

Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

B–MACCCCCC!!!!!!!!

TnBrian

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

Marc

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

BravesFanChris24

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

Brian EFFIN McCann!

Matt

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

YEAH BABY!!!!!!!! BMAC TOUCHES EM’ ALL!!!!!!!!!

Heath (Cleveland)

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

HOLY $HIT!!!

Who are these guys wearing the Braves uniforms?

Tomahawkin

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

MAN THIS TEAM IS CLOWNING!!!!

Winterville

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

When is Mac gonna start hitting again?

Rob from SC

July 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

McFann has a big smile on her face

cabravesfan

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Good lord, suddenly this team isn’t missing anything…I’ll take it :D

THWG

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Paul Lentz

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Original Jon………..nothing wrong with Nate McLouth. He is just in a little slump. We have other guys picking up the slack right now. It isnt like he isnt going to bust out of it. Be patient. Slumps are part of the game. It isnt like he is going to go through a stretch where he bats .240 in a 900 at-bat stretch with only 16 homers.

BAMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 run jack for McCann. A few days ago, some of you were talking about McCann slumping. The past few days he has started to heat up. Give McLouth some time to bust out of his.

Meanwhile, nice to get into that Giants bullpen early.

Cheese

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Folks we are looking at a different braves team than the one that played through June

joe

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

F*$% YEA!!!!!!

Efrim

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Wow. Bring on Lincecum!!!(waving my fist in the air)

abwright

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Ballgame!

After nearly getting hit by a pitch, BMac strokes a 3 run homer to center field.

8-0 Braves.

Maybe Gonzales and Soriano can get a night off.

TJ

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

BOOM!!! BMac! Walk Chipper, face BMac. Not a good idea. Looks like BMac is gettin’ his swing back in order.

Rob from SC

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

If I were the Phillies, I would not get to comfortable

Original Jon

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Oh man, I hope they show the same kind of offense for Jair tomorrow against Lincecum.

The_Superhoo

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

STICK A FORK IN EM!!!

DirtyYuni

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

With leads like this all the time, maybe having Jeff Bennett back won’t be that bad! (shudders)

JasonInFL

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

B-Macccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc!

Jeffro

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

MAN are we scoring some runs……Please Bobby don’t tinker with this lineup!!!

Gaijin

July 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

Seriously – where has THIS team been all year? GREAT defense, timely and productive offense. The pitching has been here, but…..Day – um! About time huh?

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