Hot Braves, Jurrjens vs. The Freak (Lincecum)

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Jeff321

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

Escobar is a stud!

Nick

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

MVP MVP MVP!

Goldenglove002

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

Epinephrine

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

letsgetrich

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

yuni!!!!!!!!!

long time braves fan

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

Rob from SC

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

JMAN

You better love Escobar now

Soph

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

EscoBAH! I love it!! :-D

Marc

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

TOLD YA, OMG I SOOOO CALLED THAT!

David O'Brien

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

WOW. Dude is on a roll. That’s some freakin’ pop.

MiamiBrave

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Vinings Jim

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

BravesFanChris24

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

Yunel EFFIN Escobar! :-)

RHR

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

COME GET IN MY POSTER, SON!

MiaBchBravesFan

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

A walk for Garrett Anderson. That’s a professional hitter.

Nick

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

The Bird and Indian

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

Marc called it.

Richie

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

NOW THAT’S WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!! Way to go Yunel!!

Epinephrine

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

I mean that is freaking huge.

Couch Tater

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

Yunel has a bad attitude toward Lincecum.

cricket

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

McFann ;Ô;

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

YUNEL FOR CLEANUP!!!

Nice!

True Braves Fans

July 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

RHR

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

Can Yunel win an award every week?

lexbrave

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

boy do i like escobar hitting lower in the order

Ian Curtis

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

Lincecum who?

keylargo

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

1st HR against Lincecum by a right handed pitcher in 176 innings. WOW

John

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

That Crazy Cuban….just don’t know…he can’t do that…. against The Freak !!

RHR

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

lol couch tater – well done.

Louisville brave

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

Bat Masterson…my brother in Tokyo and I share an account…the picture quality is pretty good…there are the occasional stoppages but you can always quickly switch to the other network feed (or either radio broadcasts)…overall it’s awesome, that plus the bloggage lets me feel like I still live in Atlanta…

Paul Lentz

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go Escobar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for showing me that I was right to have faith in you.

I bet that a lot of fantasy baseball players took Giants pitching for the pitching tonight, lol. I took Braves pitching.

bravesgrl4life

July 22nd, 2009
8:01 pm

Beatin’ the Freak! Beatin’ the Freak!

Daybed Wagmoe

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

YYYEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doc Holiday

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

TnBrian

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

I think I just woke up the house with that Escobar HR! This is almost unreal how good this team is right now.

Jeffro

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

Rob from SC

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

Great to see Esco smile

RHR

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

Look at that smile. :)

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

Are the Braves an offensive juggernaut? Geez.

long time braves fan

July 22nd, 2009
8:02 pm

Wow!.440 with runners in scoring position. Clutch. got to give Cox some praise putting Esco in a RBI spot.

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:03 pm

I smell a sweep already!

brian

July 22nd, 2009
8:03 pm

Yunel sure loves the 6th spot

Nick

July 22nd, 2009
8:03 pm

Where would we be without Prado & Escobar?

Marc

July 22nd, 2009
8:03 pm

It’s the hair, The Freak needs a haircut, good thing he won’t get one till after he leaves town now. Bwahahaha!!

Doc Holiday

July 22nd, 2009
8:03 pm

You just got to love the way Yunel jogged the bases………..with some arrogance………you owned that Yunel!!!!!!!

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:04 pm

TnBrian -

My neighbors heard me! That’s for sure.

Epinephrine

July 22nd, 2009
8:04 pm

Yeah hitting him 6th certainly isn’t something I would have thought of, and it really has paid dividends. Just huge to win this game, if we can pull it out. To have a chance to sweep the team that was first in the WC-good things. Very good things.

Let’s go JJ.

David O'Brien

July 22nd, 2009
8:04 pm

Only the fourth three-run homer that Lincecum has ever allowed. Others were by Braun (twice) and Beltran.

Doc Holiday

July 22nd, 2009
8:04 pm

Waybe in Utah,

I might be “foked up”…………

jukeandjive

July 22nd, 2009
8:04 pm

Esco Go Go!!!

JJ

July 22nd, 2009
8:04 pm

Wonder if they walk Loaf to get to Esco again?? Haha. Not too bright PREFERRING to pitch to the BEST hitter in the league with RISP.

MiaBchBravesFan

July 22nd, 2009
8:04 pm

Which sets the table for Yunel. Man, I am freakin’ good (read my 6:11 post!).

John

July 22nd, 2009
8:05 pm

I won’t say he “hammered” that one…but….Yu nels another one !! (Ba-da-boom)

Doc Holiday

July 22nd, 2009
8:05 pm

Not even Bobby will find the way to lose this one.

Rob from SC

July 22nd, 2009
8:05 pm

Ruth is the answer

Paul Lentz

July 22nd, 2009
8:06 pm

Linecum already up to 56 pitches through only 3 innings. I just dont see the Giants coming back, given the way their offense is struggling.

ChurchMan

July 22nd, 2009
8:06 pm

1st HR against Lincecum by a right handed pitcher in 176 innings.

I love those Jinx Stats, (more so when they work in our favor)!!

Soph

July 22nd, 2009
8:06 pm

This is fun. Really, really fun.

Rodney Derrick

July 22nd, 2009
8:06 pm

Seems like that jerk with Fox Rosenthal claimed that Yunel dodges the best pitchers. What do you call Lincecum, the not really right handed Cy Young super pitcher. Will he take back his stupid words? Don’ bet on it, if he is typical of the network for which he works.

Marc

July 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

I wonder which team will lead the NL in ERA after this series, lol.

Jeff321

July 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

Rob from SC

July 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

walter Johnson is the answer

kirkinga

July 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

Great to see Esco smile

Yes it is. Hopefully he’ll start getting more attention for what he does right.

Doc Holiday

July 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

There might be some stat getting forget here. Anyone has the number of error for the braves last 20 games? I bet is low. They have been doing this clean.

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:08 pm

JJ dominating the Giants lineup. No surprise….

I am a little surprised that the Braves are having this much success.

cabravesfan

July 22nd, 2009
8:08 pm

I think Yunel likes hitting in the 6 hole :)

Bobby’s Cox

I know you are not mocking my overuse of emoticons right?

N Nine

July 22nd, 2009
8:09 pm

Yunel has unique instincts with his running and hitting. He knows how to step up with added pressure. Yunel is the future!!!!!!!!

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:09 pm

MLB Network is as stupid as ESPN. Larkin tried to say something good about the Braves and the host basically stepped in and just said forget the 4ER, let’s look at Lincecum’s strikeouts. HUH???

MANOLO

July 22nd, 2009
8:11 pm

If the braves don’t give Yunel a long term deal at the end of this season, they are nuts. He and Mc Ann need to be the key of our lineup for years to come.

PWHjort

July 22nd, 2009
8:11 pm

Escobar is such a baller.

Fan in Va

July 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

I think Bobby has finally got his lineup…would like to see us one more arm in the bullpen though

bravesgrl4life

July 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

Lincecum isn’t looking so Freakin great tonight is he?

bravefaninok

July 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

Bat masterson ,I have the mlb.tv premium it works very well most of the time. A good (cable or DSL)connection is a must.

contactbuzz

July 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

Has anyone mentioned that Lincecum looks like Mitch Kramer on Dazed and Confused? Remember the pitching scene before O’Bannion (Affleck) chases him off the field?

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

Lincecum is at 61 pitches already… me thinks he won’t be out there too much longer either. We are getting in to their BP really easily this series.

John

July 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

OK..I’ll go ahead and ask…What…is our magic number?… (Doubt we’ll lose any more games this year)

Epinephrine

July 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

brewdawg

July 22nd, 2009
8:13 pm

My God the blog slows down when things are going good. Where is willieg? Herschel Talker? Hell, N8 doesn’t even frequent the place as much when the team is playing well. I mean, my goodness, if it just weren’t for Bobby Cox, this team would be 25 games over by now I tells ya! /rolls eyes.

PWHjort

July 22nd, 2009
8:13 pm

“From this day on, I’ll play even harder,” Escobar said. “I met kids that watch the Braves play all the time. From this moment on, they know that they met Yunel Escobar. And I’ll do whatever it takes to not let those kids down so they feel proud of having a friend like me.”

Paul Lentz

July 22nd, 2009
8:13 pm

Heath (Cleveland)…………Right when the McLouth trade went down, I suggested dropping Escobar down to the 5 hole in the order. I guess that someone could say “better late than never”.

I knew that we could play this way. It was just hard to see a number of people on here to see that. I CANNOT stress the IMPORTANCE of getting rid of the easy outs in the line-up. We are much me adept at working the count, getting the starting pitcher’s pitch count up, then earlier in the season.

Mitchell

July 22nd, 2009
8:13 pm

Here’s what I would have said if I were on the blog in the fourth inning after Yunel’s homer:

GAME OVER

Actually the game was over after we scored in the first. Or perhaps the way we scored.

But seriously, game over. Bring on Zito.

Soph

July 22nd, 2009
8:13 pm

We gotta work on our bunting. Geez.

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:14 pm

JJ should definitely take some bunting lessons from Lowe and Vazquez after this game.

Nick

July 22nd, 2009
8:14 pm

Somebody teach JJ how to bunt. Anybody but Diaz.

John

July 22nd, 2009
8:14 pm

The Freak shoulda dropped that one…easy double play

TnBrian

July 22nd, 2009
8:14 pm

Heath, well I think a lot of the media friendly players like Lincecum/Wright/Ortiz etc. can’t do any wrong and I guess they’re all like friends, I guess.

McFann ;Ô;

July 22nd, 2009
8:14 pm

Jeff321

Thanks for posting that! I would have gotten to it eventually, but I’m glad you posted it so I could read it now.

Makes that home run even better!

RHR

July 22nd, 2009
8:14 pm

Mitchell, I will send MFIKY to your front door if you jinxed this.

Paul Lentz

July 22nd, 2009
8:15 pm

Fan in Va………this line-up was forced on Bobby. “His line-up” included Jeff Francoeur, Kelly Johnson, and Jordan Schafer.

RHR

July 22nd, 2009
8:15 pm

Are you kidding me right now?

Heath (Cleveland)

July 22nd, 2009
8:15 pm

Almost got that one outta here.

Epinephrine

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

welcome back Nate!

Nick

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

Thatta boy Nate!

bravesgrl4life

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

BravesFanChris24

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

Salamander

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

I love how many pitches Church see most ABs. He might not be an impact bat, but at least he grinds out quality ABs versus our former right fielder.

As McLouth hits a bullet… love it.

Marc

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

Wow I thought for sure that was a HR by Mclouth, that thing was smashed!

Paul Lentz

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

That was a rip by McLouth. That is the fastest I’ve seen a ball hit the wall in quite some time.

Doc Holiday

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

Kaboom……. welcome to hotlanta Mr. Lincecum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fan in Va

July 22nd, 2009
8:16 pm

damn…i wish he got that bunt down

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