1:12 pm July 23, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 23rd, 20091:41 pm
Is Yunel for real. Give this guy Rosetta Stone and take him golfing in the off season. He’s going to be a Brave for a while.
Yunel with the grown man moves already.
July 23rd, 20091:42 pm
horrible move sending conrad down and keeping norton in the lineup. who cares if he’s a veteran pinch hitter when the guy can’t hit. seriously our pitchers are hitting better than this guy. and bringing up kelly for conrad who’s been on fire? why not replace sub-mendoza line hitters for each other and keep the guy that’s hot rather than have two guys struggling. bad move.
Thanks for actually writing what happened, Bubdylan.
I used to like the Chewbacca roar until I heard it about 23489787923 times because Turner Field doesn’t use any new material
July 23rd, 20091:43 pm
Come on guys… Let’s get win #50, and a SWEEP today!
Thanks for the video link, you’re awesome.
Atdhe.net stopped working for me, so this really helps.
The Bird and Indian
ChurchMan: There’s no reason to even respond to him. A couple games ago he kept saying we lost and that Diaz sucked and then he hit that triple. It was pretty funny.
You wanted a RH clean-up bat that’ll be there everyday we got it
Steve from OH
I think the Mets’ FO has had a bit of a nervous breakdown of late. First, challenging your AA team to a fight (in which you’d probably get your @ss kicked) and now this:
David Ross strikes out a lot, eh?
Wayne in Utah
Some folks just don’t get it. They think that if the guy isn’t a lights out, top of the rotation starter, he sucks.
Definitely a head scratcher.
July 23rd, 20091:44 pm
“Escobar has a bad attitude toward Zito.”
HaHa – yea he does. Darn troublemaker.
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The MVP starts and ends with Pujols.
July 23rd, 20091:45 pm
A little off topic, but I see Heyward following a similar path as Hanson did, finishing this year in AA, starting next year in AAA and being called up in June. Freeman, on the other hand, I see finishing the year in AA, spending next year in AAA with a September callup and then being our everyday starter come spring training 2011.
Diaz was SAFE
Somebody please do play-by-play…..or at least the occasional update.
July 23rd, 20091:46 pm
He sure sounded safe to me……
I got thanked twice..im lovved
Wayne in Utah: Yeah I know. I don’t see how you can’t be completely satisfied with a number 5 starter as good as him.
Bay Area Steve
July 23rd, 20091:47 pm
thank you for the link.
Yeah, I think it’s pretty safe to simply forgo NL MVP voting between now and 2025 and simply award it to Pujols, while re-naming it the “Albert Pujols Memorial Awesomeness” award.
Diaz was so safe…they’da called a Giants guy safe on that play…umps hate us when it comes to SBs…
PS–Didn’t I tell y’all Yunel should bat cleanup?
July 23rd, 20091:48 pm
Dang, it is pouring here right now!
Is it raining at the field?
July 23rd, 20091:49 pm
Esco homers in bottom of 2nd, 1-1 score.
(you can go to cbssports.com/mlb and go to schedule and click on gamecenter)
No, it looks really sunny at Turner, RG.
Nova Scotia Steve
Is Yunel for real…I mean this is getting out of hand…dude is putting this team on his back and playing like a star.
And did anyone read his quotes from his visit to the hospital…I almost had tears…he said his visit is going to make him play harder for the kids…That…my friends is awesome!
July 23rd, 20091:50 pm
I love how we have Cy Young on the left field wall….like he was an important part of our franchise. He only played like 10 games for the Boston Braves.
Yeah, but is he clean?? (I would love to get a peak at that list that A-Rod showed up on!)
July 23rd, 20091:51 pm
Frank Wrens on the phone.. wonder.. trade talk maybeeee?
Comparing a reliever’s comeback from surgery of this kind of a proven starter like Tim Hudson is not the same.
Plus Hudson is doing just fine so far. No control lapses, if he keeps this up there is no way he pulls a Moyland first few outings.
I’ll say it again. I don’t care if he’s coming back from more than a year…I’d still take Tim Hudson over KK.
KK has good stuff but he can’t LOCATE. If a lineup is patient with him, he’ll get smacked around.
Tim Hudson is a control pitcher. No reason to think he won’t be one when he gets back up here next month at some point. (mid august for Huddy?)
Good Pick By The Kotchmeister!
Kotchman with a nice dig from Chipper to retire Fred Lewis…2 out..
July 23rd, 20091:52 pm
I would assume that he bathes regularly, Wayne.
Frank Wren is ordering a calzone
Yeah, I was impressed by his humility after the hospital visit.
Are the Kotchman detractors counting how many he digs out for outs for us??? Dude can pick ‘em.
Tim Hudson > Kenshin Kawakami resulting in him moving to the pen.
That dig by Kotchman by Lewis will not get any pub anywhere, but is yet another perfect example of how great he has been. Yunel and Chipper throw him a lot of garbage over there and he makes it look goo.
July 23rd, 20091:53 pm
kinda like the way I used to play first base. Good field, no power.
Flows a lot better than MVP
CameronC: When are GM’s not on the phone?
Well, that’s good. It’s raining cats and dogs now, and thundering!
July 23rd, 20091:54 pm
I deserved that one, huh.
How far from the Ted are you, RG?
Sandoval is so fat
I’d Rather Kamakaze give up solo homers than walk the lineup…
20+ pitches per inning for KK. Oy.
Kawakami walks Sandoval…
July 23rd, 20091:55 pm
Steve from OH: That was a good one.
Nova Scotia Steve: Yeah that was real good to see. I noticed he’s playing a smile on his face a lot now too.
Molin flies out to McLouth to retire the side…
July 23rd, 20091:56 pm
KK’s pitching: effectively mild?
About 20 minutes.
Your serious Clark?? (homers vs walks???)
KK might go five innings. It’ll be alright as long as he doesn’t give up any more runs though. The BP hasn’t been worked extremely hard.
Nah, Wayne, I just don’t know about Pujols and I really don’t wanna think that he’s a cheater, and I don’t wanna speculate w/o any reason to do so…
July 23rd, 20091:57 pm
Time to put it to Mr. Zito.
When Kawakami pitches, Braves fans need to show respect for his homeland and bring the noise like Chunichi fans.
Tomahawkin: If you would rather see solo homers than two walks there is something wrong.
July 23rd, 20091:58 pm
I am about 7 miles north of the Ted, there are major clouds moving in that are dark, and it’s getting a bit windy. Still sunny, but it feels like it is going to rain soon.
July 23rd, 20091:59 pm
I like Church. He looks pretty good at the plate.
Braves haven’t swept a four-game series from the Giants since … 1960. When it was the Milwaukee Braves.
Yeah, I hear what you’re saying. But, there was a lot of talk about him a few years back. I have no problems w/ Pujols. I just doubt everybody anymore. Nothing would surprise me as far as PED’s and players go.
I’m pretty sure Chipper comes out to “Crazy Train” sometimes and “Let’s Go” other times
Are the Kotchman detractors counting how many he digs out for outs for us??? – Wayne in Utah
Can’t think of a joke for “Kotch” and “dig.” Hurt my brain trying.
NO MORE BOBBY
July 23rd, 20092:00 pm
Me personally would put Yunel in the three spot and Chipper hitting cleanup.
I see KJ is back. RATS!!
BB to KK
Good to see Escobar stepping up on and off the field. I wonder if we will ever know how close he was to being traded lol.
Church-his at bats are so refreshing aren’t they? compared to what we had anyway
I wonder what everyone would be saying on here if KK walked Zito.
July 23rd, 20092:01 pm
Walking the pitcher..sounds like something KK might do.
Boy is McLouth in a rut or what?
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July 23rd, 20092:02 pm
Ahhh Nate needs a day or two off. Only if Loaf didn’t have a stiff hip.
nate keeps on going 0-fer. He should hopefully start picking it up soon
Churchie just missed it
Conrad got sent down b/c his dipping habit was costing the team too much money
July 23rd, 20092:03 pm
Mclouth looks really perplexed now,he seems really stressed out
July 23rd, 20092:04 pm
Tomahawkin – The new camera angle was done just recently by Fox Sports South as it gives a better balls to strike result to the TV viewer. Some teams do this and it was brought up in the telecast a few days ago.
Boston has this angle and it seems to be more fan friendly as to what is a strike and what is a ball. That’s what the Joe and Boog said the other night. Hope that answers your question on the earlier post.
Can you get us a picture of Kotchman with his shirt off?
forget the curveball, Ricky
boy mclouth has been less than average lately.
if he can get back to normal, teams will have their hands full pitching to us.
July 23rd, 20092:05 pm
DOB, It was mentioned by either Mark Bowman or Bradley that one Colorado Rockies player recently asked what season Yunel Escobar hit 30 HR and drove in 100 runs, when referencing the swagger with which Yunel plays. Note to Rockies player and the rest of the league… 2009, my friend – 2009. It’s scary how quickly Yunel is emerging into the soon to be All-Star that everyone knew he had in him.
Braves starters moved ahead of San Francisco into the major league ERA lead after last night, Braves starters at 3.64 and Giants starters at 3.69.
Braves’ overall 3.75 ERA is fourth in the majors behind the Dodgers, Mariners and Giants.
kk, get the damn ball down.
he cant keep tossing these belt to letter high cutters and think he’s going to survive
July 23rd, 20092:06 pm
YE19: It was Bowman who wrote that. A Colorado writer told us that a Rockies player said that, didn’t tell us which one said it.
I can’t see the game today, being at work, so I need the blog to be my eyes.
KK has a high pitch count after 3 innings…is he struggling, are the umps squeezing him, or are the batters just being patient?
July 23rd, 20092:07 pm
She posted that the other night! Loaf talks!! This is pretty interesting.
kk is all over the place, that’s why is pitch count is up
Rob from SC
Church covers more ground than #7
Hate to say it but it’s going to be a day where the middle inning relief corps are going to have to earn their salary. Way too many pitches for Kawakami, that or he will have to really settle in to get that QS.
Is Jim Powell joking when he says he doesn’t know why the Bobby Cox seats are $6? I would imagine he is, but he sure seems lost. Most of the time.
July 23rd, 20092:08 pm
You have got to be kidding,Conrad is a scrappy,energetic player who plays all out.K-JOKE is lazy and does not hustle or care at all. Please tell me they will be trading Kelly.
July 23rd, 20092:09 pm
kj your hate should be on norton
at lest kj can make contact with a fastball
kk is well over 70 pitches already… looks like the bullpen is going to get soem work today.
I love the way Escobaar plays the game.
July 23rd, 20092:10 pm
Wayne In Utah
And The Bird And The Indian…
I was referring to Kamakaze’s season when I stated that I’d rather see solo homers than walks…
And that applies to all pitchers…
Just a generalization…
Now it’s RAINING. Not hard, though. They can play in this.
July 23rd, 20092:12 pm
Hey Doc Holiday, did you hear that? Braves starters lead the league in ERA, not the Dodgers.
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