1:12 pm July 23, 2009, by David O'Brien
Wayne in Utah
July 23rd, 20093:22 pm
Does Medlen go out for the 8th?
What Happened to the offense…
I’d Thought I’d never say It, But I miss Loaf!
Yes Paul, you have only told us 50 times in the last 4 days.
K but if the Braves hitters had worked Zito like that, he would be out of the game already-(Chipper?)
McLouth of the South
I’ll tell you a mistake: Jeff Francoeur, lol.
Figured I’d beat him to the draw…
at least Church saw some pitches… he’s hitting .250 for the month of July
July 23rd, 20093:23 pm
The home plate umpire is making Barry Zito look like the Barry Zito………… the Cy Young Award winning Barry Zito who was able to parlay his Oakland success into a 7 year, $126 mil contract from the Giants.
106 pitches for Zito…I’d imagine he’s done..Thank god
The Bird and Indian
Actually to all of you saying Kotchman never comes through, you are wrong. He has a 315. average with RISP and a 430. OBP. With 2 outs and RISP he is hitting 382. with a 523. OBP. Most of you base everything on the last at bat.
July 23rd, 20093:24 pm
Jeff Francoeur has hit more homers this year than Duane Kuiper did in his entire major league career!
I thought you all might be curious…..
Damn offense disappeared overnight. I knew once I saw todays lineup that we wouldnt score any runs, and lo and behold, we have 1 run against a guy that came in with an ERA near 5. Stop messing with the lineup Bobby
July 23rd, 20093:25 pm
Wouldn’t want to be the ump in Bobby’s face. Breath must be awful and something tells me he’s a spitter…
Andrew in P-tang
who thinks braves will make another move this season?
Why is Gonzo not rocking anymore?
Now Wayne that is some information that we have not heard 50 times in the last 4 days!
Well, Steve-OH, at least it won’t be my turn, anymore, LOL.
I hate it when the guy writes a short one; I tend to have read it before I realize who it is, LOL.
Whoa is the Snake not doing is wind up dance anymore? I wondered when they would notice his stretch numbers dominate the windup
Easy-E Leaving the Game with tendonitis further Necessitates the need for another middle reliever because Easy-E has been abused…
KJ will be traded in a week for a middle reliever and a minor leaguer
“Bank On It!”
July 23rd, 20093:26 pm
That’s unbelievable. Right off the elbow, it appeared. The surgically repaired elbow.
That was Nasty…Gonzo’s delivery with him falling out of good defensive positioning hurt him on that
Holy chit I think someone thinks they’re a sportswriter
July 23rd, 20093:27 pm
Rub some dirt on it, and give him the ball…..
Who the hell is easy e? gameday says injury delay but I need a real name please.
Buerhle’s perfect through 6 against the Rays.
MLBTradeRumors update on our interest in relievers in 3…2…1…
Why not leave Medlen in?
Letting runners on every inning. Its only a matter of time, we gotta step up here.
“Bank On It!”
Another beauty. What are you, about 3-for-94 on your Bank-On-It calls?
Am I the only one who questions Bobby’s bullpen usage? Why would he take out Medlan for Gonzalez in a tie game with the pitchers spot due up the next inning, and Medlan having not thrown that many pitches. Moves like this not only increase appearances for guys like Gonzalez who are already tops in the league, but it burns through the bullpen as well. I love the Braves but I keep thinking Bobby needs to take Bullpen Management 101
Steve from OH
Does anyone else hate that Geico commerical with the terrible music?
Ouch…OK Logan…We’re rootin’ for ya.
July 23rd, 20093:28 pm
Steve from OH……….you got your wish, your boy Kelly Johnson is back, at the expense of Brooks Conrad.
In a month, let’s take a look at Kelly’s numbers (because you know that Bobby will find some way to give Kelly some at bats to “get him going”).
Not trying to sound flippant about Gonzo. The radio guys were saying it was above the elbow. Hope Gonzo will be OK.
Ok gameday replaced Gonzo so I’m guessing he’s the one injured. Thanks blog!
Hold your breath and hope for the best we need mike thats for sure.
July 23rd, 20093:29 pm
Poor Gonzy. How bad was it?
Why would he take out Medlan for Gonzalez in a tie game
Because it’s a tie game, Medlen is a rookie, and not doing that well this year, and Gonzo is, things like that?
Buffalo NY Braves Fan
It’s a good thing I don’t “bank on it” every time someone here says to, otherwise I’d have a larger deficit than the US government.
Looks like Gonzo got hit in the elbow with that “hit”. Looks like Boone Logan coming in.
DOB you better get down there and get us a report…ok turn 2 boys..
Seriously Paul, let it go. Kelly is here and nothing you write will change that. Not even if you write it 42 million times. Fact.
STEVE from OHIO ..yes
Jimi Hendrix blasting at the stadium….
Come On Booney! We Need a DP…
DP’s have helped us a lot over the last 10 games!
July 23rd, 20093:30 pm
UGA RULES BAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boone Logan hasn’t given up a run since June 25. Hopefully, that will continue.
RHR, easy e = EOF
Maybe Gonzo can reinvent himself as a righty…
Steve from OH……….you got your wish,
Not really. You’re still destroying our collective sanity with your 70,000-times-per-day mentions of Jeff Francoeur.
Boone looks like CK’s little brother
July 23rd, 20093:31 pm
Medlen should have stayed in. Pitcher spot up next, a tie game that could go extra innings and they are using up the bullpen. Who can they stretch out if they game goes long????
Damn, Check Out That M.I.L.F!
“Poor Gonzy. How bad was it?”
I wouldn’t want it to happen to me. That ball was scalded.
July 23rd, 20093:32 pm
R U Kidding Me!!!
Rob from SC
bench his ass
Rockies acquire Rafael Betancourt from the Indians. No mention of who is going the other way
There was no reason for Gonzo to come in the game, especially not with the pitchers spot due up first next inning.
Kotch’s first error? nice timing
Maybe Wren will now make a trade for pen help. Hopefully Gonzo is ok, but I think fate might be telling the Braves to make a move already.
cabravesfan – I haven’t been pitching well today – oh, wait, you mean Medlen.
That should be Kotchman’s 1st error
July 23rd, 20093:33 pm
You know Easy-E is O’Flaherty
Braves playing like the first half Pretenders Now…Mental errors occuring!
Medlen was pitching so well
Should be kotchman’s 1st error…
Double switch taking out Prado? BOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Damn, what is CK doing?
that’s a freaking error on kotchman
This game has a dicey feel to it. Hope I’m wrong
July 23rd, 20093:34 pm
Braves need victor martinez in there lineup
CK just saved my axx .
Cadahia is an idiot. They are probably going to bunt again and you waste another pitcher here.
July 23rd, 20093:35 pm
sorry, dear- maybe if you learn to throw a 90 mph fastball…or if you were from California…
Is Bobby drunk? Why would he double switch with Johnson, taking out Prado? Why wouldn’t he take out Church, move Diaz to right and put Anderson in left? He’s still going to have to use a pinch hitter next inning. His managing this inning makes NO sense
Cadahia is WORSE than Cox…Should’ve left Medlen in
We just lost
what the hell happened to our defense????
nice to see you finally show up by the way. Don’t tell me you actually had to work??
July 23rd, 20093:36 pm
Attention bloggers: put on your flame retardant gear.
er I should say, is Cadahia drunk?
If I were Frank Wren, I’d be dialing up Minnesota and seeing what they would be willing to part with for Kelly Johnson. The Twins have had terrible production at 2B and while I know KJ had a tough first half, he’s shown big league ability at the plate and he’s healthy now. Could be a good match for a trade. Then the Braves could bring Conrad back up. The deal wouldn’t necessarily have to return someone who is major league ready, just some value at a position they aren’t covered at like 2B is now.
When did Kelly Johnson get in the game? WTF???
slydog384, maybe cause Bobby isnt running the show .
Whats going on with Kotch!!!! and KJ in? God!!!
Ok send KJ back and bring back Conrad.
July 23rd, 20093:37 pm
Oh and why does Krotch throw like a girl?
wtf is going on? everything falling apart!
Moylan about got him killed with that throw. Or at least about got him broken-armed.
the between the UMPS and the Braves basically spiking themselves…they have looked horrible today
the UMPS are one sided and out of control in this one
This inning is going to come back and haunt them. This game feels over already.
Another bad call.
Coincidence that KJ is now in and we are imploding? I think not.
here we go again Tht sonofabitch K.J. has got to be the worst jinx ever!!!!!!!!
Wasting a pitcher in an obvious bunting situation. Removing one of your hottest hitters to move the pitcher’s spot two spots in the order; when that pitcher is not going to pitch another inning? Making sure the opposing manager has a couple of left-handed in a row to make his job easier? More great managing!
July 23rd, 20093:38 pm
The Giants have tried to give the Braves 2 outs and they refuse to take them resulting in 2 free baserunners and a run and another bunt opportunity sloppy baseball that might cost us an important game.
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