3:38 pm July 24, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
July 24th, 200910:13 pm
Chipper’s never really been a slugger. He’s always been a pure hitter with power. And plate discipline. He’s really good at baseball.
Paul Lentz, I would have left him in too. Atlanta’s pen until Soriano gives me heartburn. I’m sure it does Cox as well.
July 24th, 200910:14 pm
By the way, I hate HATE Craig Counsell.
Don’t know why. But I’ve never been able to stand the guy and have always rooted for him to fail — even when he’s not killing the Braves.
OMG, Holliday goes 3-4 first night for his new team and wow, suddenly maybe the Cards were smart to take the gamble. LOL. you guys act like he hasnt had a 3-4 night before tonight. Like he came to the Cards and magically got better.
Other that the few partying college cats, A Majority of the people at Tooner Field are too busy talking on their cell Phones while they are at the game, plus attending to their kids to get occupied with the wave…
The wave is so 90’s…
I’ve never been to the Ted when I haven’t attempted to be that very moron.
“If it weren’t for the Olympics…would the Braves have built such a big stadium? Have they ever really needed 50,000+ seats on a consistent basis?”
No, I think they needed probably 40,000 at most, but Olympic Stadium origannly seated about 100,000 so I think they believed in their mines they took out enough seats. On a positive side, it makes it easier to get tickets to the game and at good prices, even if the sox or yankees. are in town
Just look at his career stats he never comes up big when needed. again i stated i have loved what he has done so far but you always trade high and now is the time.
Rob from SC
How do you walk Hart, that is like walking Francoeur
Just kidding of course.
Nova Scotia Steve
Who is this Hart guy….Randy Winn or something
Shamus Thacker, I wouldn’t say Chipper is a slugger. He has- what- 12 homeruns this season? Oh, by the way, Javy just walked another one. He needs to get out of this inning with the lead.
July 24th, 200910:15 pm
Nova Steve – see: pittsburgh & philly fans.
simpson said wren was in chicago yesterday….watching konerko? (despite what carroll heard?)
Walking Hart is like walking Helen Keller.
July 24th, 200910:16 pm
Corey Hart= Frenchy without the goofy facial expressions.
Jake W. -
I agree. Which is why I don’t understand the constant negative attacks of their attendance.
Chipper’s power should start to diminish. He is 37 years old. When you get older and don’t use steroids you will lose power. It is natural.
July 24th, 2009
Mitchell . . .try 2 valium and calling gamblers anonymous . . . might help you calm down
I can’t believe Javy just walked that spaghetti armed douche bag.
no gonzo tonight
Simpson said Jim Fregosi was in Chicago…not Frank Wren
This Brewers team could be really good with another couple of arms.
July 24th, 200910:17 pm
Good job, Nate. Way to know the situation and get rid of the ball quickly.
But D. Lowe does and look at his stats for the season. We don’t need him to be our Josh Beckett in the postseason or go to guy when we need a win. We just need him to be 1 of 5 pitchers in one of the best starting rotations in the league. We have that luxury, the White Sox didn’t.
Carroll Roges, that means the Braves actually have a shot at this one! Gonzo has been Gone-Zo!
You mean somebody else in the world has Kelly Johnson’s intro music?
For a split second there, I thought Kelly Johnson was hitting… LOL
Recent moves by the Cards that have helped in tonights game vs Philly
-Lugo 2-5, homerun and a run scored
-Holiday 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored
-DeRosa 1-4 with an RBI sac fly and run scored
July 24th, 200910:18 pm
Whatever theyre occupied with, the wave still goes around the ted 3 or 4 times at every game.
I doubt every single person at miller park is doing it either.
Milwaukee needs about 4 arms
Kinda Sounds Like The Same Music Selection they play At Miller Park as they Do at Tooner Field…
Gotta get Frank Cattalanodoze.
Julio Lugo hit a sole shot for the Cards…
Holliday is 3/4…
Nice pick ups
oh and Mark DeRose is 1/3 with an RBI
Franceour threw out at home BY A MILE. Astros still up 5-4.
luke scott 18 hr 290 avg under control until after 2012, orioles already have jones markakis and reimold. want younf pitching (medlen) sounds like a match
July 24th, 200910:19 pm
I think Chipper’s been pretty nicked-up all year. If he’s feeling better now I honestly believe he can be as bigga threat as he ever was. 37 is the new 27, FYI. lol
Holliday and DeRosa will be FA’s. You have to take that into account
The curse of KJ
you know the game is boring when they start talking about the seattle mariners
Only bad thing about Gonzo gone is that Moylan might pitch in the 8th and he’s about as iffy as Gonzo is
Is that Kelly Johnson standing next to Bobby Cox begging to get into the game? KJ is gonna get dealt by the deadline.
July 24th, 200910:20 pm
No Gonzo= He took a rocket shot off is arm yesterday.
Is Vazquez trying to bore these hitters to death…Seems like these are super lone innings.
I wonder if he’s hurtin?
Oh and for the record…nice professional catch by Anderson
Loaf looking like a gazelle over there.
As much as Javy has been struggling, I would guess that is it for him tonight.
July 24th, 200910:21 pm
Javy didn’t have his best stuff by any means, but he bared down when he needed to…Time for the Bullpen, and Time for Shots of the Al-ke…
UNCBrave, I don’t know that Atlanta could get much for him? Do you think they would? He’s coming off of surgery, got hit in the arm by a line drive and has been woefully inconsistent.
Heyward made an out and finishes
3-5 / BB
2B, HR 3 RBI
Now hitting .417
Rob from SC: Holliday and DeRosa will be FA’s. You have to take that into account
well they acquired them to win now,
and at least for tonight’s game seems to be working
RHR, Anderson looked like he shed that refrigerator from his back for a moment there.
July 24th, 200910:22 pm
Vazquez is at 93 pitches. I hope Bobby brings him back for the 7th inning. He looked like he didnt extend himself.
Heyward stinks! He made two outs? Demote him to Myrtle Beach!
Anyone else think that if you catch a foul ball and land in the seats that it should not be an out? I mean, you left the field of play…just a question.
July 24th, 200910:23 pm
Maybe i was talking about tonight, sorry if i got you confused with that…
I think Vasquez gets one more inning.
Yankees are apparently looking into Scott Downs. If he’s available, the Braves need to do everything they can to grab him. Owed 4 million this year and next and been pitching great. Would make a perfect setup man for Soriano and garuntees a solid relief pitcher would still be here next year incase both Soriano and Gonzalez leave
Matt Cain has a no hitter in the bottom of the 5th inning against the Rockies.
July 24th, 200910:24 pm
Heath, I just think because it is so big when we have 25,000-30,000 it still looks real empty. I don’t have a problem with it though because I don’t really want to be squeezed in places like a sardine. I like the fact that I don’t have to break the bank to get a good seat at the Ted. I have to think its one of the most affordable tickets in the game and for a team that until recent years had been mostly successful thats good.
Guess who’s up?
Yunel looks to have cooled tonight. He’ll get it cranking again. He has given a glimpse of what scouts have been saying he can do. I see him a lot different than I did at the beginning of the season.
Lentz. if bobby brings Javy back for another inning, when will Moylan pitch?
Braves trade rumor talk from MLBTR.Com
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman writes that if the Braves make a move before next Friday’s trade deadline, “the best bet is that they’ll add a reliever.” He mentions Danys Baez, Takashi Saito, Ron Mahay, and John Grabow as available options.
Ever since they started hitting I’d always thought they might turn to bullpen relief instead
Garrett is like a flash going down the line.
July 24th, 200910:25 pm
A walk? Seriously? Hmm…that may be setting your expectations a little high–dude’s only walked four times this month.
Who was it on the last page that said “McCout”? Oh boy, you are so funny. Oh man;my side hurts from all this laughter.
Let’s see, um, .379 since the Break before tonight.
Holliday is signed thru 2010, btw.
July 24th, 200910:26 pm
No confusion. Funny nickname, too. Clever.
Neftali Feliz would have been the perfect closer for the Braves. 100 MPH heater and recently moved to the bullpen in the Texas organization. Matty Diaz stroking the ball tonight.
Oh boy! Bmac’s the only player in our lineup without a hit tonight! Yay. Now that makes me feel better.
Guess the career-high hitting streak will have to wait…?
I can’t help but smile when Diaz gets a hit.
July 24th, 200910:27 pm
“Holliday is signed thru 2010, btw.”
Haaa @ Churchy wearing Diaz’s jersey during BP. And, he didn’t know. Too funny.
We’re about to see a Kotch Rocket to the upper deck right here. Bank on it.
“No Gonzo= He took a rocket shot off is arm yesterday.”
I thought they said he would be out for the series to get a few days off because of the injury.
OK Kotchman…put one in the gap…make Bobby pinch hit for Javy here.
Come on Casey.
ChurchMan, if Atlanta deals for anyone on that list I say it’s Grabow. Frank Wren loves dealing with Pittsburgh.
July 24th, 200910:28 pm
Did Gonzo hurt his “pitching arm” or his “non-pitching arm”?? When they said Bennett hurt his “non-pitching hand”, it was 2 days before I could figure out which one was hurt.
A 37-year-old player is no longer the decrepit Grandmaw Moses he was even 10-years ago. Surgical procedures, electronic stimulation technology, training techniques, and even shoes, have come a long way in the past ten. Players tend to eat healthier too, especially the grandpaws.
I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Chipper’s defense vastly improve over the remainder.
He mentions Danys Baez, Takashi Saito, Ron Mahay, and John Grabow as available options.
I think it’s, indeed, Miller Time! Some nice cold ones go hand-in-hand with a lead… I hope I don’t jinx this one…
dont get me wrong i love chipper and he still is a great hitter but i dont think we can go into next year with him being one of our primary power sources. i mean understand that as you get older your power is SUPPOSE to drop and i appreciate chipper staying away from the roids but chipper will never hit 30+ homers again and we need somebody who can do that
McCann will get one more chance to extend the streak. Of course, it could come against Trevor Hoffman in the 9th inning.
July 24th, 200910:29 pm
A couple of things:
1) Nice one on the Chipper backspin post.
2) Do you have any news or insight as why Mike Gonzalez is not pitching tonight?
3) Maybe it’s Counsell’s batting average against the Braves with runners on base or runners in scoring position (yeah I know he got one of his hits tonight with no one on base) or as you said his success about the Braves in the postseason but like you I have always feared him when he comes up in critical situations.
I was surprised we didn’t get LaRoche. He and Anderson would make a lively pair in the clubhouse.
He should get one more try…
I like Long extened games but only when they are Slutfests! For 2 teams to only score 9 times, this game is crawling at a snailspace
“luke scott 18 hr 290 avg under control until after 2012, orioles already have jones markakis and reimold. want younf pitching (medlen) sounds like a match”
They plan on building a team with Scott at DH (they have those in the AL), Markakis in Right, Jones in Center, and Reimold (sp?) in Left. It’d take more than just Medlen to get that lad.
July 24th, 200910:30 pm
PWHjort – thats what Boog said.
Meet the new Braves, Same as the old Braves…..
We won’t get fooled again!
Javy deals man but lets trade him for a bat now while he has serious value. Adam Dunn is a game difference maker, get another team involved for prospects. He is abominable with a glove in his right hand but I’ll take 20 tators and the walks right now. THIS GAME HAS BAD ENDING WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!!!!!
Did anyone notice at mlbtraderumors.com that it mentions Atlanta possibly going after Lyle Overbay? If it’s been mention before, go ahead and bash me.
Hotdammit! SO CLOSE.
That would’ve been nice.
July 24th, 200910:31 pm
Kotchman has ZERO power.
Man!!! The Ball Just Dies with the Roof Closed…Is There An AC Unit In the Park that the Media doesn’t know about?
So you’d rather have Boone Logan in your bullpen than Takashi Saito?
Come on. Lucky mf-ing Brewers.
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