1:53 pm July 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 29th, 200910:13 am
Anders My understanding is they weren’t going to shave until Frenchy dropped under 1 RBI per game average as a Met.
“Ah-ha”…I forgot how to laugh.
The Love Child of Dale Murphy and Johnny Cash
July 29th, 200910:15 am
How does it make you feel that the best hitter on your team used to be the worst hitter on our’s?
McFann-Yeah-the Mets still haven’t figured out that whatever they do with their hair they’ll still choke somewhere during the season.
July 29th, 200910:16 am
July 29th, 200910:17 am
well good to see the trade still paying off with yet another RBI for the frenchanader and a crucial dp hit into by one ryan church…yes fabulous trade…what do all you guys say hey he takes walks
July 29th, 200910:19 am
The Rat in today’s Pearls Before Swine sounds like some of the people on here…
July 29th, 200910:21 am
We’re 9-4 since the Francsaur left. That’s what I say.
July 29th, 200910:22 am
Excuse me, 9-5
July 29th, 200910:23 am
BTW- You folks see what Luis Castillo has been doing in July? Batting .400 with an OBA of .500! .526 and .625 the last 7 games respectively. Overall for the year he’s hitting .306 with an OBA of .403. He’s had a great #2 hitter year. Even his outs are mostly productive and he’s the hardest guy in the league to strike out. If Reyes was in front of him all season things would be a lot different for the Mets imo.
This guy said after last years injury riddled year he was gonna work his butt off in the off season and come back strong. Well he’s delivered. Still shouldn’t have been signed to that contract Minaya gave him but at least now there’s some positive return.
July 29th, 200910:24 am
If this is as bad as it gets for Prado, I’ll take it! 3run Hr last Friday night and a single and an RBI last night!
and that record has absolutely nada to do with ryan church either does it…when mccann and escobar are rippin the cover off the ball. seems to me the mets have been playin a lil better ball here of lately to funny i dont know whats sparked there offense?
Conversant with the law board questions are we? I should have guessed. So argumentative with the chips down.
July 29th, 200910:25 am
Okay, I’ll play along. If Soriano HAD spoken to DOB last night, directly or through an interpreter, it would have probably gone something like this: “I had to throw a strike, and he got all of the pitch. I’ll have to shake it off and go out and get ‘em the next time.”
July 28th, 2009
The Marlins will probably just run to the showers instead of coming up to face MFIKY.
Maybe I jinxed it last night. Won’t be doing that anymore.
July 29th, 200910:26 am
Church =walked, scored a run, threw runner out going to 3rd, and had a hit. I’ll take that after last two years of JF.
July 29th, 200910:28 am
How does it make you feel that the best hitter on your team used to be the worst hitter on our’s?
Perhaps you should direct that question to Mr. Pendleton?
July 29th, 200910:29 am
NC BRAVES FAN:
Your 9:50 a.m. TOUCHE’
July 29th, 200910:30 am
This is positively the LAST chance. The Marlins will give you Hermida for an autographed picture of Lamar Blanks, a lei from Mike Lum and a copy of a UAW contract from Tom Glavine’s memorabilia collection.
You folks see what Luis Castillo has been doing in July?
Are you lost? This is the Braves blog, we don’t give a damn what the Mets players are doing. But it is good of you to start keeping up with the Mets now that they’ve won a few games. Just a few weeks ago you said you had already thrown in the towel on this season. Anyway, I’m glad you’ve bought back in. It will make the eventual Mets ball of fail so much more enjoyable knowing that you got your little hopes up.
bill if that is the case then that is sad are you kiddin me we wants walks and thats all from our rf…jf throws out a runner a week. who on the braves has 16 rbi in the last 14 games.
July 29th, 200910:31 am
O-o-o. I like it!!!! Nice retort. Well taken too.
July 29th, 200910:33 am
hermida poor guy cant win for losing can he? who gets thrown out at first on a single to left?
Hey! Everyone layoff of BC for continuing to pinch hit Norton. At some point BC will be right and everyone else wrong!
Sweet Victory last night. Did you all catch the game?
July 29th, 200910:34 am
cphizzle – got your new pink #12 Mets jersey yet? How ’bout the build-a-bear? Do they have his new jersey at build a bear yet?
This got our sweep a start in the right direction. We will put you in our rear view mirror.
July 29th, 200910:36 am
Yes, but that day will be a few months before his current contract is about to expire.
Great… the Braves lose one game and Robert is back…
Nolasco was the better pitcher yesterday. I think Jair must’ve still be spent after outdueling Mr. Lincecum.
July 29th, 200910:37 am
no not yet RHR but it should be in in the next few days…i hear they are selling like hot cakes
July 29th, 200910:38 am
I was in Daytona last week and attended a Daytona Cubs game. I swear there were more people at that game than at the Marlins game last night. That must be the worst fan base in America.
July 29th, 200910:40 am
so when the marlins move into there new casa will they draw more of a crowd? i sure as heck hope so…think we had more people at church sunday than last nights game.
July 29th, 200910:41 am
Hopefully the Braves are practicing bunting and sacrifice flies today in batting practice. ABC baseball could have won us the game last night, but Braves failed to execute simple baseball. The team has got to drive in runners from third with less than 2-outs!
July 29th, 200910:42 am
Oops, Mr. NORTON’s done in 2009. FA in 2010. He better pick it up now. Guess that’s why he’s being sent up by COX. To see if he should be signed or dropped for ‘10.
CRAZYTRADEMAN, They don’t have a fan base. Somehow they have two of those really large trophies that go to World Series winners. Still get a kick out of people who say they “Bought the one in 1997″–Isn’t that what everybody dtries to do?? Buy one!! People just got Pi$$ed off because the first time they spent money–They actually won!! How scary is that??
July 29th, 200910:44 am
norton wouldnt be picked up by a tee ball team at this point…dude is horrible
July 29th, 200910:46 am
Where is that guy saying the Phillies sucked and had no pitching? What was that last night? Hamels dominating, that’s what it was. 9 games up on your Braves. See ya next year.
July 29th, 200910:47 am
Dear cphizzle, As a REAL former Marlins season ticket holder, I can vouch that they only draw the first year. After that–unless they are in SERIOUS contention in September–they are back to 10,000. It’s a travesty but one that has provided more World Championships in last 12 years than the Indians, Brewers, Astros, Giants, Rockies, Rays, Nats/Expos, Mariners and Braves have won COMBINED in the last 50 years!!! Is that scary??
At what point does winning become more important than getting Greg Norton at bats? No one on the bench can really believe that Greg Norton is a better hitter this year than everyone else left on the bench last night. Complete garbage.
That move is about as bad as not scoring a runner from third with 1 out. Also garbage.
July 29th, 200910:48 am
Fisch Bisch and Philly Insider – Get lost. This is a Braves blog!
That does feel good.
July 29th, 200910:49 am
cphizzle, 14 games is just that, it don’t make up for his last two years and he didn’t throw out runners every week…u wish! He did over throw, he did K alot, he did hit into dp alot, he did cry alot, and kiss BC a@@ alot.
If you’re happy with JF as Met thats Great, have at it.
July 29th, 200910:51 am
Couch Tater: Perhaps I’d have sympathy for MFIKY if I had any idea who you’re referring to. I honestly don’t know who you’re talking about….
18 Wheels of Love: No, I can’t see that happening, the Braves becoming sellers. Dude, there’s only two games left before such decisions really have to be made (unless you think they’re going to make such a decision during Friday night’s game). Wild-card leader Colorado lost last night, too, and the Braves are still the same two three games off the wild-card lead (behind the Rockies and Giants, who are now tied), one two behind Chicago and one behind Florida.
Two games behind the wild-card leader with 64 to play. Sellers? No…..
Curtis: Thanks for “playing along.” Difference is, no one cares what you thought of the homer Soriano allowed, whether you’re play-acting his part or not. Some might actually care what Soriano had to say about the pitch, however. See the difference?
yea i dont get it at all. every mlb would kill to have had the kinda success they have had since they have been around. alot of it might have to do with them winning the world series one year and gutting the team for the next. now when they do blow the team up they restock with good prospects that turn them around but they always unload again.
July 29th, 200910:53 am
Mouf: no, I didn’t see your e-mail. Send it again, or I’ll look to see if I spiked it by accident. If you don’t have as subject line in it, it gets spiked. I get hundreds of spam/junk mail a day and don’t bother reading ones without a subject line.
Whatever flipped JF’s light switch, who knows? What I do know is it was never going to get flipped playing in Atlanta. Good for Jeff.
July 29th, 200910:54 am
oh bill i just sayin i like frenchies production a whole heck of a lot better since he has been with the mets than what we have gotten in return…churchs walks dont impress me at all
A serious question for the blog
July 29th, 200910:56 am
Why would the Braves ever sell? They have a manager who is 68 years old. The star of the team is 37. The time to win is now. There won’t be selling, ever. Not with Cox and Chipper around. They want to win.
July 29th, 200910:59 am
BTW- Santana going tonight. Hopefully the Mets keep their end of the bargain up. You guys beat the Marlins and the Mets close ground on a number of WC contenders this week.
This could get crazy.
I guess I’m between a rock and a hard place. One of the “pet” names for Raphael coined by a blogger.
July 29th, 200911:00 am
From Mark Bradley:
“Greg Norton is on the team because he has a lovely singing voice, ideal for those long bus-ride renditions of ‘100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.’”
3 off the WC DOB
THat left hander PInto for the MArlins was filthy! Short, short stride and then 95 comes by you in a blink.
July 29th, 200911:01 am
Soriano needs to “man up”. He is having a great season and no one expects him to be perfect. Do the darn interview and move on! A long snapper is never interviewed in his entire career unless he botches a snap. You don’t see those guys hiding when they are asked why they screwed up…be a man Sori and hopefully you have a short memory because we need you!
Let's Go Bravos!
July 29th, 200911:02 am
When Hudson is ready to go here is what they should do!
I think when Hudson comes back that they should swap him and Kawakami out every time they pitch. KK can only go like 5 innings anyway with as many ptiches as he racks up. So you pitch him for like 4 or 5 innings and bring in Hudson until you need a closer, and then swap them out and let Hudson start the next one and bring KK in for some long relief. This way you can utilize both of them and not over work them. The rest of the starters should not be messed with!
18 Wheels of Love
July 29th, 200911:03 am
Thanks DOB, figured as much.
July 29th, 200911:04 am
Blech! Don’t mention Pinto. Almost wanted to see Ross up against that dude…
MArlins and Phils have alot of games with the Astros who normally get hot this time of year. Interesting!
July 29th, 200911:06 am
and why is Greg Norton on the team? He either strikes out or hits into double plays every single time he hits. And how has his average went up from the time he came back from the DL? I watch every game and have seen him only get one hit in his first game back that was a softly hit grounder between short and 3rd base. Do they include his hits from Gwinnett?
and the Braves have 3 games with the Astros, in Houston, in September.
July 29th, 200911:07 am
We were lucky to get any kind of major league talent for Frenchy. He’s doing better in New York because that team is falling apart. There’s no pressure. He was not a piece we could use to make a serious playoff run. Blame Bobby and TP all you want, but he’s just not a clutch player. Church isn’t the answer, but he’s not an automatic out either.
And as if the game wasn’t agitating enough, my iPod didn’t count as being listened to any of the 100+/- songs I listened to between yesterday and early this morning…and my browser is now updated–I so liked the old version better! Not too mention the Braves are still playing the Marlins…
So I’m on the warpath…Bloggers beware.
Randy Johnson looks done with a shoulder tear. Do the Giants get in the pitching derby?
Yanks will watch Joba very, very closely tonight. They need to decide if he’s ready to be one of “the guys”. If not they might enter the derby.
The Red Sox and Phillies are clearly in. Rumors that the Dodgers are looking. Hovering where the Braves are could be a curse. Sure is a sellers market for pitchers. Halladay and Lee seem to be very expensive. Braves lose tonight and Wren might have some soul searching to do in the next 48 hours.
July 29th, 200911:08 am
cphizzle, Ryan Church scored after he WALKED in the 3rd inning, so yes, he does walk.
July 29th, 200911:09 am
acctdawg: yes, my bad. same three games back as yesterday.
by the way, for what it’s worth, Tampa Bay is in third place in the AL East, 6-1/2 back, and in third place in the AL wild-card race, four games back.
July 29th, 200911:12 am
Braves lose tonight and Wren might have some soul searching to do in the next 48 hours. — Anders
Right. Keep telling yourself that.
Oh, and your line about how Halladay and Lee “seem” to be expensive … really? You think?
Church, while not an amazing talent, playes like a pro. I would take a guy with less “potential” but knows what he’s doing over a guy who swings at pitches over his head, and can’t decide if he wants to hit for power or average meanwhile accomplishing neither.
July 29th, 200911:13 am
So I’m on the warpath
Me too McFann. Not because of the marlins but because of the endless stream of Francophiles and Mets/Marlins/Philly trolls with their oh so clever remarks.
Maybe we can get Roman Gal and cabraves to join us. 4 mad women can take over the world most days.
Anders…you really are dumb. Braves lose tonight and they’re out of it?? The Mets are out of it, not the Braves.
July 29th, 200911:14 am
DOB killing Anders…LOL…I love it.
July 29th, 200911:15 am
Dave what do you thin kabout my Hudson idea from above?
July 29th, 200911:16 am
The game last night is on the Braves offense for not scoring runs when they should have. Soriano is due an off night, but the homerun last night should have never ended the game, and probably shouldn’t even have tied it.
3rd inning – 1st and 2nd 1 out, Chipper and McCann strike out, no runs scored.
4th inning – 1st and 2nd 0 outs – (should bunt, but we don’t know how) Kotchman gets one runner over
4th inning – 1st and 3rd 1 out – Church gounds into DP – 0 runs score
7th inning – runner on 1st 1 out – pinch hit .120 hitter for a .160 hitter – .120 hitter grounds into DP
8th inning – Best, fastest runner on 1st 0 outs – best bunter strikes out, Chipper and McCann make outs – 0 runs scored
In order for Wren to do any soul searching wouldn’t he have to have an actual soul?
July 29th, 200911:17 am
yea no kidding i know he walked…i said i was NOT impressed with his walks since he has been here and that is all he has done
Anders…what’s that smell??? Oh, it’s Omar and the Mets. Queens is a great place to have your ballpark…LOL.
Can anyone tell me why Norton is still on this team? Veteran pinch hitter or not, he has not been getting the job done at all. I would much rather have a more inexperienced Brooks Conrad in there hitting into a double play than a guy we KNOW will hit into a double play.
July 29th, 200911:18 am
MFin04….exactly. They had a ton of chances to score and didn’t. Chipper hit the HR, but had 3 ugly ab’s to go along with it.
July 29th, 200911:20 am
It is a shame that Gary Sheffield is on the DL.
He would be the perfect 25th guy for the Braves! A RH outfielder with POP.
You think the Mets would take Norton for Feliciano + player to be named later (Sheffield)???
Stop laughing Anders!!!
July 29th, 200911:21 am
You guys should hear sports radio up here….delusional Met fans think Francoeur is a beast. They’re saying that they will get hot and make a run at the playoffs.
July 29th, 200911:22 am
DOB – MFIKY is our nickname for Soriano…stands for “MF I’ll kill you” … I’ll let you guess what MF is for.
Hey, it’s a long season.
July 29th, 200911:23 am
if the braves are content just to have the chance to make the playoffs, they should stand pat..if they want to have a chance to win playoff games, they need another bat…not another church, kotch, GA, bat but a real bat….
July 29th, 200911:24 am
i guess not that it matters much, this team is incapable of catching the phils, but it looks like the phils might be making a huge move soon, whether it be halladay or lee… they have pulled Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson, the 3 prospects being discussed in trade talks from tonights lineup. Carrasco was scheduled to start the game. so it doesn’t sound like a coincidence that they are not playing.
How can any Mets fan show up here with any pride? What could possibly be good about being a Mets fan right now? “Castillo hits good” ooooooh! You have a hideously underachieving franchise, and an embarrassment of a front office. You put an All Star at almost every position and you still bloooooowwww! I would take Braves problems over Mets problems any day.
July 29th, 200911:25 am
Right. Keep telling yourself that (DOB)
I believe that’s the same line you used on me when I repeatedly told you Glavine was done and you kept drudging up some weak argument about “quality starts” in 2007. Well, at least that was your stance until the Braves unceremoniously dumped Glavine earlier this year and then you advised that he really hadn’t pitched that well since very early in 2007. You felt my thoughts on Glavine were just self serving drivel then too. So be it.
As for your sarcasm on Halladay and Lee – Hey, the Santana sweepstakes “seemed” expensive until the Mets got him for all those prospects they don’t have so I’ve learned to never take anything for granted.
WHile the WC looks like our best shot, I wouldn’t (yet anyway) rule out the EAst.The Phillies are hotter than us but they will come back to Earth eventually, we just have to tread water till they do. They have 8 games left with Houston and 4 with the BRewers in September not to mention several with the Giants who have great pitching. I could easily envision them just playing .500 ball for a large part of August and September. Throw in an injury here and there and who knows. We however, can’t afford to let many (if any) games like last night get away from us.
RHR Me too…because of the endless stream of Francophiles and Mets/Marlins/Philly trolls with their oh so clever remarks.
Ugh…yeah. Best to scroll passed those. Annoying…
Yeah…where are they?
MFin04 3rd inning – 1st and 2nd 1 out, Chipper and McCann strike out, no runs scored.
Oh please…ANYTHING but that!!
I. Hate. STRIKEOUTS!! ESPECIALLY with RISP/2 outs! And if the balls are OUTSIDE THE STRIKE-ZONE, it makes me madder…and if you swing and miss, well, forget it…yuck.
July 29th, 200911:26 am
guess i jumped the gun a bit, donald and marson were supposedly scheduled to have the day off and carrasco hasn’t been in any trade talks.
while frenchy is doing a nice job in ny there is no way the muts make the playoffs…no chance
I second that emotion!!
July 29th, 200911:27 am
MFIKY…that is pretty funny. Had no idea.
You put an All Star at almost every position and you still bloooooowwww! (owl hunter)
What?? I repeat – What??
i agree that the phils will come back to earth, but unfortunately i’m afraid we will too (if we didn’t already last night)..
July 29th, 200911:29 am
It’s one thing if they acquire Cliff Lee. It’d really suck if they did it without giving up Dominic Brown AND Kyle Drabek. Can’t really think why the Indians would consider a deal like this, but who knows, Phils have a deep system.
July 29th, 200911:30 am
Hopefully the Mets come back to earth before anyone so Anders can stop watching them again.
July 29th, 200911:31 am
Jair Outdueled???? he gave up 2 runs!!!! and those 2 runs should have been zero runs, Garret lost a ball(or thought it was a homerun) in the lights if you didnt see the play!
July 29th, 200911:32 am
RHR- That 11:30 was funny. And fair.
RHR/McFann – cabravesfan should be along soon to help you out (I’m glad she didn’t see the Tebow post earlier) – I seem to remember that she had an extra stop to make on her way to work this morning.
July 29th, 200911:33 am
All your all stars are hurt, but you had Reyes, Beltran, Delgado, Santana, Wagner, Wright, and other all star types over the last couple of years. What did you guys do with it? Nothing. If a Phils fan wants to come here with that mess, they can at least say the won the big one. I’d sincerely rather be the Nats than the Mets right now. Bad contracts, hurt players, no heart, AWFUL GM, no direction. Wait til Minaya gets fired, then ask the Yankees if you can come out to play.
Anders, remember that Soriano contract extension by Wren? I seem to remember you destroying that move. Looks like it panned out, seeing as Soriano has been one of the best relief pitchers in baseball.(by no means am I jumping all over you, but you did say that….)
July 29th, 200911:37 am
The team needed some insurance runs last night. Soriano has saved their butts many times and it would have been nice if they had him
some room for error. It is the teams responsibility.
Here is a great article about Pitch Counts
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