10:33 pm August 8, 2009, by David O'Brien
August 9th, 200912:55 am
That people, was a clinic in how to pitch while not losing sight of who was on base. I would not be opposed to see Medlin compete for the closers role next year.
Kris Medlen…to the Dodgers 2-3-4 hitters…SIT DOWN BIATCHES!
Outstanding pitching from Kris tonight. Folks, this kid is going to be good. Just needs some time. Maybe not Hanson good, but good enough for a solid back of the rotation starter or a top tier bullpen guy, even a closer someday.
Talk to me Daddy! Medlin is the Man!
LOL at your last comment.
August 9th, 200912:56 am
maybe i’m wrong but i think he’s a future closer
My GOODNESS the pitching tonight has been outstanding
Maybe Medlin is next year’s closer
Medlen just made Kemp look like Carlos Beltran against Wainwright in the ‘06 NLCS.
joe for 3
Loved the first pump as well.
Why couldn’t we make some noise in the playoffs, should we get there? This has been such a well played series. What pitching…
Eric In Albany N.Y.
LETS ALL TURN INTO THOSE STUPID MET FANS AND LETS ALL “BELIEVE IN OUR AMAZIN’s”
The mets have not been amazin for 23 years. BUT THE BRAVES ARE GIVING US SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN TONIGHT. OUR AMAZIN PITCHING STAFF!
BTW. M-E-T-S… SUCK… SUCK… SUCK!
Rob from SC
Medlen’s last fastball looked like Greg Maddux’s swing back fastball
YESSSSSSSSSS. WHO IS WEARING MEDLIN’S JERSEY.
August 9th, 200912:57 am
This team better be really good next year because I honestly don’t know what our excuse is gonna be (and I’m not looking forward to hearing it/them).
What? Kris burned holes in the mound?
This has been truly entertaining baseball.
Medlen keeps getting better and better.
Paul Lentz, you and I have had this conversation TWICE this week. STFU and get back to your swinging comments. They have more sense behind them.
But since you opened the can of woopass on yourself, I’ll humor you one more time.
Regardless of how well or poor at times that KK has pitched, going into tonight, the Braves are 8-12 in his starts.
Even in Jo-Jo Reyes’ starts, the Braves were 2-3. So, you see. Wren could have spent money on a bat ANYHOW, even with Hudson being on the shelf. Then he could have had Hanson up from the get go, and the results likely would not have been any worse from a team W-L record in those starts (since we’re playing .400 ball in KK”s starts anyhow).
THEN when you factor in how having another bat in the lineup would have positively affected the OTHER four spots in the rotation (you see….. Lowe, Vazquez, and JJJ haven’t had any run support either), one could reasonably argue that the team would be better off with a horrible 5th starter, and another bat.
Let me repeat that for you, just so it’s frickin clear for you since YOU can’t comprehend what people type. WE HAVE WON 8 GAMES IN WHICH KK HAS PITCHED IN!!! It’s FRICKIN AUGUST!!!!!!
You, my friend are frickin hopeless. Go back to the bath house.
August 9th, 200912:58 am
glad Bobby can depend on Kris in these type of situations. Should ease the load on others.
The problem with the Braves is that if only we had more wins and were not having to scratch and claw at a chance for the playoffs, you could really appreciate a game like this.
It’s a great game but damn, we have to win.
Wish we could have won on Thursday. Don’t go there girlfriend.
Yeah Moylan, this team does give you chances to win
this is a huge example of that chance, now don’t lose it!!!
Nate from NCState
I’m calling a Garret Anderson homerun.
August 9th, 200912:59 am
Our man Broxton.
Let’s go Braves.
Shot Thru the Lockhart
I love how they keep cutting to Medlen blowing snot rockets in the dugout.
Steve from OH
I don’t think so. I think he stays next year in the same role as this year, long man occasionally taking late inning work and serving as a spot starter or long-term injury replacement starter. Past 2010 he could be an internal option to fill a back-of-the-rotation slot should we lose a pitcher to free agency or trade a pitcher or lose a pitcher to injury.
I’m going a step further and calling him moonwalking from 3rd to home
The front page of MLB.com says “Kershaw puts together brilliant start for LA”. What about some love for KK. Matched him pitch for pitch.
AndyC, Thank you, Thank you. I’m at Second City all week folks
August 9th, 20091:00 am
He fires nasty stuff on the mound, and fires nasty stuff in the dugout.
Prado has looked real bad the past 2 nights.
August 9th, 20091:01 am
Nate, you better be right.
It seems like Broxton balks every time he comes set. (Coming set twice).
“I’m going a step further and calling him moonwalking from 3rd to home”
That would be the greatest moment in the history of ever.
Sweet Lord….we only have two hits? Two?!
August 9th, 20091:02 am
Paul Lentz: “Pete………living in San Fran is really harsh. I mean, I hate having so many different things to choose from when it comes to recreational activities. I hate having the freedom to not be bound by religion. I hate the fact that there are more straight females out here than straight males. I hate the fact that we dont have winters here. I hate the fact that the government doesnt interfere in our personal lives.”
Same where I am also and except for winters, same pretty much everywhere. Speaking of government interference unlike San Fran, my company is not forced to pay for insurance for 2 guys living together lol
Stop sitting fastball GA. You ain’t getting one this at bat.
How ’bout you guys don’t call anything else….
August 9th, 20091:03 am
7 am here….but soooo worth it. Great duell and great poise by KK ánd Medlen. Gotta get the offense to sneak one in there.
soriano going to pitch 4 in a row?
August 9th, 20091:04 am
Steve from OH
While I tend to agree, I’m a big Medlen believer. Man, Prado looked ugly in that punch-out.
Braves showing that they can play with anyone.
That homerun could be in a later inning…
sigh… here we go again
well, hopefully this goes to 10…
And once again we’re brought back to reality by being reminded how stupidly this lineup was handled.
Chop It Up All-Stars
That was a do or die play…nice work..unfortunately.
yunels bat flip just hit tom hanks.
The sad thing with this team, is that this pitching staff (unlike the ones with the HOF pitcher in the top 3 spots), is built to win in October.
The lineup? Not so much. In fact the lineup is what is going to keep us from getting to October baseball.
You start talking 3-man (or even 4-man) rotation in the post-season, moving the other starter (or two – not even factoring in Hudson), to the bullpen, along with Moylan, Gonzo and Soriano, and you have a post-season pitching staff, that top to bottom, rivals any staff the Braves ever went to war with in the playoffs.
Unfortunately, this lineup is quite possibly closer to the 1990 Braves than any of the playoff lineups. Then when you take Mac and Chipper out, and you have one collective YIKES.
But hey. We’ve got the best 5th starter in MLB, right?
if they ended up losing, this would be a crushing loss as well just because of how everyone’s pitched so far.
Bill in VA
Frenchy GIDP in 9th, 2 out.
August 9th, 20091:05 am
Ugh, no offense again.
It’s Cox’s fault if we lose. If regulars in, we would have scored at least one run. Go ahead, Blame Cox again.
Are they really airing this game in the Netherlands?
Luke H.–I like him a lot. I like him as a starter long-term, too. But I think that opportunity isn’t readily available for him here in 2010, and I wanna keep him, so…
Great game no matter how it turns out. Reminds me of many a game we played against the KC Monarchsback in the day.
August 9th, 20091:06 am
jeffrey d — wake up. Our starting CF, 3B, and catcher are all on the bench this game. Their starting pitcher hasn’t given up more than 3 runs in a game since May 12. On the other hand, our pitchers have only given up 4 hits. This game has been dominated by pitching.
Medlen? Not big.
His pair? Big as church bells, reverend.
“That’s all we got is two g#dd*mn hits.”
“You can’t say g#dda*mn on the air”
“Nobody’s listening anyway”
Why did they have to fraking start a Saturday WEST coast game at 7:10pm?
This is BS b/c it’s past 1am now here on the east coast. If they had fraking starting this game at 1, or hell even at 4pm local time, it’s a lot more reasonable.
Strictly catoring to the West Coast = BS
Glad Soriano didn’t come in. Good catch Kelly
August 9th, 20091:07 am
1, 2, and a quick 3 please.
Medlen to Escobar: You’re Next!
August 9th, 20091:08 am
Ok, now Med’s BABIP is fluctuating. It’ll take some real cajones to get out of this inning with that going on…
everyone can criticize our lineup. god knows i do it as well… but there really isn’t much that Chipper or BMac could have added tonight
The 1990 Braves, pre- Murphy trade, or post-Murphy trade?
I’d say Medlen doesn’t come out until he bats.
Steve, I see what you mean. To be honest, I think he could be dealt for a bat. A lot of clubs would love him in the rotation.
KK clearly pitched for his job tonight – what do we do now with Huddy coming back? Six-man rotation?
Supes, Just be glad we are no longer in the ole NL West. You would be complaining like no other.
Just got done watchin Metallica…Live $hyte Binge & Purge….it never gets old. Anyway…saw the score on the BSPN ticker…0-0…Wow!! Was KK that impressive? TWO FRICKIN HITS!!! I know the lineup wasn’t ideal but come on!
August 9th, 20091:09 am
Good lord, performance of the year by our pitchers tonight.
Smokin’! Now let’s get a run!
Is it catoring to the East Coast when they start games at 7:10 on a weekday here when it’s still in the middle of a workday on the West Coast? C’mon now.
Dodgers have one of the N.L.’s best offenses, but now since Blake’s HR yesterday that’s fifteen straight innings we’ve kept them off the board entirely.
ATTA BABY MedDog!!!
Medlen’s change up is superb tonight.
dang, this has been one heck of a series so far
Let’s get a win tonight and throw Vasquez out there tomorrow against a rookie!!
GREAT work Medlen!!
Daybed- that’s my point. When you know your starting 3B is gonna be out, you can’t rest BOTH McCann and McLouth. I’d like to think with one or both of them we’d have at least one run. I know for sure we’d have more than two freaking hits.
ALL three games have been very competitive.
you dirty dog… just nasty…
Good work by Kris Medlen. 4 K’s in 2 innings of work. I like what I’m seeing out of him, making him one of our top relievers for 2010 and trusting him in more close game situations like tonight.
August 9th, 20091:10 am
A NINE-pitch inning for Medlen in the ninth …
To quote Skip and his dad:
– Free baseball everybody
– Let’s get some runs!
The sad thing with this team, is that this pitching staff (unlike the ones with the HOF pitcher in the top 3 spots), is built to win in October. (N8)
as Billy Beane and Bill James have both said-there is no way to build for the playoffs. Any one who thinks there is, is not in touch with the reality of baseball. Good staffs get beat, great offenses get beat, power pitchers get beat. It’s all a crapshoot, especially now with the playoff system.
OK, now its time to bring in our starters! show them this extended joke it over.
Suck it up princess. It’s 2:10 for me and I never miss a west coast game. Try rooting for the Lakers.
No foolin. And it’s not like this is the Nats or the Padres.
I’m going to bed and snuggling up with my radio. We have that freedom here in Texas!
Goodnight all and go Braves!
I believe the tenth will be the best chance to win it, not to mention the dodgers have the bottom of the order coming up…
4 strikeouts in 2 innings. Nice going Medlen. Dude’s ERA has steadily been dropping. Standing at 4.50 now. Kawakami’s is now down to 4.12.
Now if we can only score some runs now.
Gotta feelin’…My Boy Kelly …gonna get medieval on that ball ….here in a minute…
August 9th, 20091:11 am
To be honest, I think he could be dealt for a bat.
Definitely a possibility. However, if the Braves decide to (for example) let one of Hudson or Vazquez go, I think it would be advisable to keep him around as SP depth, because James Parr and Todd Redmond don’t give me a particuarly fuzzy feeling making starts…
Dude, how is that hard to watch and or follow on the internet/radio? It’s past 1am here. Now I’m up b/c I’m a vibrant 29 year old, but that’s not the poing. Plenty of Braves fans won’t be seeing the conclusion to this game thanks to their unreasonable game start time.
stamper, you may be right, but they certainly could still impact the game, in terms of pitching changes and what not.
As much of a down year as Chipper is having, and Mac’s recent struggles are noted, but they are both bigger “threats” than Diory Hernandez and David Ross are. Thus it would change the landscape of the lineup, imo.
But as you stated, perhaps done nothing about the results. This is an old-school pitchers duel during a night game at Dodgers’ Stadium. Just the way I remember them when I was a kid.
August 9th, 20091:12 am
Hard hit balls right at people….reminds me of the 08 Braves!
Medlen pitching absolutely perfect.
I predict a 7.21 am CET 2-run HR…. (or any kind of a run later on:))
Let’s keep going Bravos!
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