Kawakami vs. Santana … one-sided?

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Wes

August 20th, 2009
7:32 pm

Big pitch, KK. LOTS of pitches though. Let’s hope u got ur bad inning out of u. Quite a few hangers that should have been blasted, too. Tighten it up, boy!!

Louisville brave

August 20th, 2009
7:32 pm

bravesgrl4life

August 20th, 2009
7:32 pm

Scary inning that one.

Nova Scotia Steve

August 20th, 2009
7:32 pm

Kawakami’s line for the night

100 Pitches 1 IP 2BB 1H 0 ER

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:32 pm

A ho-hum, 1-2-3-4-5-6 scoreless inning. Well done, KK.

TnBrian

August 20th, 2009
7:33 pm

The Mutt hitters didn’t get to KK but if he keeps this garbage up, that humidity will knock him out by the 4th or 5th inning. Just throw K’s, man.

ChurchMan

August 20th, 2009
7:33 pm

10 pitch first inning for Santana. Almost 30 for KK.

Yeeep, he’ll probably pitch his regulation 6 innings then turn it over to the pen.

Soph

August 20th, 2009
7:33 pm

Whew. Gotta limit the walks KK.

Steve from OH

August 20th, 2009
7:33 pm

I swear the the braves want to help him pad is horrible average.

This would actually be a clever plan. Minaya would fall hook, line, and sinker for it, I’m fairly certain.

Gil In Mechanicsville

August 20th, 2009
7:34 pm

When Kawakami goes into his four corners offense it’s like watching paint dry….

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:34 pm

Hey, I wasn’t able to get on the blog last night — did we ever get a distance for the McCann and LaRoche homeruns? Couldn’t find that in the game stories.

Louisville brave

August 20th, 2009
7:34 pm

Kris Medlen better get loose

Braveheart

August 20th, 2009
7:34 pm

Did anyone see that Andruw Jones at bat in the 9th last night? Tragic. Slider low and away that he looked helpless on with a check swing that they ump should have called a strike, followed by a fastball up and in that he ripped deep foul, followed by a slider low and away that he looked hapless on.

Why any team hits Frenchy and Andruw with anything other than a low and away slider, fastball up and in combo is incomprehensible

NO MORE BOBBY

August 20th, 2009
7:36 pm

Red Sox sign Smoltz.
Smoltz struggles.
Red Sox let Smoltz go.

Braves sign Kawakami.
Kawakami struggles.
Braves keep sending him out to pitch.

Get the point here?

Heath

August 20th, 2009
7:37 pm

Why any team hits Frenchy and Andruw with anything other than a low and away slider, fastball up and in combo is incomprehensible

It’s beyond me too.

Wes

August 20th, 2009
7:37 pm

good to see the boys at least attempt to work some counts

ChurchMan

August 20th, 2009
7:38 pm

Santana’s pace is 81 pitches for the whole game. KK’s is 100 in less than 5 innings.

Heath

August 20th, 2009
7:38 pm

I like how quick the Braves are getting out at the pitch…you don’t want your starting pitcher sitting on the bench too long, for fear of him getting rusty.

:roll:

CrimeDog

August 20th, 2009
7:38 pm

No More Bobby obviously didn’t bother to read DOB’s blog…

Kurdt Kobain

August 20th, 2009
7:38 pm

Comparing John Smotlz 2009 to Kenshin Kawakami 2009 is laughable.

jb

August 20th, 2009
7:38 pm

Santana may no hit us tonight.

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:39 pm

Kawakami’s struggles aren’t even remotely close to Smoltz’s — who was getting BOMBED on a regular basis.

KK has actually been a pretty good pitcher this season, even though some fans don’t want to admit it. He’s probably not worth what he’s getting, but he’s certainly been better than John F’n Smoltz.

Nova Scotia Steve

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

Anderson is out?

Heath

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

GA out…hmmm.

Chipper for State Senate

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

+1 Kurdt, KK dominates Smoltz this season.

Nova Scotia Steve

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

What happened?

Steve from OH

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

Go get ‘em Reid!

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

Garrett Anderson hurt?
Is there a direct line to the dugout in Jackson, Miss.?
Can he be in Atlanta by tomorrow? :)

McFann :Ô:

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

Ugh…why does Santana hafta pitch tonight???

chilidog

No…never got a distance. We were told they were hit “far”.

David O'Brien

August 20th, 2009
7:40 pm

Awaiting word on Anderson, why he came out.

OptimisticInTexas

August 20th, 2009
7:41 pm

I like Kawakami too.. he is way better than most 3-4-5 pitchers and many teams… he is just surrounded with a lot of talent — maybe, just maybe, if the bats would help him he would be better…

Steve McP

August 20th, 2009
7:41 pm

Loaf has come out in support Sheff

NO MORE BOBBY

August 20th, 2009
7:41 pm

CrimeDog – I quit reading DOB back in July.

Steve from OH

August 20th, 2009
7:42 pm

On the downside, now JHP (figure it out, Chop Chop) is gonna go waaay up…

RHR

August 20th, 2009
7:42 pm

Kensin Kawakami: My Maserati does One-eighty-five.

Kelly Johnson: I lost my license. Now I don’t drive.

lol hillbilly, funny stuff

Soph

August 20th, 2009
7:42 pm

Uh oh. Loafy, what it be?

Kelly's Johnson

August 20th, 2009
7:42 pm

I hope it’s just some kinda “physical” problem….and not that one that Reyes caught…

Chipper for State Senate

August 20th, 2009
7:42 pm

Maybe with Anderson out Bobby the bowser with finally call up Hayward

Steve from OH

August 20th, 2009
7:43 pm

CrimeDog – I quit reading DOB back in July

I’m sure DOB is devastated.

Nova Scotia Steve

August 20th, 2009
7:43 pm

I’m gunna guess Anderson has a leg issue

matt

August 20th, 2009
7:43 pm

free heyward!!

bravesgrl4life

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

Much better inning for KK there.

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

Well, we can say this.
Gorecki can NOT look any worse against Santana than Garrett did in that first AB.

Wes

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

keep ‘em like that, Kenshi

Kurdt Kobain

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

Much much better. There we go KK.

cricket

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

Braves hitting approach when facing Cy Young caliber pitchers is very simple – make up your mind that since the pitcher is so good, you will be lucky to get any hits or walks anyway, especially late in the count. Hence just close your eyes and hack at anything in the vicinity of the plate. Do not try to make the guy work, wanna get beat by the Ace, not the opposition bullpen.

Virginia Ranger

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

Hillbilly any momre verses?

Brooks Conrad, jump on a plane to the Big A

No More, No More Bobby

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

you are a one trick pony dude… Bobby will be here awhile, deal with it…

Carroll Rogers

August 20th, 2009
7:44 pm

Hey, little cameo from Rome, GA where the AJC is covering dixie like the dew….and bringing you an update from the debut of first round pick Mike Minor…..Two perfect innings, two strikeouts vs. the Charleston Riverdogs. He threw 24 pitches, 16 for strikes. First pitch strikes to each of the six batters he faced. That’s the control we’ve heard about. Very nice outing, especially considering he had two months of sitting at home before he signed with the Braves. ….caught a glimpse of the radar gun.

Loaf Garret on a blackberry from the clubhouse

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

Awaiting word on Anderson, why he came out.

I heard someone say “ballgame!”
Thought it was over and wanted to be first for the massage.

Loaf on a Blackberry getting a massage from the Trainer's Room

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

I think I hear David O’Brien knocking on the door…Quick what do we tell em’???

Steve from OH

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

I’m guessing Brandon Jones is next in line…

Eddie Haskell

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

Soph

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

Good inning KK.

Anonymous Caller

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

Anderson HURT!! Free Jason Heyward!!

Carroll Rogers

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

sorry, meant to say, his fastball was at 91. Fine.

Braveheart

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

He quit reading DOB in July, but yet he keeps coming to the blog. Go figure. This is like me saying I don’t drink that bartender’s beer, but I sit in his bar every night.

lexbrave

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

maybe im missing somthing, but when has kawakami struggled on any level compared to how smoltz sruggled wih the red sox?

bravefaninok

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

nice inning for KK

Nova Scotia Steve

August 20th, 2009
7:45 pm

Chipper for State Senate

August 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

Brooks Conrad neever should have been demoted, Bobby should drop Norton call up Conrad then bring in Heyward. The post season would definitly come then.

Bat Masterson

August 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

NO MORE BOBBY
August 20th, 2009
7:36 pm

Red Sox sign Smoltz.
Smoltz struggles.
Red Sox let Smoltz go.

Braves sign Kawakami.
Kawakami struggles.
Braves keep sending him out to pitch.

Get the point here?

That may not be the lamest analogy I have ever heard but it’s damn sure in the top five.

Kurdt Kobain

August 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

Great to hear, Carroll.

Loaf Garret on a blackberry chillin in the air conditioning....FINALLY

August 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

told ya I didn’t want to get sticky icky. uh oh, here comes Bobby! can’t let him see me on the blackberry….. gotta go!

Soph

August 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

Loaf multi-tasking on two blackberries at the same time?

bravesgrl4life

August 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

Come on guys, get us a couple on the board. Pretty please.

David O'Brien

August 20th, 2009
7:46 pm

Lower back strain for Anderson, day-to-day.

Steve from OH

August 20th, 2009
7:47 pm

Thanks for the update, Carroll! An encouraging start for Minor. Are you staying for the entire game?

RHR

August 20th, 2009
7:47 pm

Ladies and gentleman, Adam Freakin LaRoche.

Nova Scotia Steve

August 20th, 2009
7:47 pm

ROCHY!!!!

Yeah I really miss Casey Kotchmen.

Louisville brave

August 20th, 2009
7:47 pm

Get em over Church

Heath

August 20th, 2009
7:47 pm

LaRoche ends the no-hit bid….should be batting 4th. No one is playing better.

No More, No More Bobby

August 20th, 2009
7:48 pm

nobody’s ever accused him of having any sense…

Soph

August 20th, 2009
7:48 pm

Good stuff for Minor.

McFann :Ô:

August 20th, 2009
7:48 pm

Boog’s mom is at the game! She’s got red hair, just like Boog.

Great…GA down now? Perfect…

ChurchMan

August 20th, 2009
7:48 pm

GA injured his back, must have been in the way he swung.

Go Roach, break up that perfect game / no hitter!!!

Virginia Ranger

August 20th, 2009
7:48 pm

Lower back strain. Sounds like Loaf and Mateeeeeen may have something in common

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:48 pm

That’s three hard-hit balls in the last four batters for the Braves.

RHR

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

Loaf on a Blackberry getting a massage from the Trainer’s Room

LOL whoever you are, that was perfect timing.

Heath

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

Louisville brave

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

That’ll do

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

And now four of five. Nice job, Church.
Get the bunt down, KK.

bravesgrl4life

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

Roach & Church. Awesome.

Anonymous Caller

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

Woooo! Take that Manuel!

brent a.

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

I love the speed that LaRoche and Church bring to this line-up. :)

A FAN

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

churchy thata boy!!!!

Wes

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

f’n A churchie

Shamus Thacker

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

KK has pitched big against some great pitchers. He has to wiggle off lots of hooks, but his results speak for themselves. Like DOB said, better run support and his record would match his effectiveness…

Kelly's Johnson

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

Glad to see somebody else… can throw a “lousy” 0-2 pitch….

Heath

August 20th, 2009
7:49 pm

Church says: “Take that you piece of sheeeeeot, Manuel!”

Kurdt Kobain

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

That Church is a different kind of animal…

Soph

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

Yay Churchy!

BravesFanChris24

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

ChurchMan

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

there you go, make Jeff earn that paycheck, keep him running!

BravesFanChris24

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

Sac bunt by KK :-)

The Real Loaf Garret on a blackberry from the clubhouse

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

uh oh, here comes Bobby! can’t let him see me on the blackberry….. gotta go!

:roll: Faker. We all know Bobby ain’t fixin’a get up during a game.

chilidog75

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

Not textbook, but she’ll do. Nice job, KK.

Heath

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

It worked…but that is not exactly the textbook. :)

munz

August 20th, 2009
7:50 pm

no two hotter hitters in baseball right now than LaRoche and Church

Nova Scotia Steve

August 20th, 2009
7:51 pm

RHR

Stole it from you my man…I give you all the credit…but yeah pretty funny stuff.

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