3:14 pm August 20, 2009, by David O'Brien
August 20th, 20098:34 pm
Wow, you don’t get much for 10+ Mil a year anymore now do ya…
Chipper, getting old and useless before our eyes
“Sitting wont help him, to get out of a slump you have to play through the slump”
Exhibit A: Jeff Francoeur
Darn it Chipper, why swing at the 1st pitch when Santana appeared to be on the ropes and had been struggling with location and control tonight?
Oh well, let’s hope we don’t look back at this 5th inning!
If Kenshin did his job better, we would have at least gotten 1 run out of it.
Mike Minor was a reach at 7 for the last time. Just fraking move on. He can still be a very good back of the rotation starter for us in the future.
Carroll Rogers’ report gave you glimpse, the guy is a strike throwing, control pitcher who tops out around 91mph. He won’t blow anyone away but he’s crafty and works the corners.
yall are crazy
Figures that Chipper would get cold right in the middle of the Wild Card race.
Hopefully KK will have a relatively quick inning…get those guys back up to bat. I think they might be close to breaking the game open against Johan.
August 20th, 20098:35 pm
BTW, I’m calling it here – Chipper will do something good in his next at-bat.
Rain delay in Rome, but Mike Minor looked good, 6 up & 6 down; gave up a couple solid shots that were caught, seemed to have good command
KK at least has more Ks than Santana.
Chipper for State Senate
Steve from OH
August 20th, 2009
You only see Cody Jonhson as our only offensive prospect? Heyward, Freeman. They will be up before he is. Heyward will be in right next year, Church in left McLouth in Center.
Steve from OH
August 20th, 20098:36 pm
So, I guess it depends if you mean his lifetime stats or this year. Personally, I prefer to talk about what have you done for me lately.
The “what have you done for me lately?” philosophy is not a good one, but regardless, he is our best hitter. Leads the team in wOBA, EqA, MLVr, hitter VORP and OPS among qualifiers. Please stop bashing him now, you sound foolish by doing so (although you don’t seem to care, just a heads-up).
Nice wheels Gorecki
Nice running grab by Gorecki at the LF line
Braves Fan in SC
I hope to God that Chipper retires after this season. He is killing this team offensively and defensively. He has become the worse hitter on the team.
August 20th, 20098:37 pm
You only see Cody Jonhson as our only offensive prospect?
You don’t read well, do you?
Jeff just finished that swing on the foul ball with his back hand on the bat and not his front. You don’t see that too often. Not really a point to that comment, but alas…
Churchman, I know you didn’t just compare future HoF’er Chipper Jones with Jeff “.309 career OBP” Francoeur…
Escobar for Supreme Court
August 20th, 20098:38 pm
August 20th, 2009
Well first I’ll start by pointing out you just compaired a four year player to one of the best switch hitters of all time, next i’ll point out Chipper was one of the biggest reasons we 14 div’s and finally i’ll point out that Chipper doesnt swing at garbage like Frenchy does. Thats why he is still playing at 38.
Virginia Ranger, your 8:11 post had me rolling.
Strained lower back?
Bunch of Pooxies…………
When will Cox report injured?
i know it has been beaten to death, and obviously we cannot do anything about now, but people are still upset that the number 7 overall pick could potentially be a back of the rotation guy. it just sucks…
After a lot of pitches through the first few innings… KK has settled down a bit, now with 79 pitches through 5 innings. Nice way to bounce back and keep us in the game. Very under-rated.
Good job, KK!
Braves Fan from SC, if by “worst” you mean “best”, then I agree. He leads the team in OPS.
August 20th, 20098:39 pm
All signs are Milligan is going to be right up there. He’s had a wicked debut season.
Everyone notice how metsfanforlife disappeared…lol
And could you please reference where some scouts have said Minor was better than Price?
And he definitely was not the best talent available at no. 7. He is good, no doubt, and I think we’ll be happy with him, but there were other pitchers with true no. 1 starter upside available, there’s no denying it.
August 20th, 20098:40 pm
Sit the frak down FRANCINE, standing there looking at won’t make it go away…it was called strike 3 and you took it. Doing what you do best…NOT getting on base. Good job by KK that inning making quick work of the Mets.
Let’s hope KK can give us at least 1 more inning, or 2.
Francoeur looks like he was just thrown off the Twirl-A-Squirrel.
Chipper for State Senata
August 20th, 2009
I read fine, you mentioned the names but then said Johnson was the only prospect you see coming up soon.
How did GA get the strained lower back. He doesn’t move fast enough to do that, does he?
August 20th, 20098:41 pm
No I cant reference this sorry but its not something I was really interested in because I dont think Price is that good anyway.
Bravissimo, I certainly did notice the little MF not being on.
August 20th, 20098:42 pm
Ah, I knew I forgot someone! Thanks, rico43! Milligan is definitely right up there in my (layman’s) book. I don’t really like to rank 1st year guys or rookie-level (although he’s not at Danville anymore)guys highly, but his performance at Rome has impressed me. So Milligan and Johnson, I’d say, among qualifiers. There’s a few intriguing guys at Danville (RSF, Jones, Harrilchak, Weaver, Bethancourt), but they’re too far off…
If No More Bobby was paying attention, he’d know you turned BMac onto KOL several weeks ago, and that, being the cool dude that he is, recognized a good thing when he heard it…btw, did you get a chance to read the KOL article in the Rolling Stone, the one in which they were on the cover? Those guys are so friggin bada$$, they’ve got to be the coolest rock band going.
August 20th, 20098:43 pm
Aw dang. Well, better a popup than a strikeout if you have to make an out…
August 20th, 20098:44 pm
After Heyward and Freeman. Out of our next tier of prospects. Our nos. 3-10 prospects. Please, spare me. Nobody thinks that Johnson is anywhere close to Heyward or Freeman (except in the raw power dept.) in terms of both polish or overall potential.
I knew that holding up Kawakami at third last inning would be a waste with the Chipper (I can’t hit anymore) coming up. Jeez.
Braves Fan in SC
August 20th, 2009
He’s just in a slump. It happens to the best of them. His numbers this season are actually pretty good, considering his age and physical condition. Spewing out garbage like that will only convince people that you are an idiot.
August 20th, 20098:45 pm
Steve OH, you can spin your tires all ya want. However, nothing in my previous post about which categories Chipper leads and doesn’t lead is inaccurate.
The Atlanta Braves. Kings of the DP ball.
you can spin your tires all ya want
August 20th, 20098:46 pm
Thankfully the Mets trail the Braves…otherwise we might see Santana for 9 IP…dude in in the mid 60s in pitches thrown through 6….efficient.
Dang Phillies…on another hot streak
August 20th, 20098:47 pm
CaliChopper, how about if Chipper kicked butt in Miami, his kid would be JoeRobbie Dolphin ProPlayer LandShark Jones.
Steve from OH,
No question there were players on the draft board available to the Braves with more upside than Mike Minor.
I’ll say this, if he turns out to be that solid number 4-5 starter in the near future (He’s closer than the HS players with more upside that you are talking about)…he could be playing in Atlanta in 2 years time.
August 20th, 2009
They dude is close to 40. You can’t be a BAMF every year. NO ONE they can get next year will be as good as he is. Hes old, hes beat up. You really dont know much do you? If the braves put him on Waivers right now he would be gone tomarrow. Any team in the world would take him.
August 20th, 20098:48 pm
Well, that’s 2 innings in a row that the Braves have bailed out Santana with a DP from a potential run producing situation.
August 20th, 20098:49 pm
Supes–I’d go as far to say that he could be a good no. 3 starter. He does offer some SP depth that we need in the upper minors, for sure.
Hey someone check with Loaf and see if has helped Sheff “think”
Nice play again Omar!
August 20th, 20098:50 pm
Now 85 pitches through 5.1 for KK.
August 20th, 20098:51 pm
Well, I think we could probably call Omar the MVP of this game, at least on the defense side of things.
I read one of the reasons they were high on Minor, is that he is less of a gamble than some of the other guys available. Maybe the “upside” is not as high as some would like, but he was not a head case with great stuff, but control issues, etc. Also, he could be signed, and would not be 3-4 years away from the ML level.
August 20th, 20098:52 pm
Walk the #8 and face Johan??? Anyone?
c jonze–yeah, I like all of those things about Minor. He’s a classic low-ceiling/high-floor guy to me. I think it’s a pretty safe bet that we’ll see him in Atlanta.
August 20th, 20098:53 pm
Heath – I say no b/c Johan can hit too.
…guess didn’t need to.
Nice, nice, nice!!!
August 20th, 20098:54 pm
I like that little flare outta Kenshin. Nice little toss out of his glove.
Is that all for KK now? 92 pitches through 6 IP? I think most people would have taken his current line before the game started without even hesitating.
6 IP, 6H, 2BB 5K, 1R
Waiting on Adam LaRoache to hit one in that Subway section this next inning.
Dont get me wong Steve I dont think he is the next Smolts, Maddox, Hudson. I just dont think he is the next top pick to fail out.
August 20th, 20098:55 pm
I think KK has 1 more inning in him, esp. against this Mets lineup.
People are pissed at my guys, you see that dugout shot, they are staying away from me!
August 20th, 20098:56 pm
Appreciate how solid Minor is. Last year’s No. 1 pick, DeVall, is sitting around waiting for the brass to decide whether or not to schedule him for Tommy John surgery.
looks like the braves are going to have to hang on just to not lose ground again tonight.
With a few more scoreless outs…KK will be under 4.0 ERA too. His season numbers keep looking better and better.
August 20th, 20098:57 pm
Mike Minor impressive in debut
I think Escobar is dangerously close to being the best hitter on this team, if he’s not already. That doesn’t make Chipper worthless, though. This is expected decline for his age for people not named Bonds and Clemens.
LaRoche just missed it
He just had to get acclimated to MLB the game is so much harder then the Jap league.
Almost four games in a row with a homer for LaRoche, who scorched that ball foul
August 20th, 20098:58 pm
LaRoche smoked that one! Juuuuuust foul.
Enter your comments here
Then he follows that line-drive foul with a towering, and I mean towering, shot to the second deck. Another foul
Two in row… try another pitch Johan… he he
He’ll settle for a base hit ~_~
LaRoche was destined to get a hit there…
LaRoche, not giving in. I like it.
August 20th, 20098:59 pm
rico43–DeVall hasn’t had the surgery yet? I’d read somewhere that he did have it done…
It only goes to show how good Escobar is leading the team in a lot of stats hes one of the most under rated and under publicized players in The Show
August 20th, 20099:00 pm
Chipper Jones hit .364 last year and won the batting title. All it took was having a legitimate cleanup hitter behind him.
August 20th, 20099:01 pm
better bunt this time.
good bunts 2 our of 3 times for KK.
Good bunt there KK.
*2 out of 3
August 20th, 20099:02 pm
Chipper’s had an awful year. He’s batting .290 and getting on base at a .404 clip. He sucks now.
77 pitches for Johan…we must like facing him cause we’re not doing anything to get him out of the game.
DOB, please try to find out what Escobar said to KK last inning between hitters. I wonder what the odds are that KK understood a word he said.
August 20th, 20099:03 pm
I’m guessing KK was not asked to bunt much in Japan. Doesn’t look comfortable.
Larry Jones does not suck OMG people are so bad. Sorry he’s not pujols any more. Sorry he is not batting .650 with 120 RBI’s. Find 3 better 3rd basemen….you cant.
August 20th, 20099:04 pm
Chipper Jones hit .364 last year and won the batting title. All it took was having a legitimate cleanup hitter behind him
That’s going to be the team’s biggest need offensively going into the off-season.
Find a RH cleanup bat that can solidify the order.
Brian McCann should be hitting 5th (ideal situation).
DOB getting props on the air from Boog
As The Blog Turns… 24 hours of non stop whining, moaning, highs and lows. A drama filled source that keeps you coming back for more and more and more……
August 20th, 20099:05 pm
Wow….PH for Johan.
how many times has kk pitched into the 7th
Phillies will win NL East… WC, here we come.
boog just gave u props and showed ur 13 game stats on TV DOB… Dont know how much you care but thought id give it to u anyway
We talk baseball, other sports, music, movies, BBQ and whatever (except politics or religion)
Atlanta Braves RSS feed
Previous entries »
Send a feedback technical issue
Vacation stops, manage subscriptions and more
Visitor Agreement | Privacy Statement© 2013 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution