As Chipper, Escobar go, so go Braves?

  If it seems the Braves’ offense has returned to a mediocre state after a nice little burn through July, well, it’s probably because a couple of their biggest guns have suddenly stopped firing anything but caps.
  We’re talking Chipper Jones and Yunel Escobar. Since Aug. 12, the two of them have combined for no extra-base hits and two RBIs in 63 at-bats. The Braves are 5-4 in those nine games.
  You can recite Chipper’s still-solid .401 OBP and .873 OPS or anything else you want, but folks, he has no extra-base hits and a .194 average in those past nine games, with two RBI, nine strikeouts and four walks in that span. Not Hoss-ian, for sure.

Braves have missed Prado

Prado and Braves offense ailing

  Chipper has hit (and slugged) .194 with two RBI in those nine games. And in his past six games, he’s 1-for-20 with eight strikeouts.
 Meanwhile, Escobar — perhaps the MVP of the team if the vote were taken today — has gone from one of his hottest stretches of power-hitting to almost nothing, in terms of extra-base hits.
  In a torrid 11-game stretch from July 9 to July 24, the shortstop hit .457 with four doubles, a triple, four homers and 14 RBIs. He had a .513 OBP and .943 slugging percentage in that stretch.
  But in 22 games since July 24, Escobar has hit .269 (21-for-78) with two doubles, three RBI (yes, two extra-base hits and three RBI). He has 10 walks and a .367 OBP in that period, but just a .295 slugging percentage.
  And in his past nine games, Escobar is 8-for-32 (.250) with no extra-base hits and no RBI.
  You take away power from those two, subtract ailing leadoff man Nate McLouth and second baseman Martin Prado, and consider the slump that Brian McCann just went through, and it’s a little surprising the Braves have even stayed in this thing through the past couple weeks.
  A lot of that credit goes to blazing-hot Adam LaRoche, Matt Diaz, and, of course, the starting pitchers (Derek Lowe’s work at New York notwithstanding).

  ♣ The opposition isn’t resting: The Braves’ 30-18 record since June 28 is still the second-best in the National League, behind on the Phillies (31-16) in that stretch. The problem for the Braves is obvious: The other hottest teams in the league are the ones they are trying to overtake in both the division and wild-card races.
  Can the Braves earn a postseason berth? Absolutely. But they margin for error is getting smaller by the day, and head-to-head matchups against those teams ahead of them become increasingly important, like this series with Florida.
  See, the Marlins are 27-19 since June 28, almost the equal of the Braves since then. And the Marlins are hotter right now, the best-hitting team in the league in August, offsetting an unimpressive ERA.
  And the wild-card leader, Colorado, is 29-19, right there with the Braves since late June. Braves are going to have to get hotter than they have been, or hope the Rockies, Giants and especially the Marlins cool off.
  San Francisco is 28-21 since June 28 – again, right there with the Braves in that stretch, and remember, this has been the Braves’ best nearly-50-game stretch of the season, by far.
  Barring an injury, the Giants seem solid because they’re doing it with primarily their outstanding pitching (3.05 ERA since June 28). And that’s more reliable than hot bats.

 ♣ Speaking of Fish: They have double-digit hits in 17 of 19 August games before Saturday night’s series middle game. Amazing. They’ve hit .314 for the month, with eight multi-homer games in 19, including two homers in Friday night’s loooong 5-3 win against the Bravos. So much hitting that the Marlins’ 4.74 ERA for the month hasn’t sunk them.
  The Braves, meanwhile, have hit .267 this month with double-digit hits in eight of 19 games, and five of those games came during that trip to San Diego and L.A.
  The Braves have 43 fewer hits this month than the Marlins, in the same number of games. And here’s the particularly troubling part for the Bravos: They’ve had just one game with double-digit hits in their past eight — the 18-hit, 15-run slaughter at New York on Thursday.
  They’ve had eight or fewer hits in six of their past eight games, and scored four runs or fewer in six of eight.
  Through it all, LaRoche keeps raking. He’s hit .483 with six homers and 11 RBI in his past nine games.
 Since being traded to the Braves, LaRoche has hit .410 (25-for-61) with seven homers, 15 RBI and a .507 OBP and .787 slugging percentage in 18 games.

 ♣ Spraying to all fields:

 • Seldom has a change of scenery paid more immediate dividends for a player than for Jeff Francoeur in New York. Watching and talking to him for a while this week up there, I could tell the dude feels like the weight of the world is off his shoulders.
  It’s too bad how things worked out for him here, but I think it was just too much, too soon, and once the whole Sports Illustrated/Delta pitchman/Braves ad man ball got rolling after his remarkable first month in the majors, there was no turning back…
 • In the competition for biggest jackball, non-professional division, this Ryan Perilloux fella has certainly kept his hat in the ring, hasn’t he? Dude transfers to little Jacksonville (Ala.) State after being booted off the team at LSU, and still manages to make headlines with another suspension….
 I have no doubt that Terrel Owens will reclaim his pro-division jackball crown with some cringe-inducing statement or action within the next few weeks. But for now, we’ll go with Phillies pitcher Brett Meyers. I know, I know, it’s a crowded field, but that guy, with his incidents and cover-up stories….
 • Watching video of the teen-aged 800-meter world-record holder, let’s just say I can see where some competitors might have some suspicions….
 • So much for that anticipated Huddy-Peavy matchup tomorrow at Triple-A Gwinnett. Tim Hudson is making his rehab start, as planned, for Gwinnett. But Jake Peavy’s not making his next rehab start for the Triple-A White Sox affiliate until Monday….
   • During the long rain delay last night, we watched the rerun of the Austin City Limits with Drive-By Truckers and Ryan Bingham for about the fourth or fifth time. That and the James McMurtry show were the best Austin City Limits that I’ve seen in years.

“THAT MAN I SHOT” by Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

That man I shot, He was trying to kill me
He was trying to kill me He was trying to kill me
That man I shot I didn’t know him
I was just doing my job, maybe so was he

That man I shot, I was in his homeland
I was there to help him but he didn’t want me there
I did not hate him, I still don’t hate him
He was trying to kill me and I had to take him down

That man I shot, I still can see him
When I should be sleeping, tossing and turning
He’s looking at me, eyes looking through me
Break out in cold sweats when I see him standing there

That man I shot, shot not in anger
There’s no denying it was in self-defense
But when I close my eyes, I still can see him
I feel his last breath in the calm dead of night

That man I shot, He was trying to kill me
He was trying to kill me, He was trying to kill me
Sometimes I wonder if I should be there?
I hold my little ones until he disappears

I hold my little ones until he disappears
I hold my little ones until we disappear
And I’m not crazy or at least I never was
But there’s this big thing that can’t get rid of

That man I shot did he have little ones
That he was so proud of that he won’t see grow up?
Was walking down his street, maybe I was in his yard
Was trying to do good I just don’t understand

3,185 comments Add your comment

Jurrjens4NLCY

August 22nd, 2009
3:03 pm

Jurrjens4NLCY

August 22nd, 2009
3:04 pm

Oh I’ve always wanted that, ok, lets go GA, beat up NY like the pros do!

Shamus Thacker

August 22nd, 2009
3:07 pm

DOB, need to check date on Chipper/Esco slumps.

PWHjort

August 22nd, 2009
3:12 pm

Was tryin’ to kill me, was tryin’ to kill me, was tryin’ to kill me!

Great song.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
3:13 pm

Thanks for the new Blog, Chief.

and consider the slump that Brian McCann just went through

Hmm…last night it appeared he’s still going through it…hitting a whopping .194 this month. Yee-haw. yes, and now Chipper and Escobar have joined in the fun. Who’s next? :D

:roll:

Baba O'Riley

August 22nd, 2009
3:13 pm

Guys we can give up now. While reading the blog this morning, some of our fellow Braves fans deemed last night’s game a MUST WIN. It was a fun stretch, but according to these guys we can pack it in now.

Baba O'riley

August 22nd, 2009
3:15 pm

Gloom, despair, and agony….

Baba O'Riley

August 22nd, 2009
3:16 pm

Nice try, now I have a shadow…

Jurrjens4NLCY

August 22nd, 2009
3:16 pm

Yee-haw. yes, and now Chipper and Escobar have joined in the fun. Who’s next?

Adam LaRoche!

Jurrjens4NLCY

August 22nd, 2009
3:19 pm

GA takes a 2 – 0 lead on NY on “Da Flyin Hawaiin’s” 2 run HR. No not Victorino, although he could pass in the little league…

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:24 pm

Im coming out of my slump tonight its going to be a 7-2 beatdown!

ijudgenot

August 22nd, 2009
3:27 pm

Is there any team in both leagues that have players sidelined as much over the course of a year with what is considered minor aches as the Braves?

OptimisticInTexas

August 22nd, 2009
3:27 pm

Escobar for Supreme Court, I certainly hope you are right! We need Escobar — no, not on the bench — but as a hitter…

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:28 pm

Im done riding the Norton trend!!

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
3:28 pm

No member of our current outfield should be a major league starter.

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:29 pm

Jim Rockford-
Dead Wrong

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
3:30 pm

Church, Gorecki, Diaz are 4th outfielders.

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
3:30 pm

bruce

August 22nd, 2009
3:32 pm

first? first win of series tonight!!!

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:35 pm

GA is one of the leagues best hitters. He is also very clutch. Hes just old like Chipper. Diaz is a platoon everyone knows this. Gorecki sucks but we havent seen enough of him.

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:35 pm

Church is better then Jeff the F.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
3:36 pm

Bruce

Let’s hope so!!

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
3:40 pm

EfSC- I’m not so sure Church is better than JF. GA is too old to start in the field. The CF has to cover about 20% more of the field when he plays. Again, our current OF starters should not be starting in the majors.

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
3:42 pm

GA is one of the leagues best hitters????? I just caught that. Are you serious? Maybe in 2001.

AdirondackDave

August 22nd, 2009
3:43 pm

DOB or anybody else — What do you think would be Adam LaRoche’s next contract expectation might be in terms of length and dollars? Would 3-4 years at 10M/per year sound high/low/about right. Is his agent Boras?

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:43 pm

Look Church has been a lot more productive then JF was when he was here I’ll continue to take him over JF. McLouth is as good as a center fielder as there is, he won a gold glove two years ago! GA is just old yes but hes not worse in the field then Manny.

Random

August 22nd, 2009
3:44 pm

DOB: “You can recite Chipper’s on-base percetage and OPS and anything else you want as a retort, but folks, he has no extra-base hits and a .194 average in those nine games, with two RBI, nine strikeouts and four walks in that span.”

Now you’re just shadow boxing, or fighting straw men — no one that I know of has denied that Chipper’s been in a slump.

“Chipper needs a rest and some protection in the batting order — Braves need a full roster and a legitimate clean-up hitter . . . ”

(Funny though that no one here’s been hatin’ on Escobar — only on Chipper. Go figure.)

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:44 pm

Yes he is on the all time list for hits how can you take that away from him. He is as smart at the plate as Chipper is.

keylargo

August 22nd, 2009
3:48 pm

Martin Prado has been in decline for a month and the last 10 games he has been in a severe slump as his numbers will verify.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?n1=pradoma01&t=b&year=2009

bruce

August 22nd, 2009
3:48 pm

Is whatever is hurting Chipper (in his side I think, maybe an oblique), going to hold out until Martin can come back? That seems like the question for tonight and tomorrow.

bruce

August 22nd, 2009
3:49 pm

Or Infante moves to third and Kelly starts at second…

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
3:50 pm

He is on the all-time list for hits? Every major leaguer that has a hit is on that list. He WAS a good player, he’s now occasionally a good hitter. There’s a reason he was our last resort to sign. I wasn’t including McLouth. He’s on the DL. I mean the group we’re currently trotting out there.

keylargo

August 22nd, 2009
3:51 pm

Sorry, I thought I had the last ten games but he is .222/.243/.361/.604 for the last ten.

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
3:54 pm

bruce- You cant stay hot forever, even Pujols slumps.

Jim Rockford- Really, I know ever player is on that list that is a very counter productive statement. Anderson is near the top of that list and you want to throw that away? He is not the best option for LF I am by no means saying that and yes he was our last ditch effort but I think he is having a pretty good year for someone in his upper 30’s.

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
3:57 pm

EfSC- We don’t need someone who’s having “a pretty good year for someone in his upper 30’s”. Who gives a fat rat’s a$$ what his career numbers are? Tom Glavine has great career numbers. could he start for us as well?

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
4:02 pm

Glavine couldnt produce Anderson can and has to some extent. So what he’s a middle of the road OF, this team is middle of the road incase you haven’t noticed. I would take him over some no name person they would have to find.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:02 pm

Bruce Or Infante moves to third and Kelly starts at second…

That’s what I think they should do…at least for one game. Chipper does seem to be hurting, and we don’t need it to get worse…

bruce

August 22nd, 2009
4:04 pm

escy — I am not talking about being hot, or slumps… I am talking about being/playing hurt… Chipper cringed big time on one swing last night (saw it on Marlins broadcast) and I’ve seen the same in the dugout recently… he is playing with significant pain maybe injury. I’d bet he’d get rest if Prado was healthy…

Travis

August 22nd, 2009
4:05 pm

I think Chipper is hurting from his recent oblique strain and needs a rest. I know Infante isn’t at 100% but it might be time for Kelly to play second and OI at third. LaRoache needs to bat clean up and McCann fifth. This righty lefty righty scenario doesn’t really mean much when Mac and Roachy hit lefties pretty well. Has anyone noticed Escobar being a little nonchalant in the field with his hustle and ball handling? It just seems he is bored because the game is so easy for him defensively. IMOA

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
4:06 pm

This team is handicapped by its lack of outfield production. You’re making the point for me. Besides injury-depleted teams, with which other teams could GA start in LF?

18 Wheels of Love

August 22nd, 2009
4:07 pm

Daddy needs a drink

David O'Brien

August 22nd, 2009
4:08 pm

LINEUP
1. Infante (LF)
2. Johnson
3. Chipper
4. LaRoche
5. Escobar
6. Diaz (RF)
7. Ross
8. Gorecki (CF)
9. Hanson

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:08 pm

Travis LaRoache needs to bat clean up and McCann fifth.

You know it, man.

This righty lefty righty scenario doesn’t really mean much when Mac and Roachy hit lefties pretty well.

Something BMac has not done this year–hit lefties well. Brother! .202 AVG…

Chipster

August 22nd, 2009
4:10 pm

Ever since I went-a huntin’ in that there petting zoo, I’ve been kinduv, you know, lazy

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:10 pm

Holy crud…I…he…it…LaRoche! He is…batting cleanup!

Somebody get me a paper bag to breath into…I’m passing out…

RHR

August 22nd, 2009
4:12 pm

Yay McFann!

DOB –

Since Sept 12, the two of them have combined for no extra-base hits and two RBIs in 63 at-bats. The Braves are 5-4 in those nine games.

Steve from OH

August 22nd, 2009
4:13 pm

Who’s playing CF?

The A Bomb

August 22nd, 2009
4:13 pm

I love those lineups where we create a strong bench. Only thing missing from the lineup – subtract LaRoche and put in Norton at 1B.

Hanson — you need to throw a no-hitter tonight.

njbraves

August 22nd, 2009
4:14 pm

Looks like many of you got you’re wish. Roachy hitting clean up…Omar in LF, and KJ playing 2nd. I guess you’ll have to come up with something new to complain about if they lose tonight. I’m confident that won’t be too hard for most of you.

StingerSplash

August 22nd, 2009
4:14 pm

Listening to a radio show last week and the host is tight with Myers so asks Myers about hitting Manny in last year’s playoffs. Myers, off course, said after the game to the press that it was a pitch that got away. But the radio host said Myers told him “Hell, yeah, I was trying to hit him.”
I’ve heard Myers on that show a few times and he seems like a cool dude — his off the field … incidents? … notwithstanding.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:15 pm

RHR

My heart seriously skipped a beat when I saw the lineup…I know that’s weird, but it did.

Hey, David Ross…

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
4:18 pm

I would guess Gorecki plays CF.

Rocky

August 22nd, 2009
4:19 pm

Jim Rockford (August 22nd, 2009 3:50 pm): “He is on the all-time list for hits? Every major leaguer that has a hit is on that list.”

I didn’t like it when you was messing around with your boy scout knife. I sure don’t like it now that you’re messing around with statistics!

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
4:20 pm

bruce-
Yea I got that, our whole team is banged up at the wrong time. Its horrible luck.

Jim Rockford-
St Louis, Col, San Diego, Tex, Kansas and Cleveland to name a few all those teams have worse LF production then we do.

RHR

August 22nd, 2009
4:21 pm

Funny though that no one here’s been hatin’ on Escobar

Ha. You must not have read the blog a single day in July.

May was hate Kelly month, June was hate Frenchy month, July was hate Yunel month, and August is hate Chipper month. Keep up, Random.

You’d think with all the notes you take on the blog comments that you would know these things. :roll:

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
4:21 pm

Oh, Rocky cool it. Angel started it and Sgt. Becker gave me the OK.

Rocky

August 22nd, 2009
4:23 pm

Escobar for Supreme Court (August 22nd, 2009 3:54 pm): “Jim Rockford- Really, I know ever player is on that list that is a very counter productive statement. Anderson is near the top of that list and you want to throw that away?”

Jimmy didn’t kill nobody!

RHR

August 22nd, 2009
4:23 pm

And honestly? Why is that Gorecki kid playing over Church? Is something wrong with Ryan Church? Is Gorecki playing CF? Really? Or is Diaz playing there? Whoever is in RF better have some wheels or play shallow..thats all I’m saying. :lol:

Rocky

August 22nd, 2009
4:23 pm

Don’t worry, Sonny. I mean, they can’t throw you in jail for something you didn’t do!

RHR

August 22nd, 2009
4:24 pm

Its not weird, McFann…its sad lol.

Dennis Becker

August 22nd, 2009
4:25 pm

That ain’t Jimbo, Rocky — that’s Freddie Beamer.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:28 pm

RHR

Haha! It is sad…

:lol: @ your 4:23.

And when I saw Ross was playing, I was like, “Oh, there’s why [LaRoche is batting cleanup]…no BMac and no Anderson. Why’s BMac not playing…heck, I did say Ross could get more starts…but why is he starting today and not tomorrow’s DGANG? Maybe Bobby knows BMac can’t hit Volstad…yeah, that’s all it is, right?”

:P

Chop Chop

August 22nd, 2009
4:28 pm

McCann is off today because he spent last night’s entire rain delay in a catcher’s crouch.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:29 pm

Chop Chop

Haha…

:?

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
4:30 pm

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
4:30 pm

EfSC- I see you’re still fighting the losing battle. Look at the teams you listed. Marlon Byrd is currently a better all-around player than GA. St.Louis made a major upgrade in getting Holliday. The others, you are correct. GA could play for them. he could not start for the Cards or Rangers, and other than the Rockies the others you listed are DISMAL. Maybe that’s where GA should be playing, on a team that thinks “he’s having a pretty producyive year for someone in his upper 30’s”.

Jim Rockford

August 22nd, 2009
4:32 pm

Angel Martin’s behind the whole thing. He’s got a numbers fix going down.

Rocky

August 22nd, 2009
4:33 pm

Jim Rockford (August 22nd, 2009 4:21 pm): “Oh, Rocky cool it.”

I am THROUGH talking to you! Look at you, an inch or two to the right and you’d be missing that eye!

RHR

August 22nd, 2009
4:33 pm

he spent last night’s entire rain delay in a catcher’s crouch.

Scandalous!

Soph

August 22nd, 2009
4:33 pm

Hmmm, interesting lineup.

The A Bomb

August 22nd, 2009
4:34 pm

So let me see here. . .

Prado can’t go. . .

Anderson can’t go. . .

So when the most well-known oblique in sports flares up in the 3rd inning. . . Church to LF, Infante to 3B. . .

When Escobar gets his mysterious “pain” (because he has to play w/Johnson tonight), he comes out, Infante goes to SS and Norton goes to 3B. . .

So in the 7th inning. . .

“YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, FOR THE BRAVES, BATTING FOR HANSON, NUMBER 58. . .
PEEEEEEEEEEEETER MOYLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Tonight might be cosmic bowling night.

PWHjort

August 22nd, 2009
4:35 pm

At least LaRoche is in the cleanup spot. Otherwise, that line-up….

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:36 pm

Soph Hmmm, interesting lineup.

…to say the least. At least LaRoche is batting cleanup! :D

:|

Chop Chop

August 22nd, 2009
4:36 pm

PWH,

We’ve got two future Hall of Famers (Chipper and Hanson) in the lineup. We’re going to win the World Series. Quit being negative. You sicken me.

jtb

August 22nd, 2009
4:37 pm

I think the only reason Esco is slumping is because he’s without his best bud Byran Pena. I mean how can you expect him to put up solid numbers without someone to talk to at night on the road? Same goes for McCann now that Jeffrey’s gone.

dunwoodybrave

August 22nd, 2009
4:40 pm

DOB, why did the Braves bring up Gorecki stedda BJones? Because he can play multiple OF positions? We could use BJones’ bat.

Also, I’m thinking Wren has a pleasant problem: How do you offer LaRoche a one-year deal, biding time until Freeman is ready. LaRoche is looking really valuable (I know, contract year) with his glove and his power. I’d say sign him to a 3-year deal–he’s obviously going to want more than one year–and give Freeman more time to mature (only 19 or 20 now as it is). How can we push out a potential 30-HR guy for a Mark Grace-like doubles hitter? And we’ve already seen what happened after we rushed Frenchy and Schafer.

Chop Chop

August 22nd, 2009
4:40 pm

Wait. Yunel’s going to the Hall, too.

RHR

August 22nd, 2009
4:40 pm

That wasn’t nearly condescending enough, Chop Chop. Try harder.

Shamus Thacker

August 22nd, 2009
4:42 pm

Chipster: Ever since I went-a huntin’ in that there petting zoo, I’ve been kinduv, you know, lazy”"

I’m assuming the “petting zoo” is Hooters?

RHR

August 22nd, 2009
4:42 pm

Yunel and chipper combined only have 2 RBIs since last September. You are a crack addict if you think they are going in the hall. They are lucky they even have jobs. They’ll be ushers at the ted next year with numbers like that.

Rocky

August 22nd, 2009
4:44 pm

RHR (August 22nd, 2009 4:40 pm): “That wasn’t nearly condescending enough, Chop Chop. Try harder.”

Here, I’ll give ‘er a try.

RHR (August 22nd, 2009 4:21 pm): “Ha. You must not have read the blog a single day in July. . . . July was hate Yunel month . . . .”

Could be.

All’s I remember is some people bashing on Escobar for his quote unquote “attitude” and “behavior”, not for any lack of offensive performance (”slumping”).

Does that ring a bell? Or are you incapable of making such fine distinctions?

Soph

August 22nd, 2009
4:44 pm

Ushers…or ticket takers.

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
4:44 pm

Jim Rockford-Hes is a potential Hall of Fame player win one more ring then most of the Braves to say he is not a good player is just not correct. Hes a winner.

Soph

August 22nd, 2009
4:45 pm

Refresh, por favor.

Yakacki

August 22nd, 2009
4:46 pm

My money is on Diaz playing CF… Glad to see Ross getting some more PT lately… McCann has been looking sluggish (moonshot bombs in NY excluded).

Was anyone else totally disgusted with Hoss and Mac being overly aggressive in the bottom of the 9th last night?

Mac and Esco’s struggles have nothing to do with Pena and Frenchy not being around, either.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:46 pm

Soph Ushers…or ticket takers.

Or they could be the people who clean out the dugout after every game. Talk about dirty jobs…

PWHjort

August 22nd, 2009
4:47 pm

Wait. Yunel’s going to the Hall, too.

Without question. First ballot.

Random

August 22nd, 2009
4:47 pm

Oops.

RHR (August 22nd, 2009 4:40 pm): “That wasn’t nearly condescending enough, Chop Chop. Try harder.”

Here, I’ll give ‘er a try.

RHR (August 22nd, 2009 4:21 pm): “Ha. You must not have read the blog a single day in July. . . . July was hate Yunel month . . . .”

Could be.

All’s I remember is some people bashing on Escobar for his quote unquote “attitude” and “behavior”, not for any lack of offensive performance (”slumping”).

Does that ring a bell? Or are you incapable of making such fine distinctions?

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:47 pm

This Blog is being mean to me!

It won’t stop un-refreshing… :x

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:49 pm

Yakacki Was anyone else totally disgusted with Hoss and Mac being overly aggressive in the bottom of the 9th last night?

I didn’t see it! Nyah nyah nyah-nyah nyah!!

Soph

August 22nd, 2009
4:50 pm

McFann – yeahhhhh, that would be a nasty job. Although I have to say the people that clean the stadium afterwards have it pretty bad too.

Hakuna Matata

August 22nd, 2009
4:51 pm

Oy vey..Reid Gorecki in CF…this is going to be fun.

Bobby Cox

August 22nd, 2009
4:51 pm

Escobar for Supreme Court ,
I was being sarcastic

Doc Holiday

August 22nd, 2009
4:52 pm

Jurrjens4NLCY,

Sure EOF is an upgrade………I forgot about him, but Logan? helloooooooo.

McFann Ô

August 22nd, 2009
4:53 pm

Soph

True…they must get paid very well…

Saw the dugout up-close on April 30, 2006 when my sister and I went down to run the bases. 8O They really need a trash can in there…

And yeah, cleaning up the stadium…yeesh. Kid in front of at a game last year puked all over the place…and I’m sure he wasn’t the only one…

Doc Holiday

August 22nd, 2009
4:54 pm

“As Chipper, Escobar go, so go Braves?”

I guess that means we are screwed, since Chipper is going nowhere but south.

cdog

August 22nd, 2009
4:55 pm

THE BRAVES WILL LOSE AS LONG AS PRADO STAYS OUT. OMAR INFANTE IS TERRIBLE ON DEFENSE, HE DIVES AT BALL HIT RIGHT AT HIM. KELLY JOHNSON IS AS BAD. UNLESS PRADO COMES BACK AND CONRAD IS CALLED UP, SECOND BASE WILL BE THE BRAVES WEAK SPOT. INFANTE KILLED THE BRAVES THE FRIDAY VS THE MARLIN. THERE WERE BALLS HIT AT HIM WHERE ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS REACH OUT, HE CHOOSE TO DIVE AT THEM HE IS TERRIBLE. THEN TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, HE FAILS AT THE PLATE. WHY IS BRANDON JONES NOT CALLED UP? HE IS A BETTER OUTFIELDER THAN THAT NEW FELLOW IN LEFT FIELD

Doc Holiday

August 22nd, 2009
4:56 pm

Nice lineup.

It makes sense……..something we have not been able to say very frequently for the last 4 seasons.

Escobar for Supreme Court

August 22nd, 2009
4:58 pm

Bobby Cox- I forgot what you said lol

PWHjort

August 22nd, 2009
4:59 pm

cdog,
Caps Lock. Left side of the keyboard. Learn to love it.

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