3:01 pm August 22, 2009, by David O'Brien
Nova Scotia Steve
August 22nd, 20099:13 pm
Way to go Javy….Very Maddux like
Good Job Javy V!
"Chef" Tim Dix
Smoov AZZ Javy.
Steve from OH
August 22nd, 20099:14 pm
The good thing we did in the offseason is set a bench that is as deep than any MLB club outside of the top spenders.
Good move by Bobby.
He gets my approval on that. He should be so lucky.
The Braves need to get school kids more involved somehow. That, of course, is where future large turnouts lie.
Can Javy teach Norton to do that?
When will the old fool get a chance to put Norton in again?
Does anyone know why Tim Hudson did NOT pitch at Gwinnett tonight?
By the way… you play for 1 run here because it is late in the game and you effectively only have 1 guy on the bench if you do not want to use the back-up catcher.
August 22nd, 20099:15 pm
we’ll get the moon and the stars for him in the off season.
Gorecki reminds me of Bob Horner with the way he holds his hands low and close to the chest.
Was Dixon the one who used to QB for Oregon?
I’m a fan of that call. A 5-3 game looks MUCH better than a 4-3 game, especially with these Braves.
thank god for TBS…I suspect my love of the Braves would have died long ago if I couldn’t watch them 90 games a year…
That at least lessens the chances of a double play.
lmao @ your 9:05 jeffrey.
Hudson is scheduled to pitch tomorrow at AAA
August 22nd, 20099:16 pm
he’s scheduled to pitch tomorrow
That would be a rough go for a guy just back from TJ surgery, since he’s scheduled to pitch tomorrow. Just a guess.
Good move by Bobby to have Javy bunt? Of course, it just overrided a stupid move to put Norton in.
I’m surprised that more teams dont use a pitcher to pinch bunt. I can still remember that Chicago game in Chicago when Diaz was in a 13 for 26 stretch……..and Bobby used him as a pinch hitter to bunt. He popped up and failed to sacrifice. That was the game that Bobby started Francoeur after benching him for a few games so he could “give him some at-bats”, even though Diaz was absolutely raking at the plate.
If I’m correct, Francoeur was traded 2 days later.
Regardless, since pitchers working on bunting more than position players do, it makes perfect sense to use pitchers to pinch bunt more often.
Giants up 6-2 over the Rockies in the 4th.
August 22nd, 20099:17 pm
How’s Glen Coffee looking, tonight?
I like how True Braves Fans is plural. Like there’s 4 or 5 people in Braves hats/jerseys sitting at the same computer.
So you’re kinda like an ump. You like baseball but don’t have a vested interest in any particular team?
I say Kelly goes yard here.
True Braves Fans
August 22nd, 20099:18 pm
They bring in a lefty to meet Kelly this year “head scratcher”
Hudson is pitching Sunday for Gwinnett
August 22nd, 20099:19 pm
KJ up? UH OH. DP time.
Two (me and wife actually) both wearing #10 for every game…lol
Holy hell. I didn’t know he had a real name.
Snyder the Architect
Jeffrey D – Yep he played QB at Oregon…we drafted him in 2007 and he played briefly in the Rookie GCL and at Danville that summer before returning to Oregon for his senior year…
Bobby using Javy in that situation is a perfect example of why you might think more starting pitchers would be used to sacrifice. Javy has failed at that, what, once or twice all year? Seems that way anyway.
August 22nd, 20099:20 pm
Guessin JJ’s not hung-over
SF has The Freak on the mound tomorrow afternoon as well. Need wins Bravos.
And who at Peachtree TV said “okay…we need a fat guy yelling at people every game. That’s the ONLY way we’ll bring in more fans.”
Seriously…is JJ really necessary?
All you can eat seats????
I know times are tough but eating seats? Wow.
It’s obvious that Freddi Gonzalez came from the “Bobby Cox School of Managerial Decisions” where splits are irrelevant.
Andy you’re probably right about that probably the best way to be a beat writer
cabravesfan – you must not be paying enough attention to your ‘niners with all the posting you’re doing – they’re losing because of you…
With that said, try my pie.
August 22nd, 20099:21 pm
Heath………..do you remember that Chicago game that I made reference to in my 8:16pm posting?
Escobar for Supreme Court
Lets go Larry
Good try for the DP Kelly. Maybe next time.
Earn Your (exepletive) Money!!!
I was hoping for a triple in the gap there Kelly.
Here we go, Chipper…let’s get some insurance here…
It’s time for Chipper to break out.
I have forgotten- are you a ‘Bama girl or an Auburn girl?
Hey cab, sorry I just saw this. I’m a UGA girl.
Believe it or not, not everyone who lives in Bama is a bama or auburn fan. My daughter goes to auburn and I graduated from bama, but I only went to school there for 2 semesters after 3 years at UGA. I enjoy watching all SEC teams but UGA is “my” team.
August 22nd, 20099:22 pm
This would be a good spot for Chipper to get a hit.
Snyder – yeah. I remember he was getting some Heisman talk before he broke his….leg? I think it was his leg. And he was trying to decide between baseball and football. Guess he made his choice…
Wow…a WP would have been nice there…
August 22nd, 20099:23 pm
Bring On Roachy!
Come on Roachy!
This looks like the familiar “unintentional, intentional walk”.
Pinto wants to face the lefty LaRoche.
Chipper, lets see if you can work a walk, and set it up for Rochey!
The Bird and Indian
Take it to them Adam. Take it to them.
Grand Salami time
Here we go… Come on Roachy!!!!
August 22nd, 20099:24 pm
he’s looking pretty good actually- great 3rd round pick up there
My bad- thought you were one or the other…meant nothing by it
“Pie, get your free pass pie.”
I’ll have to change my underwear if Roachy puts one out…
Roachy. Time to go downtown.
Hey cab, sorry I just saw this. I’m a UGA girl. RHR
Beautiful. That’s what I like to see.
But I thought you said your daughter went to UGA? Guess I’m just making that up.
I may have to anyways…oops
Crucial Part in the game here, all we need is a single
August 22nd, 20099:25 pm
Adam LaRoache playing for his next contract…expect Adam to come through!
Good call on Dexter Fowler from the Rockies for a potential ROY. I completely forgot about him. If a position player gets it, it’ll probably be him.
N.S. Steve: Please don’t change with Frenchy.
A one run lead is not enough with MFIKY coming in.
I hate pinto beans
Roachy showing some patience!!
August 22nd, 20099:26 pm
Coffee’s got 10 carries for 111 in the first half…not bad at all
About time this crowd gets Loud!
hahaha the radar showed 100 MPH before he even threw the ball lol
NO MORE COX OR CHIPPER!
WTF? Swing the f*ckin bat!
August 22nd, 20099:27 pm
NIce job Laroche….you douche.
Nice try by that guy behind the plate.
The strike 2 pitch was the best pitch he say as far as being able to drive it. That was a nasty strike 3 pitch.
I’m sorry but DAMMIT
TOO CLOSE TO TAKE!!
DANGIT! I need to quit rooting for our cleanup batters. It makes them K…
I fraking hate Pinto, Ross and Helms. Almost as much as I hate Craig Counsel
Pinto has always been a thorn in the Braves’ side. Those were clutch pitches to Adam, generous call on the 3-1 but that last strike nothing Adam could do about that off speed sh*t.
W O W !!!!
August 22nd, 20099:28 pm
What else would you expect people? We can never seem to put a game out of reach. Now it looks like a loss because the bullpen will never hold them.
You kinda gotta swing the bat Rochy
Never that easy with this team this year. UGGHHH …
Butt Commander – that was ugly.
jeffrey – nope, she goes to Auburn….in-state tuition is bad enough, certainly can’t pay out-of-state tuition for her to go to UGA. I wish she could but thems the breaks.
Well The Offense has pulled another 1 inning and done as far as scoring like they did in New York Tuesday
Is Gonzo coming in???
Everyone put their seatbelts on…its gunna be a rocky ride.
Hating Pinto beans are fighting words J. D.
If they’re going to keep asking these kinds of questions, maybe it shouldn’t be called “Know How” anymore.
August 22nd, 20099:29 pm
Gonzo then MFIKY. OH NO!!
Forget it……..that was our chance…….this will not end well.
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