1:55 pm August 27, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
August 27th, 20099:57 pm
Yeah for Reid!
August 27th, 20099:58 pm
Watch yo’ mouth JJ.
August 27th, 20099:59 pm
So is Roachie making himself a type A or B free agent with the tear he is on?
“Its a lot more peaceful on the ole blog when the Bravos are winning.”
Oh, Bobby’s about to get blamed for something. Just wait.
it’s Medlen pitching…Vazquez is done after seven shutout innings.
August 27th, 200910:00 pm
I know! I mean, how would he like it if someone took away his double? Rude…
He has looked much better…took a couple of odd swings-and-misses tonight, but who doesn’t? Yeah, confidence definitely seems to be back.
Hopefully he continues his good hitting against the Fillies this weekend. Don’t like that they’re facing Lee on Saturday, though…
No, Javy should finish!
August 27th, 200910:01 pm
Little Med and his socks! I love those socks.
any other gals (or guys) watching project runway?
Makes him look even more like a jockey
Boog has a mancrush on B-Mac and Joe has one on KJ (anyone else tired of hearing how KJ is the greatest base runner on the team?)
Joe Simpson is full of it. He keeps talking about Kawakami’s shoulder bothering him. Kawakami had pitched 5 shutout innings, had retired 10 in a row going into the 6th inning, was only up to 76 pitches……..and then proceeded to have a bad 6th inning. He left some pitches up and got raked.
Just like Simpson was kissing Francoeur’s A$$ the whole time he was slumping with the Braves (how can anyone forget his numerous “oh, Franceour really had a good cut on that ball he hit foul” comments….even though the pitches he fouled off were hangers that should have been deposited in the cheap seats?)……..I feel that Simpson wants so much to see Hudson pitch that he just “makes up stuff” like Kawakami’s shoulder is hurting him.
Here’s a news flash for you Simpson: This time of year, pretty much every Major Leaguer has some sort of ailment bothering them. Keeping harping on Kawakami’s shoulder is a tried act. So is your “man crush” on Francoeur and Hudson.
If you had any sense, you’d realize that the timing of this move suggests that something is possibly in the works as far as a trade brewing.
I feel that some team in desperate need of starting pitching has approached the Braves about making a deal. Frank Wren is not ready to wave the flag yet on the season. However, if Tim Hudson were to show on Monday that he can pitch well……..then there is a good chance that he will make a move.
Another team approaching the Braves about a trade is the only logical reason why the Braves would have Hudson starting on Monday the 31st. Kawakami has pitched well in the second half of the season. If the Braves did not want Hudson to get one more rehab start at Gwinnett, then why they did originally schedule him to make his last start tomorrow there?
August 27th, 200910:02 pm
Medlen! Midget Love!!!
August 27th, 2009
how dare you be optimistic on this blog, bravefaninok. You obviously don’t think Bobby Cox is the worst manager in history. So obviously you must be and idiot.
Must be…..Go Bravos…
It’s ok JJ. My guy little Med is gonna take care of it for Javy. It’s all good.
Brandon from Warner Robins – yes it is. Teams from here play about twice as many tournaments to get to state than anywhere else. Always laugh during regionals when there are teams that have only played in 2. GA team looks good, good luck to them.
A little warning about Adam. He’s been nothing short of spectacular for us this second half. BUT, the first half of next season he’s gonna stink (for somebody) and cost games early on. Wins at the start are as important as wins at the finish. Hope y’all think hard about that…
I’m not trying to dampen spirits, but it’s gonna happen if past performance holds true.
Steve from OH
August 27th, 200910:03 pm
KK’s shoulder tenderness isn’t new news, Paul.
Shamus Thacker (August 27th, 2009 1:07 pm): “Remember the all-for-one, one-for-all, feeling, we got from the Braves in the early 90s? The sideways rally caps, the cutting up in the dugout, the rampant enthusiasm? That’s what I yearn for a return of. I know it was a rarity (maybe even an aberration) we’ll probably never see again, but it was “chemistry” at work in my book. That was a team that played collectively “as one.”
“Some of you say chemistry doesn’t exist; I believe it most surely does, at certain times for certain teams, the early 90’s Braves teams being a perfect example. They played the game with the camaraderie and enthusiasm of school kids. It could be called many things. I prefer calling it chemistry…”
91: 94-68 ==> “chemistry”
92: 99-64 ==> “chemistry”
93: 104-58 ==> “chemistry”
95: 90-54 ==> “chemistry”
96: 96-66 ==> “chemistry”
97: 101-61 ==> “chemistry”
98: 106-56 ==> “chemistry”
99: 103-59 ==> “chemistry”
00: 95-67 ==> “chemistry”
01: 88-74 ==> “chemistry”
02: 101-59 ==> “chemistry”
03: 101-61 ==> “chemistry”
04: 96-66 ==> “chemistry”
05: 90-72 ==> “chemistry”
06: 79-83 ==> no “chemistry”
07: 84-78 ==> no “chemistry”
08: 72-90 ==> no “chemistry”
09: too soon to say
Winning creates “chemistry”. (Thanks, Shaun.
Medlen needs to get this game over quickly and the Braves can leave town with at least 1 win against the Lowly Padres.
Hey, my only hope is the Padres take 2 out of 3 against the Rockies later on in the upcoming weeks when they play them! It’ll be “only fair” if they do so.
Have no fear! David’s here!
I guess you’re saving your horse for the stretch run. That was seven shutout innings by Javier Vazquez on 88 pitches (63 for strikes). He struck out seven and walked none. Dominant
Medlen’s reflex are at 100%
August 27th, 200910:04 pm
Nice play by my Med there
August 27th, 200910:05 pm
Was kidding bravefaninok. Sorry if it didn’t come across that way.
I guess there’s nothing anyone can say on here thats not so outrageous that people will know you’re not serious. And that sentence makes perfect sense.
Great job Med! 1-2-3.
Great game for Javy too!
Did you just call my Cali Boy a midget? How dare you!!!
August 27th, 200910:06 pm
If Javy can go nine, let him go nine!
9 strikes only 3 balls, sweet
if you showcase Huddy Monday and in the end decide to trade him, the trade should be with an AL team. You don’t wanna help NL teams
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
I’m sorry, my friend…..Kate Beckinsale is hot…but no woman on this planet…will EVER touch Shania Twain.
You say Kate’s your kryptonite…….well, Shania’s MINE..(LOL).
Her ex-husband is and idiot. Ya don’t screw around on a woman such as her..
August 27th, 200910:07 pm
That is the stupidest thing Bobby has ever done, Javy should have stayed….
So the Bobby haters keeping it on the DL tonight? Then what am I doing here?
But seriously, what happened to our friend Madre Padre?
If Anders were here I’d gladly give him props for the win today over the fish. Usually trash talking from Met bloggers doesn’t bother me too much but at this point I just want to say thanks.
Don’t judge me too harshly but I was actually starting to feel bad for those Metropolitans. Am I glad Jeff is gone? Yes. Was I glad that he hit into an unassisted triple play against those lowly stinkin’ Phillies? No I was not.
For once it wasn’t his fault for hitting into a multiple out play to end a game. That baseball genius Manuel was sending the runners with no outs like a f***ing retard. What an idiot.
August 27th, 200910:08 pm
Medlen been pretty impressive since moving to the bullpen
August 27th, 200910:09 pm
Something tells me Fish Bisch and Madre Padre are the same person. They just come on here to be annoying.
AndyC, believe it, Buddy Carlyle is up in the bullpen. Right on.
Jurrjens4NLCY – its 9-0, why put the extra pitches on his arm when you don’t need to?
August 27th, 200910:10 pm
Frank from KS…agree on all points. Shania turns me into a drooling idiot ( most people think that is my normal state, though)
August 27th, 2009
i got it kurdt….Medlen looks great,more confidence every time he pitches….
and Matty getz another one Loving that guy
on SportSouth, they rerun most of their games right after the postgame show; tonight (10PM CDT), tomorrow at 10AM CDT, and sometime at 2PM CDT … when they win I watch all 3 … when they lose I turn the game but won’t watch closely … I must be crazy or something like that … GO BRAVES!!!!
You have to procure players who mesh into a winning chemistry.
Brandon from Warner Robins
August 27th, 200910:11 pm
Glad to see Buddy back!
cabravesfan – looks like you have some competition for the favors of your 15-year old friend Meds… not to mention his crazy girlfriend
Kurdt, I think you just might be right.
You can have your Shania. To each his own.
August 27th, 200910:12 pm
Matty is 18 for his last 36 …A hittin fool….
This is why we don’t need Brooks Conrad up here. With Diaz, we already filled our scrappy white guy quotient.
Calm down little one. It turned out fine.
Nice to see that our alcoholic Braves are back on the wagon. This team cannot be trusted.
August 27th, 200910:13 pm
Joe Simpson was more upset than KJ that Martin made that last out and prevented KJ from getting an AB during this game.
Joe = Mancrush on KJ
Because Vasquez is having a dominant year, He’s only thrown 88 pitches, thats about 20 lower than normal, and Vasquez well need a shutout under his belt to contend for Cy Young award. If you wanna rest a pitcher, how about resting this over-used bullpen…. Makes no sense at all.
Carroll, I guess Bobby likes saving his “horses” but what about the bullpen?
I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that we still do not have a complete game this year. I seem to recall at one point reading that the Braves have had at least one complete game in every year in their existence.
We’ve only had about one or two, three at the most, in each of the past two years.
But this year, with this rotation? It doesn’t make sense.
Diaz is 18 for his last 36. It’s time for Bobby Cox to bench Diaz so Kelly Johnson can “gets some at-bats”. (Right before the All-Star Break, Bobby benched Diaz while he was on a 13 for 26 streak…..so Francoeur could “gets some at-bats”).
That “get some at-bats” is a direct quote that David O’Brien attributed to Bobby Cox when he was asked why Diaz wasnt in the line-up during the Chicago series.
Great to see Buddy back with the big league club. I hope he can help this team down the stretch.
August 27th, 200910:14 pm
Well, gotta go clean up the kitchen since hubby let me watch the beautiful game tonight. After that it’s off to bed. Been fun, ya’ll. Can sleep easy tonight with a win
To the casual observor, you would be appear to have a decent grasp of baseball, regardless of whether said observor agrees with your opinions or not.
But then you go and completely give it away with the last sentence of your 9:38 post.
“Looks like the intensity is definitely up tonight.”
I guess the intensity is up because the Braves are ahead 8-0. Or maybe you think that’s why the Braves are ahead.
Intensity is a word that applies to football. Not baseball. No 180-pound baseball player has to block a 240-pound linebacker.
A baseball team can be as “intense” as hell, and not be able to hit the Latos guy. A pitcher can be as “intense” as humanly possible and still get lit up in an inning (recent examples, see Lowe and Kawakami).
“Intensity” has got absolutely nothing to do with it. And even if it did, how would anybody not on the field know? By the score? By visual acumen?
There are all sorts of phrases people throw out like they actually mean something. Three of my favorites:
Team chemistry. (Anybody remember the 1970s A’s, Garvey-era Dodgers and the Yankees with Reggie?).
Playing with a sense of urgency. The single stupid-est phrase any hack analyst has ever used.
Foot speed. As opposed to nose speed?
The Braves didn’t lose the last 2 nights because they lacked focus, or intensity, or a sense of urgency, or whatever meaningless cliche anyone wants to use.
They lost Tuesday because they couldn’t hit Latos. Again.
They lost last night because the offense went to sleep after the 1st inning and Kawakami hit a wall in the 6th, not the first time either thing has happened.
They won tonight because they hit a pitcher who was doe to have a bad game, and because Vazquez did what he’s done most of the season — pitch superbly.
Baseball teams win and lose games for all sorts of simple reasons. Lack of intensity ain’t one of ‘em.
Contrary to the uninformed rants and ravings of a lot of folks who post on here (not you Lentz), the Braves season is not over. It’s possible that it is, but those who are sure of it have about as much knowledge of baseball as Sarah Palin does about just about everything that takes place outside Alaska.
Baseball fans in Atlanta are not held in particularly high regard outside the metro area. Anyone who reads this blog on nights when the Braves are losing (or winning, just to a lesser extent) can readily understand why that is.
HE’S NOT 15!!!!
(As for his crazy girlfriend, I can take her…)
Y’all can quote Jim Leyland’s azz all night long, but I’ve heard other coaches/managers speak of chemistry all my life. At last check there were other managers/coaches besides Jim Leyland…
That all y’all got!?
Vasquez needed that shutout…
That’s my boy right there.
I love Buddy.
August 27th, 200910:15 pm
I picked Braves pitching for my fantasy team today. Great stats for 8 inning………..Buddy BETTER NOT screw my points up.
Lets go Buddy, My second favorite Braves pitcher!!!
August 27th, 200910:16 pm
mr. baseball–well said! Bravo.
Props to me for calling Buddy getting into the game.
August 27th, 200910:17 pm
Second to Medlen, right?
Kelly Johnson never would have made that play.
AndyC…is propping oneself in public proper?
Kelly failed to make an error!
Oh my holy God. Nothing is real anymore.
August 27th, 200910:18 pm
Welcome back Buddy!
Good. We didn’t deserve a shutout.
cabravesfan – the sat game of the Dodger series Medlens brother was up in loge near the bull pen, he was yelling down ” Kris Medlen I love you” Hanson turned around and gave him a look and the brother yelled back ” its ok Tommy, I love you too” Medlen was rolling and I fell out of my seat laughing.
Bye, bye shutout.
Screw you Bobby, I’m a little ticked at you Buddy
It’s alright Buddy.
Get the next guy.
August 27th, 200910:19 pm
Uhh, thanks Carlyle. Cost me 4 points by giving up that homer. Did you forget to take your insulin shot?
welcome back Buddy
I just want Buddy to give up a few more to screw Paul’s fantasy team.
Damn Bobby! I’ll never forget this!
I love Medlen, but he’s shorter than me…that makes him a midget!
Buddy gives it up…….this venable guy killed us in SD too didn’t he?
Tell It Like It Is
Chemistry did not win games in the 90’s. It was talent. It Is what it IS.
August 27th, 200910:20 pm
See? Paul’s such a prick that he couldn’t avoid ripping on the guy’s disease. Gotta love that.
Paul Lentz, don’t know if he forgot abut his insulin but you sure took your A-Hole meds today. What a douche you are!
mr baseball……..it doesnt take a rocket scientist to see that the Braves looked lathargic during Tuesday’s lackluster 12 inning game.
Uh, and what do you call the MELTDOWN in the last 4 innings of last night’s game? Play well for 5 innings and then all of a sudden, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE? I mean the screws came loose from all angles. Starting pitching, relief pitching, defense making all kinds of mental and physical errors……..the offense not getting clutch hits.
We made the Padres look like the 1927 Yankess last night in the last 4 innings of the game.
I can actually hear the crowd tonight.
August 27th, 200910:21 pm
Damn, you guys are freakin ruthless, the guy has been out for a long time after being diagnosed with Diabetes. He gives up one run and you all are all over him, what are you, phillies fans? Give the guy a break.
Another team approaching the Braves about a trade is the only logical reason why the Braves would have Hudson starting on Monday the 31st. Paul Lentz
No on the trade. The Braves just want the extra start to evaluate his progress. The Braves will sign Hudson, provided Hudson agrees, unless his arm is not sound.
Paul doesn’t hear your criticism, Chop Chop. He has a scroll-wheel.
You’re my buddy, Buddy. One more.
Who the frak is this Will Venable joker?
Come on Buddy, stop messing around!
Paul Lentz…The Blogging Tool!
Ball and Game!
I see Manny Acosta decided to turn white….Oh wait.
August 27th, 200910:22 pm
Good win boys. Do somethin in Philly now.
Welcome back Buddy.
buddy carlyle is a garbage pitcher
Med’s parents came down when he was pitching and sat next to Ryan Church’s mom (who was sitting next to me…) Seemed really nice
He’s shorter then me too but I love him anyways! I gotta support my SoCal boys
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