3:09 pm August 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
August 30th, 200911:06 am
We must make a roster move to make room for Timmer. Any chance either Norton or Carlyle could be packin’? Too much to ask for! More than likely Gorecki! He probably don’t give Crox the tongue!
August 30th, 200911:19 am
Slim pickens on the blog this morning
Carlyle’s going nowhere, nor should he. Dude had a medical condition that lead to his poor performance and getting it under control is extremely difficult (especially as an athlete and especially in this short a time). When healthy, he is an assett to the bullpen and a potential starter/long reliever should it become necessary.
Norton? Who knows? Bobby dumping a vet because of a one day roster move? I’m not seeing it.
August 30th, 200911:20 am
Another scenario…with 3 back in the loss column for the Wild Card…ALL Braves need to do….is pick up 1 game…per every 8 games played — Joe D Loves Marilyn
C’mon man, you need to get onboard the “Let’s face it/season’s over” express. Pick up one every eight games? It’s not like the Rockies just lost four in a row or something (what? they did?) … Anyway, one every eight, that’s not feasible. Just … well, just because they say it’s not … so stop your believin’ ….
Shamus, I’ll go Sophia Loren in her prime.
Keeping It Real
August 30th, 200911:24 am
Did the Pirates pull the wool over the Braves eyes in the McLouth trade? I always wondered why they were willing to give up an all star to strengthen their farm system. Does McLouth have a chronic hamstring problem and did he strengthen the team? It appears to be questionable at this point.
As for Heyward, I believe that he is injured and it would not be good to bring him up on the premise that he can help the Braves get into the playoffs. Stay with Gorecki and play the cards as they are.
August 30th, 200911:25 am
Dave’s right…the season ended on Wednesday. And Tuesday. And after that Phillie’s series last week. And after the third game of the season.
And heaven forbid Jimmy Rollins hits a bases empty double to lead off the bottom of the first. That’ll be the “ballgame!”
August 30th, 200911:30 am
Keeping It Real-I haven’t been extraordinarily impressed with McLouth’s performance, either, but as to why the Pirates traded him-Dude (or not), it’s the Pirates. EVERYTHING with the Pirates has to do with money-everything.
Norton? Who knows? Bobby dumping a vet because of a one day roster move? I’m not seeing it.
But even Bobby has to see that he’s hardly been helping the team at all. He’s gotten some walks recently, but if I recall, they were all four or five pitch walks which means that 1) the pitcher wasn’t aware he was pitching to Greg Norton, or 2) the pitcher was having control issues.
But apparantly he’s not at the bottom of Bobby’s hierarchy because he’ll still bat Norton ahead of KJ when there’s a righty.
I thought Heyward was shut down until the AFL season? Am I wrong? Same with Freeman if I recall correctly.
We’ll get all the Heyward we want in 2010. If he does well in the AFL & spring training of 2010 he may start the year with the Braves.
August 30th, 200911:31 am
rookie of the year—colby rasmus… phenix city won the little league world series 10 years ago
August 30th, 200911:34 am
Freeman’s on the DL–Hayward’s got a foot injury, not believed to be serious, but I think the main focus for him is the AFL & doubt he’ll get called up to ATL
August 30th, 200911:40 am
This blog kills me regarding Lowe. He obviously hasn’t been lights out this year but he has 13 wins. Dude is a gamer. Did everybody forgot what he did with LA last year??? Guy was money down the stretch and Boston fans obviously know what he meant to that team with the ovation they gave him. JJ, Javy and Hansen might have more talent but if we are down one game the final day and need a win, I want this guy on the hill before anybody else. Remember Huddy struggled his first year here and pitched great the game 4 debacle in Houston in 05 and pitched well the following years. I still don’t think signing him for 4 years and all that $ was smart, but I think Lowe will come through in Sept and October.
After last night’s pop-up, bloggers have to ask another important question. Why is this paper, or for that matter the folks on Braves’ Live, not asking the question:
Why is a team fighting for its playoff life irationally and idiotically insisting on keeping a pinch hitter batting .140 or so as its top pinch hitting option – FOR AN ENTIRE SEASON.
This is absolutely unforgiveable, a baseball sin of the highest order. The local press needs to hold some feet (and heads) to the fire.
oops…didn’t notice KJ pinch hit before Norton last night (and got out).
Joe D. loves Marilyn
Love the sarcasm…and the non-believers, well they can kiss my @ss!
Never stop believing…until the math says otherwise…
And what about Jacqueline Bisset (wow…she is 64 now)…not too shabby…(The Deep…1977…did it for me…)
August 30th, 200911:42 am
So you’re saying there’s a chance??
DOB have you had a chance to listen to the Levon Helm cd? I got it yesterday then came home and read you bought it as well. I gave it a listen on the way to the DBT show last night. I really like it.
It was nice to get to the venue and see the Bravos up big on the phils. Made the show even more enjoyable. Great two night stand by the Truckers in a very intimate venue. and it was LOUD. I guess I’m getting old as I had to resort to earplugs for night two. My ears rang all day from the first night of the rock show.
August 30th, 200911:43 am
That was supposed to say “i <3 the Nationals” but I guess the blog didn’t like that less than sign
August 30th, 200911:46 am
I mean, really, if Greg Norton were in NY, Girardi and Cashman would’ve dumped his tail back in May – or the Post would’ve eaten them both alive and ridden Norton out on a subway rail.
Did the Pirates pull the wool over the Braves eyes in the McLouth trade? I always wondered why they were willing to give up an all star to strengthen their farm system. — Keeping it Real
Have you seen rookie Andrew McCutchen play? And if so, you still wonder why they’d be willing to part with McLouth, who signed a three-year, $15.75 million deal this spring?
Unless you believe every time McLouth had an injury and missed time in Pittsburgh, that it probably was actually a hamstring injury they disguised as something else, then how could he have had a “chronic” hamstring problem before the trade? There’s no mention of a hamstring injury of any kind in hundreds of McLouth stories/articles while with Pittsburgh.
That kind of thing certainly doesn’t go unmentioned and unreported. A guy pulls up in a game or workout, it’s noticed. Why would the Pirates and him have any reason to know, say, a year ago if he pulled a hammy, that they’d better lie and call it something else when he missed a game?
August 30th, 200911:48 am
bissett couldn’t hold marilyn or sophia’s bra strap, as a matter of fact, she didn’t even try to, in the deep
jeffreyd-It’s pretty obvious by now that Bobby doesn’t view Norton as a detriment to the Braves, or he would have made a move already-especially now that it’s within a day of roster expansion. Common consensus or no, Bobby always takes a veteran and their body of work and the relative lack of experience of any potential replacement into account .
It’s an unpopular way of looking at things in our youth-oriented culture, but he won’t change how he does things-in a manner that has lead to considerable success over the years..
August 30th, 200911:50 am
MiabchBRavesfan-If Norton were on the Mets, he’d be starting somewhere for them everyday.
August 30th, 200911:51 am
Mike, I haven’t had a CD player to listen to Levon yet (might just stick it in the laptop here while I work this afternoon). But songs I’ve heard, I love.
DBT two nights in a row? I think by second night I might resort to earplugs, too. I’ve never worn earplugs, but I’ve never seen DBT two nights in a row, either.
August 30th, 200911:52 am
DOB: What has happened to Salt and Pepper ? Have not seen Freeman in the lineup since the 23rd and Heyward since the 24th. Hope they are not out with injuries.
August 30th, 200911:53 am
Joe D: Yes, Bissett. In The Deep. That T-shirt … diving scene …
That’s the point…so to speak…best wet t-shirt…ever!
Rock On......the denizen formerly known as Dadgum
August 30th, 200911:54 am
Fastasballs…it has been noted that Heyward is available for Sept. 1 callup. AFL does not mean he is done. Braves may very well call him up. Would still be very surprised if they didn’t.
I like to compare this team to the 1991 team, because of what that team had to do to get into the post-season. On that team, Bobby used Tommy Gregg almost exactly the same way he is using Greg Norton this season. Tommy batted .187, but he stayed with him all year and also put him on the post-season roster. The one weird thing, though, is that Norton is actually putting up good numbers right-handed…but rarely gets used that way (noting smaller sample size). Of course, even though Kelly is not a switch-hitter, the same could be said for him.
August 30th, 200911:58 am
bobbymahlon: you must’ve missed a couple days on the blog last week.
Heyward has a stone bruise on his heel, was expected to miss a few games, maybe several, but not considered serious injury.
Freeman is on 7-day DL (minor leagues have 7-day DL) with bruising in his hand from being repeatedly jammed by pitches. Like injury Chipper had earlier this season. Again, not serious, but enough to land Freeman on DL.
Heyward and Freeman traveled together to Atlanta last week to be checked by Braves doctor.
Both are also set to play in Arizona Fall League, by the way.
Hey DOB, what do you think of McLouth? He looked pretty average when he was on the field.
August 30th, 200912:00 pm
Oh, and two words: Brigitte Bardot.
August 30th, 200912:01 pm
DOB, you’re right that Breaking Bad and Man Men are two of the greatest shows on TV, but have you ever checked out Crimestoppers on AMC? It’s every bit as good as those two.
August 30th, 200912:02 pm
That was my first time wearing earplugs. It took a bit to get used to them. It was cool to see DBT back to back nights. There were some repeats but maybe only five out of the well over 50 they played over the two nights. They also played a few new tunes that sounded good.
August 30th, 200912:04 pm
Padres Blank on DL reaggravated foot injury on home run trot(that’s a good one). Not ready to appoint this guy the right handed Ryan Howard but looks like he can play. Interesting to see what the Padres do with him and Gonzo.(the real Gonzo, next to Ted Nugent of course).
Ramblin Wrecker: Let’s just put aside for a minute the fact that Heyward has been injured and not played in nearly a week. As we’ve said all along, despite protestations from so many here, I always thought it was doubtful Heyward would be called up before next season for reasons we’ve stated again and again, and aren’t going to go through one by one again here now (not on 40-man roster, future Super Two status, less than a half-season of experience above A-ball, etc etc).
Besides, he’s considered a corner outfielder, not a major league CF. Braves are getting quite a bit of production from Matt Diaz, you might have noticed. And Bobby Cox certainly isn’t going to play Heyward ahead of Garret Anderson in a pennant race. Absolutely not.
And by the way, yes, I can tell you Andruw Jones was far more seasoned and accomplished as a minor league player than Heyward at this point. I can absolutely tell you that. Just look at the numbers. Andruw was absurdly good at every level in the minors for multiple years.
Braves had a spot for Andruw to contribute. And they had no concerns about Super Two or any of that stuff back then, either. Times are different, situations different. In so many ways.
August 30th, 200912:09 pm
Now that McLouth is reinjured, we can probably look forward to Blanco getting a the call soon. Church can’t stay healthy and Infante doesn’t need to be out there, even though Blanco isn’t that much better in CF.
The A Bomb
August 30th, 200912:17 pm
In all the years following baseball (over 40), I’ve never seen a more unsung player than Matt Diaz with this uncanny knack to be able to carry a team.
But what do we do with him down the line? Being a PH is not enough and if we go get a power hitter and eventually Heyward, what do we look at Diaz as, Gregg Dobbs?
Maybe he’s the one with trade value for an AL team looking for a DH… maybe as part of a package along with a pitcher for a power guy. Hate to lose him, but maybe we should strike while the iron’s hot?
Oh, and Raquel Welch — in person. No contest. Like Jackie Gleason used to say…. Hummmmena Hummmmmena Hummmmmena!
August 30th, 200912:19 pm
DOB….do we have a “big bat” potential at Gwinnett (or anywhere else) that would rival Heyward which we could use in a PH situation during Sept. Seems to me that the Braves would want to add lumber as opposed to trotting KJ or Norton out there as 1st options. Especially since we seem to be hanging on to that loose thread known as the wild card.
I understand the experience factor and super two status. If it is to win now every chance you get that should supercede the minuses of making such moves. Again I am actually just asking as maybe Conrad will help there but watching KJ (again) whiff or Norton coming up due to his experience makes us all real nervous.
August 30th, 200912:21 pm
TnBrian-Were you aware that rosters can be expanded to 40 on Tuesday? Blanco will likely be in Atlanta then.
August 30th, 200912:22 pm
Dadgum-According to some, we have Brooks Conrad-mighty slugger that he is.
August 30th, 200912:25 pm
Dave — You r12:15 about Diaz is really funny… I was wearing my Diaz t-shirt last night ten rows behind the braves dugout, only person standing in pretty big area cheering the homers and even the beer guy going up the aisle yells at me… “still seven games back”… wish I was quick enough to say “giving up already?” they were getting tired of telling me to sit down, but it does seem like a long time to stand and clap while they run the bases on a home run when you are the only one cheering and so many behind you are hassling you…. but its great and I’ll gladly take more tonight. Free train ride back to hotel it was raining so hard when I left… Heading over to the market to Tommy DiNic’s… thanks again for that recommendation. Bruce
I am not really on one side or the other about Norton as I can see it both ways. One thing that Norton does have going for him is that his OBP since the All Star break is .433. His average is only .227 and OPS is .661 but if you need a man on base to start an inning you have to like the .433. Unfortunately you may also have to pinch run for him if he gets on.
August 30th, 200912:26 pm
Yeah Lew, your buddy Conrad should be up (lol). Gotta believe Blanco and Barabaro as well. Maybe those are our big bats? GUess we don’t need Heyward after all, huh.
August 30th, 200912:31 pm
I would also think that Chris Burke will get called up and maybe Brandon Jones
August 30th, 200912:36 pm
I think it will be interesting to see which pitchers get called up. I would think that Acosta and JoJo will def be called up. Gomez and Nunez are having great seasons, while Valdez is having a decent season.
August 30th, 200912:38 pm
Sophia,in her prime. Did you see her in ‘Grumpier Old Men’? PANT,SNORT,GASP,DROOL,SLOBBER,GASP,WHEESE!
August 30th, 200912:43 pm
Soph Tell Rally McT not to take Mac’s off-night too hard. At least we’re probably gonna win.
Yeah, he’s happy about the win for sure (see, still has his legs out of his shell). But he thinks it’s so odd how BMac had a 7-13 stretch with 2 homers, 9 RBI, and only 2 K’s, and now he’s 2 for his last 13 with 1 RBI and 4 strikeouts.
He just can’t keep up with Matt Diaz.
He’ll have a better night tonight, though. His doubles are eligible to come off the DL this week…
JJ4NLCY I have Rob from SC, McFann, you, N Nine, Wayne, and my best friend Soph….
bravesgrl4life McCann just might be the franchise player. I sure hope so, and I know McFann does.
Yeah! He’s the franchise player for sure…(and I’m not just saying that because I’m totally bias. )
Jake W Right handed aces kill us but we seem to do pretty good against the left handed ones.
Well, most of our batters do, anyway…
They hate…any braves who dare talk about the dimensions of their park which means after Mac’s little quote last night he may soon find himself on their boo list.
I’m sure he was on their boo-list prior to that as well…before this year, he crushed the Fillies. (Batting .255 against them this year, though he does have 4 homers and 13 RBI.)
Steve from OH
August 30th, 200912:45 pm
The report on Minor last night was 90-91 FB and 80CH, which the Newman guy really liked. Also noted plus command.
August 30th, 200912:48 pm
Lew, of course he would. Everybody else theys got is broke. Come to think that’s an idea but who’d we get in return. Do we need a batboy or in his case a benchboy! Two goats and a chicken. A player to be named anonymously!
August 30th, 200912:49 pm
Chipper took it from Brian last night… I was hoping they would walk Chipper, but he hit a rally killer but it was fun to cheer… not sure which t to wear tonight… diaz or brian, maybe wear one and wave the other like a flag
August 30th, 200912:58 pm
Yeah, crazy Chipper killing the rally. Good thing they didn’t walk him, ’cause BMac struck out (again) after Chipper’s RK. But BMac does pretty good against Blanton when they face him in Filly, so I cann see him bouncing back tonight.
not sure which t to wear tonight… diaz or brian, maybe wear one and wave the other like a flag
Haha, that’s a good idea. And Diaz has been so good lately, kinda hard not to go with him. Course, BMac was going good for a little while there, too…before they came to Filly.
Yeah, just bring both of them and whoever is having the better night, just put his t on.
I hate waiting for these 8pm games….
August 30th, 20091:02 pm
If the Braves win the next two, they will match their ‘08 record BEFORE September!
August 30th, 20091:04 pm
Brigitte Bardot, three words–Acne Big Time!
August 30th, 20091:07 pm
I dread hitting the age where I tune-in to Andy Griffith to check-out Aunt Bea…
August 30th, 20091:09 pm
Norton could be our designated get hit by a pitch-man! That way he’d get on base. He switch hits(?) so he could get hit twice as much as a RH or LH before he wears out!
August 30th, 20091:10 pm
It’s beautiful here right now, sunny. Too bad ESPN zapped what was supposed to be a 1 p.m. game….
August 30th, 20091:11 pm
Mam, that scene in “The Deep”……… YOWWWWWWWWWWW
August 30th, 20091:12 pm
Ebenezer: Her prime extended well into her late 50s … amazing
August 30th, 20091:13 pm
I see Norton both ways too. I-75 Nawrh,I-20 West!
August 30th, 20091:16 pm
DOB: Theys gotta be a way we can get the Mickey Mouse Network to go bother someone else. A-Bomb,let me add The Great One’s,”HOW SWEET IT IS!”
August 30th, 20091:17 pm
Rock On: I think we’ll see Conrad next week, for sure. With him, you know he’s faced major league pitching and can hit a fastball. Will jump on and pound a fastball.
With Heyward, you’d be hoping he could adjust to big-league pitching on the fly in a pennant race, and if he doesn’t, oh, well, you’d lose a full year of affordability down the line because of arbitration. I just don’t think Braves would make a business decision like that, certainly not because a lot of fans would really like to see Heyward now. If they were reasonably sure he could help off the bench, really make an impact in a pennant race, they’d do it. I don’t think they are reasonably sure.
Conrad, in my view, can definitely help. Just look what he did when here before. Should’ve never sent him back down, but of course that’s pretty obvious to anyone now. Someone kept believing in Norton, that he’d help win some games like he did last season with big knocks. He hasn’t.
August 30th, 20091:20 pm
Bruce, can’t beat DiNic’s, huh? I think I’m headed over there in a minute myself. I’ll go roast pork today.
N Nine (Norton 2010)
August 30th, 20091:21 pm
Someone kept believing in Norton, that he’d help win some games like he did last season with big knocks. He hasn’tDOB
Uh, you did not go there! Believe DOB.
August 30th, 20091:24 pm
Just got back from Church, lovely session. Good food.
August 30th, 20091:25 pm
“Someone kept believing…”
Lets see now who….don’t tell me,don’t tell me,it’s right on the tip of my fork-ed tongue!
August 30th, 20091:28 pm
Dave — meet you there at 1:45?
It’s time for B Cox to go. The man costs this team 8 to 10 wins a year with his bone-head antics, not to mention sitting on the pine while allowing the opposition to mount game-winning rallies, stealing away momentum and blowing large leads. Go back and check the record and see this is a fact.
August 30th, 20091:30 pm
My favorite Sports Illustrated of all time was a late 70s edition with Cheryl Tiegs on the cover. Teen at time. That magazine was the most agreeable galfiend I’ve ever had, come to think of it…
August 30th, 20091:36 pm
McFann — I really thought they were going to pitch around Chipper and then Brian could hit the rally killer…. lots of different pressure if you have walked a guy to face another… I think Brian would have hit one.
August 30th, 20091:38 pm
DOB : Thanks a bunch for your answer on Salt and Pepper. Went back and read some earlier blogs and saw where other people had the scoop also. I was looking forward to seeing Heyward play if he was called up next month, looks like I’ve got to wait until spring training.
August 30th, 20091:40 pm
Peavy left his Saturday start with elbow pain, will have another exam Monday. The best trade the Braves never made.
August 30th, 20091:41 pm
P. Lentz, last night you said the “last person you want pitching vs phillies is Carlyle” because he’ll give up at least two bombs vs. the Phillies. Your ignorance continues to amaze me each time I read your anti-Carlyle slams and ignorant Diabetes rants. Last year vs Phillies they had 21 at bats and only 2 hits off Carlyle. You. Are. A. Dumb. SOB.
August 30th, 20091:42 pm
Bruce: I gotta write a new blog first.
“Someone kept believing in Norton, that he’d help win some games like he did last season with big knocks. He hasn’t.” DOB
Amen brother! The sad part is even after the rosters are expanded, Norton will probably be the first guy off the bench to pinch hit. He has decent numbers from the right side, but he always is brought in to face a righty or so it seems. About all he can do from the left side is draw a walk.
I understand the logic in thinking he could produce based on past history, but after constant failure this season you would think they would go another route. It’s not like he’s hitting a ton of atom balls, most times he’s lucky to make contact.
August 30th, 20091:45 pm
Greg “big knocks” Norton brings more from behind the scene than anyone on this blog can see or understand. Cox keeps big knocks for a reason, he’s the experienced manager, not you guys. I gonna be bold N say he’ll be back for next season. He’s a white Julio Franco, dude never ages….
August 30th, 20091:49 pm
Stumpknocker: That’s it? Nothing about the playoff race, the win last night, the personnel moves that could be pending next week, Hudson’s return … nothing? Just the same Cox comment that’s been made a million times — regardless of timing, last night’s game, tonight’s game, or the fact he’s not going anywhere at least until offseason?
Also, Ramblin Wrecker, something DOB didnt mention, or might have but i missed it, is that even if they brought Heyward up to play when they expanded rosters on Sept 1st, he wouldnt even be eligible for postseason play at all. So he wouldnt even be able to surprise us, cause he wouldnt be on the roster.
August 30th, 20091:55 pm
I wish the Braves could somehow pry Jamey Carroll from the Indians. Be a good bat off the bench and he is a super utility guy.
August 30th, 20091:56 pm
As far as Matt Diaz’ fate next year… Here is what I would like to see…
Keep Adam LaRoche and sign him to a new deal. Let Loaf go and get a new power hitting left fielder via trade or FA, or move McLouth to LF or RF depending on what Heyward and Schafer do next spring (we may not need a new LF if we get power from those two guys). Then get Diaz to play all 3 outfield positions and 1B so he is practically in the line up every day filling in for someone (seems like there is always someone out for some reason).
I would love to play Diaz fulltime next year, but I think it may be a bit crowded in our outfield if Heyward and Schafer come in strong.
August 30th, 20091:58 pm
Pads playing giant-slayer again today… up 1-0 early on the Fish (4th)
With McLouth out, Church and Laroche questionable, and Prado only recently recovered from his headaches, the Braves will NOT dump a position player to make room for Hudson. Most probable decision is that they will DL KK since it would mean he would only miss one more start before he could be activated. It will be interesting to see what the Braves will do with a possible 6-man rotation when he returns.
August 30th, 20092:00 pm
2-0….1st and 3rd no outs for the Pads.
August 30th, 20092:04 pm
Bruce lots of different pressure if you have walked a guy to face another… I think Brian would have hit one.
That’s true…Well, BMac’s hit 2 RK’s off Blanton at CBP, so maybe he’ll launch one tonight. Course, I’ll take an RBI double any day…been a while, and he only has 3 2B’s this month. Hoping he cann crank out a double-digit number for 2B in September…like, say, 13. If he’s gonna set a new career-high for K’s, he has to set a new career-high for doubles, too.
I definitely like the Braves chances to win the series! Hopefully LaRoche cann play today…
August 30th, 20092:07 pm
3-0 now… Padres are really playing good ball this week.
McFann — ok you helped me decide… I wear McCann T and take the Diaz to wave every time he gets a hit… that will be a new experience, probably a new level of boos and harassment too.
August 30th, 20092:09 pm
Dave O’ Brien,
What are you going to do when Hudson comes back and you have to ask him questions? Seriously, what if he refuses to answer any of your questions because of the fall out you and he had over the winter? I’d be biting my finger nails if I were you and the time comes where you two meet face to face. OUCH! Please, answer my question and don’t ignore it like it was never here. It would be much appreciated. THANKS…
August 30th, 20092:14 pm
DOB I’ve been a Braves fan for over 40 years, the fact remains that wins count just as much in April and May as they do in Sept. Year after year it’s the same scenario, we’re losing games we shouldn’t be losing. It started this year with the 3rd game of of the season. What should have been a sweep of the Phils ended up a loss after blowing a 7 run lead, and as usual, Cox sat on the bench until all momentum had shifted and we were doomed .
August 30th, 20092:19 pm
JJ, Vazquez, and Hanson need as many starts as possible over the next month. Can’t see a straight 6 manrotation maybe KK and Huddy will split remaining their starts.
August 30th, 20092:31 pm
Marlins waking up
August 30th, 20092:33 pm
So it appears that Stumpknocker had his “Let’s Face It/Season’s Over” moment in game 3 of the 162 season
August 30th, 20092:34 pm
Wow, the Fish get 5 runs, maybe more off of Latos through 5 innings, while the Braves went hitless through 5, hmmmmmm
August 30th, 20092:36 pm
5-3 Fish now. Win or lose, have to be impressed with San Diego’s play this week.
August 30th, 20092:38 pm
Why doesn’t this blog refresh properly?????
August 30th, 20092:51 pm
I can’t believe Peavy has more elbow trouble now…you are correct that it’s the best trade the Braves never made, esp. considering what we would have given up for him potentially. The guy could be damanged goods.
Did you ever get your luggage from Delta?
Steve from OH,
Thanks for that news bit on Mike Minor. The more I read about him, the more I think he’ll be a good draft pick in the long run if he stays healthy. Initially I was completely against the pick due to the “lower seiling” that he had to be taken at 7, but who can actually predict the future like that? Some very high draft picks have turned out to be busts plenty of times.
It’ll be interesting to see if Adam LaRoache will be back in the lineup today or have to sit out a game or too.
The McLouth news is not good at all…he may have to be shut down for the rest of the year if he keeps on aggrivating the same injury over and over again.
I still like the trade, person who said the Pirates pulled the wool over our on us, are you serious? A hamstring pull? That can happen at any time, give me a break. It’s not like he’s gotta have knee or elbow surgery. He’s a young enough guy to rebound and be OK from a hamstring pull I believe.
Brian the Brain
August 30th, 20092:52 pm
It could have been worse. His Let’s Face It/Season’s over moment could have been during the last game of Spring Training. An 8-4 loss to Detroit.
August 30th, 20092:53 pm
Wish they were playing now….those national TV games do seem to be a real pain in the ace for these guys. Oh, and what DOB said about Lowe’s pitching in Philly: Pretty impressive stat about Lowe: 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA in five starts at Citizens Bank. is exactly why I think he’s not the guy that gets moved this offseason, even if there IS interest.
Lets win tonight CHOP CHOP!!!
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