3:14 pm September 22, 2009, by David O'Brien
September 22nd, 200910:45 pm
Brandon From W. Robbins
If you need the link to D.O.B.’s blog Facebook Group, then holla at meh…?
September 22nd, 200910:46 pm
C’mon San Diego! Help us out!
If the Braves can close it to three back in the loss column by the weekend, we’ll have a shot. Cards are coming to Denver this weekend, and the Rox close in LA the last weekend of the season.
Just win, Braves – and hope for the best!
Thanks for the translation, jeffrey.
T’Hawkin – I think you should start off our sing-a-long today. Go for it.
Brandon from Warner Robins
September 22nd, 200910:48 pm
Because I’m not a baby goat…
GIANTS UNRAVELING !!!!
Tomahawkin yeah i guess i missed out on a lot good music. But im catching up.
September 22nd, 200910:50 pm
You know who else is better than 99% of the people?
Something caught my attention the other night. A group of baseball “analysts” on “that” were suggesting a second wild card. What yall think about that?
September 22nd, 200910:51 pm
thats supposed to say “that” network.
September 22nd, 200910:52 pm
Ugghhh, No, but thanks…It’s late night Time, so I usually chillout to some old 90’s R&B…I’ve been on an old Jodeci binge lately…I was rocking Type O’Negative earlier, Beavis and Butthead got me onto that…
And When I was on the way to work this morning The played that old “I Swear” on 107.5 so I was bumpin that on the NE ESPY in Gwinnett
September 22nd, 200910:53 pm
A second Wild Card is a bad idea…
White Blood Cells
Younger Than That Now,
I was so much older then.
September 22nd, 200910:54 pm
Actually it was Lentz (self-proclaimed)
Giants are losing now, too. Braves could be tied for second in wild-card standings at end of the night
September 22nd, 200910:55 pm
Instead I think the top 4 league teams should be in the playoffs, regardless of division, and 1 plays 4 and 2 plays 3, We should do it like Hockey…
September 22nd, 200910:56 pm
Baseball, will adopt the same playoff format 7 years from Now, “Bank On It”
Since the steriod era is over, baseball will continue to lose the casual fan audience to the NFL…They will have to do something to keep interest in small mkt teams like Pittsburgh and KC among others who are losing fans by the season to their NFL franchises…
September 22nd, 200910:57 pm
so I usually chillout to some old 90’s R&B
Bros……. and Sis…….Sons of Anarchy ROCKS!!!!!!……. I have one tat…. I don’t wear jewelry…… I’m not a criminal……. but I will ride, bro…. I will ride
September 22nd, 200910:58 pm
Clemens defamation case against McNamee was dismissed.
Brandon From W. Robbins…
I’m just gonna call you “B” when you’re on here…
Damn, You don’t know anything about old Outkast before they hit the Pop-Tart Charts
And you don’t know about old R. Kelly and Nas…You missed out unfortunately…
September 22nd, 200910:59 pm
Since the steriod era is over, baseball will continue to lose the casual fan audience to the NFL…
I don’t know, NFL’s twice a week (Sun & Mon) so I don’t see it being a huge issue. Yeah, it’ll deter some people but not a big impact. Just my opinion though.
September 22nd, 200911:00 pm
Well, I guess I’m a pop tart b/c I like both the older & more recent stuff from Outkast.
September 22nd, 200911:01 pm
Tomahawkin “B” works for me! I know my name is a lot to type out lol
Nas im slightly familiar with. He’s becoming a daily must listen to.
September 22nd, 200911:02 pm
“EW” What do You Mean…So you don’t like no old Boyz II Men…That Stuff still goes hard, Even B-Macc Likes It…!
LOL, You don’t know nothing about that…! That stuff is Smooth, chicks love it…”It’s like they say If your gonna Walk the Walk ya gotta ugghhh Talk too ” A quote from Beavis and Butthead”
Joe D. loves Marilyn
September 22nd, 200911:03 pm
Sons of Anarchy…
Really interesting to see such hot women who happen to be so totally skanky…should try and emulate that on more shows, I think…
September 22nd, 200911:04 pm
I wouldn’t Say so…
Outkast Sold Out with that Love Below CD (2004)…
They need a Reunion…But Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon song “Kryptonite” is the Jam…I go off if I hear that at a club or a party…
Mark in PA
ARI has scored 6 in the third, now leading SFO 9-4!
P. W. Hjort
September 22nd, 200911:06 pm
Rockies now lead 7-6. The D-Backs have a fairly safe 9-4 lead over the Giants, though they’re only in the 3rd inning. Matt Cain got roughed up.
You gotta buy/download Nas’s first CD “Illmatic” that CD is a classic in hip hop culture, I think D.O.B. raved about that CD, every song on that CD is dope…
especially “Life’s a Bitch”
Early 90’s R & B is such an odd genre.
Not odd. Just random…
September 22nd, 200911:07 pm
Dang the Rockies just got another on a wild pitch. 8-6.
Didn’t Nas go to jail?
Lot of talk in the clubhouse about Jurrjens and how he should have 18-20 wins and be a Cy Young candidate, if the Braves had scored more runs for him.
He didn’t have his usual stuff tonight, didn’t feel good with his fastball from the moment he started warming up in the ‘pen, and had to rely on the change and slider. That was just one more reason Cox lauded him, comparing him to Braves pitchers of the past (Jurrjens and Vazquez have gotten quite a few such comparisons from the venerable manager this season, and it’s about the highest praise he gives, comparing these fellas to his boys Maddux, Smoltz and Glav).
Here’s the gamer with quotes, unedited. Space was tight today after I wrote that 30-inch story on McGuirk and the future, etc. Fortunately, not a lot of scoring to account for in the game.
By David O’Brien
New York – In a season when Jair Jurrjens could have at least 18 wins with better run support, he’s fought hard just to keep his record above .500.
The Braves right-hander has been steadfast, and Tuesday he beat the Mets to win his third consecutive start on another night with scant offensive backing.
Although he didn’t feel as strong as usual, Jurrjens allowed only five hits and one run in seven innings of a 3-1 win at Citi Field, the 10th win in 12 games for the Braves to keep alive their slim playoff chances.
“One of those nights where you don’t have your fastball and you have to pitch, not be a thrower,” said Jurrjens (13-10), who had more walks (three) than strikeouts (two) for the first time in more than two months.
The Braves got a scare when catcher Brian McCann left in the fourth with a right-hand injury after getting hit by a foul tip. X-rays were negative and a bone bruise was diagnosed. He’s questionable for Wednesday’s series finale.
Yunel Escobar’s two-run, two-out single in the fourth was enough support for Jurrjens, who’s 3-0 with an 0.82 ERA in his past three starts.
“He’s a tough, tough competitor — a lot like some of the guys in the past that came through here,” said manager Bobby Cox, bestowing high praise on the Curacao kid by comparing him to Braves pitching icons of the past two decades.
The win moved the Braves past Florida into third in the wild-card standings, still 4-1/2 games behind Colorado and a half-game behind San Francisco before the conclusion of late games Tuesday that involved the Rockies and Giants.
The Braves have won 12 of 17 against the Mets, and Jurrjens is 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA in five starts against them this season. He worked out of a jam in the seventh with runners at second and third and one out, inducing a foul pop by Fernando Tatis and flyout by Cory Sullivan.
“The comments I hear from the opposing team about J.J.,” third baseman Chipper Jones said, “are, ‘This guy is incredibly poised. He knows how to pitch. He’s able to pitch with three pitches, has enough power to blow you away, and enough finesse to keep you off-balance.’
“Those are things you like to hear about pitchers on your staff…. He’s had some bad luck, or he’d be in the running for the Cy Young.”
Jurrjens finished his 2008 rookie season with the same record (13-10) he has now, but with a 3.68 ERA — nearly a run higher than his current 2.70, the fourth-lowest among National League starters.
He’s allowed two earned runs or fewer in 24 of 32 starts. Jurrjens is 8-8 in his past 21 starts, and the Braves scored two runs or fewer while he was in 12 of 13 non-wins in that period.
He didn’t get a win in half of his 16 quality starts in that stretch.
After Adam LaRoche’s ninth-inning single drove in Escobar for a 3-1 lead, Rafael Soriano recorded his 25th save.
September 22nd, 200911:09 pm
Name the last NL team to finish with the best record in baseball and win the World Series…
Tomahawkin – Downloaded it the other day
Steve from OH
“One of those nights where you don’t have your fastball and you have to pitch, not be a thrower,” said Jurrjens (13-10),
It’s comments like that that remind me of why I absolutely love that kid. Well said, JJ.
He’s been arrested before. I don’t think he did any serious time though.
September 22nd, 200911:12 pm
Sometimes it’s hard to believe Jair’s only 23.
He’s been arrested before. I don’t think he did any serious time though
Then he ain’t got no street cred, yo.
September 22nd, 200911:13 pm
Rockies look like they want to wrap it up sooner than later…think they may get to 12 + runs tonight…but it would be nice if San Diego could steal at least one win from them this series…
So…Braves have to sweep the lowly Mets…no room now for one loss…this week, anyway…
With off day on Thursday…scoreboard watching (again)…it would be nice to gain a game on the Rockies…when we do not even play…
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
September 22nd, 200911:14 pm
Hi fellow Braves fans and bloggers. Been away for awhile. Been spending time on FB but wanted to check out the blog.
Well….can they do it? I think it’s going to get real interesting the last week or so.
September 22nd, 200911:15 pm
Younger than us. sigh….
September 22nd, 200911:17 pm
This one is a thoughy:
September 22nd, 200911:18 pm
I know, it’s depressing. I’m older than all my fav players now.
September 22nd, 200911:19 pm
JJ i’ll say Cardinals?
September 22nd, 200911:20 pm
You’re still younger than Kelly.
Tomahawkin: Illmatic is a seminal rap record. Awesome. But I’m telling you, his latest one is almost as good, if not as good. It’s his best in a long, long time.
September 22nd, 200911:21 pm
And possibly Marteeen if your bday’s after October 27th.
September 22nd, 200911:22 pm
I said my favorite players. You’re still younger than Norton.
Soph: Ain’t that the truth? Jair is only 7 months older than Hanson.
September 22nd, 200911:23 pm
Nope, I’m a few months older than Marteen.
Brandon, Which year?
September 22nd, 200911:24 pm
Do you know the answer??
September 22nd, 200911:25 pm
Yup, DOB and I think he’s younger than Medlen. JJ’s got some baseball smarts – no question.
Back in the 1940’s. I dont know JJ lol
September 22nd, 200911:27 pm
lol Brandon @ 11:25
September 22nd, 200911:28 pm
I guess we’d better get used to it….we’re just now getting to the age where athletes, new musicians, etc. are going to be younger than us.
Its amazing. some of these athletes are my age and makin millions.
September 22nd, 200911:31 pm
The day Chipper retires – I’m going to feel super old. That’s my childhood right there.
September 22nd, 200911:32 pm
I won’t feel super old until McCann retires.
September 22nd, 200911:33 pm
McCann’s 11 days younger than me. He’s going to retire when he’s 40 while I’ll still have 25 years of driving through 316 in monsoons.
Yeah, well hopefully we’ll be in our forties when that happens.
September 22nd, 200911:34 pm
DOB: You have really been writing some great pieces of late, my man.
Jair Jurrjens is the best Braves pitcher, no doubt about it.
I caught up wit ya on FB…
started talking to this one Sorostitute that I used to know that’s why it took so long…
Did you find that imposter that was on me and Jeffey D…?
If So did he get Bozo’d? I’d assume so because he vanished after the game was over…
Well, he’s almost 7 months younger than me and if it makes you feel better I’ll still be drudging up 85 probably.
September 22nd, 200911:36 pm
Tomahawkin i got ya. no worries.
September 22nd, 200911:38 pm
Along with the much discussed deals that Wren didn’t make / fell through during the offseason (Peavy being exhibit A), I’m glad he didn’t make a move to pick up Dye, as many on this blog suggested he should do.
Just saw Dye’s numbers in the second half this year… yikes!
.168 avg, 5 HR, 19 RBI in 196 ABs.
September 22nd, 200911:39 pm
Soph and jeffrey d,
Name the last NL team to have the best record in MLB and win the World Series… (Year and Team…)
Ah y’all are just breaking my heart with all that “super old” junk. Buncha younguns.
September 22nd, 200911:41 pm
September 22nd, 200911:42 pm
Oh you kids and your quarter-century, post-college, oh-crap-I’m-going-to-die-someday-and-I’m-well-on-my-way blues.
September 22nd, 200911:43 pm
Name the last NL team to have the best record in MLB and win the World Series…
pshhhh….I’m guessing that because it’s a trivia question it’s been awhile.
Mostly AL teams in the 90’s. Florida was a WC. Don’t think the Braves had the best record. Shot in the dark…the 1990 Reds.
September 22nd, 200911:44 pm
1967 is not correct…
I’ll give 500 blog points…
And I’ll total ‘em up after the week, and post the leaders…
September 22nd, 200911:45 pm
1990 Reds is a good guess… But incorrect…
September 22nd, 200911:46 pm
500 blog points….
September 22nd, 200911:47 pm
Going to far back…
September 22nd, 200911:48 pm
No, wait I change my answer to 1942 Cards.
September 22nd, 200911:49 pm
Farther back than 1990? 95 Braves then?
There are no final answers… Keep guessing…
Clue: It was there 25th season as a MLB team…
September 22nd, 200911:50 pm
1986 New York Mets
I’m confoozed. Do we need to stick to the 90’s or go farther back?
September 22nd, 200911:51 pm
Wait. 25th season in the NL…
lol it’s craziness! People throwing around teams and numbers from everywhere
September 22nd, 200911:52 pm
1986 METS IS CORRECT!!
WAY TO GO CHOP CHOP!!!!
SWOOPING IN HERE AND STEALING IT FROM SOPH AND JEFFREY D…
500 BLOG POINTS!
Fine, then I go with Chop Chop’s answer.
September 22nd, 200911:53 pm
25th season? How does that help us? So it’s not the Rockies, Marlins, D-Backs, or Brewers
People were guess 1960s and 1930s and stuff, waaay to far back. 90 was the closet…
I win too. Thanks, Chop Chop.
September 22nd, 200911:54 pm
Yeah, crappy clue JJ!
My other clue was: “Right through his legs”
But that was a give away…
i needed those points.
Jurrjens has almost 1000 professional innings and Hanson just passed 500. Jurrjens started pitching professionally when he was 17 and Hanson waited until he was 19. Crazy that Jurrjens is nearly twice as experienced as Hanson.
September 22nd, 200911:55 pm
What? I was so gonna guess someone from the 80’s next but you said we were going too far back.
Man, Soph was going to the 1940’s. She was WAY off.
Fine 100 blog points to Soph because she is pretty and young. 100 to jeffrey d because he makes me laugh (a little) and 100 to Brandon from Warner Robins because he is from Warner Robins…
September 22nd, 200911:56 pm
September 22nd, 2009
Hilarious isn’t it?
Can’t tell ‘em a dang thing either.
Padres are melting down. 6-11 now. It seems like they’re playing a college game in Colorado.
One more question? It’ll be easier and worth waaay more points… 2,000!
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