1:37 pm September 26, 2009, by David O'Brien
September 27th, 200912:36 pm
Good Morning Blog!
Regarding your 8:55- Pretty good game last night although I am sad to say I was forced to watch Aaron Corp play…and not 30 seconds after I had finished explaining exactly why he should never leave the bench again he fumbled the football, which was recovered by WSU, which led to their only touchdown, which of course cost USC the shutout
White Blood Cells
September 27th, 200912:39 pm
USC is a great program with a coach I like alot. I’m a bit envious.
September 27th, 200912:46 pm
Hope your niners beat Favre!
What’s the reason you feel so strongly that LaRoche should/must move moved up in the order? DOB
Because Garret’s been rather ordinary/below ordinary of late and LaRoche has been on fire. I’d much rather see Adam up there in the middle.
September 27th, 200912:47 pm
I think we’re all 49′ers fans today.
September 27th, 200912:48 pm
This has been a fun few weeks & hopefully the feeling lasts a few more. The Braves have a very legit shot at the playoffs right now. They need to lose just two less games than the Rockies the rest of the season. It’s still a tall order, but with outstanding pitching & timely hitting the Braves are producing it’s not impossible at all.
The Rockies are feeling the heat & we’ll see what they are made of the last week of the season. If the Braves win today & the Phillies lose I’d say they start feeling a little as well.
I don’t like the fact that the Braves will get Johnson in the Marlin series, but they have beaten him before & much better ones as well in recent months.
This is a fun ride when you consider virtually nobody thought it was possible to get back in the race. I will say this NOBODY will want to face the Braves if they make the playoffs, nobody.
September 27th, 200912:49 pm
It’s afternoon, CAB. Get with the east coast.
DOB…got a question.
Not to jinx us, but if we were to end up in a tie with the Rockies next weekend, who would host the one-game playoff?
As I would, I like Favre, but I also liked the 90’s 9ers.
September 27th, 200912:51 pm
Braves own the tie breaker with the Rockies so any one game playoff with them would be at the Ted.
September 27th, 200912:52 pm
And let’s go Birds!!
How bout that Reisling? He seems smart enough and accurate enough to make an NFL team.
September 27th, 200912:53 pm
White Blood Cells-
I always enjoy the games (when we don’t find a way to blow our national championship chances by losing to a team we should beat) and I have been a fan of Pete Carroll since he was with the 49ers
Soph/ Jeffrey D-
Beating that QB would make my weekend
(jeffrey d- since I have been awake for less then an hour and it is not 10:00 yet, I think I will stick with “morning” for now )
September 27th, 200912:54 pm
DOB, in a situation like this, where the Cards have just clinched, but the game is of supreme importance to the Braves… would a manager in Bobby’s shoes ever consider calling LaRussa and saying “Hey congrats on the pennant, and oh by the way, if you win tonight, I’ll buy you a bottle of the best stuff I can find”?
Would a manager ever call another and – perhaps in a light-hearted way – remind them of the importance of the game at hand?
You know, I’m no NASCAR fan, but I’m guessing Tony Stewart is doing bad financially. He keeps doing all these bad commercials.
September 27th, 200912:56 pm
White Blood Cells,
Reesing isn’t even 6 foot tall. No way he makes it on an NFL team. Kind of like a Chase Daniels of Missouri last year. Good in college but in the NFL would not make it. GO HUSKERS!!!!
September 27th, 200912:57 pm
Chattahoochie HS beat Brookwood HS in High Q, 440 to 400.
Of course, anyone who cared knew weeks ago as I am sure the show is taped.
September 27th, 200912:59 pm
It happens to many great teams. LSU was crowned National Champ with 2 loses. They had the benefit of comming from a highly respected league. The totally subjective nature of crowning a National Champion has really hurt USC. It is time for a playoff given the enormous talent in college football.
September 27th, 20091:01 pm
I, for one am happy to see Brookwood lose at anything and everything. So, thank you for sharing that with us.
Thought he was small, but thought he was at least 6′0″. The NFL does like a quaterback at least 6′3″
ZGoing to avoid the play-off subject (not enough hours in the day for that one ) but I will agree on the fact that playing in the Pac-10 has hurt USC…although we do not often help ourselves in the conference either
September 27th, 20091:02 pm
Chattahoochie’s going for the state threepeat this year.
September 27th, 20091:03 pm
I’m an idiot. I’ve been watching CBS the whole time waiting for the Falcons/Pats game to start and it’s on Fox. Ugh, and it’s Joe Buck. Blah.
September 27th, 20091:05 pm
cabravesfan – good morning, my dear! They’ve only been playing for a minute – don’t yell too much yet
Oh how I haven’t missed Joe Buck
Soph – you missed a knee in the endzone and a Michael Turner stuff.
September 27th, 20091:06 pm
my filter gets the day off on Sundays…sorry
I love Matt Ryan.
September 27th, 20091:07 pm
Its not like JJ has shutdown the braves this season. He has kept them to few runs, 3 ER last 2 outing, each in 6 and 6.2 IP
September 27th, 20091:08 pm
For those curious about possible tiebreaker: If Braves and Rockies finish with same record, Braves would host the one-game tiebreaker game on Oct. 5, day after regular season finale against Washington, which is also in Atlanta (that schedule works out nicely for them on couple of fronts).
Braves would get to host it by virtue of their better division record. (First tiebreaker is head-to-head, but Braves and Rockies tied 4-4)
And, Roddy White.
All I know is turner field will be rockin´ this coming week, or at least it should be.
September 27th, 20091:09 pm
Enjoy baseball, but I also enjoy competition and enjoy seeing the Braves succeed beyond the regular season..It’s why I enjoy watching, to see them win. Sorry to be so excited about postseason play for this team. I’ll try to contain myself.
September 27th, 20091:10 pm
White Blood Cells: Reesing’s our man, obviously (being a KU grad). Great college quarterback who should get Heisman consideration.
But he’s about 5-9 (yes, 5-9), and almost certainly isn’t going to play in NFL. I’ve stood next to him. He’s under 5-10.
September 27th, 20091:13 pm
Braves 7-8 against the marlins.
Last time FLA went to atl, we took 2 of 3…………….can we please redo that?
September 27th, 20091:15 pm
Man does that lost we had against the rockies now weight tons.
September 27th, 20091:19 pm
They signed him for $60 million precisely for games like today. He’s supposed to be a big-game pitcher who’s a shut-down guy when it matters most.
I think we’ll all agree that today is the biggest game of the season – as the next seven will be too. Derek Lowe needs to butch up and throw zeroes today. It needs to be seven innings-plus of shut down, lock down ground balls and zero crooked numbers.
September 27th, 20091:20 pm
Another who’s thrust himself into serious consideration for NL rookie of the year: Marlins LF Chris Coghlan, who has a .370 average (97-for-262) with 27 extra-base hits, 28 RBIs and a .423 on-base percentage inn 61 games since July 21, and leads NL rookies in average (.312), OBP (.383), runs (76), hits (148), total bases (213), multi-hit games (46). His 41 extra-base hits are three fewer than rookie leader McCutchen.
Steve from OH
September 27th, 20091:21 pm
Doc–man, don’t dwell on it. Losses happen, bro. You’ll drive yourself insane worrying about every loss like that. Just enjoy the ride this time around and root for the good guys (and the Cardinals!). I can guarantee you the only thing the real Braves are worrying about today is beating the Nats.
Oh, now all of a sudden the Patriots have a running game?
September 27th, 20091:22 pm
I don’t think today’s the best day for a sweatshirt, Bill.
September 27th, 20091:24 pm
Doc H: BOTH losses against the Rocks at Denver. Take those two losses (shoulda been a sweep) and the three blown saves by Soriano last month – hell, turn around two of the three blown saves by Soriano last month – and we are all singing a different tune in blogland today.
September 27th, 20091:26 pm
That’s a lof of IFs.
You know, all teams have blown saves. Nobody hits 1.000
Rob from SC
LaRoche, forget about the Marlin series. You need to win today. Worry about the Marlins tomorrow.
September 27th, 20091:27 pm
I didn’t know the Pats had a kicker
September 27th, 20091:28 pm
Derek Lowe, surgery or no surgery, I will hunt you down if you lay an egg.
Thirty-five years ago I was a senior finishing up a sorry-ass career as a D-3 linebacker when I noticed a new kid on the field, a sophomore long snapper who never smiled and seemed to hang on every word any coach uttered, inane or otherwise. When I asked a fellow LB who he was, he answered, “Some guy whose father is a coach. His name is Belichick. Bill Belichick.”
Unfortunately, his personality hasn’t improved with age …
September 27th, 20091:29 pm
Oh, they do this year. They’ve had a hard time getting into the end zone so far this season. Which of course I hope continues through today.
September 27th, 20091:30 pm
Ok, time to switch into Braves mode.
September 27th, 20091:31 pm
Marlins scratched Johnson for the start today. He might face us this week
September 27th, 20091:32 pm
At least there is no Cristian Guzman or the Marlin Nick Johnson, and of course Nyer Morgan, who I bet have excellent numbers against Lowe.
football does not exist in my house. Baseball 365
no Adam Dunn either
September 27th, 20091:33 pm
Are you joking? Seriously, are you? No, I don’t want him to get run over, but blocking the plate is part of the game, correct? You’re asserting otherwise? So all the other catchers who block the plate or at least position themselves closer to said plate, are doing it…wrong? Your straw man argument, that I want him to get hurt, isn’t even worth responding to.
It has been established on this blog and elsewhere that his defense is lacking. And as far as the number of balls he has let dribble by…if you’ve watched as many games as I have this year, I am surprised by your beffudlement. Regarding his leadership ability: who was it that called the semenal team meeting earlier this year to rally the troops? Chipper–who, as we all know, isn’t typically the motivating speaker type. That’s the embodiment of leadership, is it not? But I gather you’re a McCann apologist so let’s agree to disagree, shall we? Whatever is right.
September 27th, 20091:34 pm
We need 8 runs today
September 27th, 20091:35 pm
Everything in my house – baseball, football, and basketball. But, the Braves always come first for me.
September 27th, 20091:36 pm
BTW, Milwaukee has been playing mediocre baseball, but they have managed to sweep the astros, sweep the DBacks and have won 2 of 3 from the phillies on the current 4 game set…………..so they can do some damage………
September 27th, 20091:37 pm
Good for you, Soph! We got Tiger teeing off in eight minutes as well!
I will watch other sports, but I don’t have favorite teams. Tough to watch when you don’t care who wins.
September 27th, 20091:38 pm
ESPN is about to break to the first pitch of the Braves – gNats game (rain in the Yanks-Sox game).
Got to get McLouth going
ray k – even other Braves players have stated that McCann is the leader of the team. And, if I’m not mistaken he’s spoken to the team a few times this year as well.
McCann apologist? That’s a new one. I guess we’re going to have YAAMA now. Or, would it be YAAMCA?
we need a real leadoff hitter next year.
September 27th, 20091:39 pm
The fat man with the red glove is setting us down right now. We will get him.
September 27th, 20091:42 pm
BMac may become the team leader in years to come–when Chipper is gone. Chipper is the guy the hitters turn to when they need guidance; he is the guy who went after the umpire who was antagonzing OFlaherty; he is the consumate professional who has been to the playoffs and has a world series ring. If Cox wants to get through to his players and needs an embassador, who do you think he calls on? BMac is a great player, but in my opinion he does not as of yet fit into the role of team leader.
we better put up 11 again. lowe usually like to give the opposition at lest 5 runs.
September 27th, 20091:44 pm
Lowe’s sinker looks tough today.
September 27th, 20091:45 pm
Nats announcers: “The Braves’ OF defense is really good.”
Do they ever watch our OF play?
Yea, a big-time pitcher…
Crap – he supposed to throw ground balls!!!
Jurrjens4NLCY - Fight Like A Perpetual Moving, Counting, Believing Brave
September 27th, 20091:46 pm
We need Ryan Church back… NOW!
who was it that said they feared the Zimmerman-Dunn duo vs. Lowe? Guess you were right, at least about half of it.
Now Willingham goes deep, too…
Lowe’s the “stopper” of this team, alright.
Paisan, what were you saying about Lowe’s sinker?
Steve from OH-
You are forgetting- the Nats announcers have to watch the Nats play ‘defense”
Are you kidding me?
September 27th, 20091:47 pm
Why does Lowe have to suck so much?
So the question is, should the Braves be fortunate enough to make the playoffs, who’d be your three starters? Or rather, who’d be the third besides Vazquez and Jurrjens? Hmmmm….
is KK available
September 27th, 20091:48 pm
Vazquez, Jurrjens, Tommy H
Those two home run balls sure didn’t sink. Maybe he only had it working for the first two hitters, LOL!
Lowe has been killing us down the stretch
Is KK warming up?
Keep Lowe over Javy? …. need to rethink that one Braves
DOB- hanson, jair, vazquez and hudson if ya need a fourth. lowe should be in the bullpen, he is awful
We can’t have this.
They better be ready to score some runs.
The Braves should break from their norm and pay half of Lowe’s salary for someone–anyone–to take him off of our hands.
ray K. Your straw man argument, that I want him to get hurt, isn’t even worth responding to.
Then why did you?
Seriously…duh blocking the plate is “part of the game”, but come on…it’s not like our outfielders even throw home that much anyway. And I’ve seen BMac make plenty of tags at the plate.
if you’ve watched as many games as I have this year, I am surprised by your beffudlement.
Beffudlement? OK. Yeah…our pitchers have thrown a ton of WP’s this year…think it’s that breaking stuff–goes all over the place.
I freakin’ know his defense is “lacking”, OK? And I’m sick of people always bringing it up…yet you never see those same people on here commenting when he makes a GOOD play. Me, I’m here for both, so I don’t wanna here it…I’ve given him some flack this year. I’m not a complete “apologist”.
who was it that called the semenal team meeting earlier this year to rally the troops?
After the All-Star Break, it was BMac. DOB even wrote a little piece on it.
—Come on, Lowe!! Gyah…—
And Matt Diaz said there’s no question that BMac is the team leader.
Dave–I’d go Vazquez, JJ, Huddy, Lowe.
I suspect Lowe has a quality start tonight, despite the HRs
September 27th, 20091:49 pm
DOB, I like KK to give you a great performance… but, fortunately, the same could be said about HH = Hanson and Hudson.
September 27th, 20091:50 pm
I’d bet a “blister” may be reoccuring, so get Kawakami in there!
September 27th, 20091:51 pm
Good evening denizens (well, it is over here).
Luckily just two runs of two homers ánd all that in the first. 23 outs left to right the HMS Lowe.
Derek Lowe blows. Get Kawakami in now.
Of course, if Lowe pitches like that during the rest of this start and his last one, the question of who’s your third starter in the postseason will probably be moot — because there won’t be a postseason decision.
September 27th, 20091:52 pm
In listening to the Nats’ announcers, it would seem they might be interested in seeing Lowe on the Nats. Getting rid of Lowe’s contract might be very tough.
Kawakami in the game, now! We need to trade Lowe, eat the difference of his contract and KK’s contract (about $8MM), admit our error and move on. Next year’s 5…JJ, KK, Hanson, Javy, Hudson.
Has there ever been a W/L record more deceiving than Lowe’s?
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