1:37 pm September 26, 2009, by David O'Brien
Baseball (no explanation needed...) god's
September 26th, 20092:31 pm
No more of that Mr. Hanson…or ???
WE STILL BELIEVE…
The Nationals got Morse in a trade with Seattle in exchange for … Ryan Langerhans.
September 26th, 20092:32 pm
It’s raining here too now.
God, I’m tired of rain. I wish it would never rain, ever.
Say bye bye to the Rookie of the Year award Hanson.
Jurrjens4NLCY - Fight Like A Perpetual Moving, Counting, Believing Brave
Braves need 2 more runs….
I get a black screen and that lovely little blue box at the bottom that politely informs me that the program is not available in my area and I should check my guide for atlernate programming…good time
September 26th, 20092:33 pm
Its official now!
2 bad starts in a row for Hanson. That kinda worries me.
September 26th, 20092:35 pm
this wasnt a bad start. he was pitching lights out until this inning. and he made a mistake.
a bad start would be giving up runs throughout, not on one hit.
P. W. Hjort
He allowed 5 baserunners in 5 innings. 4 of them scored largely because he grooved a fastball. And you’ve gotta think that had something to do with the rain. I wouldn’t be worried.
Leo (If I am a 'rockin...don't bother knockin...) Mazzone
September 26th, 20092:36 pm
Put in Kawakami, now…pitch the last 4 innings. Another save…(just like the last time he pitched…)
McLouth is the last position player without a hit today.
Rob from SC
September 26th, 20092:37 pm
He made one bad pitch, this was not a bad start.
Lowe’s 1-2 with a 4.22 ERA in four starts against Nats this season, but at least he won’t have to face Nyjer Morgan (broken hand, DL). Morgan is 7-for-13 against him.
Hanson will always struggle in the rain because it is hard to grip breaking pitches.
C’mon Prado prove to these DOBloggers your the true MVP…
September 26th, 20092:38 pm
2 up, 2 down. sure would have liked for the Braves to tack one on…
we better score more runs
It would be good I think at this point to actually score some runs. You know, like homeruns and doubles not little bunt singles that they end up making errors on.
I hate to say it but Bobby just does not get it. Well, I guess that’s not the worst thing you could say. I was going to say he’s an idiot. Oops, I did it.
This line-up is absolutely retarded. We have a singles hitter batting third who has been slumping for the entire second half of the season. We have a mostly doubles hitter batting fourth with no speed and our homerun hitter bats 7th. That is f*ing retarded. I’m sorry.
1-2-3… just what the doctor ordered.
Roger (Leo, you couldn't hold my jock...) McDowell...
September 26th, 20092:40 pm
How many saves did you have in the big leagues Leo? ZERO. I thought so. Let me take care of this game! (I had 159 career saves…by the way!)
I am a little suprised Hanson is still out there.
September 26th, 20092:41 pm
The HR wasn’t the only mistake of the inning. He also walked a .231 hitter on five pitches to lead off the inning. The rain probably didn’t help, but it wasn’t one of Tommy’s best starts. In the 4th, Escobar saved a hit with a good play and Willingham hit a ball to the wall in CF.
Just trying to get Hanson under 3.00 ERA…(now at 3.03…)
Rob from SC
Yup, because something tells me the Gnats aren’t done.
N8 (is it 2011 yet?)
September 26th, 20092:42 pm
It’s been a while since I’ve chimed in on music on the old blog. But if anybody cares, the new KISS album “Sonic Boom” is the closest they’ve gotten to sounding like old KISS in years. Still same cheesey lyrics, but the tunes are pretty heavy and rockin. For anybody that knows their albums well, it’s really close to Creatures of the Night, which I’ve always thought was their heaviest work.
I had zero interest in buying it, so my body in trying to convince me it was good, ripped me a copy and sent it to me. I’m sold. Not bad for a bunch of 60 year olds.
September 26th, 20092:43 pm
should have stated “buddy” not “body” in my last paragraph of the last post.
What’s up with Hanson? Not his day? Maybe he’s not a big game pitcher! LOL
Get him out, he doesn’t have it today.
September 26th, 20092:44 pm
OK, maybe not.
Relax man, Tommy has got this taken care of. He rushed himself last inning trying to make this an official game.
September 26th, 20092:45 pm
Wow Mitchell, one beautifully hit homer and you’re back on the ‘BC is a retard’-bandwagon, completely discarding the momentum the Braves have generated, by playing verry good ball. Not to speak of a two run lead in the sixth.
Life must be hard that way.
N8: is KISS more artistically accomplished than say … ABBA?
September 26th, 2009
Nobody told Adam Dunn that
September 26th, 20092:46 pm
Again, I think Hanson was rushing last inning
BELIEVE (yea, all of them...) BELIEVE
September 26th, 20092:47 pm
Pull ‘em through boy’s…
Going to Athens…watch a little ballgame between the hedges…
YES, I ALWAYS BELIEVE…
Good inning, Tommy.
September 26th, 20092:48 pm
Braves Paisan, THAT is why I don’t chime in on the music anymore. But to answer you in a simple question form…
Who gives a flying puck? Watch the game.
excellent response by Tommy. 2 K’s and a flyout from the middle of the Gnats’ lineup!
September 26th, 20092:49 pm
I have to think whichever of the announcers said that homer was the result of Tommy rushing ’cause of the rain, was right. He’s not been bad at all today.
Yeah, TH definately done and BC is a moron for leaving Tommy in there. 1-2-3 sixth, with 2 K’s, in about 10 pitches.
That’s just awfull. The Nats are crushing him and BC doesn’t have a clue….
September 26th, 20092:50 pm
That was not supposed to happen, Mac
September 26th, 20092:51 pm
The Braves bats have fallen asleep.
The Braves official unofficial theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G7ZLaiPxu0
They kinda sound like the cure…
September 26th, 20092:52 pm
can we please at least try to score some runs
September 26th, 20092:53 pm
When Bobby takes out Hanson, he’s and idiot.
When Bobby leaves Hanson in, he’s and idiot.
I like the reasoning i read here…it’s like exercise for my brain.
Do any position players besides Heyward and Freeman crack the Braves top-10 prospects in 2010? I’ve started tentatively ranking them, here’s my top 10:
J. J. Hoover
September 26th, 20092:55 pm
Hanson looking very sharp
Nick, Hanson’s throwing a four-hitter with one walk and seven strikeouts through seven innings. And your comment on the matter, a couple innings back, was “Get him out, he doesn’t have it today”?
Good call. You probably should be managing a team.
September 26th, 20092:56 pm
P. W. Hjort
Schafer might crack the top 10 if he still qualifies
One of the many beautiful things about baseball is that you can watch the game, listen to your favorite tunes, and debate virtually anything at all — all at the same time.
September 26th, 20092:57 pm
Good call. You should be managing a team.
Do yall like that song?
They’re risking some damage to the kid’s arm. It’s not worth running this kid into the ground in the chase for a longshot playoff berth. That’s the stance I take on this. I know why he’s out there (he’s pitching well), but I don’t think he should be out there.
September 26th, 20092:58 pm
Great job, Hanson! Dealing.
Hanson looked great today minus the 1 hanging fastball
He doesn’t qualify. Otherwise he’d be in there. Between Teheran and Freeman.
I think we can say Bobby made the correct decision by leaving Hanson in the game. I wonder if he’ll pitch the 8th?
Wow, Dutchie… way to jump the gun.
Actually it had nothing to do with the homerun. I wasn’t on the blog last night during the game. I only recently checked in today. If we win, great but we should win. It’s the Nationals and as bad as they are the Mets might very well be even worse at this point. This is not an effective line-up for teams like the Phillies.
You would hope we might hold onto this one and maybe win tomorrow but we’re going to have to step it up for the Marlins.
Chipper shouldn’t be batting third. It’s absurd. That ryhmed. It just doesn’t make sense. If he’s even going to play, and we might after all be better off without him in there, bat him 8th. I’d just like to see a little out of the box thinking.
NO MORE BOBBY
Why can I hear Adam Sandler saying this? – Me
Because you have know idea what Adam Sandler is like – Jurrjens4NLCY
What? That doesn’t even make sense. Funny how losers come on here picking a fight with other bloggers because their own life is pathetic.
DOB, I hope that last comment was all sarcasm.
September 26th, 20092:59 pm
I’d just like to see a little out of the box thinking.
Cox doesn’t know what that means
Yall need to relax about Hanson…
The same people who wanted him to pitch the bottom of the 9th now don’t want him to pitch…
Steve from OH
Rob–I don’t think he does. I would think Cody Johnson and/or Adam Milligan would get some consideration. We’ll see…
Reality is the Cardinels would rather (I’m sure) face the Rockies than the Braves in the playoffs…so what reason do they really have to win against them in this series and help the Braves?
The reality is the Cards are a 1/2 game behind the Phils in the loss column. If COL wins the wild card, St. Louis faces LA (no home field adv) or COL at home if they finish with a better record than PHI, so they actually have to beat up on COL to play COL.
If the Braves overtake COL, the Cards have the following scenario: They play either PHI at PHI, or in St. Louis because the Dodgers will most likely win best record.
Even if St. Louis take the next 2 against COL, it’s still hard for the Braves to make the playoffs (though less hard). I’m sure they take their chances in at least having home field against PHI, rather than playing PHI in PHI because if the Cards do get best record, they get either COL or ATL at home and home against either LA or PHI in the 2nd round, but the odds are COL in the 1st. They really have no reason to not take these games seriously against COL and try to control their own fate.
DOB – Man, did we mention the Nationals are horrid?
Please stay away from the DOB jinx comments until after the season!!
September 26th, 20093:00 pm
You are still my Rookie of the Year.
1 bad pitch…ERA now at 2.98. Go get ‘em Bobby…
Fortunately for those demanding that Cox pull Hanson because of his, uh, ineffectiveness today, he’s thrownb 97 pitches in seven, so he’ll probably be coming out now anyway. Whew. Good to get him out before he can do any more damage, right?
Make that 6 K’s, 4 hits through 7. And thank you for a little dose of reality.
DOB – I guess I just expect Hanson to be lights out every game, certainly against the Nationals. Still a solid outing but by no means the Hanson we all know and love.
How do you hang a fastball?
September 26th, 20093:01 pm
Schafer still qualifies as a prospect, correct? He’d be in there. Cody Johnson and Brandon hicks come close also.
Braves Paisan–not really a big fan of Kiss…
LOSERS? Ouch. That’s a mighty big word there…
September 26th, 20093:02 pm
Ron from SC – Give up the fight man. We lost. Bobby is coming back and it’s time we move on. Lets focus on getting Kelly Johnson out of here. Ha!
bravesgrl4life: yes, it was purely sarcasm. I couldn’t resist.
I think its when you throw it weakly with little or no movement at all… I think, I don’t know though…
September 26th, 20093:03 pm
KJ up, 3 outs.
September 26th, 20093:04 pm
Lets focus on getting Kelly Johnson out of here. Ha!
Right on cue – enter Kelly!
Sheesh…didn’t know there was a new Blog! I’ve been talkin’ to myself over on the other one, wondering where everybody is…
DOB McCann has become a team leader on the field and in the clubhouse, and he’s led the Braves in homers and RBI while playing most demanding position and overcome that vision scare early. He’s also led the majors in RISP hitting since break.
So very very true…I agree with your whole post. That was just the best part.
As t’d off as I’ve gotten at him at times, there’s really not a whole lot to complain about with his offense…sure, I’d like a few more doubles…was hoping for 100 RBI, but the eye issue considered, it’s been a solid season. Do wish his AVG wouldn’t have dipped so…
Diaz is nothing more than a platoon player…
Schafer still qualifies as a prospect, correct?
Cody Johnson and Brandon hicks come close also.
Not really, they both had pretty crappy years in different lights. Brandon Hicks just flat out didn’t hit anything. And Cody Johnson showed his 80 power but his development pretty much stopped.
Right about here, in the 8th, I’m really hoping one of Bobby bashers is going to get a short circuit and he will start ranting that Bobby Cox is an idiot for leaving Hanson in, while simultaneously demanding that Hanson be allowed to pitch a complete game and he will just explode. One down, many to go.
DOB, you’re kind of a sourpuss sometimes, aren’t you? I mean, maybe I am too but do you have to put us down everytime we say something stupid?
I say embrace it. It’s our destiny to occassionally say dumbass things.
That’s right, I said sourpuss. It’s my new catchphrase.
September 26th, 20093:05 pm
Tommy’s line: 7 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K
C’mon Kelly, I still believe in you!!
September 26th, 20093:06 pm
Adam Milligan is a good call, maybe he makes the top-10.
Bobby coming back is one thing but Im kinda shocked TP is returning. Think where this team would be if hitting earlier in the season and I don’t remember any Braves team that couldn’t bunt like this season.
Interesting question coming uo. Hanson has looked good the last two innings but he has thrown 97 pitches and is a youngster nearing the limit of innings he should pitch for the year. I bet Cox will bring in a reliever.Can’t really fault either approach in my opinion. Wish they could get an insurance run or three.
Who’s gonna blow the game for us in the 8th?
Joe D. loves Marilyn
Are the Kansas…football…Jayhawks…a team to BELIEVE in?
September 26th, 20093:07 pm
We “lay down” after we get a lead. Get complacent.
Killer instinct? We need that.
God, Kelly Johnson sucks.
It needs to be said and I did just that. Didn’t I?
He threw a single bad pitch when it was raining just simply trying to get the inning over. Some people are so stupid on here.
KJ…been sitting next to G. Norton too long.
September 26th, 20093:08 pm
Ok, well If Schafer doesn’t qualify then I guess I can forget about that. I haven’t read any scouting reports, but it still seems like both of Johnson and Hicks still show some sort of potential. Maybe not star stuff, but as a prospect goes still decent potential
Jurrjens4NLCY – Diaz is nothing more than a platoon player…
Jurrjens4NLCY – C’mon Kelly, I still believe in you!!
I don’t even have to say anything here.
September 26th, 20093:09 pm
Yeah. I totally agree with you… Braves are done.
McFann, I wondered where you were.
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