1:37 pm September 26, 2009, by David O'Brien
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September 26th, 20093:09 pm
I don’t even have to say anything here.
What the heck was that last pitch, Gonzoz???
lol poor McFann. Welcome.
September 26th, 20093:10 pm
P. W. Hjort
I bet Mike Gonzalez signs with the Nationals this off-season.
Steve from OH
Attaboy, Gonzo. Way to keep the fan on his toes.
September 26th, 2009
bravesgrl4life: yes, it was purely sarcasm. I couldn’t resist.
lol, I don’t think you try that hard. By the way have you read the new Satchel Paige bio?
Jumping the gun, I might have done. But it’s rather a big coincidence that comments like yours all of a sudden pop up when there’s a little set back. If that was indeed sheer coincidence, then granted, I jumped your gun.
And where anyone will probably agree with some of your assesments of BC’s manageriall skills this year, he’s bound to the players he has. I for one would be frowning if he were to start changing things in a lineup which is on it’s way to winning 13 out of 15, whilst being the underdog in an up hill battle for the WC. No matter who your opponents are, were or will be. I’m betting BC has rather some experience with teams on a tear, to make propper judgements on what to do.
Then again, that’s just my biased, flawed, Dutch, not-growing-up-with-everyday-baseball, opinion.
Let’s keep winning these games!
September 26th, 20093:11 pm
It’s our destiny to occassionally say dumbass things. Mitchell
If you only said dumb things occasionally (note spelling) Mitchell we would all be more forgiving. As it really is, you say them constantly and we only have so much patience.
September 26th, 20093:12 pm
Bat – what do you think of the Falcons so far?
Rob from SC
go get Moylan
TnBrian(Vazquez ace 2010)
Nothing is ever easy with this Gonzalez guy. Don’t know if he can work right without runners on though, so maybe it’s strategy. Lord, here comes Zimmerman.
Gonzo don’t do it!
Oh no. Gonzo adding drama now to keep fans on our toes!
September 26th, 20093:13 pm
Shocked they’re playing in this…is it as bad as it looks DOB?
September 26th, 20093:14 pm
I smell a loss coming on.
4 more outs without giving up two runs — Can we do it?
shut up, bg john
September 26th, 20093:15 pm
Gonzalez scares the (expletive) out of me every time he picks up a baseball, irrelevant of his stats, effectiveness, or lack thereof at times.
September 26th, 20093:16 pm
Mitchell , if DOB was going to put you down everytime for saying something stupid, he would get tired of replying to you…
Go ahead, Gonzy!
P. W. Hjort
Totally fine with that! I hope he signs somewhere….other than here. I’m sick of his crap!
100% chance of rain in Foxboro tomorrow.
Welcome back McFann! Thought you were flipping channels with your dad
September 26th, 20093:17 pm
But, Gonzo does get the job done most of the time which is all you can ask for. That, and maybe not so many long balls that he and Soriano tend to give up would be even better.
I was wondering where everyone else went. I was thinking, “Wow…we’re winning, Prado made a good play…and nobody’s here! They must love football…”
Thanks to Bay Area Steve for lettin’ me in on this whole “new Blog” thing!
With that said, good job Mike.
September 26th, 20093:18 pm
Let’s not forget Gonzo has back issues and is pitching at less than 100% physically. Even with is issues of late, and around midseason , I’d like to see him back next season.
Does anyone know why Dave O’Brien is acting so arrogant? Jeez man I am sure that “Nick” (the guy you criticized) has a job where he can’t play at baseball stadiums all day. Let me apologize on his behalf: I’m sorry Dave that I am not more knowledgeable about baseball; but the blog I read author chooses to bash his fans rather than talk about baseball.
N8 (This Vazquez guy isn't so bad after all)
You know what I’ve come to realize, but nobody seems to acknowledge?
There are about 10 people on here that are considerably more negative than I have EVER been on this blog. There are another handful of bloggers that are ridiculously more rude than I’ve ever attempted to be.
Just thought I’ve pointed it out reading through the last half hour of comments, and over the past week or so.
So far, so good, Soph. The defense has been better than I expected , by a damn site. Too bad about Jeria Perry. I’m looking forward to the game tomorrow, my brother and nephews are coming over to watch the game. What do you think?
September 26th, 20093:20 pm
I heard and I’m not likin that forecast. Moss & Welker are questionable though – if neither of them play then that’s not good for Brady. I’m excited!
I’m sure those Nats fans enjoy watching the grounds crew put dry dirt on the mound then watch their own team play.
September 26th, 20093:21 pm
Chop Chop: Is 186 innings really excessive in your view, for a big 22-year-old with no history of arm problems? I’m just asking. I know you’re not alone in that way of thinking, but I personally don’t see it as excessive. It’s about 20 innings more than he totaled in minors and AFL last season.
I just picked a name off top of my head, Matt Cain, and decided to see what he did at start of his career, innings-wise.
At age 20 in 2005, he pitched 192 innings between Triple-A and majors.
At age 21 in 2006, he pitched 190-2/3 innings for San Francisco.
At age 22 in 2007, he pitched 200 innings for San Francisco.
At age 23 in 2008, he pitched 217-2/3 innings for San Francisco.
The comparison is just one I pulled out, not especially meaningful. But he’s just a good young pitcher that came to mind.
(I could have used Lincecum, though I wouldn’t pretend Lincecum is at all normal. But just for the record, that little dude pitched 177 innings between Triple-A and majors in 2007 at age 23, then 227 innings in his first full season in majors in 2008.)
September 26th, 20093:22 pm
yeah, let’s get an investigation on why DOB is so “arrogant”… can’t have bloggers getting all butt hurt…
September 26th, 20093:23 pm
We need to keep moving the chains with Tony G. coming up big on 3rd downs. Keep Brady on the bench. Welker may play, he scares me more than anyone else on that roster. Guy is MONEY!
Bat – I’m loving it so far! Agree with you on the defense. They’ve played a lot better than expected. I’m disappointed about Jerry too. I have to say Tony Gonzalez has been impressive as well. Hopefully, the running game will improve some. Turner’s been a little off so far.
September 26th, 20093:24 pm
Dave–at this point, I don’t think it is that bad as long as they carefully manage his pitch counts, but I wouldn’t want him throwing very many more innings. Mostly due to his age and his innings count from last year.
September 26th, 20093:25 pm
Finally, Nate gets a hit. Good to see that after going 0 for 4 today and 0 for whatever last night.
Sit down Prado
Thanks Braves4Life. I merely meant that Hanson wasn’t himself today and should have been pulled (I was wrong, he went 2 more good innings) but DOB had to be his arrogant self. Its all good.
September 26th, 20093:27 pm
BIG insurance run.
September 26th, 20093:28 pm
I love Welker! Of course, not when he plays us though. Dude can take a big hit and pop right back up like nothing happened. Pretty quick too.
Dang the Nationals suck…
How the heck have the Braves only been 38 – 36 against these guys…?
Closer to home, Javy Vazquez pitched 172-1/3 innings as a 21-year-old rookie in 1998 with Montreal, then 197 the next season, then 217….
In Tim Hudson’s rookie season with Oakland in 1999, at age 23, he totaled 201-2/3 innings between Triple-A and majors. Then 202-1/3 innings in 2000, then 235 and 238 the next two seasons.
Thank You Chipper! That’s a big run.
Nice to see Hoss heat up.
Yay, Chipper & Nate!
Bay Area Steve
September 26th, 20093:29 pm
thank you again for the link. I’d tried it previously, but I needed your tip about downloading Stream Torrent. Now, I do have to take issue with one thing. Every half-inning they play that “double-pits-to-chesty” commercial. I think I’m starting to understand that Marietta Derek dude. It’s like you go through stages. Initially, you see it, and ok, typical commercial. Then comes boredom, and irritation, and now, I’m getting this overwhelming desire to post double-pits-to-chesty comments.
But, even with that, thank you.
McFann. you’re welcome.
10Paul, I did get the email; thanks. Still tryin’ to digest. Will respond when I can make sense of it.
September 26th, 20093:30 pm
Don’t forget about Prado Soph…
September 26th, 20093:31 pm
Atta Boy MCCANN!
Enter your comments hereThere we go Bmac
That was CRUSHED!
September 26th, 20093:32 pm
Crushed by Big Mac.
I wanted a double!
90 RBI!! 4 more and he has a new career-high!!
McFann, that’s what we have been waiting for, girlfriend
Well, duh on me. Marteeeeeeeeeeeen too!
C’mon Garret, hit more hits!
NO MORE BOBBY
September 26th, 20093:33 pm
Mac has a shot at 100 RBI’s. Is anyone else even close?
5 more hits for Garret…
Okay, i’m gonna go ahead and say it, BALLGAME!
another pitching change
Bob Horner said it best in Schultz’s blog – I agree:
Typical Cox-led team. Back into the playoffs as a Wild Card, you Braves and Cox fans will get to see your team lose in the first round in front of a half-empty Turner Field and the stands filled with Cardinal fans.
No? Just recall 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Until the relic goes, there is no reason to expect a different result.
BAS, you’re welcome. And just resist…..stay with exceptionally anoying and just toooo idiotic to be a real commercial, ok?!
How anoying to see a single, then one of those no good bunts and in the end a beautifull double by that ’singles hitter’ in the three spot. Isn’t baseball great?!
Would be nice to see B-Mac add some more insurance.
Close this one down Braves!
McFann, I know you wanted a double, but is a 2fer not good?
September 26th, 20093:34 pm
What’s your monthly premium on that insurance policy…….wow…..crushed
Prado can sacrifice too? Oh my.
September 26th, 20093:35 pm
Steve from OH: I totally agree that he’s getting near the limit and they should watch his innings and pitches (which they have, hence the exit today before he got to 100).
But he’s only got one more scheduled start anyway. There’s eight games left, so the most he’s going to finish with is around 193-194, if he goes seven in his last start. If they’re talking to him all the time and they believe he’s being honest about his arm feeling great (and judging by results and velocity and location of pitches, etc., there haven’t been any signs othewise), then is 193-194 excessive? I guess that’s subjective. To me, it doesn’t seem so, for a kid who hasn’t had arm problems, a big kid who’s very bright and, I think, knows it’d be stupid to pitch with a sore arm.
Thanks! yeah, we were flipping back and forth, but…LOL, just forgot to do the same with the Blog!
September 26th, 20093:36 pm
EscoBAH! I love this.
I think you oughta read the stuff from Deadpin that RHR linked. First, it’s really not vulgar, at least not overly so, but, more important, I’ve no doubt you’re entirely capable of reading, and enjoying the piece, without being somehow corrupted into, well, me.
You’re like 18; you shouldn’t miss out on great writing because of a couple of four-letter words, especially humor that any Braves fan would really enjoy. Just my opinion. Take it for what its worth.
And, yeah, that was a bit more than a double. Let’s hope he gets to 100.
How about Mac just goes ahead and gets 10 more? We could use a 100 RBI guy
with a 9-4 lead – does Bobby pitch Soriano now? Or does he use Medlen or someone else with a big lead saving Soriano for a close game in the next day or two?
No, I’m totally cool with a homer! Needs 4 more for a new career-high (same with the RBI).
September 26th, 20093:37 pm
Braves to Nats: Yeah, we gave you 4, but we’ll take those back, thank you very much!
Hanson totaled ~168 innings last year, so you want him to get him between 203 and 213 this year, right? That’s an increase of 35-45 innings.
Let’s put the fear of god into the rockies.
Oh my. This is just silly now.
Still fun though. Go Roachy!
September 26th, 20093:38 pm
No, seriously: This Washington team is horrible. Bad News Bears-ish.
Nick: Hey man, didn’t mean to snap at you. Nothing personal was meant. OK? Besides, seems like a couple others were bothered by the comment more than you were (yeah, imagine that). Lot of sensitive individuals.
Mitchell: Who asked you?
I wonder if Soriano is coming into the game?
- circus music -
Joe and John just had a very good point, imo a few minutes ago on the broadcast. They were stating that Skip and Pete often talked about the 91 “chase” down the stretch, and how even thought the Braves were in the NL West, by being an east coast team, it gave them a distinct advantage of putting pressure on the Dodgers. As the Braves reeled of win after win, early in the night, the Dodgers took the field knowing they HAD TO win to keep their lead.
I think this will work with the Rockies a bit too, if you’re a person that believes in pressure. Which is everybody other than Shaun.
That look on Riggleman’s face after Dukes’ error pretty much sums up the Nats season, doesn’t it?
September 26th, 20093:39 pm
wow, Nats need to go out and take some groundballs before BP
Dave–no, one more start @ less than 100 pitches (if doable) is not excessive IMO. But I wouldn’t want him to do a Cole Hamels and throw 30+ innings in the postseason either. Luckily for us, we’ve got the SP depth to maybe cover that if (Baseball Gods willing) we get to that point.
It has been a long time since the Braves haave played this well. It is great to see. Hopefully I can rehab my shoulder while watching a World Series run.
Secondly. Frank Wren, you need to tell Cox that he can bitch and moan all he wants, but that star SS Yunel Escobaar is going nowhere.
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: (PWH)
sorry to come to this so late. Milligan perhaps?
Oh…the poor Nats…
Bay Area Steve–
What was it about, again? I’m I’d enjoy it…provided I’m in a “reading” mood, right?
It would be great if BMac could get to 100…I would LOVE that, I can’t even tell you…
Sounds like a plann!!
Bring on the Nortster!
September 26th, 20093:40 pm
Oh, so close for Norty.
OK save some for tomorrow guys
Well, at least we didn’t really need Norton to hit one there
I knew that was the end of the scoring as soon as Norton stepped to the plate, and wouldnt ya know, first pitch out.
You mean their outfielders?
Yeah, noted. I think he has to crack the top-10. I mean, he hit .345/.393/.589 from the left side at Rome.
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