1:17 pm March 21, 2010, by David O'Brien
March 21st, 20101:17 pm
There she is.
March 21st, 20101:18 pm
March 21st, 20101:19 pm
We got this one started in the rain, with Moylan pitching instead of Jurrjens.
Moylan gave up consecutive singles to start game, then struck out Albert Pujols and Colby Rasmus. Count’s full to Felipe Lopez…
March 21st, 20101:21 pm
How does Dave look? Pete’s Dave
DOB i take it Schafer isn’t getting on?
March 21st, 20101:26 pm
Being a “home” game is not what worries me….UK REALLY travels well, especially since they’ll be in the sweet sixteen. What worried me about Cornell is their 3-point shooting. I think I would rather be facing Wisconsin.
March 21st, 20101:31 pm
He’s still rehabbing.
March 21st, 20101:33 pm
This game get called?
And Roodge Owns
Dying laughing at the photo choice for McLouth.
March 21st, 20101:34 pm
melky draws a walk
March 21st, 20101:35 pm
Dave, you have to change the caption under the McLouth photo. Something like “Hey, Terry, like this?”
prado flies out to left and chipper strikes out swinging while melky is caught stealing 2nd base. end of inning
March 21st, 20101:36 pm
Didn’t McLouth get something done with his vision? Sounds like McCann last year. Hope he gets it together.
March 21st, 20101:37 pm
He got contacts.
I’d rather have a proven guy like Scott Proctor instead of Chavez, but who’s complaining … it’s just that Chavez seems like Acosta with good stuff, but lacks consistancy, but who’s complaining. Also– why are there so little ST games being televised this time around? It just seems like there were more on TV before. Not complaining, just sayin’.
March 21st, 20101:38 pm
Chavez is pitching the second inning, just walked Nick Stavinoha, got one out, then gave up a single to Tyler Henley.
March 21st, 20101:39 pm
joe: he was supposed to be getting on the blog to talk
There will be three Braves games on ESPN this week. I think Tues., Wed and Thurs.
March 21st, 20101:40 pm
Knuckles: Yeah, it got called. I’m providing fictional play-by-play. Creative, eh?
Sorry. I thought you meant getting on the team.
Don Sutton say that McLouth has a single & Double today in minor league game.
DOB, did Chavez change his number from 51 to 43? I thought I saw him wearing 43 that last game on tv and I know he was 51 at the start.
March 21st, 20101:41 pm
Not just creative, but gritty realism (Chavez).
March 21st, 20101:42 pm
The Schafer thing had to be postponed because of the rain and uncertainty about what he was going to be doing, hitting in cages or whatever.
We’ll do it later, though. Try to get him and another player before camp breaks.
March 21st, 20101:43 pm
Anybody else notice that if something isn’t extreme people won’t talk about it? For instance … Heyward = extremely good. McLouth = extremely bad. Any middle ground is just boring, it seems.
Alright thanks DOB
March 21st, 20101:45 pm
TnBrian, more than just being bored, our we have a neurotic need to demonize and hero-worship.
RAIN DELAY …. aaarrrgh.
The Cards have to be the favorites for the NL Central. The Brewers have no pitching, Astros are rebuilding, Cubs are a mess, Reds are building, Pirates suck.
March 21st, 20101:46 pm
Mekons …yes Espn Tue Met,Wed Phillis,Fri Detroit
March 21st, 20101:47 pm
joerochester, I think a “every team in the NL Central sucks, except the Cards” would’ve done just fine.
DOB – didn’t know, there was a 12 minute lag from the previous PBP and its raining. Valid question imo
March 21st, 20101:48 pm
Everyone here hopes McLouth gets it going.
March 21st, 20101:50 pm
Steady rain alone wasn’t enough to get the umps to stop it, but an up-and-in pitch to Pujols by Chavez with a wet ball — that’ll do the trick. Bring out the tarps, boys. The King got buzzed.
I think the Reds are going to be better than usual. But the Cards have the best team all-around in that division. The Cubs are going to be the worst defensive team in the league.
I don’t see Jo Jo on the opening day roster.
March 21st, 20101:52 pm
My bad, Frankie Knuckles. Wasn’t aware of that 12-min delay.
Anyway, we’re sitting here now in rain delay. Lot of wet folks in standing-room only crowd. What do you want to bet the good folks at Disney wait a while to call this one?
That would have been too easy.
Well DOB, or anybody else that has ten minutes to kill, check this bit out. We used to watch this show all the time and this is the funniest episode–
March 21st, 20101:53 pm
Chipper jones is looking promising, sort of. Probably closer to early 2009 than late 2009, so a significant positive trend. Does that work for middle ground stuff?
Nova Scotia Steve
March 21st, 20101:57 pm
okay…so just so we’re clear here…Jurrjens is okay…just not pitching because of the wet conditions?
and second…I really and truly don’t agree with Moylan STARTING a game this late in Spring Training…should our late inning guys be starting to pitch – ahem – later innings???
Moylan prolly never started a professional game in his life…or hasn’t in the last 5 years anyway…to me THAT decision right there…is just as much of an injury risk to Moylan as it would be if Jurrjens started the game.
ESPN will televise Braves games Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
March 21st, 20101:58 pm
What do you guys think for the AL East?
Did not know the Cards signed Elvis and that he is in Orlando today.
March 21st, 20101:59 pm
Nova Scotia: Why in the world would it be an injury risk for a reliever to pitch one inning in a spring game, whether it’s the first inning or the ninth? I’m entirely lost on your logic there.
Both managers knew the rain was coming, so both scratched their starters rather than have them pitch an inning or two before the game got stopped.
Moylan’s just getting his work in.
Moylan was only pitching an inning. Using a starter in that situation would screw up his conditioning schedule.
March 21st, 20102:00 pm
Its b/c I have Tuesday off. I see a few cold ones, pizza and baseball in my future. Thx ESPN. You don’t say that often.
Olney says Twins need a closer and the Padres need outfielders. Twins apparently have some talented minor league outfielders but may be unwilling to part with them.
March 21st, 20102:01 pm
Seems like this is first time in a few years that we are not going to have someone on the 40 man roster start the season on 60 day DL
March 21st, 20102:03 pm
Jurrjens didn’t start because he would never have been able to get five innings in before the rain began.
Moylan was prolly the first reliever scheduled. So, he gets moved up to start the game.
If this thing goes five innings it will be a minor miracle. No need to worry about finding guys to fill in the last few innings.
March 21st, 20102:06 pm
Boo. All day games.
March 21st, 20102:07 pm
They moved the minor league game up to 10:30 a.m. today, so McLouth got his ABs in. They’re seeing if he’s still around for us to talk to.
March 21st, 20102:08 pm
It’s is POURING now.
Ugh…still haven’t gotten to see them play
March 21st, 20102:09 pm
Added a POLL to the original blog, about who should get final bench job. VOTE NOW
If Nate didn’t get a hit against minor league pitching, he’s gonna get scorched on here.
Well, you know…more than usual
March 21st, 20102:10 pm
Bruce – Diory Hernandez is heading to the 60 day dl
Ahh, the joys of working from home!
I guess my logic is – a veteran guy (Moylan) – who’s a key cog in ATL bullpen is starting a game on a wet and rainy day.
But I get the – “he’s getting his work in” situation…workin on the new change-up etc.
Why no worry about potential injury risk to one of our top relievers…it not like P.J. Walters fills the type of role a Peter Moylan does in our pen.
Anyway…it’s prolly the “right” move…I just don’t agree with it!
March 21st, 20102:11 pm
Coincidentally… I have Monday and Thursday off. No games on tv then.
March 21st, 20102:12 pm
C’mon guys, cough up the extra 10 or 15 bucks a month and get yourself some DVR. I’ve recorded all our televised games so far and just wathched them as soon as I get home from work.
Bill Shanks reported at least two hits (single and double) for McLouth in the minor league game – http://twitter.com/BillShanks
March 21st, 20102:14 pm
Did DOB say please behind that Vote Now?
March 21st, 20102:16 pm
uga — yep, forgot about Diory, thanks. I was thinking more about regulars, in particular pitchers in the past
The Braves will probably go Wrigley on us this year and have all day games this year, just to stick it to us. I’ll bet that’s what idiot Wren and those weasels at Liberty are plotting right now
March 21st, 20102:17 pm
I had DVR. Right now I’m living with my in-laws while we close on our house. Unfortunately they don’t even have cable.
Oh wait….I’m being sarcastic.
Mark Bradley really need to write a new column or take the current one down of the website.
“Why Jason Heyward might not be here on opening day”
Unless Bradley means he won’t in Flordia playing Spring Training games – then I guess he’s correct.
March 21st, 20102:19 pm
They wouldn’t play a spring training game if it’s wet enough to be an injury risk. The games just don’t matter that much.
I see 0 concern with him relief pitching the 1st. It’s not like he went out there to go multiple innings, which by the way a 3rd reliever should be able to do anyway, but I digress.
Great for Nate!
Steve from OH
March 21st, 20102:20 pm
Did anyone see Green Zone yet? It’s worth a view, I think.
March 21st, 20102:21 pm
Diory is probably more of an asset on the DL anyway. If we are desperate for a SS, I’d rather have Hicks.
And the risk of injury on rainy days is mainly to outfielders. And there’s just about zero risk to a pitcher. This was done so JJ would be able to get his work in, being stretched out for the regular season. Having him rained out after one inning would not be good for his conditioning.
DOB, In his 9 ABs today, how did McLouth fare?
It’s on my long list of movies I want to see. Is it as good as the Bourne movies?
March 21st, 20102:24 pm
joerochester, sorry about that buddy. Hopefully the house will be closed on in time for the season. I’ve got a 4-week business trip to NC in June and I’m gonna be bummin’ if I can’t watch the Bravos at night………
Coach (2011 or Bust)
March 21st, 20102:26 pm
It’s spring training…..McLouth will be fine unless he’s got something physically wrong.
O’Brien, tough loss for your Jay hawks dude. David and Goliath all over again and Northern Iowa brought their sling shot’s.
Conrad or Thurston? Well obviously Conrad is on the 40 man and he looks like the better defender right now. But it’s nice to see some competition for the last remaining bench spot. Not to mention the depth provided.
I can’t wait for the season to start!
March 21st, 20102:27 pm
Scheduled for April 09.
March 21st, 20102:28 pm
You know, I’ve never seen the Bourne movies, joe. It’s a good flick though. The only problem I had with it is that they did sort of a “documentary” style filming (or whatever), so the camera was kind of fuzzy at times and there are a lot of scenes where the characters are moving around in pretty much the pitch-black. It was still cool though. Not as great as some movies I’ve seen, but it’ll entertain you at the very least.
Steve, I saw Green Zone last week end and it’s a fairly decent movie but nothing to write home about. If you enjoy the genre then it’s worth the price of admission.
March 21st, 20102:33 pm
Coach–yeah, that’s a good take on it. I do enjoy the genre, so it entertained me, but you’re right, it’s just decent.
DOB- Is Diaz going to be the opening day starter in left, and how has he been doing this spring?
March 21st, 20102:36 pm
Watch the Bourne movies. They are awesome.
March 21st, 20102:37 pm
We were already downstairs to talk to McLouth when game got banged. It’s over.
Jair will pitch tomorrow in minor league game.
McLouth had three hits and a walk in four PAs today, for what that’s worth. Hit the ball hard a few times, they said.
March 21st, 20102:39 pm
joe–yeah, that’s what everyone tells me. Unfortunately, the time just isn’t there for me right now, LOL.
JTH: likely be Diaz or Melky. Since it’s supposed to be Zambrano pitching for Cubs, I’d guess Melky (that is, assuming he’s not in CF).
March 21st, 20102:41 pm
Steve from OH
Those Bourne movies don’t hold a candle to the Bourne books. Robert Ludlum was a great writer.
March 21st, 20102:44 pm
per bill shanks, foxsports radio in macon…nate single and double this morning.
Second Round SELF:
Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans
March 21st, 20102:45 pm
Not all is lost if Nate doesn’t get going. Relatively speaking, there’s a bona fide slugger on the market. Yep, Greg Norton is STILL out there. Can you believe our good fortune?
March 21st, 20102:46 pm
Was the minor league game rained out also?
March 21st, 20102:48 pm
Greg Norton’s a hitting coach now. He’ll probably make a good one in all honesty.
Read up a few posts, Golden.
March 21st, 20102:50 pm
Good luck in the NIT UNCBrave!
March 21st, 20102:52 pm
The minor league game was this morning.
March 21st, 20102:53 pm
DOB when addressing the 40-man roster, you’re right the Diory Hernandez move is a no brainer, however, they will need to make another move on the 40-man to make room for Jason Heyward, so ultimately someone who is on the 40=man is going, likely another if Thurston makes the squad.
March 21st, 20102:54 pm
Self has one more national title as the coach of Kansas than Roy Williams did.
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