Stat of the day – Jones claims franchise walk record

With his sixth-inning walk Thursday night against the Marlins, Chipper Jones reached 1,377 walks for his career and surpassed Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews for the Braves franchise record in walks. He added one more in the seventh to give him 1,378 for his career and 35 on the season, which is third-best in the majors.

Not even Hank Aaron eclipsed 1,300 in his 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves. He had 1,297.

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Rick

May 28th, 2010
2:06 am

suppose to say first here???……………hope the phillys are not to p$$$ when they come to town….Chipper will come around, keep it up braves!!

theriddler

May 28th, 2010
4:34 am

Congrats Chippy. What a pleasure it was to watch Cubs/Dodgers with two quick working pitchers Lilly/Ely. Great game and less than 2-1/2 hours.

jj

May 28th, 2010
4:52 am

Is there any news on JJ and when he might return.I hope he comes back and give us that little boost that sends us over the top.

buttermaker

May 28th, 2010
7:21 am

It’s been a pleasure watching Chipper play all these years. He’s one of the all time best.

Jesse Stone

May 28th, 2010
7:25 am

Marlins broadcast came up with a stat that if you added the 90 feet from each of Chipper’s walks together, it would total over 23 miles.

Angus

May 28th, 2010
7:49 am

That puts it in perspective Jesse.

For fun: 1378 BB + 4276 TB = 96 miles.

bigboi

May 28th, 2010
7:53 am

Look out the Melk man is starting to hit. I think you have to play the Melk man everyday at this point.

Blago

May 28th, 2010
8:18 am

And then, to go a little further:

(1378 BB + 4276 TB)*(90 ft)/(2207 GP) = 230 feet traveled per game

Or about halfway between 2nd and 3rd base. Which is where a third baseman (Chipper) could play with a shift on against a left-handed batter. Everything comes full circle…

Ricky

May 28th, 2010
8:25 am

hey blago, keep it up, I want to prove to my kid that those math classes aren’t a waste…………!!

Little League Larry's son

May 28th, 2010
8:26 am

I’m so sad today becuse my dad kicked my dachsund, Oscar last night. You see, dad knows a lot more than Bobby Cox, just ask him. Daddy’s been saying for weeks that Yunel Escobar is done and should be on the bench. When Yunel starts getting hits, daddy gets mad because that shows he was wrong. he hopes every day that Yunel looks lost at the plate so he can show up here and say “I told you so” about Cox’s decisions. Daddy is starting to remind me of the Yankees coach in the first Bad News Bears movie.

bigboi

May 28th, 2010
8:26 am

nice observation there Blago

Oscar the dachsund

May 28th, 2010
8:28 am

Blago

May 28th, 2010
8:31 am

Compare that with, say, Babe Ruth, who averaged rounding 3rd base for his career.

Or Babe’s 1921 season, when he was just 3.5 feet short of home plate per game.

Idot

May 28th, 2010
8:31 am

And he got two hits last night.

Clay

May 28th, 2010
8:33 am

Escobar’s starting to rake too . . .

Jesse Stone

May 28th, 2010
8:41 am

Off subject, but…did anyone else hear that David Ortiz had the slowest HR trot IN HISTORY the other night. I hear there’s a website somewhere that tracks these and his trot lasted over 30 seconds. I can’t believe he didn’t catch one in the ribs after that.

Jesse Stone

May 28th, 2010
8:43 am

I was glad Hudson plunked Hanley last night. I know it led to a run (Hanley was out on steal attempt), but Hanley does a little too much posing at the plate after hits. When he held the bat in the air halfway to first on his HR off Hanson, apparently Hudson didn’t like it.

Idot

May 28th, 2010
8:45 am

Melky looks like he’s got his mojo rising also.

Idot

May 28th, 2010
8:52 am

Are these guys starting to listen to TP’s advice?

jj

May 28th, 2010
9:00 am

Great ? Idot.I was wondering the same thing.Great win by the Boyz and a good day on the bench from Bobby.That’s Braves baseball.Enjoy it for a day and be happy.

PMC

May 28th, 2010
9:35 am

Hall of Famer. He’s been looking better the last few games too. If Esco can get hot and they can average 3 or 4 runs a game…

Things are looking up.

Glad Chipper is on our side.

clay

May 28th, 2010
10:16 am

and people think bobby is a bad manager and doesnt know what he is doing. this is exactly why you leave yunel in so he can get his timing back. if he sits the bench like everyone wanted him to then how would he ever get his timing back. the guys that started off slow are finally starting to come around except for lazy mcclouth. he must now want it bad enough. i do have to say mccan needs to step it up a little more i want to see him keep his allstar streak intact

timthebrave

May 28th, 2010
10:47 am

Jesse Stone, It took Ortiz 30 seconds on hr trot…..He must have been running full speed to get his fat arse around the bases even that fast

Jesse Stone

May 28th, 2010
10:47 am

clay- I do agree on what you said regarding Bobby’s sticking with Yunel. I do not understand the “lazy” tag you’ve put on McLouth. He’s not getting the job done offensively, but lazy?

timthebrave

May 28th, 2010
11:01 am

McLouth is not lazy. I’ve never seen him not run full speed. He’s stinking at the plate but the effort is there

timthebrave

May 28th, 2010
11:02 am

clay, I agree with the rest of your post….We would also have Glaus and Mac on the bench if Bobby didn’t stick with his guys

Cornjolio

May 28th, 2010
11:13 am

If we can get Schafer in CF by July 1st and keep Medlin in the rotation once JJ returns, (demoting KK), things should start rolling. Escobar will pick it up no doubt

jim

May 28th, 2010
11:38 am

We really need for Lowe to step it up tonight and give us at least 7 innings. While Medlen in the rotation might be nice, with him in the bullpen we have 6 solid options and don’t have to overuse any of the arms out there.

Dawgdad (The Original)

May 28th, 2010
11:52 am

Braves have some interesting stuff to consider ahead. Medlen needs to remain in rotation after JJ returns, so who goes to pin. Medlen one of the best five starters for sure. Resop will leave on 15 Jun if he is not promoted, so where do you put him. Mike Minor doing great in minors, needs to be in ATL in 2011, where does he fit in. Other question is now that the Melk man is hitting the ball can you get something for him. We have his twin on the bench (Gregor Blanco) for a hellava lot less money. I think Gregor is faster and they are both singles hitters. Gregor is better defensively as well. They should make some moves and lock in this chance at the playoffs. They sure are playing well now and getting JJ back and keeping Medlen in rotation will only make them better. Resop over Martinez or Chavez is an improvement as well.

clay

May 28th, 2010
12:01 pm

okay maybe “lazy” isnt the right word because he does run down all the fly balls in the outfield. I guess what I was trying to say is that he looks like he doesnt care at all he is just getting paid. He has the same exact expression no matter what (remind you of anyone else in atlanta-joe johnson). If he hits or strikesout its the same face. to inconsistant he will hit 3-4 one night and then the next three nights go 1-12. He needs to go back to pitt. if he wants to do that stuff. oh wait nevermind he wont have to cuz pitt. is coming here this weekend to pick him up, hopefully he gets back on the plane with them.

clay

May 28th, 2010
12:03 pm

put kk in the bullpen and keep medlen in the rotation when jj comes back

is30303

May 28th, 2010
12:10 pm

McLouth may look indifferent to what he is doing, but that is a max effort guy out there. I’ve never seen him take a play off or not do things at full speed. He knows he stinks at the plate so he’s trying hard everywhere else. Similar to guys like Reed Johnson, these guys are people you want on your team.

is30303

May 28th, 2010
12:11 pm

Putting KK in the pen maybe a good idea, he did it last year. He doesn’t allow runs to score. Heck maybe he can get run support coming from the pen and get a few wins.

bigboi

May 28th, 2010
1:04 pm

i would love to see the Melk man leading off and prado hitting second and move j-hey to the third spot.

Jesse Stone

May 28th, 2010
1:19 pm

No, the “Melk man” is exactly where he needs to be, so is Prado.

BobtheBlogger

May 28th, 2010
1:32 pm

I have always felt that Eddie Mathews is the forgotten Braves superstar. Aaron overshadowed him the way Ruth did Gehrig, and the small market of Milwaukee did not provide the exposure he needed to be fully appreciated. In addition to his 512 home runs, I have heard that Mathews was very fast in his younger days, although his stolen bases records do not reflect it. A quick check of his stats will confirm that he was truly one of the greats.

clay

May 28th, 2010
1:41 pm

im not saying hes not giving max effort, he just needs to show some kind of emotion and show some kind of signs that he will return to the form of why we picked him up. With him still slumping is really showing hes not doing something right

Jesse Stone

May 28th, 2010
1:46 pm

showing emotion? That’s all for “show”. He just needs to HIT, not show emotion, fire, whatever.

Dawgdad (The Original)

May 28th, 2010
1:49 pm

the Melk man is a role player at best, the lineup is working fine as is. How can anyone think he is a leadoff hitter, look at his OBP and BA. McLouth will start hitting and as far as effort he is one of the hardest working Braves and a very good centerfielder.

Captain Lou Albano

May 28th, 2010
2:40 pm

To be honest, I believe center field is up for grabs right now. Whoever hits should be playing there, so I would keep Melky there for now. And of course bat him lower in the order. Also, does anyone know anything about Jair? Is he recovering at all?

Captain Lou Albano

May 28th, 2010
2:41 pm

Also Nate will start hitting when he finally decides to stop trying to pull the ball everytime he comes up to the plate.

Resign or Re-sign?

May 29th, 2010
11:08 am

Captain Lou:

Agree with you about Nate. There is another blog posted about JJ.

Used to watch you wrestle Haystack Calhoun and Abdullah the Butcher at the Macon City Auditorium; how goes it?

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