12:25 pm May 31, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
Nova Scotia Steve
May 31st, 20104:04 pm
Just drinking some pepto for the nervous diarrhea
Two down!! FINAL OUT FOR FIRST PLACE!!
1 more baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ray Parker Jr.
I think our military and baseball players should switch salaries.
May 31st, 20104:05 pm
It took 5 long years but Praise the Lord we’re in first!
Back where we belong!
I know it’s still May, but let me be the first to say, WORST TO FIRST!!! Amazing the way the Braves (and Phillies) have flipped the division over the last few weeks.
Chris from the Rock
THEY DID IT!!! FIRST PLACE BABY!!!
BamaDude @ CowCollege AL
1st PLACE on June 1 …who da thunk ?????????
Thank you braves
1st place feels great!
May 31st, 20104:06 pm
Win it all for Bobby this year!!!
Bartholomeeeew (Bat) Masterson
Greg, I know they did. They were trying to make a point, but personally I did not let it get to me as it was off topic about freedom of speech.
McFann ;Ô; ;Ô;
Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans
1st PLACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I responded to a comment that Hanson should have stayed in (after the Phillies scored 3 runs) that that was stupid
Greg – Hanson left with a shutout in order
Nice game! What a great way to take over the NL East lead.
Good pitching (especially from Venters, relieving Moylan), keeping Utley, Howard and Victorino away (1-11 combined).
Good hitting: 11 hits, 2 Hrs, 9 RBI.
Good timely hitting: Chipper’s 2-run HR in the 1st to set the tone, and Glaus’ insurance 3-run HR in the 7th.
Good defense: 2 DP turned and no errors.
FIRST PLACE TASTES GOOD!!!!
That Bobby must be a genius to get this team into 1st place.
First place, at last!
Huddy tomorrow. Need to put some distance to the Phils. Stomp on those Phils with the hob nail boots.
JC from DR
May 31st, 20104:07 pm
Braves WIN!!! Fu.ck You Phillies!
Lol, Salty I said that earlier.
wow it’s been 5 years……nuts. now let’s keep it going and finish these jobbers off on tues. and wed.
Tomorrow we can pad our lead.
20 Wins in May …!?!?!?
everyone enjoy this occasion I am going to go celebrate the rest fo the day ! have a great memorial day, GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But Moylan wiped out the shutout with the first batter he faced…..
May 31st, 20104:08 pm
Don’t come on here with lineup predictions and blaming everyone if we fall back into second place tomorrow. Its a long season!!
It’s been 5 years…but we’re in FIRST PLACE.
(this “late” in the season of course)
We need to win tomorrow for a game and a half lead!
May 31st, 20104:09 pm
Well…to celebrate, no reason why we can’t have our own Beach Boys mini concert.
So, with a little bit of a Memorial Day twist…how ’bout a little Rock and Roll Music!
keylargo……Venters is a homemade product from the braves…..he’s 25 years old…this dude is a ROOKIE…but….Billy is 38…with more than 15 years in the league….there is no point of comparison….
5 years ago I was about to marry a crazy woman. Don’t remind me of 2005!!!
A big accomplishment for our Braves. Now let’s get an even bigger lead and sustain it for a while!
The ONLY thing that scares me about this game, is that Chavez looked good. Which means…
Bobby, who gushes about him like he’s the 2nd coming of Christ, will undoubtedly use him in a critical situation in June.
Sorry..I have to call my Wife in Colorado to Give her the bad news…Atlanta Braves is in First Place…Wow…Go Braves…
May 31st, 20104:10 pm
Great game! 1st place, and lots or upside to this team.
Still love to see them figure something out with Nate, and I will stick to what I have been saying when he was called up, and hope that Blanco gets a couple weeks to see if he can be the player the Braves thought he was two years ago.
Enjoy the rest of Memorial Day everyone! See you all tomorrow.
May 31st, 20104:11 pm
anyone dismissing the value of a 20-8 month in the majors or any level of baseball is foolish, plain and simple. this is what the 2010 braves are and this is what the 2010 fills are (no bullpen and no bench) i’ve been telling everyone this since before spring training.
Time for some grilling on the BBQ, cold beer and some fantastic music!
Now let the Braves hold first!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hottttttt Doggggg !
i couldent wait to get on the blodg and see all the people who predicted escos revival ya know i now realize something this blog not only has some of the least knwledgeable baseball minds ive ever encountered but allso the biggest bunch of liars on the net lol
May 31st, 20104:12 pm
now to MLBN …SF vs COL …the “Freak” vs UJ …prob good stuff
May 31st, 20104:13 pm
this team sucks, we cant score a damn run, esco need to be sent down, glaus is a joke….remember that
I can’t believe people are just sitting there with two outs.
That is so pathetic. If you’re wearing a Braves T-shirt and you’re sitting in your seat like a lazy bastard with two outs in the 9th, with first place on the line, you should banned from Turner Field for the rest of the season.
It’s kind of taking me out of the whole thing. First place… 20-8 in May… that’s incredible.
People just sitting there. That bums me out. The Braves really deserve better.
Hell, the freakin’ Beach Boys deserve better. Everybody’s leaving.
Anyway, I’m done.
I’ll miss you guys. Say you’ll miss me?
Avg .313 HR 6 RBI 14 Runs 29 SB 12 Andrew McCutchen #22 Center Field Pittsburgh Pirates
Wouldn’t mind adding this guy to the lineup….ideal leadoff hitter and great defense in centerfield.
May 31st, 20104:14 pm
This is a lot more fun than losing 9 in a row. The Phils look just like we did then. No offense and bad defense.
We’re in First Place, Chipper HR, Glauss HR and it’s Memorial Day.
May 31st, 20104:15 pm
Tommy Hanson hasnt been as good as last year…remember that
wow this time last month…….wow….just wow
May 31st, 20104:16 pm
Great clip ! It almost looked like Clink was mouthing some of the words!
You could use McCann’s dash from first to third as well. Halfway between second and third, I think he surprised even himself with that burst !
Wow…. just got home from the ‘burg to the good news that our boys are in 1st place! Unbelievable!… Look forward to seeing the Bravos tomorrow night… have to watch two games, b/c my sister-in-law in Houston is going to Nats/Astros tomorrow night.
Hopefully this game adds to the frustration of the Phillies and keeps our momentum going.
Really, the Phillies are struggling so badly. I thought they were going to pinch-hit Werth for Dobbs in the 7th (representing the tying-run on the plate). He could’ve tied the game with one swing of his bat. Instead, Castro pinch-hit and grounded out. Werth struck out 4 times yesterday… and has been struggling of late.
20 wins for the Braves this month!
May 31st, 20104:17 pm
I’m sure the point’s already been made, but weren’t they in last place just two weeks ago??
No Kelly Johnson wreaking havoc on the infield to drop a routine pop up in the 9th, negate a win, and kill our chances to make a run for the division!
THIS IS THE PRADO ERA, FOLKS.
Mitchell – the Braves just completed an incredible 180 in the month of May, and you’re still going to find something to complain about? What are you going to say if we win the World Series?
My pizza is burnt
Also glad to see Hanson’s ERA under 4.00.
It doesn’t suit him what-so-ever
May 31st, 20104:18 pm
braves are ichiban!
May 31st, 20104:19 pm
heyward went 0-5 and we still scored 9 runs – thanx to that tremendous pen in filadelphia and lets not forget the run gload gave us – great pickup ruben.
Ummm…let me be the 2nd to say…
Gotta admit, I thought the season was pretty much over a month ago. Wow!
May 31st, 20104:20 pm
Now, Rockies/Diamondbacks WOW 1st Place Braves
May 31st, 20104:21 pm
I’ll admit it too. I never thought this was possible at the beginning of May.
Lots more work ahead those folks. However I all fans deserve to enjoy this for now.
It almost looked like Clink was mouthing some of the words!
Yeah! And towards the end, LeBeau, Newkirk, and Kinch really look like they’re singing! I didn’t even do that on purpose…just came out that way!
I think [McCann] surprised even himself with that burst !
I think he did!
May 31st, 20104:22 pm
i think the fills are still looking for pitching.
May 31st, 20104:23 pm
I just checked the standings…had to see what it looked like with the ATL on top!!
May 31st, 20104:24 pm
where you at? talk to me about the irrelevance of a 20-8 month.
May 31st, 20104:25 pm
At the game NO ONE working at Turner mentioned All Star voting. The ballots are just set up and hard to notice. Would be nice if ballots were passed out to fans coming in the gates and tell everyone to vote Braves.
hohn ejected oswalt in the 3rd. Jeez, Hohn is such an ass hole. I can’t stand him. He should be fired.
Dee ? this is for you, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_PDns23RWY
Wow.. .you learn something new every day… just learned how to calculate the game score for starting pitchers.
May 31st, 20104:26 pm
So excited, meant Giants, battle of the pitchers
everyone cast those All Star ballots for ….well you know for whom …
May 31st, 20104:28 pm
DARREN – this team sucks, we cant score a damn run, esco need to be sent down, glaus is a joke….remember that
That is all so 2010. We are now 2005!!
Yes, people – vote! I think Glaussy’s May should earn him some votes too so don’t forget about him.
Salty, you were the first to say it after the victory when it counts!!!
May 31st, 20104:29 pm
Great win today. Nice to score some runs early and be in first place. Especially on a day where Tommy Hanson was terrible. That was hard to watch. Getting behind in the count, walking .130 hitters, giving up hits to pitchers. The defense behind him was stellar and really bailed him out a few times. Against a hot hitting Phillies team he might not have made it out of the third inning.
But I guess that is how baseball goes. Got some great D behind him, turned some DP’s and almost got out of the game without giving up any runs.
One of the DPs turned by Glaus was one of the best I’ve ever seen. He threw the ball on the money right over the runners shoulder to get the guy at second, and then retreated to first to get the out at first. Just amazing throw and play.
May 31st, 20104:30 pm
What was Charlie manuel ejected for??
I guess it does look pretty neat w/ every club wearin’ the white lids today ….
Rob from SC
May 31st, 20104:31 pm
Please stop with the trade for McCutchen trade. Until he becomes really expensive (4 years from now) HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE
May 31st, 20104:32 pm
Heyward: Nobody’s playing for second place…..
May 31st, 20104:33 pm
Rob from SC
The Pirates finally have a real good player to build around, he is untouchable.
LMAO! Was going to say Melky
that tampa series is going to be something. Rays 19-5 on the road. Braves 17-6 at home
May 31st, 20104:34 pm
Just thought I let those interested know; the Gwinnett Braves game against Indy is live at 7:00 PM on CSS. Home game, BTW
DOB didn’t pop in for some props yet – i’m surprised.
May 31st, 20104:35 pm
i can remember all 6 losses. last game of opening series, the no hitter, the dbacks middle game, one to the mets, and two to the phils. isnt that right?
May 31st, 20104:37 pm
Sopheee,you are bad.
May 31st, 20104:38 pm
I know, but people keep mentioning him for our leadoff hitter
It will not happen. I want those to be able to grasp that concept
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