3:04 pm June 25, 2010, by David O'Brien
June 25th, 201010:22 pm
I’m telling you guys that if Wagner pitches this well and does not get injured, he won’t retire. I can’t think of anyone who retired after a season when they were absolutely in the top 10% of their position.
The way he has pitched was reflected by the Tigers announcers who I quote said “man, that’s a closer!”
June 25th, 201010:23 pm
Looks like Wags gave Bobby the game ball.
Steve from OH
June 25th, 201010:24 pm
Man, can’t believe Wagner is gonna retire with that much left in the tank. Losing him, Bobby and maybe Chipper next year? That’s a huge blow. Saito would be a free agent, too. Wonder how the ‘pen will shape up next year.
The Mets better win tomorrow or they may never have a shot at first place.
I mean, is KK seriously still pitching for us? Unless we can get a little help from the M&M boys, we’re going to be in second place before sunset.
I can’t believe he’s getting another chance to start. We’re trying to win the damn division. That is not going to help matters.
Can it, Rob. If I hear you whine about Heyward’s wrist one more time…
What are you, his mother or something? LOL!
June 25th, 201010:25 pm
What a great, historic Braves game we all just watched. Not every day a closer gets 400 saves. And, 100th homer/game-winning run for BMac.
Everybody back on the bandwagon that left after the Chicago run.
keylargo – he reiterated that he wanted family time in his post game interview. I don’t see him going back on that.
June 25th, 201010:26 pm
Bartholomeeeew (Bat) Masterson
June 25th, 201010:27 pm
Everybody back on the bandwagon that left after the Chicago run.
Not so fast my friend. KK is pitching tomorrow.
McFann 1 ;Ô; ;Ô;
June 25th, 201010:28 pm
Ah! That was a great win!!
June 25th, 201010:29 pm
Feeanch, my company has 4 seats in the second row right behind the home team’s on deck circle. Will definitely tip my hat – assuming it hasn’t melted off my head
Enjoy the games you go to – i’ve done Suntrust one other time and it’s amazing.
Rob from SC
June 25th, 201010:30 pm
Steve from OH
We won’t win SHI# without a healthy Heyward. YOu know that steve
D-Backs’ Edwin Jackson throws a 149 pitch no-no against the Rays.
For me personally Medlen stays as the 4th starter, KK to the pen when they bring JJ back, and JJ becomes the 5th starter as they ease him back into the rotation and build his strength back. At some point you may flip flop Medlen and JJ depending on how well each one does.
June 25th, 201010:31 pm
Heyward just needs a few days off–especially against left-handers. We need Matt Diaz to get back in the lineup. If the can take batting practice already, then he go to Gwinnet and get 4 ABs a night and start his rehab and be back in the lineup in a week. Let’s go!!
Hey, where’s Mets Madness. I have a few things to say to him.
June 25th, 201010:32 pm
Wagner seems set to retire. Go out on top Billy.
Cheshire: wave one of those bacon-wrapped shrimp kebobs at us in the 1st inning, ok, you lucky son-of-a-gun?
Bat – I think Koufax had a choice. Retire or his arm was going to fall off. That’s why I said if Wagner pitches like this and stays healthy.
Me and you might be the only ones old enough to have seen him pitch, but I think of Randy Johnson’s best day ever and compare it to Koufax’s average performance as far as “stuff” goes.
June 25th, 201010:33 pm
monty, totally agree. i don’t think there is any doubt that KK will be the odd man out.
although i just read an article where Cox is saying Jurrjens will be scheduled to pitch Wednesday, which would be Medlen’s start. so apparently Medlen will be the 5th starter. that’s a pretty awesome 5th starter to have.
Yeah, we’re not as good without a healthy Heyward, but posting 20 times per day about his thumb gets us nowhere, Rob.
June 25th, 201010:34 pm
haha, will do Choppinmama. maybe if i get really daring i’ll run out on the field just to impress you guys.
Cheshire, anytime you have extra seats brotha, find me!
June 25th, 201010:35 pm
RHR: wellll, they can at least climb up the first couple of steps………not too far, though………you’re right……….that jump back down after the KK start could prove injurious.
June 25th, 201010:38 pm
I’d rather see JoJo Reyes pitching tomorrow than freakin’ KK.
To paraphrase Mitch Williams, only Bobby Cox would keep a guy with an 0-9 record in the starting rotation.
Mitch Williams of all people! Talking trash about Bobby Cox. Ridiculous.
June 25th, 201010:39 pm
And I hope Soph didn’t miss Avery in the booth
Oh, I didn’t. ♥
Chesire: don’t you dare!! If you do, I’m not contributing to your bail fund.
June 25th, 201010:40 pm
I don’t know how much weight BC puts on rehab start stats, obviously not much considering JJ’s. But it wasn’t pretty down there and the last I heard, guys up here hit a little better. This could get interesting on Wednesday. Seems like he wouldn’t tamper with success, but what do I know.
If you have, then more power to your ability to observe, but I haven’t seen it. This is what I do. When I see Heyward struggling the way he has and knowing that his thumb has been mentioned as the culprit, I tend to watch for signs of it bothering him. I honestly haven’t seen it. Jerry
I think it bites him some when he tries to hit a ball to left so he is not doing that as much or nearly as well in the last month
June 25th, 201010:41 pm
The Jackson no-no is the second no-no against the Rays the Dallas Braden perfecto was also against Tampa…..has a World series team every been no hit twice in one season and went on to win a ring?
What? No Met trolls tonight?
keylargo_ Yeah, I just threw that out there on a lark. If the Braves were to win it all I could see Wagner giving it up. If not, but look good for next year, it seems that would be hard to walk away from.
June 25th, 201010:42 pm
I just saw the link RHR posted for LT’s blog with the intro songs for all the players. Yeah, I’m mad at Lowe for using the song he does. Ew.
I really don’t think you do.
June 25th, 201010:43 pm
Congrats to Wagner on 400 and Carroll Rogers for the shoutout she got from Ernie Johnson.
Oh, and to the Bravos who are still dominant at home!
June 25th, 201010:44 pm
I didn’t know that about Markakis. BFIM
I’ll take a career 835 hitter most days anyway.119 OPS+ ain’t a star but ain’t bad
June 25th, 201010:45 pm
I’m diggin that Johnny Venters.
June 25th, 201010:47 pm
That right there tells you he needs to go on the DL Rob SC
it has been said many times that a stint on the DL is probably not gonna fix his thumb unless you wanna lose him for 60 days, and if so who in the hell are they gonna play out there?
Sopheeee Oh, I didn’t. ♥
Yeah, yeah, yeah…
June 25th, 201010:48 pm
DOWN ON THE FARM:
27 year old LF MATT YOUNG has done it. Tonight he goes 3-5 with a double and RBI. In the process, he lifts his BA to a tidy .300. On May 1, it was a miserable .237. In the middle of the month he began to stir, and for the month of June he’s hit .337 not including tonight. Way to go MATT. 3B WES ‘OLD MAN RIVER’ TIMMONS is 1-4 with a BB and run scored (.284). DH FREDDIE FREEMAN goes 1-4 also with a walk and an RBI (.273). !B BARBARO ‘THE FLAILING CUBAN’ CANIZARES is 2-5 goes yard (4) has 2 RBI (30), a run scored, and lifts his BA to .310. JORDAN SCHAFER breaks the fences with a yard shot as well (1) and raises his BA to .219. SS LUIS ‘THE LIBERATOR’ BOLIVAR has a multi-hit night (2-4), scores two runs and his average rises to .229. Despite all these long flys and multi-hitters, GWINNETT loses 7-5 to the COLUMBUS CLIPPERS.
Pitching is not so good. JOSE ORTEGANO, SCOTT PROCTOR, and CORY GEARRIN combine to allow 10 H including a round tripper, 6 ER, 5 BB, and only 7 SO. Yuck, ’nuff said. Everybody stunk it.
June 25th, 201010:49 pm
McFann, I’m sad to say that I did miss Mac’s 100th live. Luckily, I left the channel and rewinded back to it though.
You saw what the Tigers did to Medlen in the 1st and he wasn’t off his mark by much. He settled in and pitched awesome by changing speeds and throwing K’s.
KK needs a miracle!
Me and you might be the only ones old enough to have seen him pitch KL
I doubt that seriously
June 25th, 201010:51 pm
Sopheeee I’m sad to say that I did miss Mac’s 100th live.
Cool! Now we have our own little club…
Luckily, I left the channel and rewinded back to it though.
I got to see the replays…
June 25th, 201010:53 pm
Noooo, McFann. Say it ain’t so? You missed it too?
June 25th, 201010:55 pm
noleeeeee – you are correct – I saw Sandy pitch on numerous occasions…
Congrats on your wedding that I wasn’t invited to, VJ.
June 25th, 201010:56 pm
Sopheeee Say it ain’t so?
Well, I don’t wanna lie…but if you insist…
I did miss it. That’s what I get for being Ms. Nice Guy…
June 25th, 201010:57 pm
There should be a at the end of that post, BTW.
I’ve done enough rotten things to deserve that punch in the gut…
June 25th, 201010:58 pm
Who do you think she is- Roman Gal? cabravesfan
If anything, I stay on the bandwagon until everyone else is gone or dead, clinging to the edges and screaming bloody murder at anyone who tries to pry my cold fingers from said wagon.
June 25th, 201011:00 pm
“Bowman suggests that “some members of the Braves organization” wouldn’t mind parting ways with Escobar, due in part to his approach to the game”
as sub-par as his hitting has been this year, if they don’t have a suitable replacement they shouldn’t even think about trading him
June 25th, 201011:01 pm
BC at the very least may have to start platooning Jason, use him against RHP mostly. Get Diaz back, see what’s cookin with him. Jason against RHP, Diaz against LHP.
Soph – I’m sorry that I missed it too…
The PEARLS tied in the top of the ninth 3-3 tonight against the MOBILE BAYBEARS. MIKE MINOR has a solid outing, too many hits (9), but well scattered over 7.0 IP. Only 2 ER with 1 BB, and 8 SO. BENINO PRUNEDA gets to the last strike and then walks the hitter in the top of the ninth. TOMMY PALICA comes on gives up the tying run, and a blown save for PRUNEDA. A waste of a nice outing for MINOR.
LF MIKE DANIEL has a multi-hit night 2-4 with a double and RBI. RF WILLIE CABRERA is 1-2 with a double, two walks, and raises his average to .a strong .312.
Well, truth be told, I was a little kid when Koufax retired.
June 25th, 201011:02 pm
I was referring to the Yankees part of that comment
I’m thinking we’re looking good for the second half. Let’s see how Jurrgens does in this start–he’s got the All-Star break to further rehab. Chipper, too. Jason may not see much time in the All-Star game either. Diaz coming back. KK might even think of the second half as a new season. We’ve also got a home heavy schedule in the second half.
June 25th, 201011:03 pm
Roman Gal _ Did you see that Ears Schafer hit a homerun?
June 25th, 201011:04 pm
Saw Drysdale in person at Shea one night…Sandy only on TV…
June 25th, 201011:05 pm
149 pitch, 8 BB, no-no. Nice.
“MIKE MINOR has a solid outing, too many hits (9), but well scattered over 7.0 IP. Only 2 ER with 1 BB, and 8 SO”
Hey, that sounds like Tommy Glavine type numbers.
June 25th, 201011:06 pm
nolie, was it you that said, we should be able to tell a lot more about Schafer after he hit his first homerun?
Cliff Lee has walked 4 batters all year!
June 25th, 201011:07 pm
Would LOVE to see Cliff Lee in a Braves uni.
June 25th, 201011:11 pm
I know, just chose to make my own interpretation is all.
Here’s a trivia question:
What are these numbers?
.875 / .928 / .855 / .985
June 25th, 201011:12 pm
wait. I thought KK was Mitchell’s “boy”. I know he said that.
we should be able to tell a lot more about Schafer after he hit his first homerun? Bat
nope, t’weren’t moi. gonna take a lot longer than that IMO
June 25th, 201011:13 pm
Sandy Koufax’s WHIP the LAST four years of his career.
His record and ERA during those last four years?
25 – 5 / 19 – 5 / 26 – 8 / 27 – 9
1.88 / 1.74 / 2.04 / 1.73
I thought KK was Mitchell’s “boy”. I know he said that. RHR
he renounced any future support about two starts ago. amazing he backed him as long as he did considering his luv of instant gratification
June 25th, 201011:15 pm
Sandy Koufax’s WHIP the LAST four years of his career. KL
kinda amazing since he started out so wild. Big Unit did much the same over his career. startred wild but ended with very good control.
June 25th, 201011:16 pm
Actually, I hadn’t seen that! But that’s awesome!
Do you think a good outing for KK will do anything to save his place in the rotation?
June 25th, 201011:17 pm
Now we’re talking – ARODYS VIZCAINO starts and goes 5.0 with only three hits and one earned, 0 BB, 4 SO. SWEET. YELIAR CASTRO comes on in relief and almost immediately gives up a string of 3’s – three hits, three runs, three earned runs, three base-on-balls and a strikeout in only 1.1 IP. Despite the putrid effort, he gets the win raising his record to 4-2. ANGELO PAULINO gets a hold (3) with 1.2 innings of shutout ball. LUIS AVILAN has a one walk shutout bottom of the ninth for his third save.
Finally away from the BIRDS home field, they bust out with 12 hits and go 6-13 with RISP. Lead-off hitter CF LEE WARE is 2-5, a double, 2 RBI, and a run. RF CORY HARRILCHAK has an exact duplicate 2-5 evening with a double, 2 RBI and run scored. LF CORY MILES is 3-4, a double, one RBI and a run.
MISSISSIPPI blows the game in the ninth. BENINO PRUNEDA tagged with the loss.
OK, I’m out…but, not to be a pest here (little late for that, I know), if anyone remembers/cares to share that story told told about BMac after the Home Run, I would REALLY appreciate. It may even be one I’ve read before, but prob’ly not. Anyway, thanks in advance!
Fan since 1977
DOB – was Frank Wren trying to get KK a good deal on a Toyota with those fellas?
Well, it would free up payroll……
June 25th, 201011:19 pm
Would LOVE to see Cliff Lee in a Braves uni.
I think it fits him
The one that Dale Murphy told?
June 25th, 201011:21 pm
j-Hey–He a bad mofo
June 25th, 201011:23 pm
Great quotes from Wagner, McCann, Medlen coming shortly to a blog near you.
June 25th, 201011:24 pm
DOB–Is KK beyond redemption at this point?
no real idea Woodeeeeee. Meds helped his cause tonight. I’ve already said that I’m not sure KK in the pen and Kris in the SR is a good idea. I don’t have strong feelings either way, but I do worry about Meds IP total for the year a bit.
June 25th, 201011:25 pm
BRETT DeVALL goes 6.2, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO and gets the win to go to 4-5. DAVID BERRYHILL on for his fourth save with 2.1 IP of shutout ball.
C KEN ‘TOP GUN’ SCHLEHUBER is 2-4 tonight, a double, 2 RBI, 1 R, the only R-BRAVE with multi-hits. 1B RIAAN SPANJER-FURSTENBURG is 1-3 with a BB, and run scored.
June 25th, 201011:28 pm
noleeeee, June 25th, 2010, 11:15 pm … “kinda amazing since he [Koufax] started out so wild. … startred [sic] wild but ended with very good control.
Maybe his arm hurt so bad on every pitch that he figured he needed to make them all count.
Thanks. Is Bobby thinking that far down the line? Would we see a switcharoo again should Medlin falter in late August?
June 25th, 201011:30 pm
I think I supported KK up til his last start. If he repeats the very poor outing, his next should be his last.
On the other hand, if he throws a perfect game, how could you remove him from the rotation?
June 25th, 201011:31 pm
DOB, can we find out why Chipper was laughing so hard on the field?
Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg’s bones must be made of some kind of supernatural material, because it took them extra-long to heal.
June 25th, 201011:33 pm
It seems a bit ludicrous to look at good outings and bad outings from a guy who is 0-9, but who else thinks that KK just had a bad game in his last start? I didn’t see him go after hitters as he has in his best games this year. Maybe I’m all wet, but I’m not ready to send him to Siberia yet.
June 25th, 201011:34 pm
DANVILLE bombs BLUEFIELD 9-4. Five doubles and a triple. Four pitchers combine for 9.0 IP of 4 H ball. Nice!!!!!!! 9 BB – 8 SO, not nice. Rookies !!!!
GCL and DSL nothing new. Must have had a day off.
June 25th, 201011:37 pm
I hope they are thinking of his IP totals for the year.
Just commenting here, His K rate is down a good bit this year but his walk is so improved that his SO/BB ratio has improved.
June 25th, 201011:38 pm
This sounds like 11 O’clock local news teaser
Murphy story about Mac went something like this – Knucksie, Murph were filming an add where Knucksie says ‘It takes a great man to throw a knuckleball’ to which Murph replies ‘It takes a greater man to hit a knuckleball’. In 2nd part of filming, Knucksie repeats his line and Mac is supposed to reply ‘It takes greater man to catch a knuckleball’. Mac declined saying his line because as he put it, he would never say he was a greater man than the greatly respected legend Knucksie.
June 25th, 201011:39 pm
J-Hey, except that Cliff Lee is a lefty.
What we need is a RH hitter with some thump, not another pitcher.
June 25th, 201011:40 pm
Is management keeping close track of Meds pitch count then?
June 25th, 201011:42 pm
I don’t know how many innings Medlen is limited to this year but he has apprx. 74 now. If he starts 18 more games and averages 6 innings per, that’s 108, for a total of 182. It would be bad news for the Braves to make the playoffs and have a burnt out pitcher for the playoffs. That’s a lot of innings for a young arm.
we could use a lefty starter for later series against Phil and I’d take Lee in a heartbeat if they could re-sign him. Not a big fan of giving up much for three month rentals. never know how that is gonna work out
Mac should have said, it takes a crazy man to try to catch it.
June 25th, 201011:43 pm
IMO there is something a little off with KK’s mechanics this year. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but his delivery is slightly different than last years. Just going on memory.
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