3:04 pm June 25, 2010, by David O'Brien
June 25th, 20109:38 pm
Chesire – we have 2 runs. That’s not exactly lighting up the scoreboard.
June 25th, 20109:39 pm
EOF WTF…Vulture Venters should be in.
McFann 1 ;Ô; ;Ô;
Come on, now!
The guy made two mistakes all night. He didn’t not shut us down.
cabravesfan – because they’re Pittsburgh
omg, did O’Flaherty just walk a guy he had an 0-2 count on????
there you go. andruw. you’re a genius, jeffrey.
So if giving up 2 runs is “completely shutting us down’ what, exactly, did Meds do to them?
June 25th, 20109:40 pm
Throw strikes for goodness sake.
Sorry Cheshire – that was meant for Jefreeeeey d
Bartholomeeeew (Bat) Masterson
He murdered ‘em ……
Damon is a professional hitter. Down in the count 0 – 2, and he works a walk out of it.
Guess I just needed to ask. Love to see Meds get so excieted in the dugout.
OK, let’s score some more runs, here! Wish BMac would have K’d there…Why does he always have to follow up a FUN hit with a K with RISP?
Medlen shut them down too… no one is criticizing him.
June 25th, 20109:41 pm
eof just wanted to make it interesting so he could come to the blog and go back and laugh at the histrionics after the game.
June 25th, 20109:42 pm
He’s making his first appearance and we’re eleven games over .500 and scored two runs off him.
He pitched very well.
If KK was starting tonight he’d probably be looking at career win numero uno.
Who replaces Escobar if we trade him? The majority will say Omar Infante but is that really a adaquate fill in at SS? Omar is a great utility player and maybe more but if we trade Escobar we lose our a huge part of our bench if Omar fill in. In my opinion its just not what a playoff team does. Unless there is another ML SS coming back to us in the deal.
cabravesfan – you cant have two pitchers shut each team down?
Who pitches the eighth? Pete or Venters?
June 25th, 20109:43 pm
Yes, Medlen was better.
Way to be patient Yunel.
Come on Braves. Let’s get some base runners.
I wouldn’t trade Escobar at this moment. Still have him under control through 2013. Still gets on base at a great rate for a SS, plays fantastic D. Sure, he doesn’t have too much pop and probably never will given his age, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a well above average player.
I was just curious…
Steve from OH
June 25th, 20109:44 pm
Efrim–yeah, it would take a lot to give up Esco if I were Wren.
we have more pitchers (in bigs and minors) than infielders. my guess is, if the braves do any trading it will be a pitcher – which almost every team is looking for.
Lol Dude i’m with you there! I dont see the Pirates trading McCutchin until 2013 lol. He is right now there main man that there building around. McCutchin will be a 20 homer 30+sb guy for a long time. no way he gets traded. But as far as Yunel goes, i wouldnt mind the braves trading him as long as we recieved a SS in return along with others. He hanst impacted the lineup the whole 1st half, and his attitude i dont like.
PS–That’s 8 go-ahead hits for BMac. He like like…2 or 3 at the beginning of June, IIRC.
braveslifer, it depends on who you get back for him. if you can get a big upgrade in center, you can offset whatever you’ve lost in Escobar (which so far this season, wouldn’t be much). and i think Infante would be a great starter… his numbers are much better than Escobar’s.
our bench is fine – this is a very deep team. and i think we should be willing to sacrifice a little depth if it means a big improvement in the starting lineup
RHR, now you’re getting the hang of it!
June 25th, 20109:45 pm
I’ve taken Bonine. Especially on long flights.
June 25th, 20109:46 pm
Exactly cabravesfan. Pittsburgh has no reason to wanna make that kind of deal.
nobody is going to trade for nate or brooks conrad. the braves would be dumb to trade yunel. who plays in his place? omar? really? brandon hicks? double really?
Cabravesfan Ok – not sure what your point was though. I mean obviously Meds shut them down. What does that have to do with the Braves inability to do some damage off these rookie pitchers.
i like the way Bonine spits.
agreed, i don’t think the Pirates would part with McCutchin… that was more of a fantasy situation.
i think what bothers me about Escobar is that he just seems so clueless and mentally checked out. his numbers haven’t been great but i think they’ll get better… i just feel like the guy isn’t that smart, and it’s hurt us a few times this year already. players like that just drive me up the wall.
June 25th, 20109:47 pm
EGAD!! Peter Moylen??
RHR, sorry I was refering to your 9:41 post.
Dear God…Moylan in a one-run game. YIKERS
Boy, I’d love to see Saito come in to pitch the 8th if only he hadn’t been used the last two days and gave up a bomb to Konerko.
Man, it’s like a broken F’in record………………………..
June 25th, 20109:48 pm
Do you think the braves should trade Yunel Escobar?, and if they do who would the braves get in return?
I would be fine with Infante sharing SS with someone, Infante is a role player. A good one at that. Making him a everyday player would show u why he’s a role player.
What’s the word on Jurrgens?
June 25th, 20109:49 pm
cheshire- I disagree. Right now this team does not have major holes. If you trade Escobar for a centerfielder then you create a major hole at Short and fix an issue at centerfield. Not to mention selling low on Escobar due to his less then stellar performance this year. Dont forget he was one of our best hitters last year. So convince me. Who fills in for escobar if he is traded?
smoltz not coming back til july 5-6-7 and then after that not again til august!
June 25th, 20109:50 pm
Yeah, Bonine has that kind of micro expectorate going.
Edwin Jackson going for a no no in the ninth for the DBacks.
So, you ‘ve been keeping a pretty steady eye on Heyward, have you? No signs of thumb pain, eh? No wincing, either? And, you say you’re also ignoring common knowledge about his injured digit, right?
OK, just wanted to be sure we all understood your 9:31 smokescreen analysis.
its pretty good lotion, woody. i prefer baby lotion myself.
June 25th, 20109:51 pm
I thought we would see Venters here, but great to see Moylan get off to a good start.
The Braves wont trade em unless they get top return… I’m sure they know they dont have a replacement at SS if he leaves. My question is what would be top return for Yunel?
Chokers win, virtually tied with the Braves for first place.
Now RHR, don’t be tellin’ your tales out of school. This is a family show!
June 25th, 20109:52 pm
Jackson gets a K for the first out in the ninth. He’s also at about 138 pitches.
USC 3, Clemson 0, 3rd
Bobby and Roger did a good job letting Medlen stay in there.
moylan lookin good. bring on johnny vegas.
Wow, Bobby must have been pretty worked up over the sweep. Pulling out all the stops here with the pitchers.
Are the expectations too high for Jurrgens? Is it a guaranteed thing that he’ll be ready to go this year?
Marteen always has his nose in the game. I love that.
June 25th, 20109:53 pm
ew woody…i wasnt even thinking of anything like that. how embarrassing.
My point is that you wont get “top return” for Escobar because he is worth more to us then to just about any other team. We are in the heart of a playoff run and SS is one of those postion that we dont have depth on. Lets see there is Escobar then Omar then Hicks… Cant do it unless you want to sacarfice this season.
June 25th, 20109:54 pm
Fly out to LF for out #2.
i’m gonna cut joe if he jinxed venters
142 pitches thrown by Jackson, 1 out to go. No-hitter still in order.
braveslifer, it depends on what you mean by “holes”… there aren’t any positions where you are getting horrible production (although lately RF has been rough, but hopefully that works itself out), but you have a couple of positions where you could significantly upgrade, and i think CF is chief among them. the Mets are probably going to go and get someone like Cliff Lee, and the Phils already have an insane amount of talent, so i don’t think we should just sit on our hands.
i don’t see why Infante couldn’t fill in for Escobar. his BA and slugging % are higher, and his OBP is just slightly lower. the only question I have about Infante is whether he could be a full time starter and keep it up over a year, but i heard people saying a couple of years ago that Prado was just a utility guy and couldn’t be a starter, and we know how that turned out.
again, i’m not saying the Braves should be pushing to get rid of Escobar… i’m just saying that if the right deal came along, he shouldn’t be considered untouchable.
June 25th, 20109:55 pm
AL Rookie of the year at bat?
Ho, sit down.
HECK yeah! Let’s do this…
June 25th, 20109:56 pm
That’ll work Johnny Veee!
Great work Venters!
Edwin Jackson with a no-no?
Venters did his job now get some RUNS!!!!!
NO NO for Edwin Jackson. Wins 1 – 0. 149 pitches.
Coach (2011 or Bust)
Edwin Jackson, his no hitter is in the books. D-backs 1 Tampa Rays 0.
June 25th, 20109:57 pm
Edwin Jackson completes the no-hitter against Tampa Bay. 149 pitches thrown, 8 walks issued.
McFann: Congrats to your/our boy for a HUGE milestone achievement! An absolute HUGE moment in his career! I know I was paying close attention to this at-bat, with my television on the game channel just in case this HUGE milestone was actually reached AND it would put us ahead in this game. #100 WOW!!!
How did you enjoy it ?
(you’ll probably have to have a family member help with that knife removal from your back!!!! Rest easy, I won’t mention this terrible thing again.)
Edwin Jackson has just thrown a No Hitter.
June 25th, 20109:58 pm
Let’s score 2 here…
Change Turner Field to Aaron Stadium
Is tonight the night that Wagner gets 400?!
Another No hitter. This is just too much unhittable stuff from pitchers.
June 25th, 20109:59 pm
Is Wags closing tonight?
BamaDude @ CowCollege AL
good for Edwin …
If we could some how involve McLouth in the same trade that would help the Braves as well. Take that 7 mil off the books for next year
How bout this trade scenario:
Orioles get: Escobar, Dunn, and possibly Hoover
Braves get: Markakis or Adam Jones
another no hitter and its not even the asb! 149 pitches (only 79 strikes!) against his former team. props to him.
WOW ..Brooksie !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I totally agree about Escobar. Pirates aren’t going to part with MCC and I don’t necessarily think we should get rid of Esky, but like you, I get so pissed about his attitude and lackadaisical performance. I’m sure he cares, but he plays like he doesn’t really. And perception is reality. He seems to lack accountability and is basically just missing the ‘X Factor’ or “it.”
Contrast that with Jhey who does have “it.” Smart base runner, creates his own opportunities, is accountable to his ups and downs, doesn’t blame injuries or others.
Escobar reminds me of Sergio Garcia in golf. Huge potential. Natural talent. But Sergio loves to blame everyone else, the golf course, his equipment etc for his failures. It sure would be nice if Esky would at least ATTEMPT to learn English and foster a relationship with the press. It would undoubtedly help the perceptions of him.
BROOKS CONRAD JUST RAWDAWGGGGGGEDDDD it out of here folks!
Good job, Connie!
June 25th, 201010:00 pm
Brooks is the clutchest hitter in the team.
Conrad continues to rule
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