6:47 pm June 28, 2011, by David O'Brien
June 29th, 20111:14 am
Settle down, Kimbrel.
Mac has to DH tomorrow, can’t afford to have him sit the game out. It’s a day game following a night game.
Brave4life-1995 all over again?
playing with fire
June 29th, 20111:15 am
Big out there.
Kimbrel sure does make it interesting.
Chris from the Rock
Sit down scrub having a career year at .270.
Nova Scotia Steve
Musta been given the take sign again!
He really think he walked?? Or that the umpire is blind?? He did just miss a call not a bad try I guess.
1 out to go. We are playing against 10 and the UMP tonight.
Love how Kennedy tried to coax the walk there.
Come on CK.
He gone….now after getting ripped off good by the Ump–we deserve the V here
June 29th, 20111:16 am
Sweet. G’night folks.
JC from DR! (You gotta tip your cap to ____)
Thank the Lord.
I only saw a half inning, but it was a good inning to see…
Whatta win. Now I’m going to sleep. Goodnight!
And with that, the new dad is out. See everyone tomorrow.
Good win tonight.
Linebrink for Cy
no loss and no extra innings, nice recovery Kimbrel!
Very good win. You’re right every win is good!! Get yo brooms out!
up the shoot BRAVOS bravos WIN
another W folks, good comeback & McCann needs some serious consideration for POTM for June.
Yeah you right. Going for the sweep tomorrow.
June 29th, 20111:17 am
Good win tonight. Bed time.
Fun game, however I was nervous in the 9th inning.
My Name Is Earl
We miss you Billy Wagner. But, as long as Little Bill is here, you’ll always be with us!
Wow!! Didn’t think the Braves had a chance after the 1st 3 innings.
A no-Smoak-ing zone? Wow, Chip, even by your lame standards that was bad.
June 29th, 20111:18 am
Welcome back Tommy!
June 29th, 20111:19 am
Great game, showed good character. Hanson really settled down, mccann dominated and some good alround contributions throughout the game. Kimbrel can make it tense, but is looking good. Gonna end up with 40+ saves for the year
June 29th, 20111:20 am
Kimbrel is looking almost Venters like. Good win. Let’s dethrone the King tomorrow. Go Braves!
June 29th, 20111:21 am
I remember many seasons ago, I think it was a Braves’ RF but I don’t remember who it was, caught a ball, took many steps, jumped over a fence then dropped the ball. The umpire ruled he did not have control of the ball because he did not retrieve it from his glove with his throwing hand. So, when I see catches made and I don’t see the player removing the ball with his throwing hand, I think of that play.
That said, I could have done without Alex throwing the ball out of his glove with that last out. I immediately thought of that play and I wondered if the game actually was over.
I too didn’t think the Braves had a chance after watching them for the first 3 innings. Nice comeback win!
Kimbrel only needs 4 more saves to tie the rookie save record before the AS Break, as he likely won’t pitch .. later today … unless it turns into a long one he’ll have 10 games to get either 4 for the tie or 5 for the lead.
He’s got 22 and he needs 26
June 29th, 20111:22 am
I am a proud follower of the Church of McCann. I give thanks nightly for McCann.
I can’t remember a guy going on a tear the way BMac is right now. Amazing! I don’t know if his brother would be able to help some of the other guys on the team or if he just knows Mac’s swing by heart and was able to easily pick up on what he was doing wrong, but it’s worth a shot to send him some film and see what he can do.
7-5 LAA over the Nats.
M’s plan for tomorrow: Don’t pitch to McCann.
June 29th, 20111:23 am
I’m happy we have these contracts coming off the books soon because we gotta find a way to pay Prado, Mac, and/or JJ and Tommy but I highly doubt we’ll be able to afford both of the latter two.
June 29th, 20111:25 am
one more on Kimbrel: the NL Rookie record for saves in a season is Todd Worrell w/ St. Louis had 36 saves back in 1986. So once Kimbrel hits that 26 save mark he’ll be well within sight of 36 (and possibly more. Neftali Feliz has the AL record with 40 which he set last year)
June 29th, 20111:27 am
McCann needs some serious consideration for POTM for June.
They need to start engraving the throphy. McCann is supernova hot right now.
11-5 LAA. It seemed that Riggleman took the w’s with him when he quit.
June 29th, 20111:28 am
Just win, baby! (Or in Kimbrel’s case, just save, baby!)
June 29th, 20111:31 am
I think you have to give a lot of credit to Hanson, especially after the lay-off, for making the adjustments needed to keep the Braves in the game.
Good job, Tommy! (The man has a good name, too.)
June 29th, 20111:36 am
Tom – hello and good night!
Time for Jeopardy!! Finally!
June 29th, 20111:38 am
VJ….whooooosh…Hi & bye right back at you.
June 29th, 20111:43 am
NL MVP: Brian McCann
NL Cy Young: Jair Jurrjens
NL ROY: Craig Kimbrel/Freddie Freeman/Brandon Beachy
June 29th, 20111:44 am
Chipper saw 13 pitches in 5 at bats today. Ouch
Yunel's Frosted Tips
Seabass need to be on the pine tomorrow……..I don’t care who’s pitching…
June 29th, 20111:49 am
“Chipper saw 13 pitches in 5 at bats today. Ouch”
something tells me he needs to make a long distance call to Texas
June 29th, 20111:50 am
Craig Kimbrel (CK)=Superman
June 29th, 20111:53 am
Chipper should go get his knee scoped the second Prado is back. Keep the outfield as it is now, Prado at 3rd, and the team won’t lose a step… if anything they’ll have better production.
No sense in putting it off. He’s obviously not himself right now.
Anyone know how KK did in his start today?
June 29th, 20111:58 am
Chipper should go get his knee scoped the second Prado is back
I betcha that’s already the plan, Murph. The Braves have 4 days off during the break, also.
What the hell are you still doing up? Working on menus?
June 29th, 20111:59 am
Game got rained out, he will go tomorrow.
Can we trade A Gon for Alexi Rameriez?
June 29th, 20112:29 am
so much for that meaningless Uggla homer in the 5th….
June 29th, 20112:37 am
Just from fast-scanning through the in-game blogs, there has to be about 1/3 of the posters that never played any competetive sports, whatsoever.
I’ve never seen so many quitters, at such an early stage in the game.
I could’ve used some of them as my competition, a few years back.
June 29th, 20112:39 am
June 29th, 2011
Anyone know how KK did in his start today?
His game was rained out. Play tomorrow.
June 29th, 20113:01 am
We’re now at exactly the half way point of the regular season. After 81 games we’re on pace to finish 92-70 and capture the wildcard birth.
June 29th, 20113:06 am
Link to updated GAME STORY
June 29th, 20113:07 am
I am tweeting the Phillies closer Ryan Madsen is going on the DL…………..so is ESPN
June 29th, 20113:08 am
A-Ville Ranger: Hardly seems possible, does it? But so true. And if the Braves can get their hitting going and keep the pitching healthy, 95 wins is certainly doable.
June 29th, 20113:27 am
Great game tonight! Not just a good, comeback, DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY win, but a great game. All around team effort!
June 29th, 20113:34 am
Hello every one! Just want to say great win. It’s a damn shame that they are still playing Agone in the line up! Guess they haven’t figured it out how to bench AOut yet! All in all good win.
June 29th, 20113:37 am
Could a rookie closer get a CY Award?
June 29th, 20113:39 am
We can donate Agone to charity or some worthy cause.small joke.Play Lugo instead……..
I like Lugo a lot better than Agone.
June 29th, 20113:44 am
Anyways good win,and the Braves still have their work cut out for them. Lowe against Hernandez.Should be another good tight game. Not all confident in Lowe,but he is over due. Possible win ……..Very possible………..
June 29th, 20114:26 am
Night all,and once again it was a good win! Let’s just not get too cocky! Hernandez is one of Seattle’s Aces,and their best!”Go!!!!! Braves!!!!!”,and peace my friends.
June 29th, 20115:22 am
Looks like I missed a good game, and I’m glad that it was! When I turned on my radio before I went to bed, it was 2-0 and I was sick about that. So, I slept in my #48 tshirt, and wake up to find Tommy got the win That makes me VERY happy this a.m. Way to go Braves!!!!
Will be listening this afternoon while I work. And I’ll check in here, while I work, too
June 29th, 20115:41 am
How much longer will we continue to see Alex Gonzalez play for us? I want this guy out of our team. Lugo should start tmr.
That play in the 7th inning he should have bunted. That was a common sense move but both the Gonzalez’s sucked. That play could have cost us the game. A Gone needs to be gone.
Lugo We welcome u
June 29th, 20115:47 am
if Gonzo starts hitting at all I doubt they will sit his defense on a regular basis
June 29th, 20116:25 am
Right now Chipper isn’t very productive RH…
we are very un-RH!!!
June 29th, 20117:25 am
Just turned on ESPN (which was my first mistake of the day) to catch the highlights of last night’s game before heading to work. Apparently, there are only 3 teams in MLB – the Yankees, the Red Sox, and the Phillies. I should have known better. BTW, did ya’ll know that it’s gonna be the Phils and Red Sox in the World Series this year? Thus saith ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, and the chief cheerleader of the above referenced teams.
June 29th, 20117:33 am
You never know about prospects. I remember when McCann was an afterthought to the great Jeff Francouer who may be finding himself again. Jason Heyward needs patience. We need him in the outfield. There are only so many outfielders that we can affoer. Who has been designated the owner in waiting for the Braves? I hope he or she is a local and a nonmeddling baseball fan.
June 29th, 20117:41 am
Wow!–McCann is the hottest he has ever been. I had to go to bed (I get up at 5-5:30 a.m.) …don’t know how some of you guy can stay up that late. Anyway, I recorded it.
Brian for MVP!
June 29th, 20118:03 am
Not sure if this was posted but Sports Illustrated had their *mid year* MVP awards and McCann didn’t even make it in their top 10 for the NL.
1. Prince Fielder, Milwaukee
2. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee
3. Jose Reyes, New York
4. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles
5. Roy Halladay, Philadelphia
6. Joey Votto, Cincinnati
7. Lance Berkman, St. Louis
8. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh
9. Justin Upton, Arizona
10. Mike Morse, Washington
June 29th, 20118:16 am
Two wins in a row of VERY good pitchers with our lineup not hitting worth beans.
Got to be happy with that.
Should be interesting to see how we do against King Felix.
Did I see a disguised JJS sighting on this blog during the game?
Shrimp Sammiches anyone?
Ron, where are you? Calabash Seafood in Myrtle Beach?
Oh the humanity!
June 29th, 20118:28 am
Stolen Bases: Sea 3, I. Suzuki (20), B. Ryan (3), G. Halman (3).
June 29th, 20118:29 am
Lets face it the Phillies are the team to beat. Lee, Hamels, and Halladay will finish 1-2-3 in the cy young race and also in the ERA.
The 3 of them are amazing. The only advantage we have is when those 3 aren’t pitching so when ever their 4-5 guys pitch that is the time we have to take advantage. So even though the Phillies have the best team out there for a playoff run, it is still possible for us to win the division due to our 4-5 starters being superior over theirs.
Playoffs? I don’t see how any team can beat the Phillies.
Phillies vs Giant’s would be a great first round matchup.
Braves vs Brewers, Lets just hope that Giant’s lose their games so that we don’t have to face them in the 1st round and lets hope someother team eliminates the Phillies in the 1st round.
What we need is a right handed bat to fight aganist Lee and Hamels.
June 29th, 20118:40 am
Sad to say but Chipper Jones is finished.
Every body’s end comes and Chippers is here.
At this point in his career Chipper is a part time player.
June 29th, 20118:51 am
Veer, seriously, Lee, Hamels, and Halladay will finish 1-2-3 in the CY Young voting??? I seriously doubt that. If the voting were to start today, I would have to give serious consideration to Jurrjens as the winner.
Veer I am not sure your 4th and 5th starter comments hold up. The Phillies’ Worley and Kendrick have ERAs of 2.83 and 3.23. Beachy and Lowe are 3.04 and 4.33. The big difference, though, is that Worley and Kendrick don’t go 7,8, or 9 innings like Lee, Halladay and Hamels, so the Phillies’ bullpen, worse than the Braves’ bullpen, is used more often with them. On the other hand, Jurrjens, Hudson and Hanson are as good as the Phillies’ top 3 on any given day. Consistency over the last half will be key for them.
June 29th, 20118:54 am
Nice win last night. It’ll be tough today what with the DGANG day off for BMac. Some one else is actually going to have to step up and deliver some hits for this team.
16-9 in the Month of June. 1 More win and it is back-to-back 17 win months and back-to-back interleague sweeps… Interleague record is currently standing at 7-4 for the season. It’d be nice to end it at 8-4.
McFann :Ô: :Ô:
June 29th, 20119:02 am
Tom O’Hawke Did McFann really go to bed?
Yes…but Mom called me down after BMac got the 2-run single!! She rewound it to Schafer’s hit, and we rewatched the inning…then I kinda hemmed and hawed about going back up, and got to see BMac catch that guy stealing!!! That was a BEAUTIFUL throw…can’t stand to read people say he has no arm…
Anyway, four more hits!! Ya know, this time last year, he didn’t even have a 3-hit game yet…
June 29th, 20119:03 am
Maybe the blue road unis just have some bad ju-ju.
June 29th, 20119:04 am
I’m so t’d my McCann (All-Star) MVP shirt is dirty…would be a perfect day to wear it, but I’ve had so many of those lately…
June 29th, 20119:06 am
I’m sure BMac will DH today…hope that doesn’t screw with his rhythm! But even if it did, it wouldn’t last long…like when he went 0-fer in San Diego—one night thing. Didn’t hurt much at all…
June 29th, 20119:10 am
DOWN ON THE FARM
DSL-BRAVES best the BLUE JAYS 4-3
Lead-off 2B DAN CASTRO [.211 BA] 0-2, 1 R, 2 RBI .
1B IBRAHIM McKENZIE [.192 BA] 2-4, 1 3B , 1 RBI , 1 SO.
LF ROBBY ARNO [.194 BA] 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B .
CF ELIESER SALMERON [.217 BA] 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB.
ORIEL L. CAICEDO [ND, 1.35 ERA] 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO. Nice line. Too bad he comes up empty.
MAURICE CABRERA [H 3, 4.82 ERA] 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
GERRY FERRER [BS 1, 7.71 ERA] 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 SO. Ouch!
JORGE MONTENEGRO [1.59 ERA] 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.
REYMI RUIZ [1-0, 1.80 ERA] 1.0 IP, perfection, 1 SO.
MAGDIEL AVENDANO [SV 4, 1.13 ERA] 1.0 IP, perfection, 2 SO’s. Having a great season to this point.
I put this up near the end of the last blog, and am putting it up here if anyone is interested, Near mid-term for the minor system. Let’s look at a few starter’s season’s so far.
15 GS – TODD REDMOND [5-7, 3.21 ERA, 1.16 WHIP] 89.2 IP – 81 H; 23 BB – 70 SO.
A typical season for TODD. First good, then next outing so-so, then good again, next bad, then great, then not so. And so it goes. He has slowly had more plusses than minuses as the years have rolled on, but he’s too inconsistant yet.
13 GS – JULIO TEHERAN [8-1, 1.79 ERA, 0.95 WHIP] 85.2 IP, 63 H; 18 BB – 72 SO.
Look at the lines, and you can clearly see why T-REX has been in ATLANTA for spot starts, and TODD REDMOND has not. Consistant excellence.
10 GS – MIKE MINOR [3-2, 2.74 ERA, 1.11 WHIP] 65.2 IP, 54 H; 19 BB – 68 SO.
Better than REDMOND, not as quite good as TEHERAN, but fairly consistant. Three unsatisfactory starts, seven good to great. BUT, of his last four, his season best, and his three worst.
9 GS – YOHAN FLANDE [3-4, 4.23 ERA, 1.41 WHIP] 66.0 IP – 74 H; 19 BB – 51 SO.
A cut below REDMOND, but the lanky lefty has taken over the steady work in the three slot at this point in the season.
7 GS JACOB THOMPSON [1-4, 8.78 ERA, 2.25 WHIP] 26.2 IP – 41 H; 19 BB – 25 SO.
6 GS ERIC CORDIER [1-4, 3.77 ERA, 1.42 WHIP] 31.0 IP – 31 H; 13 BB – 21 SO.
Showing enough to remain at the back of the rotation in AAA. Two great outings, one O.K., one so-so, and two stinkers at this point.
3 GS – STEVEN SHELL [1-1, 2.91 ERA, 0.88 WHIP] 21.2 IP – 14 H; 5 BB – 23 SO.
Great start for the recent reliefer acquisition from SEATTLE. Three starts, seven relief appearances. Two shaky starts, and his last -excellent. Great versatility, and to this point, consistantly good with two exceptions. Arm miseries appear to be behind him.
2GS – JJ HOOVER [0-1, 12.60 ERA, 2.00 WHIP] 5.0 IP – 8 H; 6 BB – 5 SO.
Not ready for prime-time. Back in AA.
Have a look at the stats of those Phillies starters.
ERA, K, QS, WHIP. Those 3 are in the top 5 of almost every thing.
Jurrjens, As good as a season he has had, He has less strikouts then Kimbrel. I don’t think Jurrjens can keep those numbers up.
I don’t see how any team can beat the Phillies
So the 30 in the Phillies loss colum must be a typo.
June 29th, 20119:12 am
Dang, stay hot Mac. Good win, boys.
Something tells me, McFann thoroughly enjoyed this particular play -
McFann ;Ô; ;Ô;
June 29th, 20119:13 am
How’d you ever guess??
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