3:41 pm June 29, 2011, by David O'Brien
June 29th, 20115:27 pm
Man this team can hit, Larry Parrish needs a raise.
Not what I meant…
McFann ;Ô; ;Ô;
Braveone 1 kwajbraves 64…9 McFann ;Ô; ;Ô; 39…13 McFann :Ô: :Ô: 34
Dangit! I really had the most posts, but the name-change cost me the title!
June 29th, 20115:28 pm
husker- i’m giving mcclouth a variable due to the fact he was on the DL….was doing ok before going on his DL stint
Nate was 1-21 in the 7 games before he hit the DL and his average was down to .238.
From the previous blog which had 1,804 comments, kwajbraves led the way with 64 posts. There were 189 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:
Rank Poster Frequency
1 kwajbraves 64
2 Tomahawk Mafia 54
3 Husker Tony 50
4 Tomahawkin 50
5 cabravesfan 50
6 Eric 49
7 Tom O’Hawke 47
8 J-Man 40
9 McFann ;Ô; ;Ô; 39
10 Powder Blue 36
11 Linebrink for Cy 35
12 Jimmy 34
13 McFann :Ô: :Ô: 34
14 Mitchell 34
15 phil 34
16 Mixxo 33
17 Lew 32
18 TnBrian 29
19 Bat Masterson 28
20 brian 28
21 Murph 27
22 Chris from the Rock 24
23 jeffrey d 23
24 Nova Scotia Steve 22
25 Brave Fan 20
I don’t know Braveone, you may need to tweak something with your calculations because it appears to me that McFann at both #9 and again at #13 has a combined 73 posts which would make her #1.
Well, as you said, he doesn’t have enough ABs in the majors, so, even if you knew how to calculate xBABIP, it would probably be fruitless. But leave average BABIP is around 300, and Schafer has 2 of the 3 attributes you listed for increasing BABIP – speed and a solid LD%, which is why I expect him to move toward league average.
Tom – Speaking of laughter – have you heard about the new Bed Time story book for children who won’t sleep narrated by Samuel L. Jackson?
No I haven’t, Lew.
June 29th, 20115:29 pm
cabravesfan *yaaawwwwwn Mac with another hit. How boring…
DON’T DO THAT!! Sarcasm isn’t always easily detected on a Blog!!
If McFann wants the number one slot she should leave her name alone.
The data don’t lie.
When Prado returns…do we sit Schafer or McLouth…& if Schafer is “out”…does he go back to Gwinnett…and play everyday…or linger on the bench ??
it appears to me that McFann at both #9 and again at #13
Nope. The name at 9 uses semi-colons in the turtles, and 13 has colons in the turtles. Two different names. Arbiter has ruled.
June 29th, 20115:30 pm
I love how the braves score 5 runs, and all of us fans are as happy as we can ever be. Shows how much our offense has struggled this year, and actually how great our pitching is. I’m not complaining but things are looking better, back to back 5 run games against Pineda and King Felix, now only if they could solve the pitchers with a 5+ era
Uhh, yeah, everyone should look up Go the F$(% to sleep, narrated by Sam Jackson.
O’Flaherty in the ballgame.
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
murph- that’s why i said he was ok, not good nor great. still batting better than uggla. and before today…gonzo went 0-19.
I just knew those turtles would be a problem some day.
June 29th, 20115:31 pm
Tom – No joke – it’s called Go The F^^K To Sleep.
But the Turtles just like to show their emotion when things get really exciting!! They’re dancing!
Gonna have to talk to them, ’cause I don’t have much control over them…
Freeman could use more time in the minors. Grounding into DP’s when all he needed was a fly ball? Send him down to AAA for that!
THAT’S how you fit in on this blog for anybody new here. The Mixxo’s, the Veer’s, etc. will welcome you and send you constant comments.
samuel jackson’s book is hilarious
June 29th, 20115:32 pm
Yeah…they really go crazy sometimes…
McCann is the real Thor and he is wielding a bat instead of a Mjölnir.
Coach (2011 Fredi G. a go!)
Seattle hasn’t scored more than five runs in their last fifteen games. This one is on ice.
Hugo Z Hackenbush
Guess 98 pitches is the limit these days. Nolan Ryan wouldn’t tolerate this crap.
Please Freddy avoid being stupid rest Venters in the 8th, and don’t use Kimbrel in the 9th. Proctor and Linebrink can take care of those with a 4 run lead. Just because there’s a day off tomorrow doesn’t mean you can use everybody
June 29th, 20115:33 pm
Lowe: 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K
June 29th, 20115:34 pm
Coach, weren’t you the guy who said the Braves can’t possibly make the playoffs?How can we believe you now?
June 29th, 20115:35 pm
I like how a blogger will ask you a question about when a player comes back what to do with the other. Like we have any say in it or even what’s right anyways. Not one person here, except DOB maybe, knows a lot of the behind the clubhouse type stuff.
Freeman would be hitting like 1.200 in the minors. I know it’s not physically possible, but he’d find a way to do it.
That was a nice easy inning for O’Flaherty.
Johnson, I’m going to guess Jordan is the odd man out. Not sure I agree with it but thats what I will guess, just too much money in McClouth.
June 29th, 20115:36 pm
6 more outs and the team can close the book on another 17 win month.
Hoping to see this lineup after the All-Star break all the way thru October with NO INJURIES:
Like to get Heyward a little higher but thats what happens when you have a deep lineup. Plus, you cant leave Freddie too far down with the way he can hit. He didn’t come up with the hype Heyward did, but he’s just as good if not a better pure hitter. We need to give Heyward a break and take some pressure off of him to be a superstar.
Tomas, amen! EOF is understandable but not JV or Craig.
lmao – I really think that DOB should make the call on this one.
June 29th, 20115:37 pm
I like how a blogger will ask you a question about when a player comes back what to do with the other. Like we have any say in it or even what’s right anyways.
Yeah you doodie heads, stop speculating and having fun and just sit there and watch like the doodie heads you are. Doodie heads.
I don’t think pressure going to bother Freeman.
Lew, thanks. I googled it on another tab. I’ll see if I can find some of it to listen to, after the game.
June 29th, 20115:38 pm
I know that I had the most post yesterday because I outlasted everybody. There were 5 people left by the time that game ended yesterday. I’ll take my belt but I know that my reign will be short.
Wow, it’s so much more fun when the Braves are scoring.
Dennis, I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with your proposed lineup, but I do ask… who would you give up for Bourn if you were Wren?
Howdy, doodie heads.
June 29th, 20115:39 pm
Hope Lowe pitches like he did today against the Rockies on 7/05. I need a win for once going to a game. I’m 0′fer.
Where’s that Philly fan that was on here earlier ?! We are about to sweep and the Phillies could only manage to win 1 out of 3 !
I don’t think we have anybody named Bourn on our team ……..Conrad looks like a real player today btw
I feel sorry for Dan Uggla when he tattos a ball right at somebody.
June 29th, 20115:40 pm
Felix with 111 pitches still in the 8th inning, down 5-1? I don’t get it?
TnBrian, I believe its called a conversation, you know where you give your opinion based on the factors that come into playing one guy over another. Most of which have nothing to do with “behind the scenes” stuff.
June 29th, 20115:41 pm
BMac’s got a glove on in the dugout…maybe he’s pretending he’s actually playing, not just DH’ing.
If we get Bourn, I’d like to see this lineup:
1 – Bourn
2 – Prado
3 – Jones
4 – McCann
5 – Heyward
6 – Freeman
7 – Uggla
8 – Gonzalez
That’s gone in Cincy Ross is thinking
And there goes fantasy lineups again. Even when we’re fixing to sweep a team on the road the place here is full of experts wanting to improve. They do make trades ya know? On their PS3, but still trades damnit.
June 29th, 20115:42 pm
Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but a Q for DOB or anybody that knows—is the roof closed today, and/or is it cloudy? Thanks!
Well thats tough because none of us really know the financial details (at least I don’t) but I do know the prospects and if I were him, and it was this easy, I think a Schafer, Minor, Oberholtzer package could do it. I don’t know if they’d want Schafer though. They have their own version of him in Bourgeois.
But something like that.
Looks like Venters is coming into the game. WHY FREDDI???
June 29th, 20115:43 pm
Really, Husker Tony? Thought we did….
June 29th, 20115:44 pm
Who peed in TriBrian’s cheerios today? Wasn’t me… this time.
Wow. Anything else you want people to stop doing?
Looks like the roof is open and it’s really overcast…
Can’t find one logical reason to have Venters come in this game we’re leading by 4. Guy’s gotta be tired. Gotta be
June 29th, 20115:46 pm
Brooksie with the SB. Evidently Fredi brought some of his Marlin ways on this trip.
Lugo to 3B at the bottom of the inning? Why isn’t Linebrink warming up too? If Nate gets a hit here it’s a 5 run lead.
Murph, how bout only posting between pitches and innings none of this multitasking sh*t. Maybe a homerun by Nate will disuade Fredi from buringing venters again. Oh by the way, he is still on pace for 90 appearances and 100 innings and an offseason surgery.
June 29th, 20115:47 pm
But if Heyward can turn it on and hit like he did in the first few months of his career, I would also not mind this lineup:
Hate to have 3 lefties right in the middle though. Thats what Dan Uggla was SUPPOSED to fix.
Mariners are over using Hernendez in a game that is out of hand.
Obviously Felix had lost his stuff. Talk about bad managing.
I think it’s safe to bring this up now
June 26th, 2011
Oh……and we’ll get “owned” in Seattle……mark my words
The king have left the building.
King Felix has been dethroned. Long live the King!
Who peed in TriBrian’s cheerios today? Wasn’t me… this time.
Wow. Anything else you want people to stop doing? Murph
Peeing in his cheerios might be a good place to start
June 29th, 20115:48 pm
Sit Venters on the bullpen, and warm up Proctor come on Freddy. If he gets on trouble then fine bring in Venters.
Murph, some people i think just write stuff on here out of boredom, others seem like they’re really frustrated and stressed out over things they can’t control. Hey maybe I’m just looking out for those stressed people.
Does this mean we can’t always take Mixxo’s word for true?
Only 127 pitches? Why take him out?
June 29th, 20115:49 pm
King Felix up to 126 pitches. Wedgie’s gonna burn him out. Dude’s a horse but you’re down 5-1 with a team that is, to put it succinctly, offensively challenged.
To beat Bedard, Pineda and Felix in one series … day-yum! This might be the year of just enough. They get just enough to win.
I think that is giving up too much. This Bourns last year on his contract and to give up a guy like Minor for Bourn I think is too much. Bourn is a solid upgrade but not worth a guy like Minor IMO
If Venters does go in the game tonight, even with a 4 run lead, i think Frank Wren seriously needs to look for another manager, one that can manage his bullpen instead of throwing Johnny every day. But i would have to think that maybe Johnny would tell Fredi that he can’t go, and he was a starter before so maybe its a no biggie for him. Just another bullpen sesh with hitters it seems like lol.
Heyward before Freeman? What is Heyward doing to justify needing him to get more at-bats with RISP over Freeman?
Roof is open. There was a passing sprinkle, but the shots of the town look like it’s a nice day.
June 29th, 20115:50 pm
My bad, it was me, I thought they were Lew’s, but come to think of it I am sure he eats Grape Nuts.
The problem with that hope is Fredi will say “Johnny had already expended the energy to warm up, so I figured we might as well let him pitch an inning rather than having him warm up just to not use him.”
Bat, screw you buddy!
Another two-out RISP for Gonzo
June 29th, 20115:51 pm
I hear ya TriBrian, but people are going to speculate on what’s going to happen when Prado comes back and what, if any, moves Wren will make. You’re swimming upstream if you try to get people to stop.
They do make trades ya know? On their PS3, but still trades damnit.
lol – Actually, I let the CPU handle that for me. I just concentrate on seeing the ball and hitting the ball.
fredi get out and save gonzo
It is halrious seeing Gonzalez being pissed. HAHA.
A-Gon channeling is inner Yunel
June 29th, 20115:52 pm
Venters already had TJ surgery in 2006. He’s also pitched as many as 156 IP in a single season in the minors. I would imagine he has input on whether or not he’s available for any given game. Is it just possible that it’s not an issue with him and he’s fine?
Agon looks like he wants to kill somebody.
Here’s a tip for you AGon… hit the ball and you’ll be having a lot more fun.
GT Alum, yeah you might be right, but at least it might save Kimbrel.
That’s payback from the umpire. Alex didn’t like a call in his last at bat and walked off angry, and Emmel took notice. Now the ball hit him and he rung him up
Alex can’t even get HBP. I bet he can wait for this month to be over with.
June 29th, 20115:53 pm
You think Minor is too much?? Wow. You realize how much pitching depth we have don’t you? You have to give up some quality to get quality. I would’ve hated being around you the day we traded for Tex.
Bourn is a premier player and the Stros are going to want a ML ready arm and some.
Ha, screw you. I was looking out for you when I suggested people stop peeing in your cheerios.
I think gonzo was robbed. Just got home looks like we put it on king Felix today 10 hits.
I meant can’t wait for this month to be over with. Stupid bilingual keyboard.
And another two-out RISP fail for Gonzo. Can’t get a break even when he gets hit.
Uh-oh Hawaii wants Freddi fired now.
Ok. O’flaherty in the 7th with a 4 run lead. Now did I just see Venters in the pen a few minutes ago?? What the hell is Freddie doing?? I loved Cox, but I never thought I’d see someone overuse a BPen more than Bobby. Well, meet Freddie G. Holy crap, these guys’ arms are going to be dead come the fall, if and when we get into the playoffs. They will get lit up. Not to mention you are probably going to blow out Venters’ arm. Awesome.
With all the one run and close games we play, why put oventbrel out there with a 4 run lead?
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