1:07 pm March 18, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 18th, 20121:10 pm
Where is everybody today?
March 18th, 20121:12 pm
Well, it’s a waste in the ‘pen if you ask me when he’s needed in the rotation until HUDSON returns from the DL.
March 18th, 20121:13 pm
We’re just the first to notice the new main bloggage SAM. Is the game on MLBN?
March 18th, 20121:15 pm
There’s baseball today -css in hd bright lights big city
March 18th, 20121:17 pm
richbrave it’s being aired on delay at 3am on MLBN.
Is this game on Directv?
March 18th, 20121:19 pm
Game not on MLBN. I cant find it anywhere not even radio. Please rich, its Samantha or sissy.
March 18th, 20121:20 pm
Bristol is half empty for the Cup race today.
Unthinkable 6 years ago…
Preview of the Ted this season?
March 18th, 20121:23 pm
Good morning uncle Phil.
At bat 12 is showing MLBTV feed of CSS game
Today’s game is meaningless.
Much like all other ST games and the first three months of the regular season….
Or so we often heard last year.
Uncle phil? Lol!
March 18th, 20121:24 pm
Back later…nice day out.
March 18th, 20121:26 pm
For those who can’t follow, Minor had allowed only a double to go along with six outs (one K). 4 Braves up and down so far…
Medlen should be a starter.
And what is up with the panoramic view on MLB.TV? It’s jacked up big time.
March 18th, 20121:27 pm
Chipper with a double! Too bad he’s done…
March 18th, 20121:29 pm
Nice RBI single for Parraz!
Parraz lines a two-out single to RF to score Jones for 1-0 Braves lead in the 2nd
March 18th, 20121:31 pm
I thing fredi is being stubborn in declaring that Medlen is still bullpen material. At least give him some props for his excellent spring like we still would love him to be in the bullpen but he is pitching so well…..
If Medlen started in Hudson’s spot he would still return to the bullpen when Hudson returns. He would also be nice and stretched out if JJ or Hanson break down.
March 18th, 20121:32 pm
Parraz is making a strong case to be on the team and get some playing time as well
Happy St Paddy’s Weekend D.O.B.! Lucky Charms My Man!
Thanks for the New Blog!
And BTW when Tomahawkin drinks, Irish Car Bombs, Shots of Liquid Cocaine (Jager, Bacardi 151, and Goldschlager) while Partying with some old House of Pain Dont Mix…I’m still drunk from last nite, and it hurts! I feel like I have been hit by a baseball in the head…Time for some old Paul Hardcastle, Fleetwood Mac and Mariah….
Little Big Man MED’S Has to start!
The braves were 12-3 in his starts in 2010
March 18th, 20121:33 pm
Dave, Van Morrison is Scots-Irish. We’re the ones sent over to subdue you and your heathen people.
Agreed. “@Ben_Duronio: @keithlaw I’d rather see Medlen be the fifth man than Teheran or Delgado until Hudson is healthy.”
March 18th, 20121:34 pm
I guess they are afrad of blowing out his arm again and a planning for the future (not this year)….because he is obviously one of the best starters on the staff at this current time. He just gets people consistenly out….no matter how hard he throws. Remember a guy named, Greg Maddox. Not saying he is a duplicate, but he sure is effective without the power ball….like Maddox.
I would love to see nc state knock off Georgetown. Never cared for Georgetown much
March 18th, 20121:35 pm
Wait- Chippet is at 1st and Freddie is at 3rd? Awesome!
(I kid, I kid…)
I like This Parraz Cat!
I hope him and George Constanza are competing for roles on the bench….?
Other than SKE, our Bench is Thin…I Miss My Boy Connie!
George – (from the other blog) Yep, you’re right. The Braves held a team meeting and decided to mess with your head by playing better for a few games.
March 18th, 20121:36 pm
Is Parraz going to make the team? I would prefer him over DIaz, frankly.
Waffle House or Bust
March 18th, 20121:37 pm
98% of us will die someday.
Wow- I don’t know who Chippet is…
Good old Chippet…
Gov: He was born in East Belfast.
By the way, one side of my family’s from Ireland, the other from Scotland. (But about six generations have been here in the States)
March 18th, 20121:38 pm
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Is VJ not doing PBP?
Tampa – it is going to be easier on medleys arm to be a starter rather than a reliever
I’m torn over Medlen. By all rights he’s earned the opportunity to at least fill in for Huddy. But, we also need another reliable arm or two in the bullpen to take some of the load off of O’Ventbrel. Vizcaino could haven been one of those guys, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be healthy. That leaves Medlen. Without either Viz or Medlen in the bullpen, we’ll have the same question marks there ahead of O’Ventbrel.
Minor has retired nine of 10 batters faced including seven in a row since Nick Johnson’s two-out double in 1st
March 18th, 20121:40 pm
Chippet is awesome!
oh crap…I meant to say cabravesfan…or cab…
I’m sorry.,…I’m talking to other cats on facebook while blogging
DOB will be disgusted to know I share his ancestory…
March 18th, 20121:41 pm
Well, if we had kept Linebrink, as good as he was, our pen would be set…
March 18th, 20121:42 pm
No worries- I keep typing your name “Timahawkin” on my phone
(not to mentioning just called Chipper “Chippet” )
coastalbrave – wasn’t sure it was necessary since the games on the radio network and some TV (plus, I am actually doing some work on my computer right now)…
March 18th, 20121:43 pm
Braves go 1-2-3 in the 3rd – 1-0 Braves…
March 18th, 20121:44 pm
Anybody have a radio link? Thanks
Very impressive for Minor
The boys are clearly playing better as a whole, which makes ST much less meaningless and much more encouraging.
FG won’t know what to do if this keeps up. Of course, he never really knows one way or the other.
Ur lucky its morning out there…!
I feel like shyt and 6am Monday morning is right around the corner!
Lew….All those guys you mentioned for the pen have very little experience and haven’t proven they are ready for late inning, pressure situations. Are you going to feel comfortable using them in the 7th or 8th inning of a close game? Medlen is much more proven, and provides the Braves with auchincloss better option on days when one of the big three needs a breather. They have a ton of starting pitching, especially when Huddy returns, bullpen will be much stronger with Medlen in it. It’s really not difficult to see this.
I gotta run- you folks have a good day
March 18th, 20121:45 pm
Good Morning Tomahawkin. Whats up?
March 18th, 20121:46 pm
I think Meds is a starter,but with him in the pen(he can be counted on) It gives the manager another guy to go with EOF,Venters and Kimbrell.
Chippet and Medley – No doubt about it – the front office should ask our opinion.
March 18th, 20121:48 pm
Great spring for Minor, Meds,Uggs, and Joey Terds “the Deuce”….lets go Bravos!!!
March 18th, 20121:50 pm
Another Minor K to start the fourth, but the next batter walks…then a single to left…
Welcome back UNCLE Phil
March 18th, 20121:51 pm
5-4-3 DP ends the Orioles 4th…
March 18th, 20121:54 pm
Prado single on a somewhat misplayed ball to center…
March 18th, 20121:55 pm
Enter your comments here
Okay, this is going to sound kind of like a downer, but I mean it in a positive way. All this angst over who is/are going to win the rotation job(s)– Minor/Medlen/Teheran/Delgado (and my personal opinion is that Medlen should get one of those slots)– is not going to matter in the long run, because (a) someone, and very possibly more than one, is going to get hurt among the trio of Jurrjens, Hanson, and Hudson, (b) even if all of them stay healthy, the Braves won’t be able to sign both Hanson and Jurrjens to long-term contracts, and (c) Hudson can’t pitch forever. So, all of these guys, assuming they continue to pitch well, will likely be in the rotation at some point. That’s a good thing, folks! Means the Braves’ prospects for starting pitchers look awfully good for the foreseeable future. Few teams can make the same kind of claim. So, let’s count our blessings and be happy that the Braves have such difficult decisions to make!
March 18th, 20121:57 pm
Prado out stealing easily…
Mac pops to 3rd…
March 18th, 20121:58 pm
njbraves – Well, Varvaro had a 2.63 ERA last year and a very low WHIP in 24 appearances (during a pennant race) and went multiple innings quite afew times. We did not have him in the pen for most of last year.
Asencio is out of options and was lights out in winter ball and had a sub 2.0 ERA and WHIP odf 1.12 in AAA
Guerrin’s minor league stats were very good, as well and he had some experience at the ML level last year.
Moylan should add depth later in the year when they need it most.
What you need here is someone to replace Proctor, Sherrill and Linebrink – any of the aforementioned should do much better than what we had last year. They should at least manage well enoug so Fredi (hopefully) doesn’t use the Big Three with a four run lead.
March 18th, 20121:59 pm
“Good Morning Tomahawkin. Whats up?”
Coolin, Chillaxin to some old Janet Jackson and SWV…I feel Like Crap from last night!
I was a Wild and Crazy Kid last night!
How bout U? And its good to have u on the Blog..Rock On!
March 18th, 20122:00 pm
Has anybody got a radio feed?
K Chipper…end of the 4th, 1-0…
March 18th, 20122:02 pm
And if they use Medlen in the pen, I’m seriously doubting they use him after the sixth inning – his value lies in pitching multiple innings, which he likely would not do to close a close game. What they need is to give one of the big three a night off every night and use both Venters AND Kimbrel to close games.
I have Time Warner, in NC. Does anyone have any idea what channel it may be on, here? I rather not be stuck watching an American League baseball game, on MLB Network. Damn Red Sox and Rays.
March 18th, 20122:03 pm
Check WCNN Samantha …..
Unassisted ground out to Minor…
Meant after the seventh inning.
March 18th, 20122:04 pm
I am always a wild and crazy chick, I have to be to make money. Are you having a party today Tomahawkin? Not on for good just temporary.
I don’t even think I have the T.V. guide channel.
Groundout to Tyler…
March 18th, 20122:05 pm
I’m ready for the reg season/ingame bloggin, the reg season needs to get here…! Especially since Ugg is Clowning!
Thanks Braves fan but still cant find it. Iwill just stay with VJ.
March 18th, 20122:06 pm
For radio and TV google MLB.TV
Man, I can’t wait to get back to good ol’ Georgia, so I can head to the Atlanta Braves, this upcoming season. I also gotta head back to a Gwinnett Braves game, since I don’t live too far from them.
Minor throws guy out – very good five innings…
March 18th, 20122:07 pm
Minor was impessive again today!!!!
March 18th, 20122:08 pm
Rotation will be sick in 2013 with both Minor and Gilmartin in it
March 18th, 20122:10 pm
Do you think there is a chance the both Jordan Parraz and Luis Durango make the team with Matty Diaz being the odd man out? — VaBravesFan
I think Parraz OR Durango could make the team, but not both. No, I don’t see Diaz getting dropped.
Pop foul Parraz…
Eh, I will just read about it later. I gotta get out for the day and see that new movie Battleship.
March 18th, 20122:12 pm
Minor is making a statement this spring. Guess he’s saying count me in for 12-14 wins, maybe more with some run support. Nice having a lefty to rely on again. Been a while.
Pastornicky out 6-3, FF to 2nd…
March 18th, 20122:13 pm
“I am always a wild and crazy chick, I have to be to make money. Are you having a party today Tomahawkin? Not on for good just temporary.”
No, I’m done partying for the weekend. T-Hawkin doesn’t party on Sundays, unless its at Lake Lanier and Sunset Cove…
My yellow ass has to recover from last night…! I’m gonna drink wine and watch Old New York Undercover…
March 18th, 20122:15 pm
Boscan – excellent at bat – walks…
March 18th, 20122:16 pm
Pitching change for the O’s…
Just having some brain far*s, but I keep forgetting we’re set five deep in the rotation when Hudson’s back – Huddy, Hanson, Beachy, JJ, Minor. You aren’t replacing any of those guys with Medlen, though he’s plenty good enough to start and do well. So bashing Fredi and the Braves for not going with KM to start the season in the rotation isn’t that big a deal.
March 18th, 20122:17 pm
NC State, 5 point lead at the under 4 minute media time out…
Chris Patrini in for the O’s…
March 18th, 20122:18 pm
Sounds good Tomahawkin. I dont have to be wild chick tonite either, so I guess relax day.
March 18th, 20122:19 pm
Bourn strikes out to end the 5th…
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