11:15 pm May 2, 2012, by David O'Brien
May 3rd, 20129:24 am
This was one of the most intense games I’ve ever watched as a Braves fan. It was so great to see the offense come back from a seemingly insurmountable deficit and keep tacking on runs. With that kind of confidence we can do really well this season. I love that we are getting production from the entire lineup as well.
May 3rd, 20129:25 am
PS – Way to go DOB on getting these game recaps up so quickly. Also love the in-game twitter feed. Really helps when I’m at work and can’t watch on MLB.TV.
May 3rd, 20129:29 am
You can’t see it but I’m tipping my cap to Chipper.
May 3rd, 20129:31 am
1st time checking in all season. what a game. i read some of the cmmts from tuesday’s lost. why the braves(fans/players/freddy) are scared of the 2012 phillies is beyond me.
1.this edition of the phils has a lot of problems. they remind of me of the 2007 mets. old,mentally fragile(hang over from 2011) and younger teams are gaining ground on them fast.
2. the phils have better starting pitching than those mets. but that’s it. no reliable bp to speak of outside papelbon. “phillies still have a good lineup?” that’s wayyyyyyy off. so far bunch of .220 single hitters. howard/utley coming back healthy is pure fantasy. thome over ibanez?? i thought lidge was a more sensible 7th inng slot over bastardo/stutes/jose cont.
3. wild game. but bottom line is the phillies blew a 4 run 8th inning lead. i give credit to the braves for the rally, but jose cont and the other guy that pitched in 8th are clowns.
4. still can’t figure out braves bp struggles vs the phillies. what ’s that about?
5.braves still have potential rotation issues down the road, but right now they are better than the phillies. THEY JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET.
May 3rd, 20129:38 am
I am here. This was an amazing game, and the team is playing great. I call it like it is.
May 3rd, 20129:40 am
Anyone other than me and a 14 yr old, far wiser than his years, wonder why larry wasn’t pinch run for late in the game when he was on 2nd? he couldn’t score from 2nd on an inside the park home run!!!!
May 3rd, 20129:48 am
ony thing better than this game? firing Fredi!
May 3rd, 20129:51 am
As the famous and beloved Larry Munson said many years ago after an improbable UGA victory over the hated Gators:: “I gave up; you did, too.” Way to go, Braves!!!
May 3rd, 20129:52 am
Yeah, yeah. I know…1980.
May 3rd, 20129:53 am
May 3rd, 20129:54 am
Well, that was one for the books! Glad we came out on top in such dramatic fashion, BUT……giving up 13 runs makes me a bit nervous. What happened to our pitchers? You can’t expect to score 15 runs every night….or give up 13 and win.
May 3rd, 20129:57 am
Great win Bravos!!
……………………take that all you Chipper haters.
May 3rd, 201210:00 am
That 1985 game on the 4th of July is the only game wierder than last night’s. Rick Camp, one of the all time worst hitting pitchers in history, hit a game tying homer on an 0-2 pitch in the last of the 18th, and then proceeded to give up three runs the next inning. The Braves then loaded the bases in the last of the 19th and Camp came to bat again and struck out. The few remaining fans were then treated to a 4:00AM fireworks show since the long game also had several rain delays. Last night came close.
Tennessee Braves Fan
May 3rd, 201210:02 am
Gave up at the end of the 10th and went to bed. For some reason, got up at 11:10 or so to check the IPhone for the final score… saw that Chipper walked off and kicked myself for not having the patience to wait a few more minutes. . .
May 3rd, 201210:04 am
I will gladly EAT CROW . . . this morning anyway. The braves put on a show last night that, in my opinion, may never be equaled. Not by the any team. I can’t remember, ever, enjoying a game as much as I did last night. Great game, guys. Thanks for the thrill!
May 3rd, 201210:05 am
That may have been the most exciting and rewarding game I’ve ever been to. So glad I stayed until the end, unlike the thousands who scurried out when the Braves got down 12-8 late.
And for what it’s worth (not much, I know) I HEREBY TAKE BACK EVERY BAD THING I EVER SAID ABOUT CHIPPER JONES. At the end of the day, he is simply one of the best baseball players I have ever seen. He’s gonna be missed around here when he’s gone.
May 3rd, 201210:06 am
Im 38 and been a braves fan all my life. This game,this year bein chippers last year! We as a city of ATL NEEDS TO STEP UPMORE AND SUPPORT OUR BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!! WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE ONE MORE WORLD SERIES!!!! WITH CHIPPER!!!! I LOVE U CHIPPER JONES !!!! YOU WILL BE TRUELY MISSED IN THE GAME!!! I DONT KNOW IF LIFE FOR ME WILL EVER BE THE SAME. UR OUR MICKEY MANTLE!!!
May 3rd, 201210:10 am
LOL at all the folks who “kept the faith” last night, as if that was the reason we won.
You saw Mac’s quote. This kind of thing almost never happens. At least be honest about it guys.
We were beaten, we rose from the ground and won anyway. It’s great but it is, in fact, rare.
May 3rd, 201210:18 am
I am worried that Chip,s back was slapped too hard during the celebration. He may now have an intercontinental bruise which McCann had last week.
Anyway, I think we now know for sure that we are chasing the Phillies as expected.
May 3rd, 201210:21 am
My TV was taken over by my wife who was watching something else ( who runs this house ? not me).
So I was reduced to watching gametracker on AJC. How often do I do that ? Never. That game was that great.
May 3rd, 201210:27 am
Wow! One of the best baseball games I have seen in my 53 years. The highs and lows were like a roller coaster and it couldn’t have ended any sweeter.
That being said, after such a great game, there are still those that can find fault. Do you people enjoy your misery so much that you cannot just enjoy the moment? Enjoy the positives, cast your negativity aside (at least for the moment), and just absorb a thoroughly entertaining game that YOUR team won!
May 3rd, 201210:30 am
And It ALL Started with Cave-man McCann’s GRAND SLAM off Roy Halladay, who can say they’ve Ever done That… Mc’Cann is in the Record Books, and Is The Main Reason the Braves wre even In the Game after 9 innings…. Knocked out Halladay early!!!! Who ever gets That done…. Nobody but MCCANN !!!!!!!!!
May 3rd, 201210:33 am
I missed the game, but I read the article with my hair standing on end. Nice narrative, DOB..
May 3rd, 201210:35 am
Where are all the Chipper haters?
May 3rd, 201210:37 am
If there were any doubts about whether or not Chipper will be a first ballot Hall of Famer, he is certainly putting them away now. As I said last week, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a major league ballplayer have as much fun playing the game as Chipper is right now, and I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed watching a major league ballplayer play the game as much as I am right now. At the risk of sounding extraordinarily sappy, I don’t want this season to end because I’m going to miss my favorite ballplayer so much.
May 3rd, 201210:49 am
This year is gonna be special! Go Braves! It was great seeing the emotion last night fellas! Heyward, Freddie, Uggla, Henskie, Bourne, keep it up….Let win the World Series! Thanks Chipper
One last thing….on celebrations, Stop with the Dirt….gonna get someone hurt…use water~ lol.
May 3rd, 201210:57 am
I’m gonna miss that lackadasical fast walk to 1st base everytime he hits a grounder……first ballot? HA!!!
May 3rd, 201211:06 am
GoBravos124, you’re telling me that you’d rather not hear what Tom Glavine and John Smoltz had to say about their time in the Braves uniform?
May 3rd, 201211:13 am
iliketacos- Larry called, left a message…..
“Suck it Trebek”
May 3rd, 201211:22 am
Surprised by 2 things last night ….
Why no Papelbaum in 11th?
Why when Uggla had touched home did team let chipper finish running bases instead of mobbing him between 1st and 3rd like they did Conrad two/three years ago for his walkoff
May 3rd, 201211:29 am
Great game. Chipper, once again, comes through. Maybe the Chipper bashers will be quiet for at least a day. Dramatic victory!
Now let’s win this series against the Fills and purge those demons from September 2011 forever!
May 3rd, 201211:45 am
Mike S…….that SNL skit is so 15 yrs ago…..about the same time as we last saw larry run to 1st base.
May 3rd, 201211:54 am
What an awesome game, and kick-butt effort of the Braves! My husband was there with clients, and I’m SO jealous!
I’ve decided that I’ve got to have a “huggie from Uggie!!” That guy sure knows how to express his excitement!!
May 3rd, 201212:14 pm
I missed most of the game and I’m dying to know a place/site/channel where I can rewatch the entire game…..can I do that??
Loosing Managar = Loosing Record
May 3rd, 201212:31 pm
Wel well. the Braves finaly win 1 against the Phils. Its about time. 2 bad they cant do this in October.
May 3rd, 201212:40 pm
Great game won by a great ballplayer on his last go around! It doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks for all the thrills over the years Chipper!
May 3rd, 20121:17 pm
Great comeback and win. My thoughts are that this was the most important win of the season for the Braves in that they haven’t fared well against them from the end of last season until last night. Philly is the team to beat and the Braves need that confidence against them. Even if we lose Thursday at least they didn’t sweep us. Go Braves!
May 3rd, 20121:32 pm
^5 Braves!! Man….I was following the gamecast on my droid from MariannaFlorida. Braves were getting their butts kicked. DocHoliday was going strong. Back n forth back in forth. When LarryWayneChipperJones was @ the plate in overtime I thought….wow sure would be nice for him to hit a walk-off homer. Sure enough he did. TOTALLY AWESOME!!
May 3rd, 20121:35 pm
Loosing Managar = Loosing Record= YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE FAIR WEATHER FANS. 14straignt division titles. Phils nor yanks nor anyone else will equal that. GoBraves!!
May 3rd, 20122:09 pm
Great win but I remember one even more improbable. Anyone else remember the game against Boston when they were down 7-0 (or was it 8-0) in the bottom of the 9th and came back and won. Don’t remember the year but Flash Gordon was their closer so it was probably about 2000 or so
May 3rd, 20128:44 pm
yeah!! lets go braves!! cant wait to watch their game in june with my friends!!
May 4th, 20126:56 am
Next time I go to a game, this is how I want it to be. Two of the greatest pitchers of today facing off, yet 12 runs came across the plate while the starters were in, 8 of those belonging to the Doc, Roy Halladay. It seems like every time I go, the Braves beat the visiting team by about 4 or 5 runs. It’s not that I don’t like that, but a little drama like this every once in a while is good. I just hope the Braves keep it up this season and win the division instead of the wild card.
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