2:45 am May 13, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
May 13th, 20125:50 pm
Thank you, JV!
Sweep. Nice job.
By the way, I knew we’d sweep them.
Great road trip so far
How sweep it is
May 13th, 20125:51 pm
May 13th, 2012
Glad the Braves took the first 2 games in this series to get the series win. I don’t see the Braves sweeping the Cards though as they have a tough offense, and we have Hanson going today. Its hard to sweep a very good team like the Cards as it is, but when you put Tommy Hanson in the mix, I believe today is a loss. Hope I am wrong, but if the Braves do win, it will more than likely be because of the Braves offense and not Hanson’s arm.
It is not full payback for last year but it’s something.
gee I thought Hanson did ok….
May 13th, 20125:53 pm
9 k in five innings. Not bad.
Train Wreck Bystander
Way to exorcise those demons!
May 13th, 20125:54 pm
Braves Win!Braves Sweep!Go Braves!Fire FG!
St Louie fans are the best, they treated Chipper great all weekend
I predicted this sweep.
Can’t coast at any point with the Cardinals. Still …
BARVES WIN! BARVES WIN!
May 13th, 20125:55 pm
phil @ 3:09 pm: If you had read a few posts down from there, you would have seen where I said I was just kidding, so why the hate?
Yeah nolie, I thought Tommy was okay – but those last two innings he was getting too cute and throwing a lot of pitches high or outside. He needs to trust his stuff more and challenge hitters.
me too phil, I posted SWEEP b4 the series even started
Brave New World
There were some Cards fans predicting a sweep a few days ago – how right you were! GO BRAVES!
A Brave in Minnesota
May 13th, 20125:56 pm
I am EXTREMELY impressed by this team right now……..WOW!!
ken, how can one know what is a few posts ahead of what one is responding to?
Come home boys….i’m very Happy with your road trip……GO BRAVES
May 13th, 20125:57 pm
Sorry, ken. Missed it but did wonder. My bad.
nolie: living up here in Cards/Cubs land, I have to say that there is no better baseball town and no better fanbase than the Cards. They are true lovers of the game. Class organization, classy players, classy fans all the way.
May 13th, 20125:58 pm
course I just mighta been doing my daily hater-mockery….but y’all caint prove that
I agree completely Illini
May 13th, 20126:00 pm
Also I must note this……
….I have nothing but the utmost respect for the St. Louis fans this weekend. That was the classiest act I have ever seen from an opposing team, and if I weren’t such a hardcore Braves fan I might even root for them………
…..but I am not and I am glad we beat their asses for stealing the playoffs from us, so….
Series preview: Braves vs. Reds
May 13th, 20126:01 pm
Don’t mock illinibrave, nolie…
didnt word that one right, but you know what i meant!!
May 13th, 20126:02 pm
Cardinal fans are arguably the classiest and most knowledgeable baseball fans in the majors.
We gave em the playoffs.
Brave from frozen tundra land (MN): I agree, and having seen many such acts of generosity and appreciation over the years, I have come to be a closet Cards fan. Very hard to admit when you’ve been a Braves and Cubs fan for all your life, But it’s hard to root against such a great organization.
May 13th, 20126:03 pm
wasn’t mocking Illini
I think Mets fans are the best around…
Card are my second favorite team
Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)
If this 2012 Braves offense gets any better they will be in a league of their own
May 13th, 20126:04 pm
well maybe the Phils fans are better, phil
Michael Bourn has hit .375 (48-for-128) in his past 29 games with 22 runs, 10 RBIs and 10 stolen bases
phil: you are obviously being sarcastic, right? please say yes!
nolie: because Lew questioned what I had said and I stated I was just kidding and funnin…you know, like you do a lot.
May 13th, 20126:05 pm
I’m looking to play those Nats.
May 13th, 20126:06 pm
nolie: okay, now I see – we’re dripping with sarcasm. No fanbase I despise more than the Phillies. Take away cheesesteaks, Yeungling beer, Rocky, and the Liberty Bell, and there’s just not much love for the city or their fans.
May 13th, 20126:08 pm
It sure was nice that St.Louis had Chipper’s number 10 cut into the grass at Busch Stadium. It was a real classy touch for his last trip to St.Louis,it was good of him to play in all 3 games .Give the fans their money’s worth.
May 13th, 20126:09 pm
We should be ok against the nats this yr….a hunch.
The Nats are starting to get hit by injuries. Lost Werth for 6-to-8 weeks, and now Ramos done for the year.
May 13th, 20126:10 pm
I bet you when the new power rankings come out on ESPN tomorrow, the Braves will only move up one spot, despite going 7-2 on the road with two very impressive sweeps.
Go suck it ESPN…..the Braves are awesome this year!
Too bad Musial no longer well enough to make games.
May 13th, 20126:11 pm
Nice Sweep!! Go Braves!!!!
Cheesesteaks are a great contribution to western civilization.
May 13th, 20126:12 pm
Be nice to ESPN…..
May 13th, 20126:13 pm
don’t forget that they’ve lost bullpen depth with Lidge and Storen still on DL – though Rodriquez is doing a pretty good job closing. And Zimmerman just coming off DL and not quite 100%.
May 13th, 20126:14 pm
May 13th, 20126:18 pm
And of course Washington is winning.
May 13th, 20126:19 pm
IlliniBrave – They still have a good team over there. With Harper leaving a good first impression and guys like Desmond, LaRoche, etc. Zimmerman at 70% is better than what have of NL teams have to offer at the pos.
But good chance for the Braves to make their move for the 1st place spot, and maybe even run away with it, just a little. That way, if the guys start slumping at some point, a worst case scenario would be 1st place tie or 2nd place..
May 13th, 20126:20 pm
from the middle of the 1st to the middle of the 5th, Tommy had his best stuff of the season. He hit a wall in the 5th though. Still, something he can build on hopefully.
May 13th, 20126:21 pm
Half* of NL teams have…
May 13th, 20126:22 pm
did know Bo Jackson was the Nat’s 3B coach, lol. I think that is Bo Porter, FP.
May 13th, 20126:24 pm
Now that Wilson Valdez is no longer with the Phillies, he is hitting like the real bum he is.
.176/.171/.206 and a .377 OPS
May 13th, 20126:30 pm
Nats get San Diego next. Are they ever going to p0lay a tough schedule?
May 13th, 20126:32 pm
Will the Nationals ever lose?
May 13th, 20126:36 pm
May 13th, 20126:38 pm
…I would love to be nice to ESPN, but they have shown time and time again that they have no respect for any team coming out of the state of Georgia and they need to be called out. I know that our teams have let us down alot, but they never give us any credit for all the good things our teams do.
May 13th, 20126:43 pm
Carroll, can you tell DOB, now that we’ve beaten Adam Wainwright and the previously unbeaten Lance Lynn and Roy Halladay, never to utter another word about the last place Cubs and their supposedly stellar pitching staff.
If they were any good they’d be somewhere other than last place.
May 13th, 20126:46 pm
Frenchy hits his first long one this season and his Mom is in Chicago to see. Nice touch.
May 13th, 20126:48 pm
Damn it. I wrote “last place” in the first sentence.
I said it twice. I sound like an idiot.
You’re so stupid! Idiot!
Did you see Terminator?
May 13th, 20126:55 pm
Great sweep, but the Reds are coming, and they have Jay Bruce, and Joey Votto, and solid pitching. Also, can score lots of runs. Braves need to keep playing hard, and not light up.
May 13th, 20126:56 pm
Enjoy the sweep, but keep focus on Reds.
May 13th, 20126:57 pm
May 13th, 20127:01 pm
We need to get more consistant starters………No one seems to be able to throw 7, 8, or 9 innings when needed. We might need to make a phone call to Roy Oswalt.
May 13th, 20127:04 pm
Roy Oswalt, not bad idea, and wouldn’t mind Ryan Dempster.
May 13th, 20127:05 pm
Roy Oswalt, who hasn’t pitched this year?? How long do you think it would take him to be ready to throw 7 innings? If he signed tomorrow, he MIGHT be ready by the break.
May 13th, 20127:07 pm
Would wait that long. He can pitch, when healthy.
May 13th, 20127:09 pm
Well right now all we have is Beachy that can go 7 and probably Hudson…….thats it. So I would take a Oswalt right now over Mike Minor, Delgado and Tommy Hanson. Neither are bad pitcher but they have trouble getting out of innings 4-6.
And how much are you willing to pay him for half a season? Because he won’t come cheap, no matter how much he plays. (also, where do you get the money?)
May 13th, 20127:10 pm
Right now, Oswalt can’t go one…
May 13th, 20127:14 pm
We right now are stacked with a bunch of number4/5 starters……Minor, Hanson, Delgado, Teheran, and Jurrjens……We need at least 1 more consistant starter to take the NL. We need a guy that can give you 7 innings and keep an ERA under 3.25.Maybe Medlen shouldshould get the chance to start I don’t know but I do know there is a proven commodity in Roy Oswalt and if you signed him now it would take 3 or 4 minor league starts for him to be Major League ready.
ward why you think noone signed him yet
May 13th, 20127:15 pm
could it be hes washed up and wanting three times more than what hes worth
We right now are stacked with a bunch of number4/5 starters……Minor, Hanson, Delgado, Teheran, and Jurrjens…… — J-Man
Teheran isn’t on the team, hasn’t been all season. And you didn’t list Beachy or Hudson, who are NOT Nos. 4-5 starters.
May 13th, 20127:16 pm
Oswalt cant go 1 ???????? Are you serious? Oswalt could give 5 right now coming off the street. I know he has bak problems but thats not why he isnt on a team he is just waiting his time for a contender to sign him
You are assuming all of those things about Oswalt, but that doesn’t mean they would happen. Besides, we’re doing ok with what we have now. And with all the teams that need starting pitching, doesn’t it make you wonder why he’s still available?
May 13th, 20127:17 pm
He hadn’t pitched in 7 months. Sorry if I actually think a pitcher needs to actually build his arm up to pitch innings in the majors.
May 13th, 20127:19 pm
I didnt list Beachy because he is our ACE im talking about the 3, 4, and 5 spots. And every pitcher except for Beachy has been inconsistant. I believe Hudson will be Tim Hudson, but there are question marks about the rest of the Starters on the club and in the minors……and none of them seem to be able to make it to the 7th inning DOB…..Even you can admit that.
May 13th, 20127:20 pm
Anyways, I’m not going to spend this lovely afternoon arguing about a pitcher we don’t have, don’t need, and aren’t going to sign anyways.
May 13th, 20127:21 pm
If they were any good they’d be somewhere other than last place. — Mitchell
I’m glad you addressed that to me through Carroll. Until you learn considerably more about baseball, I’d prefer that you continue to use an intermediary.
May 13th, 20127:23 pm
The main thing is we need to not run out of bullets like we have the last 2 years. 2 years ago we ran out of offensive players, with Derek Lee Glaus, and Prado getting hurt, and last year we ran out of pitching with O’Ventabrel being over worked and the starters not getting it done and depending on Derek Lowe to pitch. And with no other start beside Beachy showing consistancey, our Bullpen will once again be asked to pitch extra needless innings.
May 13th, 20127:24 pm
JJ Hoover just froze Ian Desmond with men on 1st & 2nd in the top of the 7th in Cinncinnatti.
Cab – Sorry, but I’m sticking to it. Oswalt wouldn’t be a bad idea, and might be low risk now?
May 13th, 20127:25 pm
Cab- Who says you have too.
With Oswalt you have a true number 2 pitcher that can give you number 1 performances and will eat up innings and not get lit up. I believe he would be a perfect fit for the Braves.
May 13th, 20127:26 pm
I’m waiting for a retort DOB?
May 13th, 20127:27 pm
mites isnt that a tiny bug that makes you itch all over
May 13th, 20127:29 pm
ward and jman write wren a check for 10 million
he might think about signing oswalt
May 13th, 20127:30 pm
It wouldn’t hurt to try for an” Ace”, because I feel the Braves could use one in June, and down the stretch.
May 13th, 20127:31 pm
ncgary – Now that Oswalt is of the market. He might sign cheap? It wouldn’t hurt to try?
May 13th, 20127:32 pm
Its not gonna cost 10 million to sign Oswalt for half a season maybe 4-6 million
meant to say off the market, and think in my view the Braves needs a solid pithcer down the stretch.
May 13th, 20127:33 pm
Besides they should at least call Oswalt and guage his level of interest.
May 13th, 20127:34 pm
Wouldn’t hurt Wren, to check on those things? That was my point.
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