2:21 pm August 2, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
August 2nd, 201210:45 pm
Ha, well, yeah, that’s for sure…I hope it’s nothing, but it’s really seemed to bother him a lot more lately and I’m starting to get slightly more than a little concerned…
But other than an occasional mention by Joe and/or Chip, I haven’t seen it brought up by anyone covering the team…
Not only uncany, Mark, but damn amazing actually…
August 2nd, 201210:46 pm
Normally, I do not like using a closer in a non-close situation but Kimbrel has not pitched since last Saturday and the Astros’ AAA team is coming into town.
That was a nasty slider when you’re geared up for 97
August 2nd, 201210:47 pm
It’s time it was brought up, McFann….
I’m guessing something like tendonitis that the trainers are managing….maybe.
August 2nd, 201210:48 pm
It could be worse–if a deal for Dempsta had been consumated vis-a-vis Mr. Wren’s business acumen….and, he did likewise his first outing….fans on blog would be in a twist for sure….perhaps never again subject to ‘hat tipping prerequiste’ and because of his forsaken temperment–the D-Man saved us the doom of witnessing his bad luck…..in all due respect, I never liked the potential of his coming to Atlanta–at such an inflated cost. Amen!
I detest seeing Kimbrel out there right now.
Joea at 10:38 got me thinking about it
Been kinda boring game to me. Marlins are so bad. Never heard of but a couple of them.
August 2nd, 201210:50 pm
None of the three are suited to be the BACKUP infielder. Pastornicky can’t field well enough or hit well enough to be a bench guy yet. At this point in his career he should be in the minors playing everyday. Yanish is perfect while Simmons is out because you have to have the everyday defense but when Simmons comes back that backup guy needs to be able to pinch hit. Neither Wilson or Janish can play that role. I can’t think of another team that keeps a purely defensive player in that role if the starter has good/great defense. They need a hitter in that role (average or less than average defense is OK). Keep thinking of Prado as the backup infielder even though he stays in left field until needed and find a hitter – infielder or outfielder doesn’t matter.
August 2nd, 201210:51 pm
They are awful…
That silly song has rattled around my head all day…why i thought it was amazing it would come up now. A 30 yr old country song….relatively obscure.
@McFann….I haven’t heard a word of criticisim directed at Mac….no macaroni n cheese jokes, nothing—funny how that stuff goes or better, comes and goes–I am glad he’s currently on a tear.
August 2nd, 201210:53 pm
Kimbrel in a non-save situation is a complete mess…
This is absurd….
August 2nd, 201210:54 pm
Been kinda boring game to me. Marlins are so bad. Never heard of but a couple of them.
I still haven’t been able to get over how they lost against this sorry team last night…
Attaboy, Craig! Hope your arm doesn’t fall off.
August 2nd, 201210:55 pm
Heres another one then
“By the way Glenn Miller played…
phil re BMac—
Could be…Just wish it would go away! I’m sure it’s getting treated, whatever it is…
Ah, good win!! Great to beat the Marlins. Night, all!
August 2nd, 201210:56 pm
26 pitches for Kimbrel – guess he got his work in
Yeah, they’ve definitely chilled on the hate lately!…Always good…
August 2nd, 201210:58 pm
No idea on that one!
It is good to have a series win and to avoid letting lastnight’s loss become a losing streak. Now they need to take advantage of the Astros coming into town and work toward catching the Nationals.
August 2nd, 201210:59 pm
26 pitches….good grief.
Those like last night are the kind you remember in a situation like last year where we miss out by 1 game.
I know I’ve harped on it but no way the regulars that are our best players sit out – little slump or not.
I look at it this way, if we have to have a one game playoff for gm 163 because we’re tied nobody will take off and they’ll all be tired. A game is a game no matter what point of the year it comes.
August 2nd, 201211:00 pm
Misleading – Not a song, lead in song for a show
The A Bomb
August 2nd, 201211:01 pm
Brian Jordan with a very deep interview. Extremely enlightening.
August 2nd, 201211:02 pm
We’re dominating the fish this year. Unusual in recent years and good to see.
Astros will be ready….can’t overlook anyone, especially the likes of that bunch.
Kimbrel could get a 6 year, $72 contract in FA right now easily. Maybe more because how dominant and young he is.
August 2nd, 201211:04 pm
Jordan does his best…
He’s not gonna ask Chipper how’s the wife.
A Bomb, he sure is enlightening. Well his shirt is anyways.
Brians green shirt done got dingy!
August 2nd, 201211:05 pm
Jerome’s shirt is the color of highway workers.
August 2nd, 201211:06 pm
What the heck color is that shirt jurrenovich is wearing?
Monkey vomit green?
August 2nd, 201211:07 pm
They need to let her start interviewing the players. They’d pay attention better
August 2nd, 201211:08 pm
This is a great point, because it is exactly how I see it in the long run. Games like last night’s loss are frustrating, but they become fatal when you fail to reach the playoffs by the minimum at the end of the season, like last year.
It really wasn’t a matter of who was not in the lineup and how many of the Braves’ best guys were sitting on the bench; they’ve won games like that before, and against better teams.
It was all about poor performance all around the lineup by everyone.
But of course, some things just didn’t go the Braves’ way no matter what; like Freeman’s bases loaded rope right at the RFer.
They could have taken advantage of such a bad team like the Marlins. They would’ve been 1.5 games out tonight.
But oh well… they won tonight, and they have a 6-1 homestand going so far, which is AWESOME!
jordan is at his best when the Braves are struggling. He seems more relaxed and he’s truthful. I like the guy more than Gant, thats for sure.
Damn Jordan…reading questions off teleprompter while interviewing Chipper–I mean, heck, he could have just written them on his wrist like everyone else….”insight must be right!”
August 2nd, 201211:09 pm
Twitter Beth is missed compared to this stand in twitter person….
I need a life, clearly.
August 2nd, 201211:10 pm
@Phil….They call that one….The 1970 Plymouth Duster Lime, minus the black trim.
August 2nd, 201211:11 pm
Chipper looks like a moody person, always has. I am too sometimes though, so that’s being hypocritical. Just an observation.
We’ve won 8-9 but it’s not good enough for some….
Love seeing Chipper talk out of the side of his mouth like the WWE’s Jim Ross.
August 2nd, 201211:12 pm
Holy cow! I didn’t see Jerome before…..is he going to lay cones on the freeway after the game?
August 2nd, 201211:13 pm
Phil and Mark, re Any Day Now: The original hit version was by Chuck Jackson and it was more of a soul song. I prefer Milsap’s version, it was one of his best songs. I miss him still having hits.
August 2nd, 201211:14 pm
“Tip your hat off” to those guys this time.
Thats a little different from his regular tippage quote
Prudent…Prudence?/? Fredi has been in the Urban Dictionary….where his “tip the hat” is defined as giving one his do…or just kissing tuchus.
I agree on Chipper being moody….
Part of the reason he’s successful, though, I suspect.
Moody, arrogant, smart but just humble enough to get away with it all. In baseball at least. Maybe not so much so in life away from the park.
August 2nd, 201211:15 pm
Like he’s had a stroke.
August 2nd, 201211:17 pm
phil, spot on on Chipper. Perfect way to describe his character in this game and what’s probably helped him with his play and us fans who love the guy.
August 2nd, 201211:18 pm
I never knew that. Thought it was his original. Thats interesting.
Nobody knows to what show this was the lead in to – By the way Glenn Miller played
August 2nd, 201211:19 pm
Didn’t know that, Ken. My folks had the milsaps 8 track way back, so that’s where i heard his version. Not a country fan at all beyond milsaps and alabama and maybe a random tune here and there.
Love will let me down, cause you won’t be around…
Heck, i feel that way with it around.
August 2nd, 201211:20 pm
Day By Day….Godspell…………………
Day by day, day by day oh dear Lord three things I pray….
To see Elizabeth more clearly
Follow Bravos more dearly
Take Fredi’s ‘Tip’ sincerely……..Day by day……..
August 2nd, 201211:22 pm
I’m moody as heck but it is what it is. Can’t seem to fix it.
But i could never hit a lick.
But the moodiness helps me at times…strange how that is.
That’s what happens during winning streaks….Cap-tipping addicts can’t help themselves. We just had a cap tip after a win.
August 2nd, 201211:23 pm
August 2nd, 201211:26 pm
Mood swings are usually a sign of depression. It was for me and there are times when the depression symptoms rear its head, but way better now.
August 2nd, 201211:27 pm
Mark – Boy the way Glen Miller played? All in the Family
August 2nd, 201211:28 pm
Oh yeah. Depression thing is there at times. Another is what it is. I do far better without any meds actually…i recognize it for what it is and know it will pass. Not easy but oh well.
August 2nd, 201211:29 pm
Pace got it!
That’s it, Pace! Good job.
Yeah – my dad watched that show every Monday night ( I think it was Monday) – I grew to like it
August 2nd, 201211:30 pm
DOEWN ON THE FARM
In a disgusting turn of events, the Bandits are used as sandwich spread by the BISCUITS 8-3.
RHSP ZEKE SPRUILL [L 7-11, 3.96 ERA] 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 HR, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.
ZEKE has not progressed well in AA this season. Of course, tonight’s five unearned didn’t help any.
LHRP MIKE TARSI [2.35 ERA] 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.
Marvelous middle-relief stint by TARSI tonight.
RHRP MARK LAMM [3.77 ERA] 1.0 IP, perfection, 2 SO.
The soph has had his comeuppance in AA this season althought tonight’s work went well.
Eight hits including a double, triple, and HR plate three, but two critical errors lead to six unearned, and that’s the margin of victory for the BISCUITS.
DH JOE TERDO [.310 BA] 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR , 1 RBI , 1 BB.
RF TIM SMITH [.284 BA] 1-4, 1 3B , 1 RBI .
3B AL CARRITHERS [.270 BA] 2-3, 1 2B , 1 RBI , 1 BB.
C MATT KENNELLY [.245 BA] 2-4.
1B JOE LEONARD [.270 BA] 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB.
‘Big Jim’ has a quiet 0-4 night with a ‘K’.
Clever one though, Mark…
Bourn is talking like a guy who is still bit by last years collapse. He keeps saying not to take any team lightly. I think at some point late last year the Braves let their guards up and out of nowhere things spiraled out of control and they got f***ed.
Dan Uggla Clusters
Hey, I give you guys one good hit and you gotta have two. If I get two hits you gotta have three. If I hit a home run, you guys want another. You are never satisfied – and I even threw in a free bat slam tonight…golly geesh all you guys do is complain. Now say goodnight to my two big brothers: Fore and Arms.
August 2nd, 201211:32 pm
NYTOL Early in the a.m.
6 unearned is pretty dadgum awful…oh well! Thx for the update…
August 2nd, 201211:33 pm
Gerrian is the real deal. He should now not be doing mop up duties instead should be our 7th inning set up guy.
Interesting SONNY. You admire UGGLA?
August 2nd, 201211:34 pm
Yep. Work day tomorrow.
Fun night bloggin. Enjoyed it
Say your prayers and take care
Its a good night when the Braves Win!!!!!!!
throws similar to WALTER ‘Big Train’ JOHNSON. Sure would love similar results.
August 2nd, 201211:35 pm
Gotta’ go. But I’ll be b-a-a-a-c-c-k-k!
Good nite all who remain…
August 2nd, 201211:37 pm
It’s great to ‘tip’ currently—-however, just think 20 years from now there will be no ‘tippage.’ Due to Global Warming they’ll be wired-up with computer generated ‘frost strips.’ This innovation will work much like a car’s rear defroster….horizontally mounted, etc. And it will be called strippage, i.e., a strip of the head.
August 2nd, 201211:39 pm
Ah, richbrave…finally somebody who saw Walter Johnson pitch. The dude was fast, wasn’t he.
August 2nd, 201211:42 pm
As long as only RH batters are allowed to pitch in the 7th.
August 2nd, 201211:43 pm
where are all the ranters?
August 2nd, 201211:44 pm
*to bat that is.
August 2nd, 201211:52 pm
Minor comes up good again but he weather gave him a bad break in the personal W-L record tonight.
Impressive relief work and Braves still playing solid ball, and will have to keep it up in this more competitive league to keep a playoff spot.
At least we are seeing Uggla show some signs of being the good Dan Uggla again.
15 over .500, highwater point so far. We have to be happy the way things are going as of late.
August 2nd, 201211:53 pm
anyone that has never been to turner field should realize there are no outfield lights.
it is real different.
at some point someone out there is going to get hurt.
real hard to pick up the ball.
August 2nd, 201211:55 pm
Gerrian has learned to get lefties out. Look at his AAA numbers vs Lefties. Guy is a talent.
With Kimbrel EOF Gerrian and Venters we are set although Venters hasnt pitched in a while? Maybe he is injured?
August 2nd, 201211:56 pm
postgame quotes are up:
August 2nd, 201211:58 pm
Anything less than a sweep vs the Astros will be a disappointment.
Nationals are playing the Marlins but look Johnson and Beurle are going for the Marlins both starters well capable of shutting down the Nationals. We should gain a game this weekend. As long as we stay close we have a shot because Strausberg will be shut down after probably 4 more starts.
I don’t want the one game wildcard show down. The new playoff format has been a big disadvantage for the Braves because we probably would have won the wildcard outright and been playing in NLDS
August 3rd, 201212:03 am
Freddie Freeman > than the stupid WAR stat.
I really don;t get how he is a minus defender, he is not that bad. Great hands.
Now leading first basemen in RBI’s. Now, that is how you win games.
August 3rd, 201212:05 am
The way things are going as of late the “Tip Your Cap” is a tip to our own guys.
That is a good thing.
August 3rd, 201212:07 am
I would like the wild card play in to be a best of three.
Also, keep the league division series and LCS to five games and have the WS the traditional 7.
The 5 game LCS and LDS won;t happen cause of $$$$$$$$$ but it would be the right thing to do.
August 3rd, 201212:09 am
Make the NLDS 7 game series. Dollars there as well.
a 5 game NLDS has cost us in many years because 2 pitchers got hot and beat us in a 7 game nlds we would probably had few more world championships.
August 3rd, 201212:10 am
Sorry, just got home from work…
August 3rd, 201212:12 am
Anything less than a sweep vs the Astros will be a disappointment @Veer
better get ready just in case, though from your posts you seem happiest when they play poorly and fulfill your gloomy predictions
August 3rd, 201212:14 am
Nice story by Richard Justice on MLB.com
August 3rd, 201212:15 am
Even in the 90’s the Braves would lose a game to one of the dog teams once in a while.
I do expect a series win though vs Houston. They and the Cubs have been pretty much stripped to nothing.
August 3rd, 201212:16 am
Bravefaninok – except for naming Venters instead of EOF (or even Durbin)…but it was well done…
how in the world does he think Chipper has a shot at 20 homers?
August 3rd, 201212:17 am
Strausberg will be shut down after probably 4 more starts.
On Sportscenter they said 7 more starts about september 9th.We will see……
August 3rd, 201212:23 am
where is JV, seriously i expected him to pitch the 9th tonight.
August 3rd, 201212:24 am
Final gamer is up! C-Viv will be with you guys tomorrow…..See you in Philly!
August 3rd, 201212:25 am
Another hate-free blog…..void of the typical negativity; I commend the medical profession and am delighted to know that odern medicine is a friend of the Braves.
August 3rd, 201212:27 am
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