180 thoughts on “That 70’s Game Thread: Brewers at Braves, Aug. 12”

  1. Showers have been pretty sporadic today. Nothing too heavy for an extended period. I expect they’ll get it in.

  2. It would probably be better if we didn’t get this one in, as it’s Barry vs. Sheets. This ain’t gonna be pretty.

  3. 1914 Update:

    NY Giants 58-40 (–)
    Boston Braves 51-46 (6.5)
    Chicago Cubs 54-49 (6.5)
    St. Louis Cardinals 55-50 (6.5)
    Philadelphia Phillies 47-52 (11.5)
    Cincinnati Reds 47-54 (12.5)
    Brooklyn Robins 44-53 (13.5)
    Pittsburgh Pirates 43-55 (15)

    Today’s Game… was also rained out. The Braves have played only one game to completion in the last four days, which means doubleheaders in September are starting to pile up.
    The homestand is over for Boston with an 11-2 mark. Now onto New York, where we find out if the Braves are contenders or pretenders.

  4. It’s raining lightly off and on where I am in Georgia. If it’s the same in Atlanta, they’ll probably play the game through.

  5. “It would probably be better if we didn’t get this one in, as it’s Barry vs. Sheets. This ain’t gonna be pretty.”

    No kidding. Pray for rain.

  6. Gotta love Bobby putting Orr at leadoff instead of 8th. For 4 months, it was impossible to remove Giles from the leadoff spot, but on a day that it would actually make sense to bat him there, Bobby won’t do it. Sigh.

  7. he’ll do better^

    I watched some of the NFL pre-season last night, I can’t wait for the Saints presented by Terminex to come on.

    I want to see how Roman Harper does.

    GONE, BILL HALL…..

    4-0

    BACK UP THE TRUCK!

    BACK UP THE TRUCK!!!

  8. Crap. Four runs will almost certainly be all Ben Sheets will need.

    Thanks for nothing, Kevin Barry.

  9. From the Braves 2 Brewers 1 Recap Thread

    “csg
    #49. August 12th, 2006, at 12:52 PM.

    Barry is going to shine tonight. MIlwaukee has lost 6 straight, lets make it 8.”

    That makes me laugh. Kevin Barry is Jason Shiell, only less promising.

  10. “Kolb was better than half the pitchers we’ve tried in the pen this year.”

    You attempot to justify the Dan Kolb Era falls flat on it’s face.

    Kolb is worse than them still.

    3 straight 3 up and 3 downs.

    Lets give Ben Sheets a perfect game.

  11. What are the odds of a Sheets’ no-hitter?

    “Kevin Barry is Jason Shiell, only less promising.”

    Barry? Shiell? Cormier?

    Aren’t there better pitchers in that little league world series?

  12. Dan’s right, sadly. There are no Baby Braves worth bringing up, except maybe Gregor Blanco.

    Nice catch by Barry. Another pitcher who handles everything well except the actual pitching. We’ve had a lot of these guys.

  13. Hey, at least Kevin Barry had a good play!

    Villareal warming up? Sheesh.

    (I guess they really don’t have anything better)

  14. “Let me tell you what,” he said. “We wouldn’t even have the wins we have if it wasn’t for Roger.”-Bobby Cox

    Okay then.

    So everyone tell me how many more wins would we have if it wasn’t for Roger McDowell.

  15. Last year the guy named Pimiel looked good, he hid the ball and had far superior location.

    Sign him and throw him out there, it won’t be worse.

  16. Helluva throw, Frenchy! And that wasn’t “bang-bang,” Frenchy had him by 8-10 feet.

  17. “When is Kyle Davies coming back?”

    2-3 with a 6.12 ERA for Davies this year. I can’t wait.

    Smoltz is the only pitcher that is good now. Ramirez is gone. Hudson needs a few more good games for my confidence to come back in him.

  18. Dan you miss the point, Davies CG/SHO’ed the Mets, without his injury he might have a 3.50-4.00 ERA, which is cinsiderabley better than 6.00, which is what is guaranteed with Shiell and Barry.

  19. “Davies CG/SHO’ed the Mets”

    It was a complete game but Davies gave up a run. Final score was 7-1 on April 18, 2006.

  20. Because Jeff has a horrible BA/OBP and never walks(which of course effects the OBP).

    He also does stupid things and times where it really isn’t appreciated.

  21. The thing that gets me most about Francoeur is his lack of knowing where the strike zone is. If he strikes out, fine. It justs get me when he swings at pitches a foot outside two times in a row for a strikeout.

  22. @61

    Even Frenchy? With a couple of years of pounding strike zone paitence in his head, he’ll be fine. Keep him.

  23. Keep:

    Renteria
    C. Jones
    A. Jones
    LaRoche
    Francoeur
    Smoltz
    McCann
    Wickman
    ?Baez?

    Everyone else can go.

  24. Yes, that Komminsk, heh. He was a freak in the minors, but he’s the very definition of a AAAA hitter.

  25. The Braves are coming back.

    Hudson’s gonna no hit em’ tommorrow then we go on a 25-Game Winning Streak.

    We are gonna be awesome.

    Pete Orr will finish the season at .300 with 20 homers…awesome.

  26. Komminsk migth have been a durg/alchohol abuser.

    You don’t go frm being Minor League great to Major League awful like that without something behind the scenes.

  27. The only thing I know is that he had frigging high expectations on him. And he did have a successful minor league season in 1986 or something.

  28. Is there any logical explanation for this?
    Brian, don’t repress a cold smile. Orr can hit. hahahaha

  29. Where is Kolb? It’s Braves’ rally time (even if the team couldn’t get a runner home from third with one out.)

  30. Dan “Dan the Blown Save Man” Kolb, Electric Walkaloo, Dan “I control who get on, whether it is by walk or bases clearing double” Kolb!

    BRING ON THE KOLBIYASHI BRING ON THE KOLBIYASHI!

    Unlike the Jpanaese guy, he actually is a Bratwurst.

    COME ON KOLB, GET OUT HERE AND TAKE IT LIKE MAN!!!

  31. Well, right now, I’m working on the Braves project that I had mentioned before, writing brief summaries for each year. I was wondering where I should mention Komminsk. lol

  32. Ah yes, Chad Paronto, Kevin Gryboski’s less talented successor.

    DO WE HAVE ANY RELIEVER OTHER THAN RAY, BAEZ, AND WICKMAN WHO CAN THROW SOMETHING OTHER THAN ONE PITCH?

  33. @90

    *laughs* It doesn’t work that way, I’m going for yearly summaries. He was given the most playing time in 1985, so I guess I’ll go with that.

  34. Why do only posters on this site stick to KOLB?
    I think it’s kind of a mental disease. I’m sory guys but that’s strange.

  35. I think that’s why I don’t have very strong feelings one way or another about Kolb. I really don’t think I ever saw him pitch… seriously. Good luck, I guess. I was finishing up a baseball season of my own and graduating from high school while he was blowing saves. Also, on a slightly twisted, yet still kinda funny note, my house burned down in late April last year. So while my house was burning down, Dan Kolb was trying to burn the Braves’ season down. Connection? I’ll call the detective.

  36. Kolb crossed the Lockhart Line. That’s when a player isn’t just bad, but is clueless about his badness and complains because Bobby doesn’t let him continue to hurt the team.

  37. I like the way the Brewers geared up for the playoff run, they went and got the bats of Kevin Mench and David Bell.

    That is the one reason they haven’t scored 10, yet.

  38. Bell, wait a second

    SCOREEEEE!!!!!!!!
    First pitch hits by all 3 in a row….

    Okay, Bell has no ability, but he has mediocre for 25 years so he is useful.

    Mench looks like a Brewer….lol

  39. I think ” stick to ” means that is a forcible expression which is trying to gasp for love. anyway.

  40. Gotta say…love Orr’s hustle there. I really like the way this inning is shaping up and something finally for the fans to be excited about.

  41. PLEASE LET IT BE KOLB..I WANT KOLB TO HEAVY BREATHE HIS LARD ONTON THE FIELD AND GET LIT UP!!!

    COME’ON

    ALL OF US NEED TO CHANT, AND ALL OF THE FANS AT THE GAME…

    WE WANT KOLB! WE WANT KOLB!

  42. Don’t worry. Orr will get his homer for the cycle off Kolb next time up. I’m callin’ it.

  43. Let it be known that my attitude will change against Francouer forever if he delivers. As I type this, he waaaaaves at a terrible pitch outside to make it 0-2.

  44. I tell ya, Mac, that’s gotta be the most frustrating thing a hitter can do. Andruw walks on five pitches, McCann walks, and Francouer waaaaaves at two sliders 6 1/2 feet off the plate. Frustrating…

  45. Pathetic at-bat by Frenchy. He appears to be so bull-headed about remaining ‘aggressive’ at all costs…

  46. OK, I thought I was exaggerating, but that really could have been 6 1/2 feet off the plate. Like, really.

  47. Why am I not surprised Jeff struck out? I was so excited to see McCann batting, and then sort of scared when Jeff got up. That was even worse than I feared, though.

  48. To echo Sam, it’s not surprising, but it’s definitely frustrating. Doesn’t seem like there’s any thought at all going into those at bats by him

  49. He probably was blinded by the fact that he’d be the hero in tying the game with at least a single, so he has to hit the ball!

  50. Been gone a while, checking in and out. Can’t believe so many people still care about this significantly-flawed team. If our general manager doesn’t care about the team this year, why should all of us?
    Football time.

  51. We gave up Betemit for who again? I know it’s probably too early to judge it yet, but right now it doesn’t look too sharp.

  52. I’m mentally drafting the recap and I think I’m going to pull a couple of quotes from you guys. That AB was… mythically bad. It was the Edsel of plate appearances.

  53. That is an interesting thing. It’s not like Matt Diaz is better defensively than Frenchy, and it’s not like Frenchy is hurt or tired.

    I really wonder how Landogarner will defend Francouer this time. That at-bat was really bad. Historically bad, perhaps. I umpire little league games, and I’ve seen better at-bats from 10-11 year olds. I’m freaking serious here.

  54. Corey Hart looks like this kid I used to play JV baseball with. He was one of those guys that played infield all through little league, because he was never really that bad, and they stuck him in the outfield when he got into high school. He was like Kirk Cameron he had so many growing pains…

    Was that just a cut-down on Corey Hart?

  55. Double-switch, that’s what it was. Diaz is in the 9-hole now, which works out well. Of course Bobby hasn’t lost confidence in the Wonder Boy. That would be way too radical.

  56. “Okay a little bit more, a little bi-OKAY! OKAY! RIGHT THERE STOP!, we got into this spot, at the bottom of NL EAST!”

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