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More better times…
Actually, in this country, we call it a Game Thread with Cheese…
NY Giants 61-49 (–) St. Louis Cardinals 64-54 (1 GB) Boston Braves 60-51 (1.5) Chicago Cubs 60-55 (3.5) Cincinnati Reds 53-60 (9.5) Brooklyn Robins 52-61 (10.5) Philadelphia Phillies 51-60 (10.5) Pittsburgh Pirates 51-62 (11.5)
Today’s Game: Boston 001 010 000 0 – 2 8 0 LP- Rudolph StLouis 010 000 010 1 – 3 11 2 WP- Griner
I think we’ve infected the ’14 Braves- they’ve lost four of five, losing today on a single by Lee Magee and a double by Cozy Dolan to lead off the tenth. Look at the Reds trying to emulate the Braves- they’ve gone 6-1 since the 18th and have gained 4.5 games and three spots in the standings.
You almost don’t remember that CBS did baseball just 15 years ago.
So how healthy is Francoeur after that little incident on his way to First yesterday? Is he playing today? I have him and Johnson on one of my fantasy teams so that really sucked.
McCann has 375 PA (335 AB, 31 BB, 6 SF, 3 HBP). He needs 127 to qualify for the batting title, and we have 34 games left. If he sits for a fifth of those games, that leaves him 27 or 28 games in which he would play. Maybe if we batted him leadoff.
(cross posted from previous thread)
If Cox goes with the same usage pattern that he has since the beginning of July, McCann would be right on the number needed (502). However, if he’s just short on PAs but happens to have the highest BA, they will add whatever number of hitless PAs necessary to bring him up to 502. If he’s still leading, he’s the batting champ. Tony Gwynn won over Ellis Burks in ‘96 via this method.
A.Soriano LF B.Castro 2B R.Zimmerman 3B D.Ward 1B A.Kearns RF R.Church CF B.Schneider C H.Mateo SS B.Traber P
M.Giles 2B E.Renteria SS C.Jones 3B A.Jones CF J.Francoeur RF B.McCann C M.Diaz LF A.LaRoche 1B O.Villarreal P
oops sorry for the double lineups
Talking about McCann’s batting average reminds me of 1989, when all there really was to root for was Lonnie Smith to win the batting title. He didn’t — he finished third, but I remember being — well, not amazed exactly — but impressed with his .315 BA. No Brave had even managed that relatively modest accomplishment in 15 years, since Ralph Garr hit .353 in ’74.
You can watch the collision if you missed it like me.
Another day of the Oscar Villarreal experiment. How long can his luck last?
hopefully a long time….
Villarreal is the next Sosa
Bobby is letting Oscar go as long as he is effective….
Well thats a good way to start the game :(
Bobby is letting Oscar go as long as he is effective….
…and then three additional starts after that…
Well, 3-0 in the first. I hate when a starter can’t even pitch a scoreless first.
well… that was a great start! I hope our bats showed up today!
The Nationals are on MASN, which I don’t get on Comcast here in Alexandria, VA, and TBS is blacked out. I hate the business of baseball.
Chipper’s a pretty good player, sure you betcha.
Mac, thank you so much for posting that YouTube link… God, what a moment.
damnit…is that an error
AHHHH, he was out!!!!
What happened, Jay?
Bad camera work on that pick-off.
That dog I believe has performed well enough that Chip Caray’s job might be in danger. Kind of like the Leno subbing for Letterman thing.
Chipper bobbled the ball, picked it up and threw to first and Soriano touched first at the same time the ball was in LaRoche’s glove.
Drunk Mexican Wrestlers=Braves Cameramen
The dog is more coherent than Chip and smarter than Torborg or Rathbun.
Villareal is pitching. I have a *Miller Lite* Inflatable stereo system for anyone who can correctly predict the total number of runs he will allow the rest of this game.
And Brian McCann is a future Hall of Famer.
“animal rights”. I’m eating chicken right now. buck buck
I hate small dogs.
Kentucky Fried Chicken would be good right now.
I predict Villarreal will give up another 2 runs before being yanked.
How come every other team steals against us all the dam* time but we can never successfully steal against them?
Do we have a baserunning coach?
If we do then we need to fire him/if we don’t then we need one.
Please pinch-hit for Villarreal this inning.
Francouer’s fast, but his technique is crap. We need to hire Rickey Henderson. LOL
If this is a long game (and I’m guessing it will be) recap will probably be a little late today. Not that it matters at this stage.
“I’m the greatest of all time!!!!”
Pena got another “hit”!
Tony Pena, Jr. swinging some mighty lumber.
I am glad that we got the inevitable L’il Tony pinch “hitting” appearance out of the way. I believe that he now has three hits, a homer and two infield singles.
Miller Lite inflatabe college degree in nuclear physics to the guy who correctly predicts the total number of runs we score in this inning.
I predict we score 11 runs in this inning. Especially if we can bat around to Tony Pena, Jr.
I dont think your prediction will hold up.
Where is the Francoeurmeter?
They walk Frenchy to get to McCann?
Looks like the Braves’ lucky day…
Intentional walks throw off the curve.
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What are they thinking??!!
It looks like Frank Robinson is actually dumb enough to intentionally walk Francouer to pitch to Brian McCann.
Nice catching, dummy.
Well, they asked for it!
Thanks for the explanation, GameCast: “Brian McCann doubles (24) on a pop up to shortstop Henry Mateo. Edgar Renteria scores. Jeff Francoeur to 3rd. “
Ol’ Frank looks like he’s taking his afternoon nap… oh, he moved. Maybe not.
One more to get to the hot-hitting L’il Tony!
Another Alex is looking good…
Dammit, Traber, you’re ruining Tapioca Time!
… Or was that last inning?
Seriously, Frank, how dumb do you have to be to intentional walk Francoeur to get to McCann.
Thank you, thank you. I’ll be in my trailer.
AAR, im sorry i ever doubted you
He was robbed.
well… thankfully we recovered… hopefully we can hold em…
we’re going to the pen!
So does this mean that Cormier may vulture the vulture?
The Vulture didn’t go 5 innings, so he can’t be vulched. On a side note, have two hitters ever been less alike than Alfonso Soriano and Tony Pena, Jr.?
Soriano’s hitting about .900 against us this year, while Pena is hitting about .090 for us this year.
Mac, thanks for the YouTube clips. I never thought I would hear the phrase “And Trevor Wilson with a two hit shutout for the Giants” ever again. That 1991 team is still my favorite because they looked like they were having so much fun out there and that clip certainly reinforced that.
Stop with the sound effects already, TBS.
The Frenchy meter needs updating again ………
Maybe walking him was a good idea.
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Francoeur balancing out the Francoeurmeter.
And, naturally, there are two outs in the inning, so his 2-out RBI will go up.
I like Francoeur.
Willy Taveras extended his hitting streak to 30 games today.
You know, I learned something today. Oscar Villarreal sucks, and Lance Cormier sucks. They both suck. Johnny Estrada would have been a better pitcher than them.
did he just say the marlins bullpen?
Oh, Lance. Lance, Lance, Lance. Is there anything you can do right?
Francoeur hopes he grows up to be Alfonso Soriano.
As the little kid in the movie Cop and a Half would say, “Hey, it could happen!”
When did Cormier come back anyway? Who went down?
Cormier took Baez’s place. Subtraction by addition.
oh, im wrong
Thorman was a disappoint in my book. The hype around him made him sound like some mini-Barry Bonds circa 2004.
Martin “Pardo” at third.
McBride really looks like Paronto.
McBride is not as big as Paronto
His face. When they first showed McBride, they showed only his face, and I thought he was Paronto. McBride hasn’t been used much lately.
speaking of new ownership.
Damn, McCann has added 8 points to his Avg. today.
hopefully we can keep going through the lineup like this when McCann gets to play so we can get him some ABs in!
Okay, I have to go now. Recap fourish my time. I leave you with this question: At some point, don’t you have to knock Soriano down?
Breaks his 15 day homerless slump
Why can’t Andruw do that against Cordero when it actually matters?
Well, we won, and in so doing established our first two-game home winning streak since the All-Star break. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2006 Atlanta Braves.
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