ESPN.com – MLB – Box Score – Braves at Mets
Showing up for the game were Willy Aybar, Matt Diaz, and Brian McCann, and it’s really hard for three players to beat an entire team — and McCann hit into two double plays.
That may not be fair to John Smoltz, who clearly tried even though he didn’t have the stuff. As it was, he was throwing a ton of pitches but somehow got to the sixth with the score tied at one. It really wasn’t any surprise when he allowed a two-run homer to Delgado to break the tie. Not his fault, the team didn’t give him any support after a solo homer by McCann in the second.
After Kali got through the seventh, McBride allowed a solo homer to Shawn Green to make it 4-1. Not that it mattered, as the Braves were no more likely to get two runs off Billy Wagner than three runs. Or any more likely than Jeff Francoeur writing the Great American Novel, for that matter.
The Braves had seven hits, three by Aybar, two by Diaz, and one by Prado in addition to McCann’s homer. Bobby hit Francoeur third even though Francoeur sucks.
Game thread for second game, recap coming eventually. Sometime in the future. And in connection with the Mets’ game 2 starter…
What I don’t get is why Marcus isn’t playing. I get acid reflux often and it’s not something that should keep Giles from playing baseball. I don’t think he’s going to forget how to play after a week off either as one of the broadcasters seemed to imply. With Chipper out, the Braves really can’t afford to keep Marcus out of the lineup. And yeah Francoeur is a joke as a 3rd place hitter at this point in his career. But then again we shouldn’t have expected any offense since we were facing yet another terrible pitcher we turned into a Cy Young candidate.
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Francoeur is batting third again. Is Bobby retarded?
beltran has replaced chavez in cf
beltran has replaced chavez in cf
sorry for the double post.
Good one Marcus. Looks like he’s still got his strikeout reflux condition.
Homer: [getting up] I’m gonna warm up the car.
Marge: But there’s only been one pitch!
Homer: And it sucked.
— “Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken”
why do we continue to throw inside fastballs????
isnt B. Pena up also, why is Pratt playing?
Davies looks to have no command and I assume we’ll lose this game pretty big. He better learn to get his pitches down, aka low and away!!!
Davies is pissing me off, get your freakin pitches down!
Davies has great command. He’s throwing perfect homerun derby pitches every time!
does Andruw ever make contact anymore?
wow, imagine that…Perez looks like Cy Young against us. My guess is Davies doesn’t get to the 5th inning today
I am currently hard at work on my first novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Me.
Our only baserunner so far is Todd Pratt. God, that’s depressing.
13 pitches, 1-2-3 inning for Kyle. That’s a little bit better.
anyone else getting extremely tired of watching the Hometown Heroes commercial?
I have an urge to eat 2632 hot dogs. Or throw them at Jeff.
No, but I’m extremely tired of watching Francoeur pop out.
Guy is awful.
Sorry, guys, but it’s hard to do your job when you’re busy working on the Great American Novel. (As the guy upstairs has proven.)
*thumps his head on the desk* Dear God in Heaven, can we drop that, please?!?!?
I’M SICK OF THAT!!
Jeff, try to avoid this opening:
“Pitch 1 – in play, out(s) recorded”
But you’re obviously not listening.
At least Davies settled down.
Second striaght quality start wasted? We’ll find out.
Getting shutdown by Oliver Perez, a pitcher with a 2-11 record and an ERA over seven. After getting one run in six innings off of a five-plus ERA pitcher. What is with this team? If the trend continues, Perez’s next start will be eight runs in two and one-third innings.
Randolph was right: You don’t have to throw strikes to the Braves because we’ll swing at anything.
Oliver Perez: 6 IP, 69 pitches.
Actually, I wouldn’t say Perez is even pitching that well, it’s just REALLY bad batting by the Braves. We have warning-track power today.
I fear it’s about to get ugly.
Seven games under .500 and probably seven out of the wild card.
This season won’t even die with dignity.
There goes the quality start, guess I jinxed that. See ya, people.
Recap around 8-830 (CT). If I don’t jump off the bridge instead. Francoeur is the worst regular player in baseball.
There goes the quality start. And the season, barring a miracle.
Totally off topic, but is that an Ozzie Guillen Braves bobble head in the Hometown Hero’s comercial?
The Mets would have to play .500 or under over the next few weeks to clinch the division at Turner Field. I guess it’s kind of a good news/bad news thing that such an event is unlikely.
Maybe it’s a Rafael Furcal bobblehead. I know I bought one at Kroger once for like 60 cents.
“Sorry, guys, but it’s hard to do your job when you’re busy working on the Great American Novel. (As the guy upstairs has proven.)
Alex, is that you?
And there’s Chad Paronto, because gasoline is so useful for extinguishing fires.
Hey, this team is where it is because it deserves to be there. For the moment, I’m just thanking our lucky stars for Chuck James.
“Totally off topic, but is that an Ozzie Guillen Braves bobble head in the Hometown Hero’s comercial?”
The one right next to the Kenny Lofton and John Rocker Braves’ bobbleheads?
6-0 isn’t so bad…
If it’s the first quarter of a football game.
“For the moment, I’m just thanking our lucky stars for Chuck James.”
Did you read Mark Bowman’s (the beatwriter for the Atlanta Braves’ official website) suggestion that we trade Chuck James this offseason so Horacio Ramirez can be assured a starting spot in 2007?
That’s just nuts. So far, Chuckie wins games, has good numbers doing it, & doesn’t give up a ton of homers—just the opposite of HoRam.
You think Paronto would be open to changing his name to Kevin Grybowski II?
This is an embarrassment. Getting dominating by Dave Williams and Oliver Perez.
Hard to say they’re quitters when they’ve sucked all year…
I think this is a step down from sucking.
As far as next season is concerned, it looks as if the rotation could be John Smoltz, Tim Hudson, Mike Hampton, Kyle Davies and Chuck James. Do you see that to be the likely starting five?
— Jay J., Las Vegas
For all of you who are unable to continue bashing the patience I showed with Adam LaRoche, here’s your opportunity to start bad-mouthing me again. Yes that’s certainly a potentially strong rotation, especially if Hampton is able to quickly regain his successful form.
But (and here’s where the bashing will begin), I believe next year’s rotation must include Horacio Ramirez. His injury-plagued season won’t allow him to receive much of a raise, and I’m not of the belief that his injury history means he’s a soft individual.
Injuries have wrecked two of Ramirez’s first four full Major League seasons. But it’s not like he’s not pitching because his shoulder or elbow is sore. He’s had legitimate ailments. When healthy, he’s shown why some believe he could consistently win at least 14 games per season.
This offseason could be a very busy one for the Braves. Along with Marcus Giles, I believe Chuck James is somebody who could draw some interest on the trade market. Although he is cheaper, I don’t believe James has the upside that Ramirez possesses.
We haven’t drawn a walk all day.
Kill me now.
When did Barry come back? I don’t remember seeing his name in the September call-ups.
Of course, James is going to draw interest on the trade market—he’s pitched welll, which is exactly why we should keep him.
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Funny/Sad Dept: Now Frenchy walks…
That writer who wants to trade James to open a spot for Ramirez should be fired for his utter stupidity.
I don’t know if you follow College Basketball, but this involves your Vols.
That writer not only needs to be fired, he needs to be slapped with a wet noodle. 😛 Horacio is the one that needs to be traded.
Wave bye bye Braves. You are done!
I’m going to pile on the writer favoring HoRam over Chuckie–James is cheaper, better, and less-injury prone. No-contest–maybe we should condemn the writer to watch every remaining pitch of this pathetic season. Realistically, the Braves have probably been done since the June swoon, but even for us holding out some sort of improbably hope today marks the end. The annoying thing is not the end of the 14-year run per se, but how utterly inept this team looked in breaking the 14 season run. It’s not like the team won, say, 87 games but came up maybe 7 back in the division and 4 back in the wild card. Instead, it’s a team that is going to stumble home under .500 and in 4th place.
Bad game. Bad season.
I’m done. No more Braves this year.
I better see some hot stove moves….
Two things……when is part two going to be up….
AND WHY NO VTECH!!!!!!