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The Giants suck.
So, out of like the last 15 games, the Mets will have only lost to the Braves. And we almost swept them.
Nobody seems to be helping us out right now.
I miss Ohman.
Oh, God. The tears. Man. Bring him back to Atlanta, Frank.
usual suspects in the lineup tonight…
2b KJ SS Yunel 3b Chipper LF ACHE C McCann 1b Kotchman RF Name Redacted CF Schafer P Kawakami
Here goes another test of the “batting order has limited impact on RS” theory.
Marc Fein in for Chip tonight.
My CSS just switched to college baseball… I hate my life.
Is this damned college game ever going to end?
Was the Upton triple a misplay by Schafer?
Who knows, all I have is this classic battle between two below-par SEC baseball teams.
Not a misplay, Upton’s just quick.
That sucks…there goes the big inning chance…
…wow…on a saturday night, the stadiam looks pretty empty.
That was the worst baserunning ever.
For those who didn’t see, Scherzer did a fake to 3rd throw to first to pick off Chipper. He got in a rundown, then was tagged out, then the first baseman threw to third and picked off Yunel.
Let’s face it, we have the dumbest team ever! I have never seen something like that. Esco just pisses me off with his baserunning.
unusual chipper…classic esco… with those frosted tips, it might be time for escobar to don a new nickname: “escargot”
Here at the stadium, and I gotta say, the in-person Yunel is about 100% worse than the TV version.
Yunel Escobar is the worst baserunner I’ve ever seen.
The fact that his stupid gambles sometimes work honestly makes it worse, because it encourages him to do it even more.
Excellent shortstop, fine hitter, horrid runner. Strange package really.
edit: This is not to excuse Chipper, who has no business being picked off on “the play that never works.”
Maybe it’s a blessing that I’m watching the neverending Vandy game then.
And the stupid college game goes to extra innings. I swear, the only thing more boring would be a Tennessee-Vandy football game.
Stu, you are at the Ted?
Escargoat…I like that!
Great! We should have scored at least one run!
Crap…that was close…
I’m sorry you guys are having to watch that debacle. We tried our best, hank; your boys just proved too inept.
Hey, what’s new! Frenchy sucks!
who is this clown announcing with joe simpson? he doesnt seem to know braves baseball at all.
Francoeur is awful.
This is going to be One Of Those Games, isn’t it.
I am indeed at the Ted, kc. First time this year. The irony is that if I weren’t here, I’d be at that VU-UT game.
Perhaps our closers will get a night off.
Francoeur: “SEE?!?!? SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I TAKE PITCHES!!!! I SHOULD SWING AT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
At least Kami is throwing strikes.
Stu, the stadium looks rather empty for a saturday night…or is that just applies for some sections?
Yes, strikes, which they consistently pound into the gaps.
Stu, sorry to hear that you have to pay to watch this game…things are not looking bright tonight.
We have little team speed, yet we continue to commit baserunning blunders. Quite a combo.
Took a cab to LaGuardia last night and as I was getting out of the taxi, a gigantic black guy with golf bag on his back was waiting at the curb, obviously wanting to snag my cab. I thought it a little strange because I was in the departure area. Then I saw who it was & understood.
It was LT, ex-Giant Lawrence Taylor. Clever move. Why wait in the taxi line downstairs? I just said, “It’s all yours, big man.”
And if you’re ever in Columbus, Ohio, try the Tip Top Cafe downtown. The meatloaf is outta hand.
For a Saturday, yeah, it’s not full. The rain threat doesn’t help, I’m sure.
I’m 22 rows up, in the aisle, almost directly behind home plate. Which is nice.
KK’s not even touching 90 on the stadium gun; same on TV? In games I’ve watched, the TV gun has had him at 90-91.
Should we start the Kawakami To The Bullpen movement?
The Upton double was on an 86 MPH fastball.
kc, I did not pay for these seats, thankfully.
Would that help?
He’s hardly doing much to dispel the feeling that he was an unnecessary expense when there were other glaring holes to fill, is he?
I wonder if Reyes is available tonight.
Jo-Jo has to be thinking that he could do this.
The Nippon Ham Fighters are on line one, Frank.
Stu, then I feel bad for whoever bought you the ticket!
Kammi is a little off tongiht…and he has always been a little off. So a little off + a little off = way off.
Ah, a gift.
It figures that the worst offensive team in baseball lights us up.
Looks like Scherzer will get his first career win tonight.
Stu, he’s topping out at around 88 on our gun as well. Joe speculated it might have something to do with that shoulder fatigue he was having in ST.
Wow, an easy inning for Kammi!!!
@53 Joe Simpson is a genius.
This pitcher is not throwing strikes, yet all the Braves do is run out and swing at first pitches.
Wow, another easy inning for Kammi…now if the offense can score some runs…
KK has settled down, I guess.
Nah, he’s still throwing slop, Arizona’s just in Hibernation Mode.
Francoeur, who sucks, has been in hibernation mode for nearly 4 years now.
Francoeur’s OPS is a robust .540 for the month so far.
Wow, a pinch hitter already?
Kawakami is pitching like a 5th starter.
Escobar is on second base. How will he get himself out?
What is worse? Can’t get on base at all or get on base and run himself into trouble all the time?
Hanson has a 2 hit shutout in the 7th with 1 walk and 7 Ks.
I don’t get it…why bobby is leaving Parr to sort out his own mess? Has he given up this game already?
tell me… how did the name “klinger” come about?
Klinger on M*A*S*H was played by Jamie Farr.
Yes, kc. I sure hope the important guys get the night off.
Medlen has come in for the 8th. Has given up a run on a hit and a balk.
Why is Medlen pitching if he’s starting on Tuesday?
A relief tuneup for an inning or two.
They’ve gone into a rain delay (Gwinnett is on the road) so Medlen is done after a third of an inning.
I thought it was St. Elmo?
I did a poll and “Klinger” won.
After that inning by Bennett, I think we know who will be exiting to make room for Medlen.
Dumb baseball by KJ–the new pitcher has walked 7 in his 10 IP this season so maybe, just maybe, taking a pitch or two would be a good idea.
This one is looking like one the 50 that was just going to be a loss.
4 walks from Bennett – the guy is not effective at all
Just end this game already so I can go to bed.
Carlyle is seeing if he can be worse than Bennett.
80–I think he’s succeeded. Yuck–2nd slam allowed in a week.
#32 yep, One Of Those Games. Good call past self.
Surely Carlyle is out after this performance? It’s not like they’re only allowed to send one guy down.
carlyle, bennett, and parr will eventually be out of the pen. i can see kawakami moving in eventually. JoJo, Kawakami, oflaherty, moylan, soriano, and gonzo
Medlen will bump one and resumably Campillo will bump another one of the 3 stooges of middle relief. Now what to do with the third one …
eventually one or two of these guys will be traded so as crowed as it may seem its only going to open up once they make a move closer to the deadline
How can you get rid of the guy that specializes in giving up grand slams? That would be like getting rid of an outfielder that can’t get on base or hit for power.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot…Frenchy SUCKS!
So what gives when one of our sorry middle ever faces Francoeur (who sucks)? Surely Francoeur couldn’t hit a slam, but just as surely Bennett and pals couldn’t strike out Francoeur.
I know I’m late to the party, but I just wanted to add that I’ve never seen the “fake to third, throw to first” even work in a little league game.
This is all Francoeur’s fault.
Recap up. Let’s all get drunk.
Well again I say we gambled / wasted 7 mil a year on a Jap pitcher who just doesnt have it .. we have the least power of any team in ML and one of the worst power teams in Atl history and we could have used that 7 Mil on a hitter. We have no power from LF, CF, RF, 1B,2B,SS .. got a 3rd baseman who we can count on to miss 40 games a year and a catcher who cant see well as our only power hitters so its looks like a long year for Bravos … I suggest if they aint gonna get a hitter to platoon Kotch / Prado .. Garrett / Diaz and Infante / Shaefer-Johnson …
Overall a pretty bad night for the Braves.
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