“Hola, this is Braves starting pitcher Javier Vazquez, and I’m wondering: Do I have to do everything around here?”
“This is Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, and I’m wondering the same thing. I’m definitely taking extra batting practice.”
“You’re telling me. Who built this offense, the Three Little Pigs?”
“At least you’re a strikeout pitcher. You try letting balls in play for this defense.”
“Ouch. Hey, do you ever feel like hitting Francoeur in the face with a fastball?”
“Wrong question. When do I not feel like hitting him in the face with a fastball?”
“Good point. Still, it’s probably all our fault for not ‘knowing how to win’.”
Any word on Hanson pitching tonight?
I would be shocked if he does. Apparently, he was feeling pretty terrible yesterday
The Indians just sent DeRosa to St Louis for a reliever and a PTBNL. Atlanta should have beat that.
First of all, let’s reserve judgement on the DeRosa trade until we find out who the PTBNL is. I have a feeling it is a pretty damn good player. Secondly, Chris Perez is a future closer, a very good prospect/player. Third of all, it’s just Mark DeRosa. He’s a good utility player, but not much more.
In the past 8 games, Matt Diaz has a total of 4 PAs. Jeff Francoeur 26 PAs. Unacceptable.
Once again Diaz on the bench and worthless waste if space in right. I’ve quit trying to understand why.
Medlen is probably starting… not to be confused with probable starter
KJ is batting second?!?!? so we start the game with a weak ball hit to second for the first of many double plays.
TBS is currently showing “The Bad News Bears”, aka the 2009 Atlanta Braves.
The Bad News Bears actually won a bunch of ballgames and was in the championship. Don’t see that happening here.
Matt holliday for schafer? Platune francour and Anderson in left
hey Hanson sucked it up & is pitching
Why, oh why am I hearing a “Let’s go Red Sox” in the background? Why?
Why does nobody ever tell Bobby Cox: “You can’t do that”. You can’t use injury prone relievers coming off major surgeries 4 days in a row. You can’t start a 22 year old phenom when he has the Flu. And you can’t keep playing Jeff Francoeur because he sucks.
No, it is not Ken Medlen.
ok 8 innings left
Let’s go Red Stockings!
“Here’s Jeff Francoeur… he’s first-pitch swinging… he’s in the hole…”
And this just in: water is still wet.
Don’t worry. Francoeur is okay. He will not miss any subsequent starts.
In high school I watched someone almost die taking a ball to the head. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.
wait Braves radio just brave 1 sox 0???
KJ even screwed up bunting & made it almost into a double play…TALENT!!!
In high school I watched players that were much better than Jeff Francoeur.
Is it the ninth inning? No, just typical playing-for-one-run ball in the third from Bobby.
What a way to try to get the runner out at 3rd, Garrett.
@ 26 he is the poster child for hustle
smells like meltdown
Hanson continues to have trouble putting batters away while ahead in the count.
How in the world was that not strike 3 on Varitek?
that ump was staring at the hot chick in the centerfield seats
Hanson had him struck out.
I don’t know what’s more amazing, or less likely to hold up, that the Braves are winning — or that the Americans are beating Brazil.
Red Sox fans are a plague…
Garrett Anderson looks like he is a mute
garrett anderson looks like denzel washington!
The ACHE comes through.
Thanks, Mac. Now I’m watching soccer.
Sounds like the Killer Bees are attending the soccer match.
he didnt swing at the first pitch!!
the soocre game is early
OMB garrett Anderson just smiled
So Francoeur is the Red Sox’s fault!
I bet the Red Sox are getting frustrated with Bobby, usually we have a sacrifice every other inning. Most teams only have to make two outs against us per inning. Bobby is making them get 3 in all but the 3rd
USA leads 2-0.
dear god………we all know better than that….i guess you really cant fix stupid
How do you say “a Yunel” in French?
Francoeur, word of advice, you cant advance to 3rd on a ball hit to SS
Nice work by Francoeur, there.
whoever designed the Americans soccer uni’s must have put alot of thought into the all white.
Please frank wren do something before the phillies get here
The last thing I want is Tommy hanging around on the bases.
Frenchy was destined to get out this inning anyways..he reached on an error & had to right the ship & manufacture the out
“Brazil are beginning to bitch.”
– ESPN LIVE COMMENTARY FEED.
I kid you not, go check on their gamecast.
@56 is that on the website?
WTF is “Brazil are beginning to bitch”? is that some soccer term?
Between Chipper and Anderson there is a lot of space for opposing batters to put balls. I love this team!
that was a fast inning
Way to make him work, guys.
Hey–they scored their 2 runs. It’s hot.
6-pitch inning. Thanks for giving Hanson some time to enwind.
does this annoucer sound kinda like Bob Hope? or is it just me?
you gotta be kiddin’ me!! what is wrong with the ump??!!
what the hell was wrong with that pitch?
have the umps lost all recognition of the strike zone?
You know, I’m beginning to like this Hanson kid.
Finally, the ump calls one!
hey he called one!!!
Great game by Hanson!
Hanson stepped on the chalkline… what a badass!
The legend of Tommy Hanson grows.
see, javy and jair, get some advice from tommy. that’s 20 straight SCORELESS innings. if you give up runs, you’re doomed.
Brazil just scored.
jordan schafer back in gwinnett’s lineup. he is 1 for 2 with a stolen base in the 5th.
you know, our LF production isnt that bad
hope jeffy saw how ACHE went back to second
Bet they dont score
At times Kotchman has the most awkward swings.
Francoeur is so worthless.
i love how jeff bennett cant come in screw this up
Penny still bringing the heat with 95-96 mph fastballs…
Me too, Tre.
way to be lazy Jeff
dear god THOSE TWO ARE WORTHLESS!!!!!!!
get those fucking bums out of there at 2nd and right.
I M P L O S I O N ! ! !
has a pitching staff ever gone on strike??? and the key to beating the braves is simply pressure their D & watch them buckle
If Kelly is trying to make me hate him as much as Francoeur, he’s succeeding.
should have been out of this inning 10 mins ago
Thank God for Moylan.
Good to see Moylan back!!
If you’re a Brazilian athlete, and you have two names, does that mean you suck?
Mac one of them is names Kaka
Way to clean up your own mess there, KJ.
Speaking of that play, I’m shocked that Ellsbury wasn’t running. Moylan is crap at holding runners, and Ellsbury is one of the better base stealers out there. Seems like a relatively easy call to me.
Bring up heyward
I’d noticed that. I assume he stinks.
check out the sign on deadspin.com about Mr.Kaka
9 for 72…and he plays major league ball…..
Anybody else notice, and wonder why, Soriano is wearing long-sleeves in this weather?
is that three stolen bases today?
soccer game is tied
Brazil is winning
Phillies just won. Toronto hat 2 on, nobody out against Lidge. Then a popup, then they picked the runner off second (!), then a groundout to end it. So 5 back at best today.
You guys from the US are not watching soccer, are you?
whats soccer? this chant is making me sick
Definitely agree, Tre. Go away, Boston.
I was watching the soccer. Tough loss, but Brazil is certainly great. That comeback was impressive and they even got robbed a goal. Shoulda been 4-2.
C’mon, Gonzo. Let’s put ’em away.
god not again!! c’mon Braves fans
This ump will not call a breaking ball for a strike
Nasty pitch there on Bay.
if i hear Chip say the sox are clutch one more time i,m going on a killing spree
Get your head out of your ass, KJ.
US loses 3 to 2. Can’t finish. Dang it. Great match though. Brazilians are just fantastic soccer players.
What the hell. Just flip it to second, idiot.
everyone tell KJ thank you
You know what I’m one swing of the bat away from, Chip?
Bashing your freakin’ head into the wall.
Wasn’t all Kelly’s fault. I mean, it was incredibly stupid to not just get the 4-6-3 in the first place, but the other 2 infielders contributed to the botched run down. Mostly Kelly’s fault.
Ortiz was running. It’s an easy DP. Forget Youk.
Thank you Lord.
PWH, yes it was. If he flips to 2nd its and easy DP
The radio announcers said he played it perfectly, but then, I tend not to believe them. They also worked overtime to argue Francoeur is a great base runner despite his gaffe earlier, so…
At least we’ve salvaged one.
KJ’s gotta know the situation. Youk did exactly what he’s supposed to do, which is sucker the 2B into chasing him.
I wonder what Tom Glavine must be thinking right now. “I was gonna give them 20.3 shutout innings in a row as well” or what?
Recap is up.