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It’s almost July and The Glausbeast has more homers than A-Rod. ————–
I’m a sucker for the Josh Hamilton story. Love it when he does well. ————–
Anyone see the Sabathia deliver a well-deserved plunk to Padilla? The staredown that ensued was hilarious. Padilla wanted absolutely no part of C.C.
I’m right there with you on Hamilton, hank.
Thirded on Hamilton.
heyward finally getting that much needed day off. 1. Prado 2B, 2. Cabrera RF, 3. Chipper 3B, 4. McCann C, 5. Glaus 1B, 6. Hinske LF, 7. Escobar SS, 8. Blanco CF, 9. Kawakami RHP
4—Against a righty? When we’ve faced a bunch of lefties recently?
An OF of Hinske-Blanco-Melky isn’t going to work. And no, a healthy Nate and/or Diaz is not the answer either.
well, we dont have an adequate right to replace him unfortunately.
@6 we’re in first place. all is not doom and gloom like often is reflected in your posts.
5, Including 3 of the past 4 games.
That was a pathetic half of soccer. Even I know that.
#11 – Glad to see they are finally doing something. Just having him be a sinkhole for the rest of the season wasn’t working for me.
GD. I hope this isn’t Jordan Schafer Part II.
At least he’s finally taking a rest.
And can someone explain why Fredi Gonzalez is the heir apparent? He seems pretty pedestrian, at best, as a manager.
14—Totally agree. I know he’s well-liked, but he’s not special as a tactician. He’s worse than Bobby at managing a ‘pen.
I’ll be shocked if it’s anybody but Pendleton.
Anybody like Ned Yost?
I think Cadahia would do a fantastic job.
@16, neither of those guys inspire much confidence in me. I would love to look into Davey Johnson, but he’ll never get another job apparently.
They will hire a “Bobby Guy” I think it is TP or Fredi. I think Yost is holding out (not committing to KC) because he thinks he has a shot. I think he is #3 on the list.
16, No not at all.
Are you guys watching baseball or soccer?
Pendleton or Fredi Gonzalez would certainly be crappy choices.
David O’Brien says it’ll likely be Gonzalez:
Conversations with several people connected to Braves yesterday convinced me even more that Fredi Gonzalez will be the next Braves manager.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) June 26, 2010
Conversations with several people connected to Braves yesterday convinced me even more that Fredi Gonzalez will be the next Braves manager.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) June 26, 2010
Hopefully he’ll ruin any chance by publishing the story.
Just got a chance to check in on the score… looks like our Bravos are back to making all opposing pitchers look like Cy Young candidates. :(
At least the pitching has stepped it up lately. Seven scoreless from Lowe was a pleasant surprise a few nights ago… maybe Kawakami can do the same today.
We don’t need that doom and gloom here, 25. After all, we’re in first place (in June, by .5 a game).
At least Toronto is ahead. It’s such crap that the Phillies get home games for their “away” interleague series.
Kawakami will do whatever it takes to lose.
A scoach off the plate?
How far is a scoach?
Who will score more today, the Braves, or the US Soccer team?
Why is it that the entire offense has to suck at once?
Skosh means “a little bit,” derived from the Japanese “sukoshi,” which means “little.” GIs brought it back from Japan after WWII. I remember either Skip, Don, Pete, or Joe using that word at least once every few weeks, back in the day.
And yes, every time you use that word, Furman Bisher dies a little.
So use it constantly.
@32 you mean he dies a skosh?
One on, no out. BOLD PREDICTION: Braves will score in this inning.
I wonder if Fredi would use his top pinch-hitter instead of a pitcher to pinch-bunt like Bobby does.
It is inexpressible how much I hate bunting in that situation.
I have a gut feeling that Blanco is a better baseball player than Jeff Francoeur.
Chipper is alive.
Awesome. This team is so fun to watch this year.
“That’s got a chance”?
Wow, Kawakami might actually win.
Old man comes through.
I wonder if the air force has shot down Chipper’s home run yet.
Cool thing the Braves did between innings not taking the field so Chipper could get a standing O.
@32: It’s pretty common for Japanese to pronounce it that way, but they’d normally pronounce it “skoshy.”
Damn. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Venters continues to impress, he goes after the hitters and trusts in that nasty slider.
Kawakami is looking like a winner today.
Glaus hauling aus.
I love Heyward and I am really looking foward to the future with the arms on the farm, etc. That said, I still have a soft spot for Chipper.
Also, where would this team be without Hinske???
Chip is crediting Glaus scoring from first to Mike Scioscia.
Guys on the radio are praising Snitker.
Is there a Monty Python joke coming?
Nah, not from me. It was more an ironic comment, it was a really bad play by the outfielder who got to it, double clutching and then throwing a rainbow back in.
Fear the Prado.
54 – Yes, because I’m sure the Tigers are hoping that Chipper’s homer was only a flesh wound.
I was thinking of this.
58 – aaahhh, color me slow ;)
Wagner getting the day off, Saito getting the easy 3 run lead save chance.
Right down the middle for a ball.
that was a truly awful pitch from saito. he’s just not right.
Saito is still walking funny like his hamstring is bothering him.
He’s not getting on top of his fastball.
Saito has always waddled a little, like one leg is longer than the other.
Shut up, Chip.
Chip Caray sucks.
Inge has fouled off about 30 pitches.
Throw a breaking pitch, Saito. Your fastball isn’t fooling him.
I don’t like the pitch calling in this Inge at bat.
Chip is either blind or dumb.
This is more suspenseful than I had hoped.
…and I guess Medlen is going back to the bullpen.
Nobody can throw a strike, suddenly.
Jeez…throw a darn strike
What’s wrong with Wagner?
I think Kawakami has pissed off the baseball Gods.
Can we get Wags up?
If they blow this one KK might take the next ship back to Japan.
Looks like the universe won’t allow Kawakami to get a win.
Still no Wags–ugh
he had several days off before yesterday
Throw a FUCKING strike!!!!!
This isn’t happening.
Walking .176-hitting Laird is just shameful.
Kawakami ought to go Zambrano right about now.
Why Bobby used Venters in the eighth?
The only hit in the inning is the Cabrera homer which seems like an hour ago.
Kenshin can’t watch.
Why in god’s name is Wagner not available?
Bobby’s bullpen management here is baffling.
LOL WTF bullpen
LOL @ all of us
Wow, thanks ump.
That was ball four.
WOW what a gift. That wasn’t even close.
Ahahahah that looked like it was a foot and a half outside.
We win. Now let us never speak of this again.
Thank you ump. You are the best.
Absolutely terrible call. LOL.
Eric Gregg came back to say “hi.”
Never in serious doubt.
That was an egregiously incorrect call… but I guess I’ll take the win.
As the umpire takes off his mask to reveal…Kenshin Kawakami!
LOL, that pitch was a foot outside, but i’ll take it
I literally threw my cap down in disgust after seeing that walk to tie the game. Then I found out it wasn’t a walk, and the game was over. Holla.
Wow. I can’t really believe that happened
My God. I sympathize with the Tigers there.
I almost fell guilty winning that game that way.
It will pass.
Addition: I noticed in the post game interview last night Wagner said something about throwing BP to his kids this morning or something. He may have just had the day off or something. At least I hope that is what it is.
Our bullpen better get their shit together. That was an epic near meltdown.
100 more of those calls and I’ll forgive Eric Gregg.
Either the ump was hot or running late for dinner, but thanks!
The umps want to go home. That’s the only way to explain it.
wow…maybe this is the Braves year
Can a curse be broken on that horrible a call?
119 — I do feel guilty winning like that.
@120 If Bobby never uses Saito, O’Flaherty and Moylan in the ninth again, I think they will be fine.
Memo to Bobby, please use Venters as your backup closer please.
Ladies and Gentlemen, your Atlanta Braves have now officially secured a winning month of June. How about that!
@126 A win is a win. I doubt the Marlins fans felt guilty when the Marlins won the Gregg game.
That was something. This hasn’t exactly been the year of the ump.
@128 Impossible. That can’t possibly happen. When was the last time that happened?
That said, it’s worth mentioning that that’s what it took for Kawakami to win his first game. If that was called correctly he would have gotten yet another no-decision.
Last time the Braves had a winning June was 2005, when they were 15-13. They’re already 14-9 this month.
Recapped. Nobody knows what the deal was with Wagner, but I have a bad feeling that Jonny Venters is about to get a promotion.
Now it is time for the baby Braves, Hanson and Heyward, to get back on track. Eric Gregg should have been fired after that Marlins game. That is still the worse umpiring I have ever seen.
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