Unwritten game thread: Sept. 3, Braves at PURE EVIL

Everybody be sure to follow all the unwritten rules of baseball, unless the Florida Marlins, guardians of tradition, take it upon themselves to unleash disproportionate punishment.

135 thoughts on “Unwritten game thread: Sept. 3, Braves at PURE EVIL”

  1. In their never-ending fight against Pure Evil, the Braves once again battle for truth, justice and National League baseball.

  2. I think the Marlins play Philly next so that would kind of stink for Gaby to appeal and play this weekend only to start serving against PHI.

    Seems like there’s no hope appealing for him anyway, he got off light. Not as though that’s always the determining factor on whether to appeal though.

  3. And Kiffin goes for two after his first TD as HC at USC.

    And fails. USC is in for a long ride. That is unless some other team offers him a job.

    FWIW, I was more than happy with Lane’s first game. The defense is obviously a problem but we knew that coming in. Either Monte will figure it out or not, it’s tough when you have basically no linebackers (at USC!) and four new starters in the secondary. Lane actually went for two after the first three TDs. I have no idea why.

    Barkley looked great, Ronald Johnson is a game changer, Tyler and Bradford are a good speed/power combination out of the backfield. Very pleased. Also very pleased that Virginia is the second game on the schedule this year and not Ohio State like last year.

    The Marlins again? I’ve lost track is this the 52nd or 53rd time we’ve played them this season?

  4. 1.Infante 2B, 2.Heyward RF, 3. Prado 3B, 4. Lee 1B, 5. Diaz LF, 6. Gonzalez SS, 7. Ross C, 8. Ankiel CF, 9. Kawakami RH

  5. Speaking of fights against Pure EVIL Masoli beats the NCAA.

    Haven’t been this excited in a long long time.

  6. Just for fun, here’s a rundown of Andrew Miller’s past history:

    August 19, 2010 Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).
    March 26, 2010 Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
    March 2, 2010 Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.
    September 6, 2009 Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).
    July 21, 2009 Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
    May 16, 2009 Missed 23 games (oblique injury).
    April 21, 2009 Oblique injury, 15-day DL.
    September 1, 2008 Missed 42 games (right patellar tendinitis).
    July 18, 2008 Right patellar tendinitis, 15-day DL.
    August 30, 2007 Optioned to Lakeland (A).
    August 24, 2007 Missed 19 games (hamstring).
    August 4, 2007 Hamstring, 15-day DL.
    June 10, 2007 Recalled from Erie (AA).
    May 23, 2007 Optioned to Erie (AA).
    May 18, 2007 Recalled from Erie (AA).
    March 12, 2007 Optioned to Lakeland (A).
    October 3, 2006 Did not make the playoff roster.
    August 27, 2006 Recalled from Lakeland (A).
    August 4, 2006 Signed by the Detroit Tigers to a four-year contract.

    The last good thing he did in baseball was getting picked in the first round of the 2006 draft.

  7. But he’s lefthanded and thus likely to give the Braves fits and make everyone think back to why he was a first round pick, if only for one game.

  8. With KK on the mound vs. this guy, I honestly have no idea what will happen tonight. But, of course, I think we have the better bullpen.

    And, um, go Brew Crew.

  9. From the last thread: I’ll be awful surprised if we get Good Garcia two weeks in a row. But if we do, watch out…

    Andrew Miller’s ERA is over 6 in 18 Double A starts this year. Let’s beat him.

  10. Lane Kiffin is the Florida Marlins of college football head coaches, definitely PURE EVIL. I used to not hate USC, but they now take Tennessee’s spot as the most evil college football team on the planet. Congratulations USC on one of the worst hires of all time. You needed someone squeaky clean so you could get through the NCAA problems – you got just the opposite.

  11. The Vols had Lane Kiffin and Phil Fulmer before him. Like I said, now that Lane’s gone I don’t really hate UT. As a matter of fact, I’ve been nothing but impressed with Dickey – I think he’s a class act.

  12. Can I get a refresher on why the Gators are evil? I mean, I’m ok with it. I’m just wondering why.

  13. @10 Unless it’s being attacked for political reasons, such as because someone doesn’t like the politics of the organizer, as was clearly the case. Therefore it clearly is.

    Less hate, more baseball.

  14. 22- The years of the Head Ballcoach. The arrogance. The running up the score. The location in the middle of a swamp uninhabitable by humans. The combination of blue with that orange. Will that do?

  15. Not really. Last time I checked all your big name programs and coaches are pretty cocky. And if we’re referring to all of Florida as a swamp, I’d have to beg to differ living in St. Pete/Clearwater. We live where people vacation. Have you seen the chicks down here? It’s no South Beach, but it’ll do…

  16. Congratulations USC on one of the worst hires of all time.

    Thanks td! If it’s ok with you, I think we’ll play a few games anyway to see if you are right.

  17. Andrew Miller thinks he’s a porn star with that ‘stache.

    I’m beginning to think Lee sucks at baseball.

  18. I’ve been to Gainesville. Now I just wonder where the other end of the world is. I nominate Stuttgart, Arkansas, on a cold November evening.

    We’re also looking for the end of Derrek Lee’s ineptitude. Sadly, it appears to be limitless.

  19. Lee’s Atlanta line is 209/ 291/ 302, counting that DP. An eerily close match to Glaus’ 2nd-half numbers (196/ 291/ 304).

  20. Chances KK is doing this on purpose? He’s got $6 mil or so gauranteed next season from someone.

  21. They wanted to beat him down Joe. They didn’t get to do it after the first HBP, so they threw at him again. This is not some great mystery.

  22. What is it with umpires giving the Marlins strikes they don’t give Atlanta? This has been going on for 13 years.

  23. 77- That and our hitters are looking bad (that means you, Derrek!) And our pitcher looks like KK. And our lead looks like one game, as of three hours from now.

  24. I’m more concerned with the black hole in the middle of our lineup than the umpiring. You know what I don’t see when I look at the Phillies? A black hole in the middle of the lineup.

  25. Lowe has a bone chip in his elbow per DOB. Will pitch through it as it can’t do further damage.

  26. In other news, Hamels through four hitless innings on 47 pitches. And Kawakami sucks.

    I’d say pitch around Hanley but you know Uggla will hit a 3-run homer if you do.

  27. @36 Surely Freeman could put up numbers better than that. I’ve been really under impressed with what I’ve seen of Lee.

  28. I guess that patient team from early in the season doesn’t exist anymore. Chipper is gone. Yunel is gone. Glaus is not in there. New Guy swings at everything, Diaz, Ankiel and Omar don’t walk much.

    Just not the same team.

  29. Note to all contending NL teams:

    Bring up as many LHP as you can if you’re facing the Braves in the playoffs. Doesn’t matter how poorly they’re doing in the minors, they will make the Braves look like fools.

  30. Carlos Ruiz just lined into a DP with the bases loaded and a 3-1 count to end the 4th inning for the Phillies. Nice to know the Braves aren’t monopolizing all the Epic Fail… just most of it.

  31. I can’t believe how bad KK is, perhaps we’ve been spoiled by all of our good pitching this year but sheesh… I’d take a bad D Lowe start over this any day. Hopefully this is the last time Bobby uses him. I wonder if we could trade him to a Japanese team for something useful…. maybe a RHP reliever with a quirky delivery.

  32. McGehee singles to break up Hamels’ no-hit attempt. Yeah, I’m just gonna follow the Brewers-Phils game from here on out. (And Cain promptly wipes him out on a double play.)

  33. I’m a little ticked at Lowe. Shouldn’t he have revealed his injury weeks ago so we would have time to figure out the rotation. I guess it wouldn’t change things though. THIS BLOWS!!

  34. So depressing that in the middle of a tight pennant race, this is the best we could throw out there.

  35. This should be the other way around. Miller couldn’t strike out minor league kids to save your, mine, or his life, yet he has no problem dismantling the Braves lineup.

  36. The saddest part of this game is that with some proper plate discipline, we could actually be in this thing.

  37. Wow.. Whose job is it to get the Braves a scouting report on this guy? Because that guy should be fired for gross negligence. You’d think Miller was Santan or something the way people are hacking away.

  38. All the Marlins announcers have talked about is how they hate Nyjer Morgan and how the Braves shouldn’t be allowed to call up so many players.

  39. Chip notes that the Braves’ starting pitchers this series are KK, JJ and MM. You don’t get that type of insightful analysis just anywhere.

  40. We face Josh Johnson tomorrow and the Phillies have Halladay going. I’m a little concerned about our lead.

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