Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – Box Score – September 19, 2010 – ESPN.
That is (a) what we got Derrek Lee for, and (b) what we got rid of Manny Acosta for.
The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-out single by Carlos Beltran and a homer to the opposite field by David Wright, then took most of the rest of the day off. In the next five and a third off of Derek Lowe, they had just two hits and a walk, and no runs, and Lowe didn’t have to work too hard. Hey, we’ve been there.
In the second, Brian McCann walked, went to second on a groundout and third on a wild pitch, and came home on a single by Alex Gonzalez. The next few innings were kind of frustrating. Lowe doubled to lead off the third, and a single by Omar Infante made it first-and-third, but Lowe didn’t break on a ground ball to the pitcher by Jason Heyward and it turned into a double play, and Lowe was stranded. McCann led off the fourth with a single, but Lee hit into a double play. Rick Ankiel led off the fifth with a double, but broke a cardinal rule and was thrown out trying for a triple, which looked particularly bad with the pitcher coming up next, followed by a walk to Infante and a single by Heyward.
Finally in the sixth, Lee doubled with one out, went to third on a Nate McLouth groundout, and came home on an infield single by AAG off of Jose Reyes‘ glove. In the seventh, singles by Melky Cabrera (who should have made it to second) and Infante chased R.A. Dickey. Heyward’s swinging bunt moved them up ninety feet, then Martin Prado was intentionally walked and McCann lined out. The Mets, foolishly, brought in Acosta, who threw three terrible pitches to fall behind 3-0, then got it back to 3-2. Lee deposited the next pitch in the upper deck in left field to make it 6-2.
The Mets got a run off of Eric O’Flaherty in the seventh, an infield single, a wild pitch, another single, and a GIDP, but that was it. Jonny Venters allowed a leadoff single in the eighth, but got another GIDP to end that threat. Bobby went with Craig Kimbrel to close with the three-run lead; he allowed a two-out infield single off his own foot, but otherwise struck out the side.
By my count, that’s our first road sweep since May 10-12 in Milwaukee, and our first sweep of any kind since June 18-20 against the Royals.
The Padres and Phillies are both down by three in the eighth. The Rockies, meanwhile, tagged Kershaw for three runs in the 1st, and the Giants put four on the board against Milwaukee.
Lowe has been really looking good lately.
man, chip is a frickin’ godawful announcer. he screams so hard on the lee grand slam that he crackles his mic. what a buffoon.
@1 And that was the series that really set the Braves on their winning ways. They were 13-18 beforehand, and then, starting that first night in Milwaukee, they went 15-4 over the next three weeks.
Let’s finish that way.
who would you rather have? Favre or Romo?
^ Aaron Rodgers.
Nats blowing it.
Werth walk-off home run.
Are you freaking kidding me? Thanks a lot, Natinals.
Fuck you, Nats. I am irate right now. You can’t play like this against us?
Down 6-3 in the bottom of the ninth: the Phillies scored four runs without making a single out. Resilient.
At least the Phillies can’t beat the Nationals.
Well, at least the Padres lost. The Braves better have their A Game going into this series…
And the Giants and Rockies are both up big early, just to stay annoying.
the phillies are 15-3 this month and have won 7 straight. maybe they’re due 2-3 losses in a row.
We’ve rejoined the race. Hey, thanks Mets! See ya’ll next year!
If we go 6-6, the Padres have to go 9-4, the Giants 9-4 and the Rockies 10-4 to tie. Given that there are still two series remaining between them, that’s 6 losses right there.
6-6 is probably enough to get there and that should be eminently doable given that the Phillies will rest guys if we’re not in range of them in the season ending series.
Thanks for saying what I wanted to say, #12. Ugh.
Can’t rely on the others, let’s beat up the Phillies ourselves.
Honestly, that’s what winning teams do. We have our share of ninth inning comebacks. I have always hated Bobby’s theory of “winning series is good enough”. It works in theory. However, we need to keep sweeping as many series as we can to compensate for some series being lost and losing streaks.
It’s time to win EVERY SINGLE GAME.
If we win every series from here on out, we make the playoffs no problem
Dodgers tie up the Rockies in the 9th.
@22, Heck, there’s a better than average chance we win the division in that scenario
I doubt that Bobby does not want to win every game. But as a realistic goal, it makes sense. I think he means to at least win every series.
“I doubt that Bobby does not want to win every game. But as a realistic goal, it makes sense. I think he means to at least win every series.”
I think he means that sometimes Bobby manages as if he’s resigned to not winning the getaway game.
25- True, and I’m glad that he’s stopped settling for that when there’s a chance for a sweep, as he did earlier in the year.
Well the Rockies loaded them up in the 11th, and the Dodgers get out of it.
Dodgers win. Erased a 6-1 deficit.
Moments like this make you think how well off we’d be if Utley had walked in on Werth with his wife and committed some horrible act of violence.
I’m watching Pavement play on the Brooklyn waterfront & all I can think of is that blast by D. Lee, who had a great weekend.
Fuck the hipsters.
Brandon Jacobs threw his helmet in the stands and the fan wouldn’t give it back, finally security got it away from him. I think the fan has a beef.
Mike Dunn has weird stats. 14.1 innings in 17 games, 7 hits, but 15 walks, no runs allowed.
Werth is now with Boras
34- According to baseball-reference.com, only one other pitcher has ever pitched more than 10 innings in a season, walked more than a man per inning, and had an ERA of zero: Boston’s Don Newhauser in 1973. (9 G, 12 IP, 9 H, 13 BB, 8 K, 2 unearned runs)
Newhauser would pitch two games in 1974, and that would be the end of his MLB career.
Chino Cadahia is an enigma. I scour Google for more about the man but can find nothing. Perhaps I should ask the gauchos at Fogo de Chao.
sdp, you need to google ‘frontal ass’ and then you’ll find him
Well, now we get to face Hamels, Halladay, and Oswalt on the road. And we counter with a slumping Jurrjens, a rookie who will be making his 8th start, then finally our #2 starter in Hanson. Frankly, it will be a miracle if we take 2 out of 3.
But I’ve seen miracles in every way
And I see miracles every day.
I’ll be happy with one win in philly. I’m not asking for much, two would be a god send.
I certainly won’t complain about playoff scenarios as long as the Braves make it, but I sure wouldn’t mind playing Cincinnati (who is not playing well) and letting the Phillies and whoever wins the west battle each other. I think that’s the one we all would pick, right ?
but it seems we have nothing to lose. i bet JJ goes out and pitches a 5 hitter (two of those hits for homers) and we win 5-3. Minor will do well but a Utley HR in the 6th will doom him (it seems that Minor’s had horrific luck so far…those 1 or 2 mistakes are haunting him) and Hanson, well, who knows? He’s had dominant games and games where he’s sucked like Sasha Grey. I think that if he can’t get up for this game at this time of year, questions of heart will be asked by his teammates.
I, not being from the south for one, have trouble understanding comparisons made on here from time to time, but comparing something to Sasha Grey’s ability to suck, now that’s something I have no trouble understanding.
lol, Sasha Grey.
Well, I have some more terrible photoshop collages ready to go for the Phillies series, so I’ve done all I can do.
I am pretty disappointed that the Braves didn’t align their SP for the Phillies series. Obviously for Philadelphia the thinking is to win all three games and be through with the division. I don’t get it why we don’t try to do the same thing – at least win the series. There’s a real good chance of getting swept and we can’t really complain about it afterwards. Best chance is for the good Hanson to win one. I don’t get it.
Sasha Grey? Photoshop collages? I can hardly wait.
Chase Utley being blasted by Adm. Ackbar?
J. Werth locking lips with theDark Lord’s wife?
And Eric Gregg being shelled by the USS Missouri (just because he’s Eric Gregg)?
I’m REALLY looking forward to these, Mac.
Beachy on stand-by with Atlanta Braves
When Lowe sucks, he’s bad. When Grey sucks, she’s good. I don’t think you should say Lowe sucks like Grey. Please find a better comparison.
JJ might not start? Beachy to get the ball? Oh damn!
It’s like they absolutely refuse to use Kawakami. What on earth are they going to do with him next year?
I think it is funny to see KK’s interpreter in the bullpen. You see a bunch of guys out in the pen sitting around, then you see this goofy looking buy in a polo and a Braves hat that looks too big on his head.
Apparently, we have the only Dix who can’t appreciate Sasha Grey.
I think I’m glad that I don’t know who Sasha Grey is.
I think I’m glad that
I don’t know who Sasha Grey
is. Please don’t tell me.
I’m just as good at
Sticking to my vow as Ole
Miss is at football.
Billy Wagner and David Ross say: bring on the Phillies!
Chip Caray’s call on D-Lee’s grand slam home run was incredible. Not only did he call it twice before the ball landed, but he also took from his dad’s classic home run call (Swing and a drive!). He then made it his own by distorting his voice on the first word, going into the red levels on the “W” in “SWING”. He must have drank a lot of cokes before the game with Glav. Here’s proof he should market his own distortion pedal : http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12232771&topic_id=8879214&c_id=atl
I watched a bit of Fridays game at a friends (I don’t get cable) and finally heard Glavine. He was so bad, I kept wondering “who is this cliche-mouthing, overly quiet but nothing to say when he talks dumbass?” before Chip referred to him by name. Shame.
Sasha Grey is awesome.
Comparing a pornstar to a Brave, is that a first for Braves Journal?
I dunno – I seem to recall a discussion about naming our favorite DP combo, and my suggestion of North-Rocco-Jameson was met with dubiousness.
I obviously missed that, as I would’ve approved.
I know just enough
To know that that’s the wrong two-
Well, it would be wrong
To describe it as DP
If it’s FFM
Yes, a first. Comparison of a Brave to a porn star. As for Grey, I’ve never seen her “work” but I have seen her in the Girlfriend Experience and Entourage. A friend told me she is very, ahem, “talented”.
Spike, can you please find that thread? I would love read the reactions to that.
Oh, I get it, now.
I thought we were just talking
@68 – my search-fu is weak. It was a couple of years ago, though.
So if it’s Beachy, can we hope for a little reverse “Braves can’t hit a new guy” karma?
Is Ole Miss bad or did Vandy play really well? Both? Didn’t get to see any of the game.
Ole Miss is bad
It’s not real sport making fun of Chip. The better idea is to turn it into game. I have tried (but never managed to get through) an entire game doing one shot of bourbon for every time Chip verbally anticipates a home run by the next batter. Note the rules are very specific: Chip must allude to an imminent home run — mere RBIs or hard hits won’t do. Since my limit (over the course of a ballgame) is about six shots, I can’t quite play the game properly — McCann and Lee alone are usually worth about 6, and if Glaus gets on deck he’s usually good for one. Everyone else but Melky and the pitcher is usually good for one a game, although he did use Hudson once. For extra credit: try double shots whenever he alludes to a homerun which wouldn’t even put the Braves in the lead -or, as Jeffy would have put it, a rally-killer.
Can we add other things to this game? Like when he jinxes a no-hitter take 2 shots. “Swung on and belted!” gets one. Saying a hit was fisted happens so often it would probably kill all of those who are playing. For added fun, even though he is not Chip Caray, every time Joe says a bloop is a little Ric Flair.
See, the problem with the game, Mike N. is that if we have to use every incompetence in the Caray arsenal, as you point out, no one will survive. Feel free to use your variant, but my favorite part of mine is my assumption that Chip uses the home run anticipatory call to “inform those people new to our game” (Oh, how I hate that phrase of his, “our game.” How much of it does HE own?) how to count.
Doing this, it’s entirely possible that Chip will get more people drunk that Harry and Skip combined!
The mind reels…
@59, low blow Stu. Entirely true as Ole Miss is that bad. But still kicking a man while he’s down.
Watched it in person. We’re not only terrible we have no game plan. Words can not explain.
It looks as if the West winner will have the better record (over Cincinnati), which would mean they get the Wild Card winner (assuming it’s the Braves). The Phillies wouldn’t play the Braves in the first round. That’s ok as long as it’s not Colorado.
Do the Rockies ever play anywhere but Coors Field?
If that game where we blue a 10-1 lead comes back and bites us in the butt …
VU’s defense played
Great. Offense played OK. We
Have more team talent.
I’m truly sorry,
Jorge. At least you’ll be done
With Nutt very soon.
Vandy’s defense didn’t play great. They didn’t have to do anything. They had a few really good plays like the pick 6. But they didn’t do anything that I’d consider great.
They beat a team they should beat as they were better prepared and ran a better scheme. I didn’t see anything to make me think Vandy is good enough to win 5 or 6 games this year but a lot to tell me that Ole Miss is going to lose 10-11. We are that bad and our execution and preparation is even worse.
We had guys wide open all game but they either didn’t catch the ball or we made a terrible throw. A good team, shoot a mediocre team, has 400 yards passing against that coverage. Our offensive line is horrible, the worst in the SEC by such a huge margin, yet we run straight up the middle for no gain. And couldn’t pass block for anything. Without Masoli’s scrambling we give up 7-8 sacks.
Then throw in a horribly overrated defense (I made that mistake) that is probably the worst in the conference in both scheme, execution and preparation. If you run the option you will score a minimum of 28 points against us. Our linebackers and ends act like they’ve never seen it and have no idea what their assignment is.
Sorry, end of rant. Half my family is Vandy people so I’ll be pulling for y’all to make a bowl and make me eat my words. I just didn’t see anything that made me think Vandy was that good, just a well prepared and coached team, and we were truly that bad.
I’ll add that I don’t doubt that Vandy has more total team talent than we do. It certainly looked like it. But that just shows how stupid Scout and Rivals are and how terrible they are at ranking classes and players.
Ole Miss Vandy
Year Scout Rivals Scout
2006 15 15 61
2007 31 27 87
2008 38 29 74
2009 17 18 72
2010 15 18 54
(I Couldn’t find Vandy’s rivals rankings)
Wait, when did we decide to stop talking about porn and start talking about college football again?
You had guys open
Because we knew they didn’t
Need to be covered.
Our D-line blew your
O-line up all game long. We’re
Just the better team.
We’ve won four of the
Past six. Why are so many
Surprised by this game?
And I’m not saying
We’re good. Just that we’re above
Miss, as usual.
As for recruiting
Rankings, you’ve got me there. And,
Yet, we often win…