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The best part of coming home — no stupid orange in the stands. I hate orange.
Braves asked MLB to replace Wagner with Saito. No reason that shouldn’t go through. Wags wouldn’t be eligible until the World Series, assuming we even get that far and he’s healthy. His career is probably over.
Semi-random question: If we ran out of pitchers, who would be the emergency pitcher? No way it’s Ankiel, right?
Of course it would be Ankiel. Who else would it be?
Man, hell of a play by Bierman.
I’m really hoping the Rangers win this series, it would be nice to see them actually advance for once
What a strange list:
Celebs at the game today: Betty White, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dr. J, President Carter.
5—Seriously? Even with Francoeur?
Jake Delhomme, everybody.
I try to ignore that they have Francoeur. They’re just going to lose to the Yankees anyway I’m sure
Given the dramatics in the game the other night, it’s easy to see how some plays may get overlooked. But in retrospect, how big was Conrad getting down that sacrifice bunt? Does anyone think Melky would have scored from first on Gonzo’s double?
Biermann is fantastic.
“I’m really hoping the Rangers win this series, it would be nice to see them actually advance for once”
Any team that would give Francoeur a spot on their playoff roster deserves to lose.
No way Melky scores from first. There was just enough doubt the LF might have caught it. I don’t think he’s running hard on contact there.
You could also say that about three or four of our guys.
@Sam from the last thread,
Thanks for The Dionaea House link. It’s a fun read and pretty spooky.
Stockton says “New York Giants”. Not sure if it’s because he thinks it’s football or he thinks it’s the fifties.
For those of us away from a tv- How does our crowd look/sound?
Pretty raucous. Full house opened with the Chop.
Brooks Conrad is so freaking terrible.
Thanks for the brain fart, Conrad.
God I am really starting to not like Conrad.
So glad that guy is still in the lineup.
Way to go, Brooks…
well, that’s the one for the game…… right?
@24 Unless Hudson can work some magic, it might not matter if there are any more.
Conrad is a disgrace in the field…
Announcer calls a 76 MPH pitch a fastball.
Crowd chanting: “Heyward’s better” as Posey bats.
Nice!!!! Beautiful, BMac.
Nice arm, McCann!
That essentially erases Conrad’s error.
Quit pitching scared Huddy…
Hudson is hanging some pitches.
His command doesn’t look great, no.
Dammit, Hudson, throw a strike.
What the hell is Hudson doing?
Hudson is pitching like a punk…
GROW A PAIR, HUDSON.
Damn that was a stressful inning.
Thank god. He better cut that crap out.
Whew. Now that we have that out of our collective system…
EDIT: And can the Braves fans here please refrain from questioning Hudson’s manhood until he gives up a run or two?
Can’t blame Hudson for trying the pitch outside again. Ball four looked to me like the same location that was called strike two.
Less errors, more strikes. And runs. Let’s go.
Looks like that outside corner will be a mystery today…
Omar continues to swing at everything in three-ball counts.
The outside corner’s not much of a mystery. According to TBS, Emmel has missed one pitch — too generous with a strike call for Huddy.
Man, it’d be nice if Heyward would stop sucking.
Omar saw a pitch he liked and he swung, nothing wrong with that.
Dick Stockton’s reanimated corpse is talking about a lack of animation from the Braves’ players.
48—Other than the fact that it was well out of the strike zone, you mean?
Yay, a baserunner.
Whew, nice pitch by Sanchez.
Not thrilled that Paul Emmel is behind the plate today. Can’t we just ban him from Georgia?
In all seriousness, hopefully there’s no reason for the umpires to be part of the conversation after this game.
Well, at least he threw some pitches.
Ok, can I question his manhood now?
is it always that dramatic heyward?
Hudson is really struggling to throw strikes that aren’t dangerously up in the zone.
What’s the matter with him? It’s unclear.
I’m very confused about what happened. Porter didn’t actually examine anything.
Based on our medical staff’s recent work, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that he fractured his spine.
For God’s sake, Conrad!
You knew he would drop it.
Seriously. When is Glaus coming in? I give up.
TAKE HIM OUT OF THE GAME!
Please, please get Conrad out of there. He’s completely incompetent.
It’s not just that he dropped it, but he had no business getting in Heyward’s way.
Way to bring our A game.
Why in the world did Jason not call for that ball?
This is unreal. I cannot remember a time that a single player has done so much damage to a team in such a short period of time.
What does Conrad have to do to get benched?
That was Heyward’s ball. Conrad should have probably caught it anyway, but dang….
I wonder if Conrad is starting to feel paranoid yet?
i might not be very popular after saying this but the j-hey kid might be a bit of a drama queen.
It’s not like Bobby has a whole lot of options, but at this point, I say stick Diory in there.
It is such an adventure.
OK, Brooks, time to atone for the errors with a 5 run homer.
Had Conrad actually thrown to short, Bobby should have just hauled his ass back to the dugout, like Andruw back in ’98.
@67 you’re assuming that Heyward had called it which seems unlikely. heck of an effort from Brooks there.
Let’s try not to pick on Conrad too much. He’s a bench player at best. There’s a reason he’s a 30-year old rookie.
At this point though, you really have to wonder whether we’re better off with Glaus in at third. That play on Friday was a gift. You think he pulls that off every inning?
So, our starting pitcher and starting right fielder — both All-Stars this season — are not real men. That makes sense.
So many extra pitches which Hudson shouldn’t have to be throwing…
@81 i think tim hudson is a beast, but heyward has been very dramatic many a time…
I could care less that Conrad is not “at fault” for his lack of skill. I’m not really responsible for my genetics either, last I checked. But neither of us should be on the field right now.
@81 Might want to pick better criteria than whether or not they were All Stars.
So much for switching Conrad and Infante.
Hudson should be done by the 4th inning.
With this announcer please learn to pronounce “error”?
Hudson is right at 40 pitches…
At this rate Hudson will be out of the game by the 4th…
Thank Goodness Lee is at 1st
@84: agreed. But let’s not pile on the poor guy is all.
85—Like what? The fact that they wear cups, presumably to protect male parts? You are, as usual, completely irrational and needlessly emotional.
I love the way lee plays defense.
Hudson is all over the place today.
I am not blaming Conrad. He is a good pinch hitter. I am blaming Bobby for not benching him. Glaus couldn’t be much worse defensively and would likely be much better with the bat.
91- No. At this point, you perform or you get called out. Conrad’s hurting the team by pretending to play the field, and surely he knows it.
I’ve got it. The Lowe-Hudson Theorem: Only one of the two can pitch effectively at any one point in the season. The other MUST run his pitch count up to the low 100’s by the end of the 5th inning while having base runners all over the place, yet somehow, manage to keep his team close.
Feels like we should be down 5-0 rightnow, so I guess 1-0 isn’t that bad.
You are far too touchy, Stu.
96–Yet why doesn’t Bobby know it? Is there any accountability on this team? Only in baseball…
95—Amen. Also, Infante appears to be better at second than at third.
I agree Bethany…
The good news is that the other team has a lefty on the mound.
Stu’s got a point, Bethany. You are being harsher than usual, and more so than Heyward or Hudson justify. (Save it for deserving targets, like Melky or (now) Conrad.)
Good thing, also, that Emmel is behind the plate. Everything will probably be fine.
I made a flippant comment and then it has to turn into a 30 comment ordeal. I’m not going to dissect my reasoning to explain how it was meant to be a half joke.
Let’s talk about the game, please.
AAG swings at a pitch that hits him, figuring Conrad will cover up all our other sins.
Can someone at TBS please tell the douchebag calling these games how to pronounce Infante’s name, as well as the word ‘error’? Jesus Christ…
Go Braves, you can do it!!!!
I’m with #95. Brooks is screwing up to be sure, but it’s Bobby’s call whether he stays in.
So far, “it” has been embarrassing themselves on the national stage. Hopefully, a new definition of “it” will soon emerge.
It’s good that Sanchez has thrown a lot of pitches. I like our bullpen better than theirs.
So, did anyone ever figure out what happened to Heyward? Wrist? Back? Wind knocked out? Should I expect him to look even more feeble in his second PA, or not?
Looked to me like he just got the wind knocked out.
So it was just no way possible for Glaus to play today?
Dick Stockton is almost 70 y/o, give the man a break. I still remember his calls on the Lakers/Celtics series in the 80’s as the lead play by play man for CBS.
Hudson just pulled a Brooks.
Ugh. Stone glove disease is spreading.
I like Stockton, frankly. As Braves fans we currently have bigger problems: like the defense, and the starting pitcher’s inability to locate, and the fact that the other team has a lefty on the mound, and the homeplate umpire.
ANOTHER hit on 0-2. This is going to kill us.
This and Brooks.
There are high school teams with better defense than the Braves.
Why didn’t we pick up Burrell?
We just need to put the bat on the ball. I bet the defense settles down if we can demonstrate and ability to hit the ball.
What the hell is going on? Is it he 4:37 start?? Where is the momentum from Game 2?
Maybe that will get us going,,,
Posey was struck out. Why are these umpires protecting him?
Conrad ought to be glad he hit those grand slams this year.
If Glaus can’t move enough–and until I see him in a wheelchair I refuse to believe he can’t–then I’d rather, at this point, put Diory into the game. Considering the lack of offense Conrad has been producing (as he regresses), I’m willing to sacrifice that spot in the lineup for a defensive upgrade. This is the most extreme groundball pitcher in MLB.
Nice DP. Glaus caliber. ;)
Why was that a hit? Anyway, nice to see Conrad finally stop humiliating himself.
Like that GIDP.
In all fairness, the runner would have scored from third anyway. No further harm was done except Huddy throwing more pitches (which might turn out to be a good thing). What I’m trying to say is that Conrad hasn’t cost us at all yet.
124—Well, in fairness, I think we’re all pretty glad he hit them, too.
For as poorly as things have gone this first hour, we’re in good shape.
125, 133: I agree to some extend, but that would probably burn Conrad for the rest of the playoffs. And it will never happen because it’s just not Bobby.
Sanchez wants to be wild….let him.
The fact that Ankiel has forced him to throw at least five pitches… I call the at bat a success!
5 ks and we’re only once through the order.
Look, I’m all about Rick Ankiel right now, but this Ankiel-Babe Ruth stuff is ridiculous.
Break-up the no-hitter Omar…
apparently someone hijacked chief’s name.
Hudson appears to be setting in.
The way this guy says “error” does drive me nuts.
Alex comes up so fast after a slide.
How’d that guy with the white mustche get such good seats?
Nice defensive play by AAG, maybe our first.
Does anyone actually put avocados on hamburgers and hot dogs?
143–It’s an accent. It’s ok. The country is vast and full of lots of different sorts of people.
Needed that quick inning. Good stuff.
@146 I like them on hamburgers.
143 — It drives me nuts too.
An idea: Let AGony play “middle infield,” and just play Glaus wherever. Back-up third or left-center, or something.
i like my burgers with cheese and bacon
ryan c, what a nice boy.
This isn’t like Conrad has committed a few errors. Bobby playing him the last two games has been him giving him a chance to make it right.
The avocado business’ ad budget must have grown quite a bit recently.
Sanchez is settling into the game as well. And his pitch count has really stabilized.
Time for a hit…
So.. Is Heyward hurt or tired? He doesn’t seem to be himself.
I was just wondering what the bench coach of the Giants was thinking. Thanks, TBS.
I’m loving the crowd today.
I am with those who think Troy needs a start at 3b. I expect him to be bad, but what good is range when you kick it once you get there?
Also, if Conrad and infante are both in there, infante needs to be at 2b. why weaken yourself at two positions?
Good grief…the Braves haven’t come close to a hit.
OK, I take it back: Emmel has been horrible.
71 pitches through five innings, so Hudson should be good for at least two more. Now will someone wake up the offense?
Okay guys, getting a hit at some point would be nice.
Hudson has settled in brilliantly.
Ok, treadmill time.
matt diaz is about to double.
I hope Jonathan Sanchez doesn’t throw a no-hitter. No-hitter no-hitter no-hitter.
I played in a slow-pitch softball game against Tim Hudson a few years ago. He was playing shortstop and gobbleing up everything. I vote he goes to 2nd base when he is done pitching. The guy’s a hellavua athelete. True story.
I hope so, ryan. I could be remembering incorrectly, but it seems like it’s been a long time since he’s done anything.
167, Matt Diaz is about to produce an out on the first pitch!
Yep, I’m remembering incorrectly. He went 3-4 in the regular season finale. Heh.
Diaz and Lee are our only hopes… especially with this strike zone.
No hitter no hitter no hitter.
Gonzalez makes a face like sombody kicked his puppy after every strike.
We’re reaching the point where no-hitters will elicit little reaction.
And remind me again: what’s Conrad’s value?
Honestly, Sanchez is trying to walk you guys! LET HIM!
Nice AB by Conrad.
Seems like Emmel should’ve at least checked with the first-base umpire on one or both of those.
There is not a human language that has yet been spoken by man that contains a phrase or emotion to describe how much I hate Alex Gonzalez and the very fact that the atoms and molecules that compose his physical existence are allowed to play baseball for the Atlanta Braves.
And remind me again: what’s Conrad’s value?
So Mike Remlinger is now a life coach and is also selling one of Sammy Sosa’s corked bats. Weird.
So all the talk the Braves had about momentum going into game 3 meant what?
check swings are not something that a home plate umpire should ever be allowed to call.
Whatever the outcome of this game and series will be, it is completely irrelevant as far as the Braves are concerned since this team will have zero chance against the Phillies anyway. So I’m completely at ease with whatever is going to happen.
Posey – 5 hits Heyward – 0
somebody’s having fun with emmel’s wikipedia page:
“Emmel also umpired the 2010 NLDS between the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants. During game one, Emmel made a questionable a call at second base, directly leading to the only run in the game and the Giants won 1-0. During game two of the series, Emmel made another questionable call, which lead to the ejection of Braves’ manager Bobby Cox. He is currently under investigation by Bud Selig and the MLB for bribery.
Emmel often makes questionable calls, causing many people to question the MLB’s ability to hire proper umpires.”
It was a pretty obvious one to me, imo. The pitch was up over his bad at baseball neck anyway, so it doesn’t matter. Alex Gonzalez is just so bad that it makes me want to cry. Purple tears of bloody, smoking rage.
191—What was obvious?
They’re probably going to pinch hit for Hudson next inning… regardless of the fact that he could probably keep going or that he is the best hitter after Diaz.
I bet Melky doesnt get to that fly ball, even though Matt camped under it
Diaz is having a pretty good defensive season, actually.
he’s by far our best defensive LF’r
1-0 on a fly ball that was in Heywards glove at one point and a dropped popup by Conrad, which Jason should have caught
the phillies would embarass this team
My dog just took a huge dump in the yard. I named it Brooks Conrad.
Nice play, Lee!
198- Sic transit gloria mundi, Brooks.
staying alive. let’s see some bats. any bats. just one, even, would be nice.
No hitter. No hitter. No hitter. No Hitter. no hitter.
The Phillies have already embarassed this team. The only reason the Braves are in the playoffs is b/c Manual took out Hamels.
Take one for the team Ankiel
i hope hudson hits. bullpen’s been working hard. would like to keep our options open.
Ankiel couldn’t quite make it work twice, and now Bobby (correctly, IMO) lets Huddy bat for himself.
Ankiel – only person hitting the ball hard
Hudson should bat 3rd.
Hudson: “I’ll do it myself. Douches.”
Hudson – only person getting a hit
Huddy says ‘F U Jobu, I do it myself’
Nice, Adam. I laughed out loud.
EDIT: Which is probably the reaction of opposing pitchers to our line-up.
our fans aren’t chopping hard enough. that’s part of the problem. those bastard, realistic, laid back atlanta fans!
Huddy’s already shown ’em how to field, I guess he needed to show them how to hit, too.
Edit: That’s my online chop, fwiw
Two HBP- strike threes. Now, Heyward, impress us!
Infante continues his slow descent back to mediocrity.
why is this continually happening? have this year’s braves ever swung at pitches this bad?
would be a nice time for Heyward to show up to the post season
How many times this postseason have the Braves struck out swinging at balls in or near the dirt?
on second thought, i think they are missing our un-bridled pessimisim. you suck heyward! you’re going to strike out AGAIN!
Heyward has missed more than one hittable pitch in this game.
Well, at least we won’t get no-hit.
again. man, this is horrible.
This must be a record for swings at pitches in the dirt.
Honestly, do these guys know that they can go to first base by not swinging at four pitches out of the strike zone?
I’m beginning to suspect we’re not a good-hitting ballclub.
Yeah, we’re going to lose our second 1-0 game of this series, both times (for different reasons) on runs that probably shouldn’t have scored, but both times with an offense that didn’t look like it could score in 18 innings.
Braves never show up until the 7th, so at least Huddy has kept them close.
What an awful postseason display by Heyward. Just awful.
didnt chipper come out and say that tp was working with jason on some things that he didnt agree with?
Heyward looks ready for golf.
It’s also notable that Sanchez walks 4.5 guys per nine innings. He’s exactly the type of pitcher the Braves would have hit a few months ago–lefty or not–and he’s exactly the type of pitcher the Phillies (if the Giants advance) will have out of the game by the 5th.
He certainly has the golf swing down.
I don’t know how you can blame a hitting coach for players swinging at balls in the dirt.
what 3 douches are up in the bottom of the inning?
Lee, McCann, Diaz
Terry Pendleton is my favorite Brave of all time. Don’t you dare insult his ability as a hitting coach, despite the fact that, except for one or two guys, it lately seems like hitters come to Atlanta only to perform vastly worse than anywhere else.
It’s just the water. Or the traffic. Not TP giving them bad advice. Also please ignore that Chipper has said he doesn’t agree with TP at times, that Chipper is pretty good, that both he and McCann receive outside help on their hitting, and that McLouth actually looked like a baseball player after talking with Chipper about his problems.
It’s not TPs fault.
Even when he was going well Heyward had big platoon splits. He can’t really hit lefties–yet.
Go Braves, you can do it!!!
238—Makes one wonder if Braves players can read. You know they’ve been shown the scouting report — why are they swinging at so much junk?
you must mean groundout, flyout, and flyout.
“Braves will have the heart of their order up…”
Too bad the heart looks like it’s been eating fried chicken every meal for about 15 years.
243. Agreed. Love TP the player. Hitting coach = maybe not the right job for him.
Leave Terry Pendleton alone!!!
I dunno can TP hit lefties? What about playing CF?
Can he just stand in the box and never swing and go back to the dugout and shout “THAT’S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO BE PATIENT! JUST BECAUSE THERE’S A BASEBALL HEADING IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO SWING AT IT!”
Hudson is tiring. Watch out for the command.
Now will you concentrate on the hitter Timmy?????
TP for 3rd base!
I think he was out.
Closer than I thought at second. Atta boy, Huddy.
Great, gutty performance by Huddy the Ball-less Wonder. He deserved far better.
Thanks for rendering that likely-missed call meaningless, Tim.
that guy was so buster.
not really blaming pendleton for anything. reason i was asking was the broadcasters were talking about tp working on fixing jason’s “holes” in his swing. i thought i recalled chipper and tp disagreeing about jason’s mechanics.
chief says GO BRAVES and i agree…
GO BRAVES! BREAK OUT THE WHOOPING STICKS!
Leave Hudson in. He is the only one hitting.
I find the Pendleton blame really tiresome.
We led the National League in walks this year. You can’t blame Terry for the hitters’ impatience without acknowledging that we led the league in walks during the regular season.
You know why we suck at hitting? Because half the players in our starting lineup — Omar Infante, Brooks Conrad, Rick Ankiel, Matt Diaz — would be bench players on the other playoff teams.
The Braves couldn’t hit Melky Cabrera with any kind of stick if he was tied to a wall.
263—Yeah, take Conrad out and play Huddy at second.
Games 1 and 3, combined (so far): 3 hits, 4 errors.
Ha! The anouncer just said “buster posey” for no reason.
Guys, if you were actually angry about swinging at bad pitches, then you’d stop doing so. Stop faking it.
This is sad.
What a horrid offense.
Taking so many down-the-middle strikes and swinging at balls in the dirt.
omg we are totally going to win this game. I can feel it.
Sanchez is pitching well, but he’s been gaining confidence as the game has gone on. Lee’s strikeout was a killer.
Guess we are back to reality today, hmm…
Why does the opposing pitcher throw anything not in the dirt?
3-2 to McCann. Dirt-swinging time.
i wouldn’t say we were spoiled by postseason SUCCESS, per sey… mabye appearances.
Well, that’ll do it.
Ok, maybe not…
Awful. Just awful.
gotta think we’ll see troy pnch hit next inning for brooks and maybe david ross for the pitcher’s spot.
Well, at least we get one inning against a non-Wilson reliever, right?
282—Not if they bring a right-handed reliever in.
Maybe we’ll get a walk and three wild pitches.
At this point, just get it over with.
Just get some real outfielders next year. The Matt Diaz show is getting tired and old.
284—Need an early-in-the-count HBP. A walk would require too many not-swung-at pitches.
Why is Conrad still on the field?
@287 – the pictures.
288- How much impact can they have now? Cox has about 24 hours left as the Braves’ manager. Just admit what you did with those nuns and sheep, Bobby!
@289 – It’s his legacy. Can’t ruin his legacy.
Don’t worry. Venters will get a ground ball.
Oh yeah. Conrad.
@282, With two catchers on this roster, I’ll be surprised if we see Ross at all.
Until the Braves spend on some offense, this is our high water mark. An early playoff round exit looking like chumps.
Stockton can’t tell the difference between a fastball and slider.
Uribe looks like one of our players.
venters is getting into a habit of making things exciting.
The Phillies will have a cake walk to the World Series…these two offenses are pathetic.
295—Was thinking the same thing. In fairness, there are only 8 miles per hour separating the two.
Fontenot won’t know what to think when Venters’ bloody stump of a left arm comes flying twards him.
I always thought Fontenot was a switch-hitter. Huh.
The ‘pictures’ were of Cox and Schuerholz. What will become of them soon?
Dude has a 553 OPS against lefties. Throw him a strike please.
302 — Oh, I’m sure they have something on Fredi.
the braves eat pressure for breakfast.
Except Melky, who eats pretzels for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Make those pretzels chocolate covered.
Let’s get some effing wild pitches, now, boys!!!
Conrad is a miserable failure at everything.
A hit! Weird.
What a disaster.
“Tying run at first base!”
Where it will stay until the next three hitters get out in stupidly stupid fashion.
Just like that. Conrad. Never lets you down.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????
And now the crows turns on the Folk Hero
Bobby, if Conrad can’t field and you don’t trust him to hit, why is he f***ing here?!?
That was inevitable.
I don’t know if I can handle Brooks in a Braves uniform any more.
PUT HIM ON THE BENCH
Worse: The call to bunt, or the failed execution?
Mark, that happens when you folk up.
Glaus doesn’t have a platoon split. Heh.
Bochy: “thanks for the free out Cox.”
Conrad can’t honestly be in the lineup tomorrow, right?
Leave Glaus in or let Hinske hit?
Or, travel back in time to pinch-hit Glaus for Conrad?
By far, the failed execution.
The damage Conrad had inflicted in such a short period of time has been almost spectacular to behold.
9 strikeouts on balls in the dirt.
I still can’t believe that bunt attempt. Good grief. Even if it worked it was stupid.
Melky on deck.
Cox is just throwing the inning to win it in the 9th. Duh.
Why does Bobby hate Glaus?
Come on Hinske…
SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
HINSKE!! THE NEW FOLK HERO!!
HINSKE HOLY SHIT
YES!!! ERIC FUCKING HINSKE
I take it back! I love you Hinske!
I can’t take no more….
This friggin’ team…
Me: running up and down the apartment yelling “pinch hit home run!” Hi-fiving my 1-year-old daughter…
my wife: What’s a pinch hitter?
I heart henske!!!!!!
I think Jonathan Sanchez is crying. Bwuahaha.
349- He’s like a Homestar Runner.
OK, Pigpen, own your new role.
Sanchez is pissed…..
Son of a bitch. Just, WOW!
wasn’t it you watching porn on the net when your wife caught you and you said no, baseball, and she said “If you’re watching porn, just say so”? Might have been somebody else, but if it was you, your wife must be pretty cool IMHO.
Ok, will Bobby at least start Hinske in left against righties from now on?
Bobby put in Glaus to force Bochy to bring take out sanchez. He is a genius.
That was amazing.
God I love Eric Hinske….and wow Turner Field looks like the old Chop Shop circa 1991-92
Infante just wanted to get to the 9th.
When you’re watching the Braves it’s basically the same. Lots of sucking and heavy breathing when Melky is at the plate.
all curses are off!!!!
Please, Bobby, go with Hernanez for Conrad and McLouth (not melky) in center.
357 — Nope, not me.
My wife is cool anyway.
subbing Melky for Diaz? Me no like.
Oh, God, KJ flashbacks.
My god my heart just jumped out of my chest.
Oh my God if Conrad had ****ed that up..
Move out the way CONRAD!!!!!!
No way Conrad should be calling for that ball.
Conrad, Melky, McLouth…
Kimbrel, don’t let them put it into play.
That’s not what I meant.
I am not not nervous.
Bethany, you weren’t on the treadmill?
I will take that horrific strike-3 call! Paul Emmel for Commissioner!
That was a HBP. Thanks for swinging.
Crap. He was sitting slider, there.
Huff also has no platoon split. He kills lefties!
Replacing the guy with control problems is the other guy with control problems.
What a tense game.
Oh no. Dunn. This is not good for whatever health problems I may unknowingly have.
Shit. I don’t like taking CK out.
i say bring in moylan. they won’t be used to his crazy ass delivery.
What’s ridiculous is that the guy to have Dunn face was Torres, who hits like Melky against them. Huff, on the other hand, hits lefties well and has great, great plate discipline.
I miss Billy Wagner.
there’s no way dunn isn’t wild in this situation.
Odds that Bobby knows that Huff has a reverse platoon split?
Huff better against lefties.
Cox: “Bring in the mediocre lefty!”
well that was bound to happen
Cox overmanages us to defeat one more time.
God damn it.
Bobby Cox, doing what he does best.
Just awful, again.
Screw this emotional roller coaster.
Extra innings here we come
And McCann hurt himself. Good for the Braves.
permission to puke, sir?
I’m not sure what rank I have, but permission granted, Courtney.
well, we still have bethany’s treadmill in the bench
Don’t blame Bobby too much. Kimbrel let two men on base.
The giants dugout has a potty mouth
I am so irritated at Cox right now. I have watched this crap for so long. It’s his job to know something that BOB BRENLY knows.
THAT WILL BE ALL FOR MIKE DUNN? ARE YOU KIDDING ME BOBBY?! WHAT WAS THE ****ING POINT?!?!
I can’t stand the situational matchup stuff when there’s no platoon split to take advantage of.
Will Heyward show up for this series at all?
Put out the fire, Peter.
And if we do get out of this–big if–we’ll have burned three pitchers this inning. Pathetic.
416—Horrible throw, but I don’t think a good one gets him.
Conrad for the kill.
Perfect. Just perfect.
OMG x infinity
well, that was perfect. couldn’t have drawn it up any better.
This is just unbelievable.
Yeah, let’s not hurt Brooks’ feelings and leave him in.
I’m out. I blame Cox. Conrad is effectively finished in baseball–and his “player’s manager” is to blame.
The motherfucking shit have got to be fucking kidding me. Please God let a giant fucking donkey fall from the sky and kill me right now.
Maybe the worst ever performance in playoff history.
Easy come, easy go.
i just reaized or bullpen options are now down to a hurt saito, farnsworth, and the lisp.
permission to puke again?
Bobby Cox deserves to be fired…if he were not retiring after this season.
Folk hero to folk zero just like that.
I move to demote Conrad from Folk Hero
Brooks “Bill Buckner” Conrad.
To whoever said we were classy for not using the F word like Giants fan @ McCovey Cove. Can we now?
#435, Beachy can go long if needed.
I don’t even know what to say. This in 2000 Ankiel levels of mental breakdown.
How many errors bobby how many before you sit conrad !!!!!!!!!!!
Why is Diory not at 3B and Omar at 2B?
I mean, it was one inning. Conrad has been awful at the plate. Why not have Hernandez in the game? Seriously? Can someone explain this to me?
Does Cox have an IQ over 75?
Hernandez!!!!! Put in Diory
Infielder did better jobs than Conrad when it was illegal to use gloves!
holding the emotional outburst back.
It has to be so much in his head that you just can’t play him anymore, right?
Well, at least there’s no way Conrad starts tomorrow, you would think.
So depressing. One strike from elation.
God damn it, Martin Prado. God damn it.
I feel bad for him.
@453, we can only hope.
Can someone “disable” Conrad before tomorrow? There has to be some 9 year old little league second baseman that we could start tomorrow. God knows he couldn’t do any worse.
He doesn’t want to show up Conrad, at expense of losing the series.
455 — I had already typed in my “yessssssss!” into the comment box, just waiting to submit it.
454—It doesn’t really matter, at this point. We are d-u-n-n.
Really, Conrad at second and Infante at third is a better option than Glaus at third and Infante at 2nd? Heck, The Lisp at second would be a better option offensively and defensively
@447. I suggested that at comment #365, and i’m an idiot.
Great. Farnsworth was the most competent Braves in this inning.
Where was that five mins ago
460–He could have lifted him before the inning, like he did Diaz, our best LF. But Bobby Cox proves that despite umpteen years in the game, he doesn’t even know his own team.
That was the worst inning I have ever witnessed, considering the circumstances.
I mean this just isn’t fair. We should have had karma build up inour favor since the astro’s series in ’05. Yet cruel fate picks on braves fans again.
Moylan did his job, FWIW.
457 – me too. I guess I’ve already written this season off. This is just so disappointing. I feel a little crushed right now.
This all comes back to Cox. Have a little faith in Kimbrel, my God.
#461, why? Why would you do something like that?
Evidently Rick Ankiel’s ascension on Friday meant someone had to take his place as playoff head case. Thanks for stepping up, Brooks.
Show Conrad up Bobby doesnt have to do that Conrad has done that himself !!!!!!!!!
All that screaming and cheering (and getting horse) for Hinske’s homerun… all for nothing. Thanks, Bobby.
What a shame.
473 — yep, it’s all my fault. I figured Kimbrel could get Sanchez out. silly me.
the crowd has more heart than I can muster.
Conrad’s being in the game at that point really is inexplicable.
And all of this starts with lifting Kimbrel for Dunn. Because Dunn is lefthanded, and so is Huff. Even though Huff kills lefties.
It took 3 seconds to look that up, but nobody in the Braves’ dugout believes in “statistics.”
478 — and I don’t say that in sarcasm. It was silly of me to presume an out.
I can see the headlines tomorrow: Brooks Conrad Tries To Shoot Himself In the Head, Out With Foot Injury.
Dammit Heyward, sit down. 0-11 and you’re bitching at the umpire.
Fuck you, Emmel.
Paul Emmel reminds us why he’s a goat.
Not a strike. Screw Paul Emmel.
Get the bat off your shoulder…geez
Well, as bad as our offense has been . . . our defense is what has lost this series. (Although, Heyward’s 0 for 12 with 7 K’s hasn’t helped at all).
Why does this umpire hate the braves???
brian wilson looks like jeff daniels in a bad costume beard. has anybody seen Gettysburg or Gods and Generals? it’s uncanny.
bethany, for the love of God, why aren’t you on the treadmill????????????????????
Save us, Brian.
Is Eric Gregg behind the plate or what?
OTOH, how can we win with those stupid hats? I hate those new tomahawk “A”‘s.
Heyward and Conrad…thanks for showing up this series. Might as well include Bobby Cox for that matter.
He kind of looks like Tom Berenger as General Longstreet…
And now our season is in Louth’s hands. Good planning, Bobby, you…
Diory can’t pinch-run?
well, last night all our sucky players did well. nate mclouth sucks…
501—He’s being saved for 10th-inning defense.
Paul Emmel is approaching Eric Gregg levels.
Mclousy looks like woody haralsons tarded son
Seriously, screw Paul Emmel. If Hudson gets that pitch earlier, he’s still going. Or we’ve already won.
Guess I know what it feels like to be a Giants fan after game two.
Euthanize this team tomorrow, Giants.
Way to completely over manage the ninth Bobby….you plus Conrad equals epic fail
I think Diory is now entitled to leave obscene messenges on Bobby’s answering machine for the rest of his life.
i’m sharpening my pitchfork. who knows where conrad or bobby lives?
God what a damn terrible weekend. How stupid can people paid millions of dollars for not being stupid be?
I just want to set the world on fire. And not with love, with fire.
Well, that sucked. At least this wasn’t a team with a real chance of winning a WS that collapsed and got screwed.
Well, that sucked.
Well that sucked. Let’s get’em tomorrow!
This one is on Bobby.
it so hard to type with puke on the keyboard.
ah shut up randy, it’s that kind of complacency that got us in this mess in the first place
Completely, completely on the head of Bobby Cox. Should have taken Conrad out before 9th and left Kimbrel in. This is 100% Bobby Cox managing.
Please PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE retire.
Giants please end this tomorrow. Please.
Wren, please make it your absolute number one priority in the world to sign a right handed hitter for next year. I don’t care if you have to trade the entire starting rotation for Pujols. Get someone. This game shouldn’t have even been this close.
11Ks from a wild Sanchez? Give me damn break.
bobby really made me look forward to a season without him next year.
Better put Conrad on suicide watch. Don’t know how he even stayed on the field after that.
SBerthiaumeESPN: Watch replay from behind plate: NO WAY Brooks Conrad can see that ball. Umpire Jerry Layne appears to completely block his view of the ball.
If that’s true…
At least Bama won, oh wait. HA HA. We can do it next time!
Gee,Carl, what am I supposed to say? Let’s give up? We blow this game, we need to win tomorrow and then Weds. I didn’t say I was happy about it.
a simpsons sabrmetrics episode…i shit you not. it takes the pain away.
I fear for Brooks mental health
Recapped. Somebody shoot Emmel so I don’t have to.
there was zero reason to pull Kimbrel from this game
There are no words for this horror. Conrad may have had the worst game in the history of baseball. And I want to hear again that closing is no big deal.
@530, We lost because of optimistic fans. You should be ashamed.
The question to Bobby:
“Will Brooks play tomorrow?”
Cox: “I’ll sleep on it.”
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