42 thoughts on “Game Thread: Braves at Rockies, Sept. 24”

  1. The FAA report for this season ascribes the Braves’ crash to pilot error.

    1914 Update:

    Boston Braves 82-56 (MN 8)
    NY Giants 76-64 (7 GB)
    St. Louis Cardinals 76-66 (8)
    Chicago Cubs 75-68 (9.5)
    z-Philadelphia Phillies 69-74 (15.5)
    z-Brooklyn Robins 68-74 (16)
    z-Pittsburgh Pirates 62-78 (21)
    z-Cincinnati Reds 57-85 (27)

    Today’s Games:
    Cincy 000 000 000 – 0 5 1 LP- Benton
    Bostn 010 030 10x- 5 10 1 WP- Rudolph

    Cincy 100 000 10 – 2 7 1 P- Schneider
    Bostn 101 000 00 – 2 9 1 P- Crutcher

    Game 2 called affter eight innings due to darkness. Which means another DH tomorrow. Oh joy.

    Giants lose to the Cardinals again, 4-3.

  2. I kind of hope they do lose today so that they don’t have to suffer the indignity of being mathematically eliminated by the Mets.

  3. Lineups:

    Giles 2B
    Renteria SS
    CJones 3B
    AJones CF
    McCann C
    Francoeur RF
    LaRoche 1B
    Diaz LF
    James P

    Carroll 2B
    Spilborghs CF
    Baker RF
    Holliday LF
    Helton 1B
    Castilla 3B
    Barmes SS
    Colina C
    Morillo P

    And is it really a good idea to start our pitcher with the strongest flyball tendencies at Coors?

  4. Strong lineup for us. James is a little worrisome, but we suffered through Davies last night so anything this afternoon will be an improvement.

  5. What? Oh. ;)

    And Frenchy makes the first out, as expected. Although he actually did avoid a weak groundout on the first pitch- he waited for the third.

  6. 5 runs on 1 hit. That says more about the pitching than about our offense. Fortunately Diaz’s hit makes it a little less funny-looking.

  7. Except for that one hit. I guess it does show patience, which is kindof funny. Our offense this year usually has not been a synonym of patience.

  8. Who knows Ron. But I do know I no longer think Scott Thorman is anything. I remember how exciting it was when Jordan went on the DL and the great “Mighty Thor” was coming up. This is it? Lame.

  9. Looks like seven runs wasn’t enough. Are the Braves really going to lose this? And what’s with James hitting our old friend Vinny on his special day?

  10. Brian McCann and Chuck James in the dugout:

    Brian: It’s not your fault.
    Chuck: But…
    Brian: It’s not your fault.
    Chuck: If only I…
    Brian: It’s not your fault.
    Chuck: I should have…
    Brian: It’s not your fault.

  11. Joe and Chip sound like if they were the Braves’ general manager they’d try to sign Vinny out of impending retirement this offseason.

  12. The curse of the Braves’ announcer praise continues.

    Anyone notice how every time they praise a certain Braves player, especially a pitcher, he melts down?

    LaRoche has a great glove….three batters latter one rolls through his legs.
    Reitsma has a great changeup….Cliff Floyd first pitch changeup homer.
    Hudson dominates the Rockies….same inning meltdown.
    Yates hasn’t given up a run in ten innings….gives up two to tie it.
    And the most recent: Boy is McBride getting better….triple. Two outs runner of third, how about McBride? Looking like he’ll get out of that leadoff triple unhurt….two out double follows.

    Shut up Chip, Joe, Jeff, Bob, Don and everyone except Skip.

  13. “*thumps his head on the head of his chair* And he didn’t even make it to first! That was a gimmie!”

    Chip Carey: BUT WHAT ABOUT THE TWO-OUT RBIs!?

  14. This is all part of yates plan. He suckers them into false security by giving up a game winning homer and then an insurance triple and then he…. Wait thats a terrible plan.

  15. Honestly, Schuerholz must be in trouble with a bookie to want Yates back on this team. And Cox must be senile to let him pitch. Why not more Villareal or someone in the 8th inning, and less of a guy who is in his first year back from repairing a rotator cuff and wasn’t any good before that.

  16. Chip Carey: The Colorado fans are booing the walking of Todd Helton, but they should be happy, that gives Vinny another at-bat.

  17. Well, this is good in the way Ron suggested- the Mets won’t get to eliminate us. We’ll do it ourselves, thank you very much.

  18. I know how to fix the pitching staff. Let’s let Kali start! I’m pretty sure we won’t worry any more about blown holds and or saves…

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