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Go Hawks, I guess.
Don’t know if you noted, the Braves have the lowest ‘Runs Against’ in the Majors so far this season with 108! In the NL, no other team is even close.
Williamson is getting lit up in AAA, dont think he’ll make it
Hopefully we’ll give Glavine some support today and he’ll get his 1st win back as a Brave. He’s pithed good enough so far, he deserves one
So, who gets to be the 5th starter??? I don’t like the idea of Chucky coming back up – 3 very alike left handed starter is not a good thing. So who would you want? Morton?
What’s the deal with Soriano? He is ot very open about his injury (to the press). And Moylan, seriously, get the surgery, so we have you back as early as possible next season.
if Chuck stays in line with his career numbers and comes back as our #5 pitcher then we are in very good shape. I dont mind having 3 lefties in the rotation. If Chuck and Jo Jo can give us 5 or maybe 6IP and our bullpen gets healthy, I like our chances in this division
mlb extra innings not working, grrrr.
Escobar scratched from the lineup, Prado at SS
Chances of Prado making one of his patented non-error errors: NO LINE.
Hooray, Prado didn’t screw up!
It’s funny, Mac, because Pete Van Wieren wasn’t sure Prado had made the tag.
actually he missed an easy tag, luckily the ump called Freel out for being out of the baseline
Glavine, Leibrandt, and Avery weren’t much different in style from Glavine, James, and Reyes.
perfect throw there!
Avery threw much harder than any of these guys.
Outs Glavine has gotten: 4 Outs the Reds have just given away on the bases: 2
I ask because Avery’s K rate was never great.
Yes, much harder.
We need to have Francoeur bunt here if we’re going to keep even on the giving-away-outs board.
why bunt when he is hitting singles and doubles every other at bat.
That was odd.
Freel is injured, I think he dove and the ball hit him square in the face
actually just hit his forearm, I cant believe he didnt at least try and get the ball afterwards
I didn’t really want to bunt. It was a joke.
For those of you following online, Freel dove for the ball and apparently misjudged where it was, and instead of catching it, it hit him in the arm and bounced away. He lay on the ground while the runners advanced.
Wow. That was weird. How do you misread that that bad?
time to break this one open
You know, Ron Gant really makes you appreciate the nuance Joe Simpson brings to a telecast.
I actually like Gant announcing games
Freel sucks at diving. That’s bad.
Simpson out with an appendectomy, Escobar with the infamous “flulike symptoms”.
my bad, i read the first part of your sentence while responding
Tommy with a hit!
one man’s dive is another man’s flop
Tom, if you were a better hockey player than baseball player, why were you a second-round pick in baseball and a fifth-round pick in hockey?
KJ heating up
Ron Gant’s idiocy is getting old very quickly.
Thank god the Braves didn’t trade for Arroyo at the trade deadline last year.
Is it just me or is Gant not as annoyingly obvious as he was last year. Still the worst announcer on the air but to a much lesser degree.
I think that you seriously have to consider having Chipper lay down a squeeze bunt here.
Kotay @ 2 million and giving up Devine >>>>>>>> $15-17 million Andruw and keeping Devine
Chipper!! that was a bomb
Guess what? The Braves weren’t as bad as they seemed.
Please make the “fake to third look to first” play a balk. It sucks.
I still think he should have bunted.
I have never seen a baseball player be so hot for so long like Chipper has been to start the year.
What a bomb.
Glavine finally got some run support.
and the pythag record now goes to 26-4
Arroyo, like Bernie Williams, had better put away his guitar.
Now I just feel bad for them…. No need to rush that play with McCann running.
Despite what’s happened since the seventh inning last night, the Reds really do have some strong pitching; Harang/Volquez/Cueto looks like the start of a really good rotation. If Dusty hadn’t wrecked the offense (I don’t know how he did it so fast) they could compete. But right now, they look terrible.
I’m surprised Freel didn’t dive for that ball.
Well, this sucks.
Yes it does, at least Prado didnt screw it up
So much for mighty Tex’s AB…
Well, let’s get some more runs.
Is second base “scoring position” for McCann?
Not with Frenchy batting…
Hopefully Glavine can right himself.
well, too bad about the hawks… 79-45 right now…
Take Tommy out now.
It looks like time to yank Glavine.
young pitchers pay attention as uncle Tommy demonstrates how to piss away a 7 run lead
let the parade of relievers begin
Forget about keeping him in so he can potentially get the ‘W’ … it seems more likely he’ll be saddled with an ‘L’ if he stays out there any longer.
You suck, Prado.
Finally he gets appropriately charged with one.
If Stupid Prado had put that ball in his pocket, we’d be out of the inning now.
What is Glavine still doing in the game?
This is surely a case of Bobby’s loyalty to Glavine. Trying to get him his first win of the year.
True but so stupid!
WHAT KEPT YOU?!?!?!?!?!?!?
He’s at least as likely to get him loss No. 2.
WAITED TOO FREAKIN LONG, BOBBY!!
1 pitch and hopefully one win for Ring
If we hold on here, there is every chance that Ring will get a one-pitch win.
@3–the Braves gave Glavine the support but he won’t get the win
I am glad Bobby did not use our long reliever to get one guy out again.
and ladies this is why you dont slide into 1st
Kotsay is only hitting about a 150 points higher than Andruw.
pick us up again Chip
The heart of the order…got like Ring’s chances at picking up the win…
That was awfully close to a grand slam.
but only one run scored–ugh
Nice at bat Jeff!
And predictably, Francoeur flailed in his at-bat.
Chipper had to make sure his avg didn’t dip below .420. And the RBI leaderboards had seen a distinct lack of Chipper recently, so he had to fix that too.
A shame there’s an off day tomorrow the way the offense got going.
Francoeur is looking like an 8th place hitter even against the left hander.
looks like Pena will hit again. 4 AB as PH in 2 games. Must be a record or something
@91–yes, absolutely predictable
Francoeur ruined that inning.
and Blanco and Prado.
No lead is safe.
Ryan Freel is the Martin Prado of outfielders.
why send Diaz there? nice work from KJ today
Freel really is the worst CF I have seen.
Will Gant shut up about speed already?
would you say that Kotsay’s swing and Utley’s swings are similar? both look real short and compact
Who knows if the Braves will hold the lead?
Yeah, in the sense that Scarlett Johansson and Bronson Arroyo are similar in that they’re both blond.
Agree, 105. I think this thing’s going to end up 16-13 when it’s done.
KJ 6 for his last 9 – 5 doubles
Whoever said yesterday that KJ was heating up seems to have been right.
You know, this is not a very well-played baseball game.
Escobar must be feeling better.
Well, the no one-run wins streak will apparently continue a little longer. The record-holders appear to be the 1935 Braves, who won their first one-run game in game 45 against the Cardinals, 5-4. Of course, that team won just 38 total games all year and just seven by one run, both post-1900 NL lows.
The 1936 St. Louis Browns needed 42 games for their first one-run win (out of 57 total wins). The 1985 Texas Rangers needed 36 games for their first one-run win (ouf ot a total of 62 wins). The 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates needed 34 games for their first one-run win (out of 42 total).
Who figures Will Ohman throws a scoreless innings in this affair?
I say Carlyle and Resop finish up.
Nope, not safe enough for Resop yet ;-)
Are we playing tomorrow? Might need to give Acosta some work.
Why is Boyer pitching when we’re up by 6? He needs a rest too…
Boyer again? Why Bobby?
Buddy Carlyle is a forgotten man.
Kotsay has twice as many homeruns as Andruw, anybody still hating him?
“there’s no reason to throw at a hitter for no reason” can we start calling these ‘Gantisms’?
Gant makes a Chip Caray-esque comment there:
“There’s no reason to throw at a hitter for no reason.”
#122 He stole that line from Yogi Berra, I suppose.
The 1935 Braves finished 12 games below their Pythagorean projection. Of course, that was still only 50-102.
Acosta pitching => no retaliation for hitting Tex
Would have been a perfect spot for Resop, but Cox usually wimps out on retaliation.
Thorman must have left his king of pop costume for Francoeur.
Great win! Go Braves
Disjointed recap is up.
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