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GO to hell Phillies!
“And you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone.”
My favorite Dylan song after “Tangled Up In Blue”!
Just read DOB’s blog, I agree this is the biggest three games we have played in a few years.
I am pumped
I’m with you. Wish I could watch it. I’m on a plane to LA that leaves at gametime.
Guess I’ll be watching the mlb.tv replay in the hotel.
Yep. this will be the biggest series of the year. Wouldn’t it be cool to have sellout tonite.
I hope Soriano is rested and ready to go.
FOX has tomorrow’s game and ESPN has Sunday’s game. Unless the Nationals or Orioles are on FOX tomorrow, I should finally be able to see a game on Braves Fox game.
No apology yet from Jon?
Great seats still available. Got mine on Stub Hub in my favorite pot for 40 bucks total.
If you can: go to the park and make the world a better place by punching Philly fan in the face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
(That joke comes from the Jim Rome Show)
Just checked. Same here. Usually we end up with the Cards or whatever crappy AL Central game there is
Heckuva series to miss, but I’m going to be on the road this weekend. Actually, I’ll be in Savannah, so maybe I’ll be able to catch the broadcast on the hotel TV.
I just want this to be a good pennant race. Stay in it until the last week of the season, maybe sneak by in the WC or win enough against the Phils to take the division.
The Phillies, who suck, play in the same state as Penn State, which sucks.
Braves game is on here in DC tomorrow. I checked the Fox 5 schedule here and it listed the Braves-Phillies game and I have it set for the DVR.
This was interesting. I was looking for Jair’s minor league stats and clicked on a link that I thought was going to take me to baseball reference.com and instead it took me to Braves Journal and Mac’s write up of Jair after the trade with Detroit was made.
Lineup, per Peanut:
McLouth Prado Chipper McCann ACHE Escobar LaRoche Church
Hope TF will be sold out tonight and doing the chop.
#3 – I love Tangled Up In Blue also
great tune but i always preferred Simple Twist of Fate.
Oldtimer, best beer selection in DC is at RFD and its sister, Brickskeller. I prefer RFD, which has a smaller bottle list but a bigger tap list, more bottle specials, and never is out of stock of anything — Brickskeller has a bigger beer list, but a lot of it is out of stock.
#14, what a difference a lineup makes. No holes in that one. Should be good enough to beat the Phils.
It’s the best we can put out there. I’m excited.
brickseller is awesome. They have so many beers, and they also give out cheese!
This game feels like a must win.
Cubs were one day too late
History of the club…they never come through when it matters
my best friend is a Phillies fan, we are watching it each game together. Im pumped, I think we will do well. we are tops in the NL since the All Star Break
I hope McClouth is seriously ready to go. You don’t want to mess around with hamstrings.
@23 That’s why I hate the Cubbies, lovable losers my arsh….
Brickskeller – where I learned about beer in the late 70’s.
brickskeller is just an awesome place. Such a little hole in the wall! I used to get the morretti italian beer all the time.. Dont know why, but i did!
Thanks guys. Beer and free cheese, that sounds a bit like heaven right now.
Brickskeller, what a great place. Used to go there when I worked for the Representative of German Industry and Trade in 1997. Not only did they have the longest beer list in the world, but also the cutest waitresses I have ever seen (in a safe-for-family environment). One of them (she used to call herself Sandy but her name was really Liz) happened to play softball AND speak a few words of German. Needless to say that we got along really well. In my dreams.
I lived in DC for 7 years. Good times, I love brickskeller
When I worked on the hill, we used to go to Bullfeathers every thursday night as well. No where near as good, but it did lend some good times! Teddy Roosevelts favorite place
To any Phillies trolls out there: I’m not going to approve your comment until you learn some simple manners and respect. I don’t know how it is in Philadelphia, but where I come from, you don’t go into someone else’s house and insult them. Thank you.
besides my friend bill, who is the smartest baseball guy i know, and is a great high school coach, who is a phillies fan, every other one is whiskey tango white trash!
sorry if thats insulting, but living in southern/central NJ i am surrounded by phillies fans! They cheer injuries and boo santa claus
NJ…where do you live in NJ? And I just bought my ticket for tomorrow’s game..probably the most excited I have been to go to a game in about five years
Going to the game tomorrow. And pumped about this series.
Wow, this is almost like old times here on the blog. So much excitement about a series. I’m sitting here in front of my computer and wishing the game was already started!
per official site: “The charge towards Phirst place begins”
let’s hope the Braves don’t p***k it up
I wish someone would nail Shane Victorino. What a dirty player.
Anyone else watching the philly preshow on MLB extra innings? It’s been non stop Vick talk since I turned to it, which is to be expected.. Anyway, they go to comercial and play a animal abuse awareness comercial with Utley and his wife… and then right back to Vick! Kind of funny.
Btw, I went to both Nat games earlier this week and it definitely got me pumped up. Hopefully we can keep it going.
remember the movie ‘major league’? specifically the scene opening the one game playoff between the yanks and indians? that scene always gave me the chills (in a good way) the first pitch gave me the same chill. go braves.
Good efficient inning by Jair! What was that, like 9 pitches?
Way to go Nate!
DON’T BUNT!!!! Stupid Bobby.
Sigh. Why on Earth are we bunting a guy to third with no out in the first?
7 pitches for Jair.
Mclouth did not look like he was running ‘free and easy’ as they say
That is insane.
Bobby learned nothing from all his giving away outs in the postseason.
Chipper Jones. Still clutch after all these years.
bobby never learns.
Like a Rolling Stone
Jon K is a cop?
Wow, Charlie got destroyed in Chicago today…
Chipper again!!! The man is getting it DONE!!!
Chipper showed up tonight.
Morton was charged with ten runs, all “earned”, and the guy who came after him, “Bootcheck”, with seven. His ERA went from 3.81 to 5.51. Ouch.
Bobby bunted a runner to third? Glad I missed that…
No, Bobby tried to bunt a runner to third and failed.
Now MLBTV decides to mess up..
LaRoche really is a second half player
I find it hard to believe that Joe was a math major at Oklahoma considering how much he hates statistics.
Wow… as long as the website isn’t lying, the Braves will be on FOX even in the midwest tomorrow. Hard to believe they’ll show us a good game instead of the Cubs or Whitesox.
Lots of flyballs from JJ tonight.
I have to admit, while I was perplexed with the trade, LaRoche has made it work so far. That’s what Wren was banking on.
mlb gamecast says Jair has 33 pitches through 3. hopefully second time through is just as quick.
how many times has Chip Caray said “fisted” this season? Is it at about 100?
get the feeling chipper is up for this series?
Chipper seems like he wants to win the division
Are those Lane Kiffin’s Tennessee Wild Boyz out there in the stands? At least they had some women with them.
Damn….wish Bobby would move Escobar to the clean-up spot.
We need Mac to heat up…
I’d be stunned if the Philets don’t score here.
crap. It’s Utley. Boy, I hate him.
I knew there was good reason to be worried about the flyballs.
JJ looks so hittable it’s not even funny….
problem is, they only need two hits to score a run, we need 5
Me no likey.
@81 Allowing 2 hits is hitable?
@82 That’s because we didn’t get that two out hit from Mac…
Yeah, you know what I mean, they get a guy on and they can hit it out of the park, we need to get him in scoring position and then get a 2 out hit…thats alot to go right…sometimes you need to just pop one out of the park
@85 Yeah, that’s the problem with lacking power.
Get a DP JJ. The Phillies are slowly building a big inning…
@84 No over the last two games, plus this one. He has not been as sharp.
Am I the only one who think Escobar should be in the clean-up spot?
that was a much needed double play
@87 Don;t draw your conclusion on this game so early.
Remember how the Phillies are supposed to be the good defensive team?
It’s one game, but again – is Wren a genius? Is that even possible?
Fire Chip Caray.
Yunel was really hustling….
Coz, I love Wren ever since the Frenchy trade.
Harold Reynolds on MLBN: Lowe = #1, Jergens = #2, 3-5 can’t beat Phillies
Ha, the frenchy trade looks good right now
I’m pleasantly surprised with Doug Eddings’ strike zone.
What does Harold Reynolds know?
Well, more than Joe Morgan.
Morgan’s probably never heard of anyone on our team other than Chipper, Lowe, and Vazquez. (The latter 2 only because they played for the Yankees and Sox.)
@102 That’s funny.
Reynolds’ diatribe on OPS was Morganesque in its idiocy. I’m not sure he knows more than Morgan.
I’m pretty sure he knows who wrote Moneyball, or at least that it wasn’t Billy Beane. And OPS is stupid; it’s just less stupid than batting average.
Better score this inning before Utley does his thing.
The Phillies line-up has so many lefties with some pop…I can see why Harold thinks that.
I think they’re both morons. I’ve never understood the love for Reynolds.
Stop bunting with Prado!
wtf??? Bobby Cox is a disgrace…
Keep watching for a chance to win a Brandon Jones autographed baseball…are they serious?
its like he has a baseball book from 1948 that says you MUST bunt when a guy gets on first
You have got to be kidding me.
Damn, that was a great play.
I hate this Phillies team. I guess that’s what Andruw was doing to the other teams for many years.
Freaking Victorino. I hate that guy.
I know Bobby’s respected and all, but someone has to tell him that it’s not 1968 any more…
So glad we gave away an out with one man on in the fifth goddamn inning. Bravo, Bobby.
I thought that was a 2 run homer off the bat.
I can see where its harder to score when you only have two outs a inning to play with
@119 Now we know why other people hated Andruw so much.
Chase Utley scares the shit out of me.
Hard hit or not, McCann still is 0-2 with RISP w/2 outs. Nice time to for our clean-up hitter to struggle.
Man giving the other team outs at the top of the line-up. Cox should really be ashamed.
Glad to see that Jurrjens is striking guys out now.
Dude, he hit that ball 400 feet
Marlins lead the Rox 3-0 in the 7th.
Tony, take it easy my friend.
throw beer at him, fuck!
Damn! F’n Victorino!
Somebody fed Victorino his Wheaties.
Blanton owes him a luxury car of his choice.
The Braves could solve Victorino by hitting the ball out of the ballpark.
I am just going to say the Phillies are pulling an Andruw on us.
Giving away outs doesn’t matter all that much, remember? It’s all about keeping everyone in the clubhouse happy.
Well, they have one good defensive player…
Victorino really is a douche. Before anybody even knew who he was, I watched him blow off a group of kids who wanted a ball during BP. He walked away with a giant smirk. Total fucktard.
Giants trail the Mets 3-0 in the 8th.
it sucks when you cant blast one over the fence for a run. I know Im beating a dead horse…
Nobody cares about the Mets anymore, ha.
Those two plays by Victorino were ok, but he did some extra stuff at the end. Andruw would have made them look routine.
@141 I agree, that’s why when a manager is giving aways with one your best hitters is so shocking.
Nope. I was paying attention to the Giants.
Gotta pull JJ after this inning; already at 90 pitches anyway.
I still love Andruw.
Good call, I forgot about the Giants.
Giving away outs that is….
Lets hit it over Victorino’s head
Good game JJ. Good game.
I bet it’s Norton time.
What are the odds that Bobby doesn’t lead Norton off next inning?
One mistake this evening by Jurrjens. That’ll do.
Hey, Jurrjens has just been great.
It stinks that we can’t get any more runs for him off of Blanton.
I will cry if we see norton pinch hit here
Agreed. Only an Utley homer over seven is impressive
Hey, it’s KJ!
@153 You don’t have to cry!!!
Solid 7 for JJ
At least KJ tired him out for the top of the order.
Bobby making Prado bunt twice has hurt
@159 What’s new?! Just Bobby being Bobby.
I wonder what a five-day rest will do to Sori…
I like a bullpen battle. Blanton was dealing, and our bullpen isn’t near the drop off theirs is.
Text now to win your Brandon Jones baseball. GET OUT OF THE WAY!
dealing aka got lucky?
Tommorow you can win an autographed clump of beard hair from danny kolb
Gonzo is over throwing.
Rollins drops a sacrifice bunt in one of the few cases where it makes sense. Great. Now Cox will drop ten more when it doesn’t.
Great!! JC Romero is on the DL….
The first lefty Gonzo has faced.
GONZO IS THE MAN!
That was gutsy getting out of that
Whew. Survived Utley.
I would leave Gonzo in for Howard next inning.
I miss Mitch Williams
Man, its been awhile since I’ve been this into a Braves game.
Too bad Chipper…
Just missed it.
That went way too quickly.
i know, im so into the braves….there was a point this year where I thought, this team stinks, now Im into every game every inning every pitch
Man, that was fast.
No hits since McLouth singled to lead off the bottom of the fifth.
Now let’s see if Soriano’s velocity is back up.
@180 That’s the way it should be with Braves baseball. I say Frank Wren has done an awesome job for giving us a race to watch this year.
Bobby uses the lefty to pitch to righties and the righty to pitch to lefties. Whee.
That bunt by Prado seemed to kill the Braves offensive momentum…
Parish, I agree with you. I think I would have used Soriano in the 8th.
Howard is 0-3 vs. Soriano, including a K. Nevertheless, I agree: Why not leave Gonzalez in?
HR says it all.
14 pitches for Gonzo, should have kept him in to at least face Howard
Guess Bobby didn’t listen to me about the Gonzo-Howard matchup.
He should really check this site during games. Think of how much we could help him.
i am sick about this,,,,sick
This sucks….We need a new closer….
Bobby is a robot who can’t get out of his routine mode.
Soriano = Goat.
But, I think it should be Bobby.
The man is a complete idiot.
It’s too bad we didn’t have a great left handed reliever to pitch to Ryan Howard.
and you dont leave Gonzo in to pitch to Howard and Ibanez for what reason?
Must be nice to have a clean-up hitter who can hit the ball out of the ballpark.
Tony, what exactly did Brian McCann do to you?
He is losing it down the stretch…Using him in those 9-1 games earlier in the year are sure helping now….This is a game we have to have,,,lets pull it out in the bottom of the inning
Guys, they’re just better. They have been for years, and we’re not catching them this year either.
well we dont lose ground in the wild card at least
Well, the good news Brad Lidge sucks and loves to throw hanging sliders.
Does it take Soriano getting ticked to pitch lights out or something?
Can I suggest the bullpen coach bitch slap him from now on before he comes out? Why wait to let him get mad after the fall behind homer or leadoff double or the crap calls from an umpire?
Bobby would fit right in here on this site with some of the other clods that post on here
Stupid Phillies outfielders
chip caray sucks
Chip Caray about orgasmed on a mid-level fly ball.
Chip makes a popout sound like a grand slam in the world series…..
That really annoys me, how Chip gets so excited about obvious outs
Ryan Howard has a giant platoon split. Why you don’t leave Gonzo in to face him is beyond me. Throw in the idiotic bunt call in the fifth inning and Bobby has really cost the team.
1.A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay. 2.Earth or soil. 3.A dull, stupid person; a dolt.
learn something new everyday
210 – Just like you fit in.
First hit since the 5th?
hey norton not infante is on deck
There’s no need to fear, Greg Norton is on deck!
I think we all know what’s coming….weak groundball to the second baseman
Hmmm…this is setting up nicely for a Greg Norton game-winning homer.
Sumbitch, Matt, that took balls.
Steal > sacrifice bunt.
Odds of game wining Norton walk off HR?
Great, now here’s Norton.
Is Greg Norton actually going to bat here?
Greg Norton with the game on the line,,,,thats like an add for tommorows fox game!
#225 – 0%
Greg BLAKEMOOR Norton
The man who can’t catch up with a 85 MPH fastball is up.
This is a f***ing firing offense.
Gotta be the matchup for the ages:
7.17 ERA Lidge vs. .138 BA Norton.
wouldn’t rather have any other guy up there. umm…wait
norton, let it hit you
norton? you’ve got to be kidding
Dammit, Norton! Let yourself get hit!
Alright Nate, lets get it done here.
miracle! come on, Nate!
He walked him. Heh heh.
Son of a bitch.
chip sucks btw
6 games back.
Why did he swing at the 1st pitch?
i hate baseball, ugh!
so we let Norton hit and Infante run, Im not even going to look up their respective BA’s. We wonder why we lost
Id like to think of myself as fair and not getting on bobby too much, but tonight, is on him
@255 Definitely. It’s sad too. The biggest series in years, and he decides he wants to be the star.
Bobby’s managing is about as moronic as saying vandy would beat penn state
@255, what’s sad is that you know he knew this was a big game, so this was him really “trying” to win. Time for him to move on.
Your most likely right. Prado swinging a hot stick, why make him bunt? Why send Greg Norton up? Why not keep Gonzo in to pitch to Howard when he only threw 14 pitches? Why do you throw Soriano in 9-1 games earlier in the year?!
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