SEC picks, Week 4. Also, game thread with last arrow

Home teams in CAPS.

ALABAMA 28, Arkansas 20
Georgia 35, OLE MISS 12
AUBURN 56, Fla. Atlantic 21
Florida 24, KENTUCKY 10
LSU 17, WEST VIRGINIA 9
MISS ST 28, La Tech 13
SOUTH CAROLINA 24, Vandy 20
Idle 10, TENNESSEE 6

111 thoughts on “SEC picks, Week 4. Also, game thread with last arrow”

  1. That video is such a farce – the actual effect of Phil Collins breaking into a live rendition of Sussudio in a sleazy bar would be either a mass exodus or gun violence.

  2. Mac,

    Not sure about the Tennessee score. You think we can really score 6? I mean Idle’s been unscored upon all year.

  3. I’m not that optimistic about Georgia, and I think La. Tech will actually be closer than that (expect the Bulldogs from Ruston to get out into a lead and blow it- that’s their MO).

    And no way Tennessee holds Idle to ten points.

  4. Brian J. must be someone who has yet to see Ole Miss play.

    Any Brave Journal Georgia fans going to the game tomorrow?

  5. Now with Phil? Mac I’m not sure whether I should be questioning Fredi’s bullpen usage or your playlist? This is akin to bringing out the closer to pitch the 8th inning of an important game. Wait a minute……um nevermind.

    Good work as always Mac.

  6. Ububba don’t let the State folks influence your opinion of Mississippians.

    I’m sure the students hate the 11:21 kickoffs. I hated them at the time. But now that we’re terrible its nice to have it early and get the destruction out of the way early so you can then have time to do something else or watch some other games.

  7. more from DOB

    Braves RH Hanson pitched 2 inn. in instructional league, pulled before 3rd with discomfort in scapula. Not gonna be able to pitch Wed. 33 mins ago

  8. Moylan may be finished permanently with that.

    That sucks about Hanson. That means if we back into the playoffs that Minor (or worse — Lowe) will have to start Game 3.

  9. Well, all sorts of news coming from DOB. One good, one bad and one horrible.

    First the good: Medlen’s instructional league rehab went well. He could be back by the end of this series.

    Now for the bad: Hanson had scapula discomfort and had to be removed from his rehab start after two innings. He’ll try again in a few days, but won’t be back by the end of the regular season.

    And the worse news: Peter Moylan has a torn rotator cuff and labrum. He’s going to Dr. Andrews for a second opinion, but one would think that, if accurate, this diagnosis would be career-threatening for Moylan.

  10. You have to believe that if the Braves are able to make it into the postseason, that the rotation would be Hudson, Beachy, and Minor. I can’t see how they could possibly rely on Lowe except for a potential Game 4 start in the NLCS.

  11. Oh spare me the tired State fan vs Ole Miss fan argument. The campuses aren’t even that far away and as someone currently living in the State of Mississippi, I can tell you that they are both some of the dumbest people I have ever met.

  12. I was thinking that too, braves14. And even in the NLCS for me it would honestly be a decision between Lowe and Delgado. Delgado is eligible for postseason play right?

  13. Oh, the greatness that was a Oliver Perez-Jeff Weaver NLCS matchup. Clearly Minor has to be ahead of Lowe at this point, right ? I’d rather give a start to Delgado, The Lisp or Teheran before Lowe, but we know that won’t happen.

  14. I based my comment on seeing Georgia play; that certainly inspired no confidence, even if Mississippi’s off to a bad start.

    Sorry that DOB’s the bearer of bad news. Moylan’s been a fine pitcher for us, and he doesn’t deserve to have it end this way.

  15. If Crowell stays on the field & Murray stays away from the big turnover, we should be alright.

    In the 2 Ole Miss games I saw—didn’t see their win—the Rebs’ offense wasn’t too scary.

  16. So, looking at the forecast, it seems to have changed dramatically in the last 6 hours. Looks like they’ll get the game in… hopefully it won’t rain and wash away Hudson’s start after a couple innings.

  17. Like an obsessive-compulsive, I’m counting pitches. Sixteen to the first four batters. Keep it up. Patience, lads, patience.

  18. He’s gonna be over half of that in the first inning. Looks like somebody told these guys to make Strasburg work, and they actually listened.

  19. Guess not. Although you can imagine they want to get him through this inning then pinch-hit for him if his spot comes up in the bottom of the fourth.

  20. The original Atahualpa didn’t do very well, what with the being overthrown by Pizarro and all, so why would you name a kid after him? It’d be like naming your son for Benedict Arnold.

  21. MLB Network is floating between Cubs-Cards and several other games (since Boston-Yankees has been postponed).

  22. Didn’t Emma say that it would be impossible for the Braves to beat Strasburg? Therefore, my eyes must be deceiving me that the Braves are up 6-1 in the bottom of the 6th while Strasburg is long gone.

  23. Wow that was harsh. Instead Ububba don’t let Marc make your determination of all Mississippian’s for you.

  24. PLEASE BAN ILOVEEMMASTONE MAC. PLEASE!

    I think that was my greatest show of emotion on Braves Journal. Even through the Landogarner days… and I really liked Adam LaRoche!

  25. “Hudson appeared to have strained his upper arm or shoulder, stay tuned. He’s out and #Nationals have runners on corners with 2 out”

    That might be the last nail in our coffin. We need at least one pitcher if we want to get to/advance in the playoffs.

  26. Glad to hear that; I’ll probably see it tomorrow. Shame it opens against the pennant races so that I had to choose between a baseball movie and actual baseball tonight.

  27. I have read the book a few times and thought a movie of it would suck. They did a great job. Pitt was great and the fat kid was funny.

  28. Emma subtracts ~.75 from all percentages, like when we had a 75% chance of making the playoffs objectively but 0% according to him. It’s only consistent for him to deny the air’s nitrogen content.

  29. Huge run by Bourn.

    While the was happening, the Cardinals had the bases loaded and one out and Dempster got Theriot to ground into a DP on one pitch after being squeezed hard in the 6th inning. 1-1 after 6 in St. Louis.

  30. Chopper to the pitcher. Bourn caught in a rundown between 2nd and 3rd. 3rd baseman falls down, and with Bourn standing near 2nd on one side and Chipper near 2nd on the first base side, the Nats try and run down Chipper instead. With Bourn being ignored at this point, he comes all the way around to score.

  31. Bourn was caught in a pickle. He stayed in it long enough for Chipper to get to second. When Chipper got to second the Nats dropped the ball. Bourn was back at second and Chipper went back to first. Chipper stayed in the run down long enough to get to third. When Bourn got to third the catcher and the pitcher were there and Bourn could walk home because no one covered.

  32. Saw it on MLB. The moral of the story is COVER HOME. Thanks for the descriptions; that might be the Braves’ funniest play of the year. Smartest baserunning too.

  33. 88 — I’ll try.

    On a grounder back to the pitcher, the pitcher froze Bourn halfway and got him in a rundown. Zimmerman dropped the ball as Bourn was running back to 2nd but Chipper ran to 2nd too. So, Chipper had to run back to 1st, and he got in a rundown. Bourn went to 3rd, and the catcher ran down to 3rd to back up a potential throw to 3rd, leaving nobody covering the plate, so Bourn scored easily while Chipper was tagged out.

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