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23 Sep

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
MISS ST 28, La Tech 13
Idle 10, TENNESSEE 6

111 Responses to “SEC picks, Week 4. Also, game thread with last arrow”

  1. 1
    jorgbacca Says:

    If that was over or under’s I think I’d take the over on every single one.

  2. 2
    ububba Says:

    A call to the (Phil Collins) Cavalry…

  3. 3
    PeteOrr Says:

    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.

  4. 4
    Phillip Says:

    Just say the word…..ohh….

  5. 5
    Dusty Says:


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

  6. 6
    Brian J. Says:

    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.

  7. 7
    jorgbacca Says:

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

    Any Brave Journal Georgia fans going to the game tomorrow?

  8. 8
    krugerindustrialsmoothing Says:

    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.

  9. 9
    ububba Says:

    Nope, but I’ll be at the MSU game in Athens.

    And I’ll bet the Oxford folk are loving that 11:21 am local kickoff time, huh?

  10. 10
    jorgbacca Says:

    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.

  11. 11
    Our New Insect Overlords Says:

    Moylan with a torn rotator cuff and labrum, per DOB.

  12. 12
    csg Says:

    #11 – geez…probably wont pitch next year either?

  13. 13
    csg Says:

    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

  14. 14
    braves14 Says:

    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.

  15. 15
    Stu Says:

    I wasn’t even aware that Moylan was hurt…

  16. 16
    braves14 Says:

    I don’t think the Braves have said anything about that until now.

  17. 17
    Nick Says:

    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.

  18. 18
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    Jeez. Well, you had a great career, Peter…

    I think he could use a little Sussudio too. Here’s Weird Al’s polka cover

  19. 19
    ububba Says:

    I’ve seen how State’s baseball fans act, but that was quite awhile ago.

  20. 20
    DowneasterJC Says:

    Moylan for manager, 2012!

  21. 21
    ububba Says:

    And yeah, that’s some lousy news there.

  22. 22
    braves14 Says:

    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.

  23. 23
    Marc Says:

    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.

  24. 24
    Mike N. Says:

    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?

  25. 25
    Smitty Says:

    That rotation doesn’t strike the fear into the hearts of many.

  26. 26
    Dan Says:

    Neither did a rotation with Jeff Weaver and Jeff Suppan.

  27. 27
    jj3bagger Says:

    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.

  28. 28
    csg Says:

    Yes, Jack Wilson is hitting ahead of Jason Heyward.

  29. 29
    Brian J. Says:

    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.

  30. 30
    ububba Says:

    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.

  31. 31
    Adam M Says:

    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.

  32. 32
    JoeyT Says:

    This feels strange, like I’m watching a game from a month ago.

  33. 33
    DJ Says:

    Easy Chip.

  34. 34
    Brian J. Says:

    This Strasburg guy’s not so scary.

  35. 35
    JoeyT Says:

    Crummy AAA lefties destroy the Braves.

    Once in a generation talents, however, don’t stand a chance.

  36. 36
    Our New Insect Overlords Says:

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

  37. 37
    Adam M Says:

    Is Strasburg definitely on a strict pitch count? He’s about to throw his 20th pitch this inning.

  38. 38
    Our New Insect Overlords Says:


    He is. Right around 60 each game.

  39. 39
    Brian J. Says:

    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.

  40. 40
    Grst Says:

    Nats announcers pointed out Delgado is warming up in the bullpen for some reason.

  41. 41
    Adam M Says:

    Wow. Couldn’t really ask for a better 1st inning.

  42. 42
    Adam M Says:

    Ohhhh, just missed!

    38-pitch 1st inning for Strasburg.

  43. 43
    Grst Says:

    Damn, thought Heyward might have got that one. Good cut, and a good inning.

  44. 44
    Bolger Says:

    40:DOB says it’s probably because he missed his side session earlier due to the rain.

  45. 45
    Our New Insect Overlords Says:

    Thirty-eight pitches; 4.75 per PA. “You’ve gotta tip your cap …”

  46. 46
    urlhix Says:

    Gonna need strikeouts and fly outs all night. That field looks like a wet sponge.

  47. 47
    ILoveEmmaStone Says:

    Pathetic 2nd inning for Braves offense

  48. 48
    ILoveEmmaStone Says:

    Come the hell on, Huddy, that was horrible

  49. 49
    ILoveEmmaStone Says:

    I have NO idea why we didn’t walk Ramos

  50. 50
    JoeyT Says:

    As much as I think errors are pretty arbitrary, that should have been an error. It cost an out.

  51. 51
    ILoveEmmaStone Says:

    Hudson absolutely sucks right now

  52. 52
    urlhix Says:

    Nice double play there.

  53. 53
    Adam M Says:

    Guess the pitch limit isn’t 60.

  54. 54
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    You know, I like this Jack Wilson dude. He can sure pick it.

  55. 55
    Our New Insect Overlords Says:

    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.

  56. 56
    DJ Says:

    Bullpen warming up for Washington.

  57. 57
    Adam M Says:

    He’s got to be done.

  58. 58
    ububba Says:

    Runs, please…

  59. 59
    Brian J. Says:

    Nice work, Dan!

  60. 60
    Grst Says:

    There we go. Don’t let up.

  61. 61
    Brian J. Says:

    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.

  62. 62
    ububba Says:

    That’s what I’m talking about!

  63. 63
    urlhix Says:

    B-mac knocked the Atahualpa out of that one.


  64. 64
    Brian J. Says:

    Carpenter just dropped a suicide squeeze to put the Cardinals ahead 1-0.

  65. 65
    urlhix Says:

    Huddy looking relaxed.

  66. 66
    JoeyT Says:

    I would flip to the Cardinals game, but 6-1 leads suddenly seem tenuous.

  67. 67
    Brian J. Says:

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

  68. 68
    JoeyT Says:

    That double play was pretty crazy.

  69. 69
    DG Says:

    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.

  70. 70
    Jorgbacca Says:

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

  71. 71
    Brian J. Says:

    This is not a good time for an Episode, Tim.

  72. 72
    ILoveEmmaStone Says:

    Fredi should have taken him out much, much sooner. Now I doubt we win this game

  73. 73
    Rob Cope Says:


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

  74. 74
    urlhix Says:

    The Lisp has been pretty damn rock solid.

  75. 75
    'Rissa Says:

    “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.

  76. 76
    Smitty Says:

    I went and saw Money Ball. Very well done.

  77. 77
    Smitty Says:


    We need him more than Chipper.

  78. 78
    Brian J. Says:

    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.

  79. 79
    Smitty Says:

    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.

  80. 80
    ILoveEmmaStone Says:

    Did Joe REALLY just say there’s nitrogen in the air

  81. 81
    Brian J. Says:

    There is, last I checked. About 78% of it.

  82. 82
    ububba Says:

    Cubs 1, Cards 1

  83. 83
    ububba Says:

    Yikes, hold on, Jonny.

    No sweat, been to Mississippi plenty of times.

  84. 84
    PeteOrr Says:

    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.

  85. 85
    ILoveEmmaStone Says:


  86. 86
    JoeyT Says:

    That was hilarious.

  87. 87
    DougM66 Says:

    Prado should not be hitting behind Bourne; it’s in his head.

    Great base running Chipper!

  88. 88
    Brian J. Says:

    I can see the paragraph on GameDay, but someone’s gonna have to explain that one to me.

  89. 89
    Tomas Says:

    Just as they drew it up!

  90. 90
    Smitty Says:

    Great running by Chipper and Bourn

  91. 91
    stupup74 Says:

    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.

  92. 92
    ragingdrunk Says:

    As soon as someone finds that play on YouTube, please give me the link. That was wild.

  93. 93
    Askia Says:

    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.

  94. 94
    Smitty Says:

    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.

  95. 95
    Brian J. Says:

    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.

  96. 96
    braves14 Says:

    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.

  97. 97
    Brian J. Says:

    Nice work, Craig. Strasburg gets the loss. A fine night’s work.

    GO CUBS!

  98. 98
    Smitty Says:

    No way we win this game.

  99. 99
    Kyle B. Says:


  100. 100
    stupup74 Says:

    Braves win, Braves win, Braves win!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. 101
    Phillip Says:

    Phil Collins 1, Stephen Strasburg 0

  102. 102
    Rusty S. Says:

    25% chance we win this game.

  103. 103
    csg Says:

    cmon Cubbies

  104. 104
    Marc Says:

    Hey Jorgbacca I was just teasing, I went to State and Ole Miss so I have the right to make fun of both, lol.

  105. 105
    JoeyT Says:

    Rooting for the Cubs and the Braves this weekend. It’s Chip Carey’s wet dream.

  106. 106
    JoeyT Says:

    Leadoff triple. This game is over. Go Cubs.

  107. 107
    Mac Thomason Says:


  108. 108
    Tomas Says:

    92 — The Bourn run is up on the MLB highlights now.

  109. 109
    Brian J. Says:

    ALFONSO!!! 4-1 Cubs on a three-run HR!

  110. 110
    DG Says:

    Soriano just jacked a 3-run shot, and I sang some “Apache” I was so excited.

  111. 111
    ububba Says:


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