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06 Jun

Googlebomb Game thread: Phillies at Braves, June 6

I think I want to try a Googlebomb. But right now, the only one that comes to mind is “Francoeur Sucks” and I’m already in the top ten for that. Any ideas?

Here’s the Braves’ draft today, so far (I think these are all today):

Paul Clemens RHP Lewisberg College
Brett Oberholtzer LHP Seminole CC
Kyle Farrell RHP Western NV CC
James Hoover RHP Calhoun CC
Richard Sullivan LHP Savannah Coll Art & Design (!)
Ross Francis RHP Walters St CC
Travis Adair SS Sabino HS (AZ)
William Hiller OF Blinn Coll
Billy Burns OF Walton HS (GA)
Michael Pallazzone RHP Lassiter HS (GA)
Zachary Fuesser LHP York Comp HS (SC)
Robert Brooks SS Lurleen Wallace St JC (Alabama — I once applied for a job there but I didn’t get it)
Tyler Barnett SS Eastern Kent. U
Bryan Carter 3B Texas A&M
Daniel Hodges RHP Mt. Olive Coll
Shane Moody SS UNC Charlotte
Nicholas Fuller RHP Walters State CC

Well, if we’re playing the Phillies, it must be Hall & Oates time again. This is one of their worst videos.

399 Responses to “Googlebomb Game thread: Phillies at Braves, June 6”

  1. 1
    Marc Schneider Says:

    You mean the Braves drafted THE Nicholas Fuller? I’m excited already.

  2. 2
    Mac Thomason Says:

    26th Round: Calvin Culver, OF, Pierce College.

  3. 3
    Mike Says:

    Nick Fuller. Man, he played in my region. Dude was a beast, went to South Carolina on a scholarship. And then got caught stealing stuff, I think it was computers, and was kicked off the team.

  4. 4
    Mac Thomason Says:

    And now someone else can take up typing these guys’ names if they want.

  5. 5
    Mac Thomason Says:

    I do want to say that the Rays just drafted Luis Marchena from “Ofay Ranch High School”.

  6. 6
    ububba Says:

    Hall & Oates…I have a good feeling about tonight. Would like to see a big effort from Huddy. Will be scoreboard watching tonight.

    From previous thread…
    Tony,
    You mean Alvarez? Never seen him play, just read about him. Can’t avoid it up here, that’s for sure.

  7. 7
    bamachum Says:

    27th Round: Anthony Rendon/SS, Lamar HS (TX)

  8. 8
    bamachum Says:

    28th Round: Quentin Cate/C, Cuesta College (CA)

  9. 9
    Tony Says:

    Thanks Ububba…that’s who I meant. For his sake I hope he some good.

    From earlier comment…Moyer, a lefty…so that means JFrancouer should have a HUGE game.

  10. 10
    bamachum Says:

    29th Round: Josh Moody/LHP, Western Nevada CC

  11. 11
    Dan Says:

    Francoeur this season: .756 OPS vs. left handers (.265/.322/.434) and a .719 OPS vs. right handed pitchers (.248/.298/.420).

    How about Cox on the radio saying no work lately for Stockman because of all the close games? The trust isn’t there yet apparently.

  12. 12
    Joshua Says:

    Dan – I just think he doesn’t know what the kid can do yet. And I don’t think any of us do, really.

  13. 13
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Pick 910, Chris Shehan, OF, Georgia Southern.

  14. 14
    Joshua Says:

    I was actually shocked at how well he was doing based on his stuff alone. He has one heck of a breaking ball, but his fastball seemed aweful straight to me and in the low 90′s. He would have to have excellent control with that to be effective – I would think anyways. But I also only saw the kid once, so he may have just been off with the fastball that day.

  15. 15
    Another Alex R. Says:

    All players here.

  16. 16
    Another Alex R. Says:

    #940, Jason Stolz, SS from Kell HS, Zeke Spruill’s teammate. If he makes the majors and doesn’t obtain a restraining order, there is a 100% chance that Chris Berman will call him Jason “Eric” Stolz.

  17. 17
    Mac Thomason Says:

    940 Jason Stolz SS Kell HS (GA)
    970 Pat Lenton RHP Minnesota State

  18. 18
    Robert Says:

    I typed in “Swung at ball four” into Google and nothing about Francoeur came up. That seems wrong.

    However the phrase “one run loss” does lead right to Braves Journal. So that’s working.

  19. 19
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Anyway, I’m still trying to get over the guy we drafted from the Savannnah College of Art & Design. Go Fighting Designers!

  20. 20
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Nicholas Christiani to the Indians, Stu.

  21. 21
    Bethany Says:

    A SCAD student? Woah. Poor guy had better be good at baseball if he’s going to pay off his student loans.

  22. 22
    Mac Thomason Says:

    How about “Mets Failure” for a Googlebomb?

  23. 23
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Pick Number One Thousand is…

    Justin Fowler, RHP Texarkana CC

  24. 24
    ububba Says:

    If the Savannah kid can’t pitch, maybe he can re-design the Braves’ website, or the clubhouse. I would imagine he has a modium of taste.

  25. 25
    ububba Says:

    modicum, that is.

  26. 26
    Mac Thomason Says:

    And I’m done keeping track.

  27. 27
    CharlesP Says:

    The SCAD kid was too much to not search on… found this:
    http://www.nomaas.org/draft/?paged=3

    Another 2007 Yankee draftee, Ryan Pope, went to the same art school that Richard Sullivan currently attends. Savanah College of Art and Design is home to the physically impressive lefty who sits in the low nineties.

    That means there will be at least TWO from SCAD… wild man, wild

  28. 28
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Scads from SCAD.

  29. 29
    Mac Thomason Says:

    For a college of art and design, they sure have an ugly website.

  30. 30
    CharlesP Says:

    oh oh:
    http://www.scadathletics.com/roster.asp?playerid=245&sport=2
    They’re the Bees… which look a lot like the yellow jackets…

    I almost went to SCAD for photography (then realized photographers make no money and my girlfriend wasn’t going to be there… she’s now my wife of 11+ years so I guess I made the right call)… can’t believe they have a ball team.

  31. 31
    Bethany Says:

    http://www.scadathletics.com/

    What, no football team?

  32. 32
    ububba Says:

    I like how the Bumble Bee buzzes when you scroll over it.

  33. 33
    CharlesP Says:

    yeah Mac, but the players probably actually make the site there.

  34. 34
    Mac Thomason Says:

    So they’re all there on athletic scholarships?

    I still think that they should be the Fighting Designers.

  35. 35
    CharlesP Says:

    Ohhh Art School Cheerleaders… now THAT has to be a thankless job. Gotta imagine a large percentage of the campus with crunchy or emo girls mocking the few who would be foolish enough to want to be cheerleaders.

  36. 36
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Am I going to get in trouble if I point out that it’s surprising that they only have two male cheerleaders? I am, aren’t I?

  37. 37
    Bethany Says:

    It’s gotta be depressing to get an athletic scholarship to a design school.

    Charles, going by what I know of the school, the students are less emo and more yuppy. This shouldn’t surprise me, seeing as there are several athletes in the design school at AU, but somehow it’s just different when the whole university is for design.

  38. 38
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Please tell me there are Auburn football players in the design school. It would make my day.

  39. 39
    Rob B Says:

    Heh. I played Little League with Billy Burns. Kid’s a great athlete.

  40. 40
    Bethany Says:

    I’m not sure if there are currently, but Kendall Simmons, who plays for the Steelers, was a Graphic Design major.

  41. 41
    ububba Says:

    Does Tech play SCAD in football?

    I mean, they’re no Jax State or Gardner-Webb, but they probably have decent uniforms.

  42. 42
    Rob B Says:

    Damn, I played with Mark Pope too. I hit third and he hit fourth for a pretty good team one year. The Braves are taking all my old teammates.

  43. 43
    Spike (Now Laid Off And Loving It) Says:

    The guitar player in the video has a really cool 50′s copper mist Dan Electro U-1. Just thought I’d point that out.

  44. 44
    CharlesP Says:

    Bethany, is your experience with SCAD in the Savannah location or the one here in midtown?

  45. 45
    ububba Says:

    Spike,
    GE Smith was the H&A guitar player. I’m guessing it’s him.

  46. 46
    CharlesP Says:

    Hmmm, I just looked up Salty’s stats and he’s finally starting to hit a bit. In the last 10 games he’s hit 3HRs, 3 doubles, and has brought his average up from .194 to .279 and has 6 walks…

  47. 47
    Bethany Says:

    Charles, the Atlanta location.

  48. 48
    CharlesP Says:

    Ahhh, I have in vague memory that the Savannah one was more artsy than this one seems… but that was a few years back.

    Changing subject. We know .400 is a long shot, but how many more dings does Chipper have in him? does he have 105 more? 137 more? 105 puts him above Eddie Murray, 137 above Mickey Mantle.

  49. 49
    bamachum Says:

    40th Round; #1210 Jesse Wierzbicki/C

    one of the “names” popping up in the late rounds.

  50. 50
    ryan c Says:

    well, at least we can like fox for a few minutes on saturday. this should be fun to watch for those of us that enjoy a stroll down memory lane
    http://tinyurl.com/3eomdo

  51. 51
    braves14 Says:

    I’d like to point out for this season that Tom Glavine’s K rates are up to a servicable 5.43 per 9 innings.

  52. 52
    jj3bagger Says:

    ububba, what’s your email address, I can’t find it anywhere

  53. 53
    Mr. Swings@Everything Says:

    It’s too bad “the children” are going to be up way past their bedtimes tonight because the Braves decided to run this game at 730 in instead of 0700.

  54. 54
    Coop Says:

    0700? A dawn-dusk doubleheader perhaps?

  55. 55
    Seat Painter Says:

    RE: Chipper

    It seemed to me from reading DOB’s blog on Chipper, that Chipper wanted to play until he was around 40. So, say 4 more years, 1-2 of which will likely be a Decline Phase. 105 more taters is possible, but I don’t see him reaching 137, as that would be about 35 a yearfor his 37, 38, 39, and 40 y.o. seasons. 105 is 26-27 a year, which seems more likely.

    Of course, that assumes he hits no more this year. Say he hits 20 more, to finish with 34. He’d then need 117 to pass Mickey. That’s an averageof 29-30 a year, which is possible. I’m no stat guru, but I’d say if he need 117 more after this year, there’d be a 40-50% chance he’d get it.

  56. 56
    Catz Says:

    So how many Beckhams have been drafted so far… There’s tim, and his brother… and james beckham in the first round also…

  57. 57
    jj3bagger Says:

    Kotsay wouldn’t have had that.

  58. 58
    ricflair Says:

    Is it me or does Blanco think he is hot s***?

  59. 59
    Trent Says:

    Anyone having trouble with mlb.tv or mosaic right now?

  60. 60
    Jeremy Says:

    You suck, Jeff.

  61. 61
    barrycuda Says:

    i really think the coolest thing about this site is watching Jeff Francouer ruin Jeremys’ life.

  62. 62
    Adam M Says:

    I don’t have a chance to watch this team play a lot, but now that I’m in Atlanta for a few days I’ve had a chance to do so… and now that I have, I want to reiterate what everyone has said about the outfield hitting. Omar Infante actually makes me angry. I mean: really, genuinely angry.

  63. 63
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Did Joe really say “hump up” a few innings ago?

    Infante is no worse than Francoeur.

  64. 64
    mraver Says:

    MLB audio is screwing up… how Huddy doing?

  65. 65
    Jeremy Says:

    i really think the coolest thing about this site is watching Jeff Francouer ruin Jeremys’ life.

    I cut myself every time he hits a weak groundball.

    And it’s FRANCOEUR. Think Julio Franco and Europe.

  66. 66
    RehabReject Says:

    DISH network doesn’t carry Peachtree or CSN (Philly channel) and now mlb.tv craps out

    I need my Flailing Frenchy!

  67. 67
    barrycuda Says:

    keep up the good work and thx for the spelling lesson. these days, they have better utensiles than knives, you know?

  68. 68
    Bethany Says:

    Did Chip seriously just say that Frenchy was good in two out situations?

  69. 69
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Francoeur has hit .294 with two out and runners in scoring position. Not big, but a lot better than normal.

  70. 70
    ryan c Says:

    bases loaded for frenchy? anyone expect success?

  71. 71
    Piers Says:

    Sure! I expect 2 runs here!

  72. 72
    mraver Says:

    How predictable was that first-pitch swing following a walk to load the bases?

  73. 73
    Trent Says:

    Grrrr I can’t get mosaic or mlbtv to work. first time in a while but I was looking forward to this game!

  74. 74
    Mac Thomason Says:

    You suck, Francoeur.

  75. 75
    Piers Says:

    Darn. C’mon Frenchy, you’re making my optimism look bad!

  76. 76
    RehabReject Says:

    what’s the score and what’s happening plz k thnx

  77. 77
    Mac Thomason Says:

    francoeur sucks – Google Search

    Whoo-hoo!

  78. 78
    Adam M Says:

    “Infante is no worse than Francoeur.”

    Point taken. Again.

  79. 79
    Mac Thomason Says:

    It’s 1-0 and Francoeur just flew out weakly with two out and the bases loaded, because he sucks.

  80. 80
    Jeremy Says:

    At least it wasn’t a weak groundball.

  81. 81
    RehabReject Says:

    thanks mac.. i needed my flailing frenchy fix

  82. 82
    A.West Says:

    Opened yahoo baseball and saw the bases loaded, and got excited. Then I saw Frenchy’s dumb “country strong” idiotic face, and 2 strikes, and said to myself, “oh crap”.

  83. 83
    Piers Says:

    Could have been worse – he could have hit a liner up the middle that caroms off Chipper (injuring him) and winds up as an inning ender as well (force at third).

  84. 84
    RehabReject Says:

    I see that the espn bottom line says Chipper is 2-2… nice

    Frenchy = not nice

  85. 85
    Adam M Says:

    The Braves have had four plate appearances by left handed hitters so far. All I’m saying is: maybe Teixeira should just bat left handed if he can’t bat right handed. I mean, just try it. It can’t be much worse than his right-handed hitting.

  86. 86
    Adam M Says:

    oh, what I meant was that three of those four have reached base… sorry.

  87. 87
    Jeremy Says:

    Stop swinging at the first pitch, Blanco!

  88. 88
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Actually, they have six PA by lefties. Two walks and a HBP.

    Chipper has the Braves’ only two hits of the game. This is embarrassing.

  89. 89
    Jeremy Says:

    Moyer fought in the Korean War.

  90. 90
    Adam M Says:

    It’s games like these that I look at my favorite team and think ‘you know, they’re not the brightest group of guys.’ Is there coaching? Is anyone watching Chipper hit? Escobar right now is doing his best Francoeur impression.

  91. 91
    barrycuda Says:

    one more than you, eh jeremy?

  92. 92
    Jeff M. Says:

    Hudson’s not about to have one of his episodes, is he?

  93. 93
    mraver Says:

    Frenchy bunting. Heh.

  94. 94
    Piers Says:

    Jamie Moyer’s HOF plaque in case people haven’t seen this before: http://tinyurl.com/5ykbq5

  95. 95
    jj3bagger Says:

    That was pretty damn funny about Jamie Moyer.

  96. 96
    ricflair Says:

    Brian is getting some good cuts.

  97. 97
    ricflair Says:

    Wow did I call that or what.

  98. 98
    jj3bagger Says:

    Frenchy gets bailed out again by his buddy McCann. That’s what you get Phillies announcers for declaring Russell Martin the best catcher in the NL, you think they of all people would know better.

  99. 99
    Jeff M. Says:

    McCann!!!

  100. 100
    Tomas Says:

    Brian Boom!

  101. 101
    jj3bagger Says:

    Kyle Davies 6 1/3 scoreless at Yankee Stadium right now, FWIW.

  102. 102
    Brandon Says:

    I think even Bobby is second guessing himself with that bunt.

  103. 103
    Adam M Says:

    another bunt the Braves execute to perfection.

  104. 104
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Would anyone prefer Francoeur to Infante in a key hitting situation?

  105. 105
    ricflair Says:

    Stupid play. I do not care if it works.

  106. 106
    mraver Says:

    We do this bunt thing so much… why are we soooo bad at it?

  107. 107
    Brick Tamland Says:

    Bobby managing like it’s 1985 again.

  108. 108
    jj3bagger Says:

    Squeezes usually work better with a team that can actually bunt the ball, but maybe that’s just me.

  109. 109
    Ben Says:

    Just a terrible, terrible bunt call (as if that needed to be said). Why would you do that with the pitcher coming up next? All you have to do is hit a flyball to score the run. I don’t understand why Bobby is averse to someone swinging away.

  110. 110
    Trent Says:

    gaaaaaaah should have been at least one more run.

    Sick of all this bunting! Definitely seems like there is more of it at this point, this season than the previous.

  111. 111
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Well, Infante is not all that fast, and Blanco doesn’t hit a whole lot of deep fly balls, and Blanco has been struggling lately. I don’t have any particular problem with the play.

  112. 112
    Ben Says:

    Well if Infante is not all that fast and it’s bunted right at someone then he can be thrown out at the plate. Or someone could screw up the bunt and he could just get tagged out easily…oh wait…

  113. 113
    Trent Says:

    I hate when this happens to Huddy.

    No hard hit balls but they just slip through…

  114. 114
    Brandon Says:

    I love Yunel.

  115. 115
    ricflair Says:

    Wow.

  116. 116
    mraver Says:

    Nice! KJ has become quite good at turning the double play. From what I can tell, it’s the best part of his game defensively.

  117. 117
    RehabReject Says:

    Yunel es mi heroe. Mi balserito.

  118. 118
    Trent Says:

    YESSS what a double play!

    Phew

  119. 119
    Brandon Says:

    That was a really quick turn by KJ. That play was just a thing of beauty.

  120. 120
    Mr. Swings@Everything Says:

    I’d rather watch a double play than a homerun ball any day of the week.

  121. 121
    Mr. Swings@Everything Says:

    Re: announcer combos

    What would we have to do to get a Van Wieren/Sciambi combo? Statheadzzz ASSEMBLE!

  122. 122
    Trent Says:

    Insurance would be nice.

    Philly bullpen has been good though.

    Even Gordon who I think we’ve owned pretty bad recently has been decent.

    Hopefully JC will be wild…

  123. 123
    RehabReject Says:

    nice.. another failed bunt attempt

  124. 124
    ricflair Says:

    Why is he bunting. Even if it is a good bunt they’re going to walk Chipper. Stupid.

  125. 125
    RehabReject Says:

    teix is gonna come up big. i can feel it

  126. 126
    ricflair Says:

    Boy Bobby couldn’t see this coming.

  127. 127
    Jeff M. Says:

    Why are the Braves playing for just one more run? Don’t they know they suck at close games?

  128. 128
    Adam M Says:

    I hate bunting. I hate it. And now Francoeur comes up with the bases loaded again. Anyone want to venture a prediction?

  129. 129
    RehabReject Says:

    yesssss flailing frenchy time

  130. 130
    Jeff M. Says:

    Nice, now Frenchy gets to keep sucking…

  131. 131
    Brandon Says:

    Popout to second base. I’m optimistic.

  132. 132
    Trent Says:

    pretty wild…

    ouch

  133. 133
    Adam M Says:

    @127

    I truly don’t know. I can’t remember a season in which I was more confounded by Bobby’s decison-making… and that’s saying something.

  134. 134
    oldtimer? Says:

    dp time

  135. 135
    Jason Says:

    Run expectancy, runner at 1st, no outs: 0.897
    Run expectancy, runners at 1st and 2nd, one out: 0.914

    Not that I’m suggesting Bobby knows this, but if he did suspect Chipper would be walked (and really, why wouldn’t he be?), the chances of picking up that extra run increase, albeit marginally.

  136. 136
    Adam M Says:

    Seanez has been wild this year and is benefiting from a low BABIP. I’m guessing Fracoeur is sitting on the first pitch.

  137. 137
    oldtimer? Says:

    this will be sad.

  138. 138
    Brandon Says:

    Ewwww.

  139. 139
    Jason Says:

    Sad wasn’t even the half of it.

  140. 140
    Mike Says:

    Hard line drive, bad base running. Lame.

  141. 141
    RehabReject Says:

    wow… now that sucks

  142. 142
    Brick Tamland Says:

    Full of fail on the basepaths. Sweet merciful crap.

  143. 143
    mraver Says:

    Wow, what on earth was that?! Seems like it’s been a while since we were Snitkered…

  144. 144
    Brick Tamland Says:

    Escobar’s baserunning + Snitker’s decision-making = Out that should never happen

  145. 145
    jj3bagger Says:

    Well, I won’t put that one on Jeffrey, that’s for sure.

  146. 146
    Jason Says:

    I have to believe that was Escobar acting on his own. Even Snitker couldn’t have thought that was a good idea.

  147. 147
    oldtimer? Says:

    was a good cut, 2 feet right its a double.
    whatever, i am officially off the frenchy bandwagon, i hung on for a while longer than most, but its done.

  148. 148
    Tomas Says:

    Yunel :(

  149. 149
    Adam M Says:

    Once he wasn’t on the bag when the ball was caught, there is no way he should have gone home. I don’t know what Snitker was screaming.

  150. 150
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Snitker sucks too.

  151. 151
    RehabReject Says:

    yunel idiota. que diablos estas haciendo

  152. 152
    Brick Tamland Says:

    We wonder why we lose so many close games, why we’re a third-place team right now … what we saw in the sixth and seventh with men on third provides the answer.

  153. 153
    Trent Says:

    so sick.

    hope it won’t cost us.

    this is a loss that would really hurt.

  154. 154
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Also, I hate my upstairs neighbors. Now they’re playing their stereo full-blast, which means that I have to turn the sound on the TV and listen to Dumb and Dumber to drown it out.

  155. 155
    Catz Says:

    “INJURY DELAY”?!

    i can’t watch it, so i’m using gameday… what’s happening

  156. 156
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Please, Please, Lord… Let Soriano be available. Or if not, let Ohman and Boyer pitch the ninth.

  157. 157
    Mac Thomason Says:

    McCann had something in his eye. No biggie.

  158. 158
    oldtimer? Says:

    He’s good overthere.

  159. 159
    Mike Says:

    Alright, I just put that into google translate since I don’t know any Spanish. Second part came up as ‘devils who are doing’. Did that come out in the wrong order?

  160. 160
    mraver Says:

    Huddy’s been great but I bring in Ring here.

  161. 161
    Catz Says:

    it’s probably some kind of idiom…

  162. 162
    mraver Says:

    Or Ohman. That’s good, too.

  163. 163
    Catz Says:

    don’t worry… we’re at home, so it’s not a certain loss. But then again, maybe the fact that we’re leading by a run cancels that out

  164. 164
    Adam M Says:

    this team fields some lineup…

  165. 165
    Roberto Petagine Says:

    Mike… its something like: “yunel.. as*hole, what the f*ck are you doing?

  166. 166
    Adam M Says:

    anyone know who’s up in the pen? is Soriano available or is Acosta up?

  167. 167
    RehabReject Says:

    yunel idiot. what the hell (devil) are you doing

  168. 168
    Brick Tamland Says:

    I don’t like a potential Soriano/Acosta-vs.-Howard duel to lead off the ninth … shades of Pedro Cerrano on a fastball.

  169. 169
    barrycuda Says:

    mac, thats why you should never live with adjoining walls with anyone………….i tried it once about 40 years ago, but i quit the experiment before the bloodshed began. i make lots of noise but i have no tolerance for other peoples racket.

  170. 170
    RehabReject Says:

    i’m gonna guess ohman will pitch to howard… then boyer to burrell…. ?

  171. 171
    Mike Says:

    Ahhh, got ya. Yea, that makes a lot more sense.

  172. 172
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Everyone’s bunting!

    I agree with Joe. It’s a good idea, bad execution. If he bunts it hard enough it’s automatic single.

  173. 173
    Alex B. Says:

    Did I just see McCann bunt?

  174. 174
    Jeff M. Says:

    Can we make a motion that the Braves should not be allowed to bunt ever again until they have lessons from someone who actually has successfully bunted in his/her life?

  175. 175
    Brandon Says:

    Looks like Soriano may not be ready for back to back days.

  176. 176
    Jeff M. Says:

    Will he strikeout, pop out, or ground out? Or will they walk him to get Ohman out?

  177. 177
    Adam M Says:

    So basically, we could get a pitcher per batter next inning. I’m excited Dusty Baker would be jealous. I’m predicting a 42-minute top-half of the 9th.

  178. 178
    Mike Says:

    Oh my God. Ohman hitting?

  179. 179
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Yeah, McCann is not a proficient bunter. He has six career sacrifices, none this year. But with the Stupidshift, it’s still a good idea.

  180. 180
    Roberto Petagine Says:

    is Ring dead or what?

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    mraver Says:

    I’m fine with this, I guess. I don’t really think Norton would’ve done much, anyways.

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    Brick Tamland Says:

    Ohman working the count better than Francoeur …

  183. 183
    Mac Thomason Says:

    I would have double-switched Francoeur out for Anderson, but you know that’s not going to happen.

  184. 184
    Catz Says:

    Why the hell is ohman batting

  185. 185
    Jeff M. Says:

    Whose bat do you suppose Ohman borrowed?

  186. 186
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Because 1. Howard is due up first in the ninth, and 2. he is a WALKING MACHINE.

  187. 187
    Catz Says:

    LOL, nice

  188. 188
    Adam M Says:

    Here’s what we’ve learned. Will Ohman is a more patient hitter than Jeff Francoeur.

    Madson should probably be cut right now.

  189. 189
    mraver Says:

    lawl?

  190. 190
    jj3bagger Says:

    I would have bet anything I own that Ohman wasn’t going to get on base.

  191. 191
    Jeff M. Says:

    C’mon Yunel, redeem yourself!

  192. 192
    Adam M Says:

    wow

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    RehabReject Says:

    wow……….REALLY? c’mon!!!!!

  194. 194
    Tomas Says:

    Will Ohman, a force off the bench.

  195. 195
    jj3bagger Says:

    This team is like watching a coddamn little league team most nights, with the exception being little league teams can get a bunt down occasionally.

  196. 196
    mraver Says:

    Heh. Poor Will Ohman. :-)

  197. 197
    Catz Says:

    Quoth gameday: “Will Ohman caught stealing 2nd base.” WHAT???

  198. 198
    Brick Tamland Says:

    The six-year-olds who run the bases after every Sunday home game do so with far more baseball savvy than the Braves.

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    RehabReject Says:

    it was a wild pitch, i think it bounced back to the catcher real quick and he threw out Ohman at 2nd

  200. 200
    Jeff M. Says:

    I’m watching on Gameday. What just happened there?

  201. 201
    Catz Says:

    I see.

  202. 202
    Tomas Says:

    … not a force on the basepaths though.

  203. 203
    Alex B. Says:

    What!?!

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    Adam M Says:

    Chip Carey just made me throw up a little bit.

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    Ben Says:

    Wild pitch and Blanco advanced to third…Ohman hesitated, stutter-stepped, and then looked like a freaking idiot when the ball beat him to second by about 10 feet. He should have kept his ass at first. Now just 2 outs away, but I’m wondering if Ohman should have stayed in since he was loose and in the rhythm.

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    Mac Thomason Says:

    Okay, if Ring faces Jenkins, who gets Feliz if the inning is extended?

  207. 207
    Jeff M. Says:

    Adam, it’s not that unusual is it? Chip does that to many people frequently.

  208. 208
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Actually, Ohman should have run back and tried to get into a rundown so Blanco could break for home. Maybe. He did have to stay in to pitch.

  209. 209
    Ben Says:

    Boyer is pitching Mac.

  210. 210
    Jason Says:

    Stockman!
    (Chances of happening: slim to none. Probably Soriano. Unless Bobby wanted to get creative again and shift Boyer to left.)

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    Mike Says:

    Those pitches were awfully close in my opinion.

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    Brick Tamland Says:

    Bruntlett takes second on defensive indifference. Feliz singles him home. (This hasn’t actually happened; I’m just conditioned to fatalism now where one-run games are concerned.)

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    Mac Thomason Says:

    What is this crap?

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    Brick Tamland Says:

    Well, the first part happened. $#!t.

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    RehabReject Says:

    rock back now boyer. throw it in there with that 90 mph cheese!

  216. 216
    Adam M Says:

    this is… Braves baseball in a close game.

  217. 217
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Who’s up in the pen?

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    Brick Tamland Says:

    This is … shortening my life span by one year a night.

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    RehabReject Says:

    son of a $h%!

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    oldtimer? Says:

    holy crap!

  221. 221
    Mac Thomason Says:

    AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  222. 222
    RehabReject Says:

    F!@# ME!

  223. 223
    Brick Tamland Says:

    Forget this. I’m going to drink now. Heavily.

  224. 224
    Mike Says:

    Awesome.

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    mraver Says:

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    Jason Says:

    You have got to be freaking kidding me.

  227. 227
    Mr. Swings@Everything Says:

    Did I just imagine that?

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    jea Says:

    That is very frustrating.

  229. 229
    Michael Says:

    Am I to assume Coste hit a 3-run homer or something? (Yahoo sports is oddly silent…)

  230. 230
    jea Says:

    Can the official scorer give Kelly the blown save?

  231. 231
    Catz Says:

    unbelievable…

    actually, it is believable… we were up by a run.

  232. 232
    Ben Says:

    That is Little League bull****

  233. 233
    Mac Thomason Says:

    KJ dropped a game-ending popup.

  234. 234
    Catz Says:

    No, pop fly to KJ and he misses it, and a run scores

  235. 235
    Brick Tamland Says:

    New and creative ways to blow games.

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2008 Braves!

  236. 236
    Mike Says:

    No win for Huddy, thats pretty freakin’ lame

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    RehabReject Says:

    as soon as I saw Kelly running back, I had a feeling that was gonna happen. It happened once to me when I was 17. For some reason, running towards the foul line on those pop-ups, you can’t get a good read.

    either that or I am as bad a 2nd baseman as KJ

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    Michael Says:

    Wow. Just… Wow.

  239. 239
    jj3bagger Says:

    I can’t even think of anything to say other than I’m going to start drinking now. Please refer to post #195. That is all.

  240. 240
    Seat Painter Says:

    Dammit! (But of course, if Boyer hadn’t WALKED two Phillies with two out, we wouldn’t be in this situation.)

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    oldtimer? Says:

    better hit a homr

  242. 242
    Jeff M. Says:

    Better hit it out, KJ; they can catch…

  243. 243
    Jeff K Says:

    Kelly will win it?

  244. 244
    Brick Tamland Says:

    How many wins has Hudson lost now as a Brave because of incompetence around him?

  245. 245
    Piers Says:

    This just means that Chipper gets to be the hero w/ the GW RBI…

  246. 246
    RehabReject Says:

    well, that’s a start…… a$$h@l#

  247. 247
    Seat Painter Says:

    OK, so KJ made up for the error…a little bit.

  248. 248
    mraver Says:

    There ya go, Kelly!

    Time for Chipper to get IBBed and Tex to drive ‘em in.

  249. 249
    Jeff M. Says:

    I said, hit it out, KJ! Now you have to run the bases and who knows if you can do that.

  250. 250
    Ethan Says:

    Whatever, you still blew the game. Plus Chipper will just be walked

  251. 251
    Jeff K Says:

    Close. Go Chipper!

  252. 252
    Jeff K Says:

    Go Tex!

  253. 253
    Seat Painter Says:

    OK, there’s the ealk to Chipper. Now for Tex or *gulp* HIM to come through.

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    'Rissa Says:

    It would be ironic if KJ comes around and scores the winning run…

  255. 255
    Mac Thomason Says:

    If Hudson wasn’t already POd at his teammates, he would be now.

  256. 256
    Piers Says:

    Dang – I was hoping for a single so Chipper would get to hit… Oh well – another PA for Chipper w/o lowering his average.

  257. 257
    billy-jay Says:

    @250:

    He blew the W for Hudson. The game is still in question.

  258. 258
    RehabReject Says:

    crap… come on tex

  259. 259
    Jeff K Says:

    If Kelly score this run, is it a Vulture?

  260. 260
    Piers Says:

    Is the smart move here to IBB and bring Francouer up? That would tempt me if I were an opposing manager…

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    Mac Thomason Says:

    If the runner was at third, I’d consider the Ealk to Tex. This is a rare situation where the BA of the batter is higher than the OBP of the on-deck hitter. But they got Tex. Extras, here we come.

  262. 262
    Jeff K Says:

    Gordo has thrown a few wild pitches in his day — don’t put the winning run on 3d.

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    RehabReject Says:

    baaaaaaaaaa

  264. 264
    'Rissa Says:

    Oh great, now it’s up to Frenchy…

  265. 265
    Seat Painter Says:

    Oh boy.

    Here we go.

  266. 266
    Adam M Says:

    this is gonna be a tough one to swallow…

  267. 267
    Roberto Petagine Says:

    well… game over… theres no way we can win another extrainning this season

  268. 268
    Piers Says:

    Ok, time to hope for a freak Wrath of God type deluge where they have to call the game off (thus resetting the scores to the end of the 8th inning)…

  269. 269
    Brick Tamland Says:

    I’d love for Frenchy to win it here, but with the baserunning issues plus KJ’s fart in the field … we deserve to lose.

  270. 270
    barrycuda Says:

    KJ sucks

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    Seat Painter Says:

    C’mon a walk-off single would be just fine….

  272. 272
    Jeff K Says:

    Or McCann?

  273. 273
    mraver Says:

    Walk Frenchy. I DARE you.

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    RehabReject Says:

    baaaaaaaaaa!

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    oldtimer? Says:

    i hate him.

  276. 276
    jj3bagger Says:

    Frenchy can’t even hit Tom Gordon anymore. That’s got to do wonders for his confidence.

  277. 277
    Jeff K Says:

    Doh.

  278. 278
    mraver Says:

    ….

  279. 279
    Seat Painter Says:

    Well. At least one of these teams cancatch a pop-up.

  280. 280
    Piers Says:

    Oh nvm they just would suspend in that case…

  281. 281
    Jeff M. Says:

    Frenchy Walk–bite your tongue man. He’s a hitting machine (if by hitting you mean popping out and flying out).

  282. 282
    Brick Tamland Says:

    This is the kind of defeat that puts a team in a funk for the next three days. If we’re 6 1/2 back by Sunday, all of the blame goes on KJ.

  283. 283
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Francoeur sucks more than a black hole of suck.

  284. 284
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Oh, great. Mr. High Leverage to pitch the tenth.

  285. 285
    barrycuda Says:

    at least he got the bat on the ball…………right Tex?

  286. 286
    Charles Says:

    Wow this game is grueling! Everyone is so sweaty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet McCann has lost 40 pounds of body weight tonite! Whoever sweats most loses! Why cant we have JORGE SweatySosa tonite??

  287. 287
    Jeff K Says:

    Too bitter.

  288. 288
    Jeff M. Says:

    I was just wondering about leverage and extra innings. I guess that’s my answer.

  289. 289
    lunatic96 Says:

    hey so what does ealked mean exactly? I get that it means walk, but I don’t entirely understand the context.

  290. 290
    Adam M Says:

    KJ is the goat, no doubt, but this has been a team effort. Escobar’s baserunning, the Ohman gaff, the stranded runners (not that that’s new), Boyer’s sudden wildness with two outs and nobody on, the terrible squeeze play, etc.

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    Piers Says:

    Can we put Hudson in RF on the days he’s not pitching? Didn’t he play OF in college?

  292. 292
    Dan Says:

    I blame Boyer (two walks), Kelly Johnson and Francoeur.

    Oh, and now Acosta. No way he doesn’t lose the game here.

  293. 293
    Mac Thomason Says:

    At least it won’t be one of those long games where the whole bullpen gets wrecked.

  294. 294
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Ealk was originally a typo by Smitty. I adopted it to mean IBB.

  295. 295
    Jeff M. Says:

    yeah, Acosta will lose it (but the others deserve something in the way of a loss share).

  296. 296
    Jeff M. Says:

    Hey, they bunt, steal, run bases, and catch pop-ups. No wonder their in first place.

  297. 297
    mraver Says:

    I’m pretty sure I’d bring in Ring at some point here….

  298. 298
    braves14 Says:

    So, how will we lose this one?

  299. 299
    Jeff K Says:

    Balls?

  300. 300
    Mr. Swings@Everything Says:

    You stupid Braves…are you going to make me choose between you and the vajayjay? Decide this game before 2330!

  301. 301
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Like that.

  302. 302
    Brick Tamland Says:

    Now playing the role of Resop, Manny Acosta.

  303. 303
    Mr. Swings@Everything Says:

    I meant in our favor…do you have to take everything so literally?

  304. 304
    Ethan Says:

    It’s literally like this team goes out of the way to torture you.

  305. 305
    RehabReject Says:

    I just want to go to sleep and not be angry at this team ….. can I please just have that?? an angry-less night of sleep?

    plz?

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    oldtimer? Says:

    Acosta has nothing, going through a dead arm period or something? Maybe he just stinks like Frenchy.

  307. 307
    Catz Says:

    I think we should credit the loss to kelly johnson

  308. 308
    mraver Says:

    So why let Acosta face Victorino? I don’t get it….

  309. 309
    mraver Says:

    Oh, ’cause he was a switch-hitter, duh. Brian fart.

  310. 310
    Jeff M. Says:

    Ethan, they’ve been doing this for a couple of years now. It’s pay back for the salad days of the 90s (yet not nearly as bad as the 70s and the greater part of the 80s).

  311. 311
    Alex B. Says:

    I don’t believe this. We deserve to lose.. I’m going to bed.

  312. 312
    c. shorter Says:

    306 — yet he still gets run out there… despite having a 300 man bullpen.

  313. 313
    Jeff M. Says:

    Free Stockman! Imprison Acosta!

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    braves14 Says:

    I blame Francoeur.

  315. 315
    Frank Says:

    sure KJ is the goat but thinking this team will win a one run game is akin to thinking Hampton will contribute

  316. 316
    Ben Says:

    This will be the most deflating and demoralizing loss in…how many days has it been since Acosta blew the game against the Marlins? This is a huge swing…going from what could have been 2.5 out and tied with the Fish to 4.5 out…even if they can somehow win tomorrow they are back to where they started…this is awful.

  317. 317
    Mike Says:

    This is so gay.

  318. 318
    Adam M Says:

    at least the Braves didn’t lie down and die. oh wait…

  319. 319
    Mac Thomason Says:

    So, the most demoralizing loss in two days.

    Acosta is a low-leverage pitcher. Maybe he’ll be more someday, but using him late in close games is the definition of insanity.

  320. 320
    'Rissa Says:

    Too bad McCann won’t be able to hit another 2-run homer.

  321. 321
    mraver Says:

    Looks like I got the Ring call right. Heh.

  322. 322
    c. shorter Says:

    kyle davies, W in the bronx

  323. 323
    Ben Says:

    At least it won’t be a one-run loss, right? This team sucks so much at times. They are so bipolar. Thank you Kelly Johnson, you f***wad.

  324. 324
    'Rissa Says:

    “The Braves are imploding in the 10th inning”
    —Pete Van Warren

    That’s what they do best.

  325. 325
    Jeff M. Says:

    But if we hold the phillies at 2, I bet McCann will hit a one run homer… (fatalism sucks).

  326. 326
    c. shorter Says:

    and mahay got the hold

  327. 327
    braves14 Says:

    It’s hard to take this team seriously with games like this.

  328. 328
    Catz Says:

    I wouldn’t be so mad if we deserved to lose this

  329. 329
    Joshua Says:

    I blame Frenchy!!!

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    Brick Tamland Says:

    This homestand could still end up being over .500, and yet with the manner in which the losses happened, Smoltz’s season-ending surgery plus this team’s inability to even crap properly on the road looming over everything, it already feels like a turning point for the worse in this season.

  331. 331
    Frank Says:

    how many innings would this one have to go for Stockman to actually pitch?

    I hope he has a video game or a blackberry or something to pass his time in the pen since he gets less use than the maytag repairman

  332. 332
    mraver Says:

    No more Frenchy! :-o

  333. 333
    jj3bagger Says:

    Ah Mac, ye have little faith about a double switch involving Frenchy. Three nnings too late you say ?? Nah, I didn’t think so.

  334. 334
    Joshua Says:

    He has certainly taken the place of Andruw on stupidest approach to hitting in the majors. I can’t bear to see him come to the plate anymore.

  335. 335
    Brick Tamland Says:

    I’ve seen guys get DFAed for less than what KJ pulled tonight.

  336. 336
    Bethany Says:

    KJ is not the only goat. Tex, Escobar and of course Frenchy blew it too. Yunel not only had the most inane baserunning move I’ve seen in my life, he also didn’t have a hit. All this from a supposedly “smart” player.

  337. 337
    Catz Says:

    Frankly, i didn’t really watch the braves at the beginning of the year, thinking it would be just like the previous two years…

  338. 338
    lunatic96 Says:

    What was the reason Soriano was unavailable tonight?

  339. 339
    Brick Tamland Says:

    See how Tex used two hands there, KJ?

  340. 340
    mraver Says:

    Caught that popup…

  341. 341
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Soriano is not 100 percent yet, and they want to avoid using him on back to back nights. Remember, what Bobby tried worked, only KJ fucked up.

  342. 342
    Dan Says:

    So how many games must Acosta blow, and how many scoreless innings must Stockman pitch, before their roles are reversed?

  343. 343
    jj3bagger Says:

    I can’t believe I’m about ready to type something positive about Mets fans (and I’m sure I’ll regret it in the morning), but at least they would have booed this team off the field tonight. What a craptastic effort.

  344. 344
    Ben Says:

    You are right, Bethany. There is plenty of blame to go around, but when someone drops a popup that I could have caught, it pisses me off to no end.

  345. 345
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Chipper and Hudson should take some maple bats to the clubhouse.

  346. 346
    Piers Says:

    Has anyone actually *seen* Stockman recently? Maybe we’re dealing with a Weekend at Bernie’s situation here?

  347. 347
    Brick Tamland Says:

    343, I don’t believe in indiscriminate booing; e.g., I would never boo a college team. But these guys deserve — and I would say need — to hear the boos. Some of this crap would be unacceptable in Little League. This night and this performance sucked.

  348. 348
    braves14 Says:

    Grab a beer, you’ll feel better.

  349. 349
    Catz Says:

    I can’t remember the last time a brave was booed at turner field…

  350. 350
    Mac Thomason Says:

    My God, Joe’s solution to everything is bunting.

  351. 351
    Mike Says:

    SPEED

  352. 352
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Okay, it works, but is Anderson as stupid as Francoeur? He gains NOTHING from risking going to third.

  353. 353
    Catz Says:

    “in play, no out” !

  354. 354
    jj3bagger Says:

    349, Danny KolBB

  355. 355
    lunatic96 Says:

    Nice running by Anderson

  356. 356
    Dan Says:

    Just one hit. Come on. Don’t tease us.

  357. 357
    lunatic96 Says:

    quick Mac, insult Norton’s mom or something.

  358. 358
    Piers Says:

    You know, one of the few painful losses we haven’t had yet is where we get a game tying hit, but the batter passes one of the people on the basepaths and is called out, thus losing us the game…. Let’s try that…

  359. 359
    Brick Tamland Says:

    Well, when I was at Coors Field for the Braves-Rockies series in April, I booed Chuck James after a lame attempt at bunt. That’s what living in the Northeast for two years earlier this decade will do … it bred in me the same urgent, borderline a$$-hole mentality that Yankees/Mets/Red Sox fans possess.

  360. 360
    Brick Tamland Says:

    I love the sound on these home-game broadcasts — “Come on, Kelly!” as Yunel comes to bat.

  361. 361
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Yunel, you have totally sucked tonight and should be deported back to Cuba.

  362. 362
    Bethany Says:

    If Yunel doesn’t get a hit I’m sending him back to Cuba.

  363. 363
    Marc Says:

    Going to third worked in the end because they didn’t hold Blanco for some reason.

  364. 364
    Dan Says:

    F*** everything.

  365. 365
    Frank Says:

    1 run loss

  366. 366
    Mike Says:

    Haha, a one run loss!

  367. 367
    Catz Says:

    i predict a walk to escobar and then a strikeout by KJ

  368. 368
    Brick Tamland Says:

    Good call. One-run loss. F*** Snitker.

  369. 369
    lunatic96 Says:

    MOTHERFUCKING FUCKING FUCK FUCK

  370. 370
    Piers Says:

    I like seeing ‘In play: run(s)’…. Let’s see what happened…

  371. 371
    Catz Says:

    Or not.

  372. 372
    Mac Thomason Says:

    I got nothing.

  373. 373
    Marc Says:

    We never get any breaks, it just had to be a perfect throw there.

  374. 374
    urlhix Says:

    Only a perfect throw gets him there. As it goes….

  375. 375
    Jeremy Says:

    Ouch.

  376. 376
    Piers Says:

    Ugh – slow connection…

  377. 377
    Catz Says:

    guy on second thrown out at home?

  378. 378
    ricflair Says:

    He was out. Barely.

  379. 379
    Adam M Says:

    everyone take notice of what a professional baseball team looks like.

  380. 380
    Bethany Says:

    The most creative one run loss ever.

  381. 381
    braves14 Says:

    That was impressive.

  382. 382
    stuckinbrooklyn Says:

    that didn’t quite work out

    but what a dynamic duo in anderson/blanco
    while they pale in comparison to the Ace and Gary of NorFante
    I’d like to see them in the corners

    Go Bobby for benching Francois

  383. 383
    Adam M Says:

    Incidentally, Victorino – Chip, who made some weirdly derisive remark earlier in the game about Philly’s outfielders’ arms, clearly didn’t know this – has an amazingly strong and accurate arm. He was out.

    I’ve actually stopped enjoying watching or following baseball this season. I may take a break. For whatever the reason, this team is too painful to watch or follow.

  384. 384
    Kyle S Says:

    Good lord, that was awful.

  385. 385
    Marc Says:

    I suppose the baseball gods decided we haven’t filled our quota for 1 run losses recently.

  386. 386
    Ben Says:

    Wow, I actually didn’t think it would be a one-run loss after giving them two runs in the top half. That loss stings and I would make them run laps for that one with the fans still in the stands. If they are going to play like a Little League team, then I would treat them like one.

  387. 387
    Charles Says:

    I’m going to take a week off after tonight. Braves suck.

  388. 388
    braves14 Says:

    College Football’s right around the corner.

  389. 389
    Mike Says:

    I don’t think I would make a Little League team run as a punishment. Treat ‘em like a high school team, however, and he can run their asses off.

  390. 390
    Ben Says:

    Maybe they should start batting Francoeur in front of Chipper. You know they wouldn’t walk him to face Chipper, so he should get something to hit. Maris got great stuff to hit by batting in front of Mantle. It can’t hurt, can it? If they are going to insist on playing that black hole of offense, then maybe they need to shake things up a bit.

  391. 391
    Bethany Says:

    This is the point in the season when I start rooting for my favorite players, and ignoring whether or not they actually win games.

  392. 392
    Jaik Jarrkjens Says:

    God I hate Francoeur. Why the hell is he batting 5th!? Why the hell is Teixeira batting 4th!? We have two great hitters in Chipper and McCann, and they rarely hit in the same inning.

  393. 393
    Ben Says:

    Mike, I played baseball in a part of northeast Alabama that pretty much lives and breathes it. I have run laps at each level except tee-ball.

  394. 394
    Mike Says:

    Man, I don’t think I really had to run until high school.

  395. 395
    Joshua Says:

    Yeah, I like how much better Frenchy is against lefties than McCann. McCann only hit a 2 run bomb that should have won the game, while Frenchy is up there wailing away at balls anywhere – twice with the bases loaded. Freaking REDICULOUS!!!

  396. 396
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Recap is up. Francoeur sucks. Acosta delenda est.

  397. 397
    Jaik Jarrkjens Says:

    Francoeur needs to bat 8th – at Richmond.

  398. 398
    A.West Says:

    Frenchie = 0 for 5, 9 left on base. You suck salty chocolate balls. Cox, move this sucker down to the 9 spot, and give him an extra hour of bunting practice each day so he’ll know how to bunt the pitchers over to second base. Pitchers aren’t dumb enough to let you be “clutch” any more.

  399. 399
    mraver Says:

    There are like 8 different reasons we lost that game. Obviously, KJ dropping the popup was one, Boyer walking two for no good reason was another, and Acosta sucking for the second consecutive time was also important.

    But this loss, IMO, goes on the offense. You just HAVE to get more than 3 runs off of 10 hits + 7(!) walks. I mean, it’s you just HAVE to. Not to pile on (because it looked to me like he was turning things around the past few games), but Jeff Francoeur left NINE (9) runners on. That’s one helluvan 0-5. Nine runners left… that’s almost two per AB! How insane is that? There was an average of 1.8 runners on tonight for Jeff Francoeur! A 1-5 wins it for Atlanta almost without question.

    Oh, but that’s not all! We managed to get 3 runners thrown out at home tonight! WTF?! This was readily apparent last year, but Brian Snitker is probably the worst 3B coach I’ve ever seen. If he’s a great clubhouse guy, fine, make him the bench coach or some BS like that. But PLEASE, let’s stop getting guys thrown out at home!

    So please, make sure to spread the blame around for this one. Pretty much everyone but Chipper, Huddy, and I guess Ohman deserve a share. (Okay, okay. Anderson had a good night, too.)

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