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31 Aug

Metty Goodness game thread: Aug. 31, Mets at Braves

Now, I’m not saying that Jeffy won’t play in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area next year. He’ll look great in a road uniform in Gwinnett.

183 Responses to “Metty Goodness game thread: Aug. 31, Mets at Braves”

  1. 1
    sdp Says:

    The official Braves Twitter says Kawakami has been optioned to Danville. Say what?

    https://twitter.com/Braves/status/22641829334

  2. 2
    eglenn Says:

    Procedural move to get Nate back today.

  3. 3
    braves14 Says:

    To set the playoff roster at 11 pitchers and 14 position players. I’m guessing Danville’s season ends shortly and they can recall him after that without waiting the requisite 10 days.

  4. 4
    Hanan Says:

    With 6 games left against the Mets, this can’t be good.

    http://tinyurl.com/26fawvm

  5. 5
    Nick Says:

    Yes, Danville’s season ends tomorrow and they can call him back up immediately.

    Back to the conversation at the end of the last thread, I just think everybody’s assuming too much with Freeman. If he pulls a Jason Heyward April in September, he’ll be on the roster…I don’t think there’s any need to worry about that. In the very likely event that he does not, I don’t know why everyone’s rushing to put him on the postseason roster a month before it’s even finalized. There are a variety of reasons I would rather have Glaus and Lee in a postseason environment. I’m not saying I absolutely would not want Freeman, but if you’re asking me to make that decision before I ever see him play in the Major Leagues, then my answer is no…I don’t want him on the postseason roster as of right now.

  6. 6
    PaulV Says:

    Let’s see how healthy Lee and Glaus are.

  7. 7
    sdp Says:

    @2: I see. I was hoping the Braves weren’t blatant liars to KK.

  8. 8
    PaulV Says:

    KK may not even go to Danville.

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    Sam Hutcheson Says:

    Kawakami won’t fly to Danville at all. He’ll sit in the clubhouse in Atlanta and wait until the rookie season ends and then be “recalled.” The Braves get all of their major league players on the ML roster prior to the deadline for playoff rosters.

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    Smitty Says:

    1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Prado 3B, 4. Lee 1B, 5. Diaz LF, 6. Gonzalez SS, 7. Cabrera CF, 8. Ross C, 9. Minor P

    Well, Bobby isn’t trotting Louth out there just yet.

  11. 11
    Robert Says:

    Back from a week in Vegas, looks like I missed a 3-4 stretch. I can probably live without having seen that. Sunday’s game looked like fun, the Colorado series not so much.

    Anything important happen in the last week? Nothing stands out looking through the box scores. Is Lee looking healthy? Has Venters arm fallen off yet? And of course most importantly, has Bethany bought her car yet?

    I saw a Charger on my drive out. Not a bad looking car. Not my thing, but I could understand the appeal.

  12. 12
    PaulV Says:

    @11
    Maybe
    no
    hell yes

  13. 13
    Tom Says:

    Back from a week in Vegas

    Millionaire or broke?

    Edit: @11:
    - Gained half a game on the Phillies
    - Sort of. Still back pain, but nothing serious they say.
    - Venter’s arm is still attached, but Moylan had a cortisone shot (shoulder).
    - Yes. Quite a ride.

  14. 14
    PaulV Says:

    lawyer I knew had a former client blow $750,000 in Vegas. He had borrowed money on property he did not own and blamed attorney. Not true, nut made FBI agent happy for a while. He had made & altered photo copies of legit transaction and for some reason banks cut him a check

  15. 15
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    Nice piece on Saito on Fangraphs.

  16. 16
    Bethany Says:

    Just for you, Robert:

    http://heckhouse.com/challenger.jpg
    http://heckhouse.com/challenger2.jpg
    http://heckhouse.com/challenger3.jpg

  17. 17
    ububba Says:

    #11
    Miss anything?

    Nah, we’re still, y’know, doomed.

    Headed up to Pinstriped Kool-Aid Land for another epic AL encounter.

    And how did I end up seeing the A’s twice this year? Hell, they’ll probably win…

  18. 18
    ryan c Says:

    according to talkingchop, the braves arent waiting til AAA season’s end before calling up freddie…

    “When rosters expand tomorrow Atlanta Braves fans will see several new faces, and several old faces. Top hitting prospect first baseman Freddie Freeman will be called up along with pitchers Michael Dunn and Scott Proctor, and 30-year old rookie catcher J.C. Boscan.”

    proctor? really? he’s been decent his last 10, but his 7.08 era cant be hidden by any stat.

  19. 19
    Stu Says:

    Extra competent arms for the ‘pen are a good thing.

  20. 20
    braves14 Says:

    Looks like Lowe’s been hurt for awhile.

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    Nick Says:

    Yay, I agree with Stu on something! There’s no reason not to bring up Proctor. He does have Major League experience, unlike Marek (who might also be up at the end of the AAA season). Also, Kimbrel can’t come back up until the close of the AAA season after being sent down a couple days ago.

  22. 22
    NickC Says:

    To be fair to Lowe, outside of Sunday’s game it was his best stretch since the very start of his Braves career.

  23. 23
    csg Says:

    he still shouldnt be trying to pitch with an elbow injury

  24. 24
    PaulV Says:

    players play hurt all the time. Injured no. Pitchers ice arms after games for a reason. Pain.

  25. 25
    Nick Says:

    Just to play devil’s advocate, you’ve spent the last few days hoping he needs Tommy John surgery, and thereby not caring about his health at all (in fact, actually caring about his health in a negative fashion), and now that it’s come out that he has elbow soreness, you’re complaining about his best stretch of the year because he shouldn’t be pitching with an elbow injury. If you don’t care about his health, what do you care if he pitches with elbow soreness as long as he pitched well?

    Also, I’m not gonna get fully into it again, but Kawakami is not better than Derek Lowe. Maybe about the same (although I don’t even think he’s that), but he is not better. So I’m not sure what the clamoring for a Lowe injury so we can get Kawakami back into the rotation is all about.

  26. 26
    Stu Says:

    24—Well, if Lowe were seriously hurt, the Braves would get a lot of insurance money. Maybe no help this year, but certainly next year.

  27. 27
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    I wouldn’t wish arm pain on Lowe. But, honestly, I am kind of annoyed that he has been trying to be a hero. Yes, he pitched well for a month, but he pitched at a pretty mediocre level for the year and a half before that, and to my eyes he was clearly struggling with release point and command for much of that time. If that’s because of an injury, okay — that explains why he’s been so disappointing on a $60 mill deal. If it’s because he’s getting older, okay — too bad, but the money’s gone.

    But if he’s mediocre when healthy and he’s hiding the fact that he’s been in elbow pain for a couple of months, that is very aggravating to me, success or no. He just doesn’t have a whole lot of margin for error.

  28. 28
    jdpeace Says:

    Completely off-topic, but I just finished the new Henry Aaron biography and I wanted to recommend it. It’s striking in that it’s as much a social history with Aaron at its center as it is a straight biography. You get some wonderful descriptions of the experiences of blacks in Alabama and the transition of early black stars out of the South as the Negro Leagues were folding. The segergation of black players during spring training and throughout the season. There’s some wonderful stuff about Robinson and what it was like for people like Mays and Aaron and Frank Robinson to follow him. Amazing details about the constant slights that that generation of black players faced. Even in the Braves locker-room when he first came up Aaron had to dress well away from his teammates. Some of the press reports early on would key on Aaron’s early mental mistakes when he first came up and attribute it to black players not being smart enough to play. Then when he got good it was all must be raw talent even though from all accounts he worked harder than anybody else.

    A point I never thought of before as well. Aaron’s poise and dignity in the face of racism was kind of lauded by the liberal (liberal meaning anti-segregation) press of the time. The black players that got angry were really savaged by the same media. Aaron has a few moments when his dignity slipped and he’d get railed by the sports columnists of the day who almost never talked about what had made him angry in the first place. I had always admired black leaders of that area for their dignity and restraint, but after reading the book it felt more like a box they had to live in to keep allies even among the most liberal of whites.

    It’s also very thorough and not nearly solely about race as I’ve made it out to be. There’s a great discussion of Aaron’s attitude toward Bonds and the steroid era more broadly, his relationship with Turner and the city of Atlanta, painful descriptions of how bad he got in his final years.

    Aaron apparently didn’t participate in the process, so Bryant does a lot of (perhaps accurate, it sounds good!) guess-work into the psychology of Aaron. The fact that he’s so enigmatic and hard to know works perversely to draw you into the book, but it’s also kind of frustrating that so much of it has to be speculation and the public things we do know about him come with all these contradictions baked into them. He wouldn’t do well on Oprah.

    The bads: the description of games early in Aaron’s career read like prosed up box scores. I assume there was no television footage to watch of key games so Bryant does a lot of factual recounting without any details of important moments the Braves had against Brooklyn or the Yankees. I would have thought that the newspaper accounts of the era would have had a lot more backstory to the individual games and some emotional context to the key moments that he could incorporate. At any rate, it makes for some dreary reading when it should be riveting. It does get better for some reason once you get to games in the 70s. I’m just guessing that Bryant had footage to look at and could get into the body language and details of the games themselves.

    Fun things I didn’t know. Everybody apparently found time to smoke a cigarette before going up to the on deck circle. Warren Spahn was kinda of a dick. Eddie Matthews was a really angry drunk, but a great teammate. Aaron would have felt less lonely with the Braves in his early years if he liked going to bars: an important lesson for the kids. Drinkers don’t trust people who don’t drink and nearly every baseball player in the 1950s was soused half of the time. It was the performance de-hancing drug of the time. I also learned, although I’d heard tales of this before, that they basically kept jars of speed in the clubhouse, so I’m sure that mitigated some of the effects of hangovers.

  29. 29
    jdpeace Says:

    And sorry. That post is so long it’s intrusive.

  30. 30
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    they basically kept jars of speed in the clubhouse

    Performance-enhancing drugs, kids!

  31. 31
    jdpeace Says:

    #29 Yes. But in their defense they needed it to sober up after passing out in the clubhouse at four in the morning.

  32. 32
    Kristen Says:

    @28 It’s okay to make people read more than 4-5 sentences in a row on the internet sometimes. I appreciated your review and will have to give that book a read first chance I get. It sounds great.

  33. 33
    jdpeace Says:

    I feel like we are made of weaker stuff nowadays. A lot of those guys lived Lindsay Lohan-hard and still hit .280.

  34. 34
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Freeman and Beachy are going to play in the Arizona Fall League.

  35. 35
    Brian J. Says:

    32- Keep in mind that the pitchers were just as greenie-dependent, at least if you believe Bouton’s Ball Four. MLB didn’t begin testing for amphetamines until after the 2005 season, believe it or not.

  36. 36
    ryan c Says:

    stu,
    if you’d look at proctor’s numbers this year, you might retract the word competent in your post. there are plenty of other competent arms to choose from at gwinnett.

  37. 37
    Dan Says:

    Now, I’m not saying that Jeffy won’t play in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area next year. He’ll look great in a road uniform in Gwinnett.

    But, but…Francoeur is hitting clean-up today!

    1. Luis Castillo – 2B
    2. David Wright – 3B
    3.Carlos Beltran – CF
    4. Jeff Francoeur – RF
    5. Ike Davis – 1B
    6. Henry Blanco – C
    7. Chris Carter – LF
    8. Ruben Tejada – SS
    9. Jon Niese – P

    I really don’t want to see Jeffy traded to a playoff-bound team (Rangers) on the last day he’s eligible to be on their playoff roster.

  38. 38
    jdpeace Says:

    #34 From the Bryant book you get the impression that it was like aspirin for players of that era. It’s a half-assed defense, but because steroid use was not as wide-spread it created more of a competitive imbalance. Guys back then didn’t think of amphetamines as harmful and so there was less of a moral choice to make about whether to take them or not.

    But, it’s a good reminder that there’s no PURE era of baseball. Ruth never had to face Satchel Paige in his prime, guys were doing drugs hand over fist—amphetamines and then cocaine, then the steroids. The nostalgic sepia toned baseball history covers up a lot sins.

  39. 39
    Stu Says:

    35—Dude. There are no service-time concerns with Proctor, and he’s going to be, what, the 9th member of the ‘pen? And once guys like Martinez, Kimbrel, and Marek can be brought up, the 12th.

    This wasn’t a choice between Proctor and some other good player; it was Proctor or nobody. Of course you add the extra arm.

  40. 40
    Mac Thomason Says:

    They probably promised Proctor a callup.

  41. 41
    sansho1 Says:

    Thanks for the writeup, jd. Good stuff. I’ve only ever read the Furman Bisher-ghosted autobiography (and that 35 years ago). It was timid and poorly voiced, and Aaron later disavowed it. The one anecdote I remember was the Birmingham Barons’ bus stopping at a store, and Aaron buying some milk, drinking some, then going to pour the rest on the ground before being stopped by an older player/preacher named Gaylord, who thundered, “That’s waste, boy, and waste is a sin!” I hear a lot of Bisher in that story….

  42. 42
    jdpeace Says:

    #40 There’s actually a great account of a piece Furman wrote on Aaron for the Saturday Evening Post. Followed him around for three days and then basically called him slow-witted and wrote out all Aaron’s quotes phonetically to capture his accent and occasional mispronunciations. Aaron was really hurt by the piece and Bryant can’t believe he didn’t punch him the nose much less work with him later in life. It’s occasion for one of his digression into Aaron’s psychology and why he would forgive it. Frustrating because it’s not like Aaron’s dead so why not just answer the author’s question.

    Also, Furman is quoted in the biography as saying that “Aaron is a nice guy, but he’s easily led around by people.” It made me not like Furman very much.

  43. 43
    sansho1 Says:

    DOB tweeting Braves are listening to possible trade offers for Glaus.

  44. 44
    jdpeace Says:

    Who would trade for Glaus? It’s the Royals isn’t it?

  45. 45
    Brian J. Says:

    Hopefully, the Braves will accept after driving a hard bargain. Say, two used lottery tickets.

  46. 46
    Brian J. Says:

    That is one sad LolMets lineup. I know batting average isn’t the be-all and end-all of statistics, but what excuse can there be for having just two .250 hitters in there? (Using more advanced numbers, Frenchy’s .663 OPS is their fourth best.)

  47. 47
    ryan c Says:

    @38
    that wasnt my point. you called him competent, which, since returning from injury, is very far from the truth. if he’s on the 40 man and he’s completely stinking up the joint (as he has), there’s no harm cutting ties with him and moving up one of the actual competent pitchers.

  48. 48
    jjschiller Says:

    I’m not entirely convinced that Glaus is useless.

    Also, who COULD like Furman Bischer?

  49. 49
    sansho1 Says:

    When I was 13 I met Ted Turner and told him I was going to be the next Furman Bisher (my dad put me up to it). Mr. Turner found that highly amusing….

  50. 50
    Robert Says:

    Millionaire or broke?

    Edit: @11:
    - Gained half a game on the Phillies
    - Sort of. Still back pain, but nothing serious they say.
    - Venter’s arm is still attached, but Moylan had a cortisone shot (shoulder).
    - Yes. Quite a ride.

    Thanks Tom (and others)! I was due a profitable gambling trip to Vegas and I had it. I poured most of the winnings back into golf, food, clubs and shopping but basically it was a free vacation which pretty awesome. Hot as hell though.

    Sounds like Lowe is hurt. Not sure how I feel about that yet.

    Edit: Wow, Skippy hitting cleanup. That’s a cry for help.

  51. 51
    spike Says:

    How un-Heywardian.

  52. 52
    Robert Says:

    Almost played a single into a homer.

  53. 53
    Bethany Says:

    Their pitcher has one odd nose.

  54. 54
    OneEye Says:

    ummm – why didnt they send him? 2 outs and the pitcher up next? stupid Mets.

  55. 55
    braves14 Says:

    Because if he’s thrown out then the pitcher is leading off the next inning instead of the #1 hitter.

  56. 56
    spike Says:

    This would be an excellent time for Lee to start hitting.

  57. 57
    Brian J. Says:

    55- Looks like he took your advice.

    Edit: Sacrifice bunt? Is there any explanation other than “Cox is managing”?

  58. 58
    Robert Says:

    The ole’ double f-up. Bad bunt. Bad defense.

  59. 59
    spike Says:

    Great patience there, AAG

  60. 60
    Robert Says:

    You still suck New Guy.

  61. 61
    ryan c Says:

    lefty killer, matt diaz, asked to bunt with a runner on 2nd. stupid.

  62. 62
    OneEye Says:

    the %’s scoring a run with the leadoff man at the plate with 0 out vs 1 out aren’t nearly as bad as the % of scoring a man from third with the pitcher up and 2 outs. Not sending him home from a LONG relay throw is bad baseball, but it’s the Mets.

  63. 63
    Robert Says:

    I see that Leadoff Double = Death is still in effect.

    I would have sent him. It’s not like we still have Furcal out there make those laser relay throws he used to make.

  64. 64
    JoeyT Says:

    Peachtree game means no commercials. I like that.

  65. 65
    Jeremy Says:

    Why in the hell would you bunt with Matt Diaz in the second inning?

  66. 66
    braves14 Says:

    At least the automatic out is batting to end the inning after the double.

    Jeffy sucks.

  67. 67
    Brian J. Says:

    Two-pitch out from Frenchy to strand a runner in scoring position. Ah, good times.

  68. 68
    braves14 Says:

    LOL Mets.

  69. 69
    ASG Says:

    Ross!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. 70
    JoeyT Says:

    I can’t believe Beltran didn’t catch that.

  71. 71
    Robert Says:

    Can’t screwup a leadoff triple…you would assume.

  72. 72
    spike Says:

    Oh fuck me. Not again.

  73. 73
    braves14 Says:

    70 — Or can you?

  74. 74
    ASG Says:

    here we go again…..

  75. 75
    Ringer Says:

    GREAT Video Mac!

    Question: (perhaps this has already been a poll?)

    Would you rather listen to the TV idiots that call games for the METS or Chip Caray?

  76. 76
    c. shorter Says:

    wow

  77. 77
    Brian J. Says:

    70- And you’d be wrong.

  78. 78
    Jeremy Says:

    JFC.

  79. 79
    Robert Says:

    Well, that’s just ridiculous.

  80. 80
    Bethany Says:

    This sucks. This pitcher is not doing well and we’ve missed some great chances. Maybe we’ll break through eventually.

  81. 81
    ASG Says:

    The lead off 3B was a big mistake. This team can only score runs with 2 out and nobody on. Stupid Ross.

  82. 82
    OneEye Says:

    Lol at the Mets…

  83. 83
    Robert Says:

    I don’t know what they are expecting. Tejada barely hits at all, at least they cleared the pitcher.

  84. 84
    Brian J. Says:

    Ah crap, another leadoff XBH.

  85. 85
    Wiley Says:

    oh great, now a double to lead off the inning…

  86. 86
    spike Says:

    3rd straight leadoff XBH. Hope they can do something with it.

    Oh boy. We did it!

  87. 87
    braves14 Says:

    LOL Mets. That was an awful throw.

  88. 88
    Brian J. Says:

    Derrek Lee hasn’t read the “Hit Like a Brave” manual yet! Good for him!

  89. 89
    braves14 Says:

    Joe, I don’t think Snitker knew anything. He sends runners all the time in any situation.

  90. 90
    jdpeace Says:

    Is someone official in Freeman’s ear about wearing the #5 so we can call him Fab Five Freddie? I feel like it’s going to be a missed opportunity if he goes another way.

  91. 91
    Bethany Says:

    Way to go, Lee! Let’s get some more.

  92. 92
    ASG Says:

    Man I like Minor. He’s unflappable.

  93. 93
    Tomas Says:

    That throw from Carter might be the worst I’ve seen since Melky’s soap adventure. He threw it straight into the ground.

  94. 94
    braves14 Says:

    Not a good start to this inning.

  95. 95
    Smitty Says:

    Minor may not have it tonight

  96. 96
    Brian J. Says:

    He had it, but not anymore.

  97. 97
    Bethany Says:

    I’m scared.

  98. 98
    Smitty Says:

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. 99
    Smitty Says:

    He had him struck out. Bullshit call

  100. 100
    Tom Says:

    F***k that umpire.

  101. 101
    NickC Says:

    Needed to make him climb the ladder there. I don’t get how the Braves saw him screw up for 2 years but didn’t get the book on him.

  102. 102
    braves14 Says:

    Minor up to 92 pitches. Probably his last inning.

  103. 103
    ASG Says:

    I’ll take that for out#1…..man is Minor getting squeezed by this bozo.

  104. 104
    Bethany Says:

    Freaking umpire is terrible.

  105. 105
    D.N. Nation Says:

    Sqa-weeeeze.

  106. 106
    braves14 Says:

    What happened to those pitches off the plate he called strikes on Heyward?

  107. 107
    Smitty Says:

    In consistent umpiring. The worst kind

  108. 108
    Tom Says:

    What the f**k! Has he money on the Mets or what?

  109. 109
    Smitty Says:

    I still feel like we are going to win the game.

  110. 110
    jdpeace Says:

    That was actually well done. He pulled out of it. He showed resiliency!

  111. 111
    ASG Says:

    I’m oddly calm about this inning. 2 runs on sac flies. He’s getting robbed by the ump. They could have broken it open. I’ll be very surprised if we don’t pull this one out….how amazing would it be for McOut to tie the game here?

  112. 112
    Brian J. Says:

    The return of Louth! I’m quivering with anticipation! Well, my stomach is, anyway.

  113. 113
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Louth? Where’s Hudson?

  114. 114
    D.N. Nation Says:

    Yay, MacBeth!

  115. 115
    jdpeace Says:

    He’s going to wear #5!!!!! I’m so happy.

  116. 116
    Smitty Says:

    How was that a strike?

  117. 117
    jdpeace Says:

    Took one for the team. That’s resilient.

  118. 118
    D.N. Nation Says:

    Haha Mets.

  119. 119
    Smitty Says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Your New York Mets

  120. 120
    braves14 Says:

    …LOL Mets

  121. 121
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Coldplay fans and gentlemen, tonight the part of the 2010 Mets will be played by the 1962 Mets.

  122. 122
    Smitty Says:

    He is on fire.

  123. 123
    D.N. Nation Says:

    Sheesh, another one smoked for Jason.

  124. 124
    sdp Says:

    Mike Minor knows how to win.

  125. 125
    braves14 Says:

    Heyward!

  126. 126
    Frank Says:

    another episode of Jason and the Scorchers

  127. 127
    Tom Says:

    I made a poem I’d like to share with you:

    That Heyward kid
    Can hit.

  128. 128
    Dan Says:

    lolMets

  129. 129
    braves14 Says:

    This umpire sucks donkey nuts.

  130. 130
    jjschiller Says:

    Heyward swung at the first pitch…?

  131. 131
    PaulV Says:

    when did JH start swinging at the first pitch?

  132. 132
    Brian J. Says:

    The LolMets never cease to entertain. (Unless you’re a Phillies fan right now, I suppose.)

  133. 133
    Douglass Says:

    SEND HEYWARD BACK TO GWINNETT!

  134. 134
    Smitty Says:

    Tom,

    Genius

  135. 135
    Bethany Says:

    I’m late, but GO HEYWARD!

  136. 136
    braves14 Says:

    Snitker’d

  137. 137
    Mac Thomason Says:

    AAG should have gotten to second there.

  138. 138
    Frank Says:

    wasted out–even worse is giving pretty boy another OF assist

  139. 139
    Brian J. Says:

    Look at it this way; we just made Frenchy seem useful so that he can continue to amuse us for years to come.

  140. 140
    Mac Thomason Says:

    I would love it if Jeffy went to the Rangers and hit .400 down the stretch for them, just to shut the “tougher league” jerks up.

  141. 141
    Smitty Says:

    In Snicker’s defense, there was a 65% chance Frenchy throws that ball into the Mets dugout and kills Howard Johnson.

  142. 142
    Mac Thomason Says:

    If Jeffy hasn’t killed HoJo yet, it’s not going to happen.

  143. 143
    Smitty Says:

    Good one, Mac

  144. 144
    Grst Says:

    Boo YA

  145. 145
    Smitty Says:

    SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. 146
    D.N. Nation Says:

    Boss.

  147. 147
    braves14 Says:

    Ballgame!

  148. 148
    ASG Says:

    ROSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  149. 149
    Douglass Says:

    Mets, lol

  150. 150
    Tom Says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, our backup catcher!

  151. 151
    Bethany Says:

    OMG

    Awesome.

  152. 152
    Brian J. Says:

    Ross is clearly learning from McCann!!!!

  153. 153
    sdp Says:

    lol, Mets.

  154. 154
    Smitty Says:

    So does this mean Liberty Media has to pay the Mets players too?

  155. 155
    braves14 Says:

    Louth bats for the 2nd time in the inning.

  156. 156
    jjschiller Says:

    Minor is a born winner, huh?

  157. 157
    PaulV Says:

    Ross half way to cycle

  158. 158
    Frank Says:

    I bet the Mets blogs are just oozing with love for Castillo.

  159. 159
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Ross does have a triple this year.

  160. 160
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Does Luis Hernandez count as a crappy ex-Brave? That would give the Mets six on the 25-man.

  161. 161
    Adam M Says:

    Venters: he’s good at baseball.

  162. 162
    braves14 Says:

    Was it really necessary to have Venters pitch tonight?

  163. 163
    Mac Thomason Says:

    That could be Jeffy’s last ever strikeout in Atlanta!

  164. 164
    NickC Says:

    This game has really sped up since the grand slam. Looks like both sets of players are ready to call it a night.

  165. 165
    NickH Says:

    Are you thinking Frenchie won’t have any more ABs for the rest of the series?

  166. 166
    Mac Thomason Says:

    He might be traded tonight.

  167. 167
    Smitty Says:

    I think the Cardinals might be done.

  168. 168
    csg Says:

    Ross with a triple and a grand slam in the same game….give the man an extension

    btw, DOB is reporting that multiple teams are still calling on Glaus and Wren is listening to offers. Im guessing no one will give us enough to justify moving him for the playoff push. He’ll be pretty valuable to us if healthy

  169. 169
    PaulV Says:

    Glaus will not be in Atlanta next year. Is there a RH 1B in organization?

  170. 170
    jjschiller Says:

    I really look forward to having Glaus dh in the world series

  171. 171
    braves14 Says:

    169 — No, but there’s a Freeman.

  172. 172
    csg Says:

    PaulV, Barbaro is RH

  173. 173
    braves14 Says:

    168 — Yeah, I don’t see how a minor league filler player we’d get in return would be more valuable. That is, unless Glaus tanks, but he seems to be hitting again.

  174. 174
    braves14 Says:

    Why did Bobby burn both Venters and Saito tonight? Especially when Saito can’t pitch on back-to-back days? I think a 7 run lead would be safe to use Farnsworth instead of Saito.

  175. 175
    ryan c Says:

    Barbaro should be on our bench next year.

  176. 176
    Johnny Says:

    I read the Glaus rumors on AJC earlier. Thought nothing of them until now.

  177. 177
    csg Says:

    #174 – great question

  178. 178
    Johnny Says:

    #174 Apparently having watched Moylan’s arm fall off Bobby wants to see a left one fall off as well.

  179. 179
    braves14 Says:

    175 — I doubt that happens. He can only play 1 position, and the Braves don’t even think he can play that one considering he has been DH’ing all year.

  180. 180
    PaulV Says:

    which AL team would covet Glaus?

  181. 181
    Smitty Says:

    @180
    Tampa Bay

  182. 182
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Recapped.

  183. 183
    justhank Says:

    How many more times do we get to play the Mets this year?

    Goodness, they suck.

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