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BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 12:12 PM
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Atlanta Braves (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=atl) @ New York Mets (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nym)


Monday, May 11 Citi Field | 7:10 PM ET


Derek Lowe, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=117955) (4-1, 3.98) Braves (14-16) @ Johan Santana, LHP (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=276371) (4-1, 0.91) Mets (16-13)


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Braves: Lowe got the win against the Marlins on Wednesday, despite a start he called "disappointing." The 35-year-old right-hander, who gave up four runs in five innings the previous time he faced Florida, was beat around for six runs in five innings and needed 102 pitches to get through it. He gave up seven hits, walked three batters and struck out six while yielding the most runs in seven starts for the Braves this season. In eight career games -- two starts -- against the Mets, Lowe is 1-2 with an 8.78 ERA.


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Mets: The National League Pitcher of the Month for April was quite dominant in his first May start, against the Phillies Wednesday night: seven scoreless innings, 10 strikeouts, two hits and three walks. Now he is to face the team he missed last week because a rainout pushed back the rotation. The Twins, his former team; the Rockies, a team he never has faced; and the Braves are the only teams Santana never has beaten. He lost twice to the Braves last season despite a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings (three starts). He is pitching as well this season as he did at any time in his first season with the Mets. Chipper Jones, Matt Diaz and Kelly Johnson have been a challenge for him. Their combined career average in 40 at-bats against Santana is .475.





Tuesday, May 12 Citi Field | 7:10 PM ET


Jair Jurrjens, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=457453&c_id=atl) (3-2, 2.01) Braves (14-16) @ Mike Pelfrey, RHP (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=460059&c_id=nym) (4-0, 5.46) Mets (16-13)


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Braves: Jurrjens turned in yet another solid performance against the Marlins on Thursday. The only difference is this time he actually got enough run support to get the win. The 22-year-old right-hander gave up just two runs -- both coming off solo home runs by shortstop Hanley Ramirez -- on three hits through seven innings. Jurrjens walked two and struck out four while throwing 102 pitches -- 66 for strikes. The Curacao native has now given up just nine earned runs in 40 1/3 innings this year. For his career against the Mets, he is 2-1 with a 4.00 ERA in three starts.


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Mets: No strikeouts? No problem. Mike Pelfrey has won his three most recent starts pitching to contact. He struck out no one in beating the Phillies on May 1 and again on May 7 and has one strikeout in his past three starts, covering 18 innings. A sequence of 76 batters has come and gone since his last strikeout. No matter, he is unbeaten, at least partially because the Mets score for him -- 36 runs in five starts. Pelfrey has a 2-3 record and a 5.54 ERA in seven career appearances -- six starts -- against the Braves. He has struck out 19 batters in 37 1/3 innings against them. Chipper Jones has hit two home runs in 10 at-bats against him.





Wednesday, May 13 Citi Field | 1:10 PM ET


Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=457456&c_id=atl) (0-2, 5.48) Braves (14-16) @ Jon Niese, LHP (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=477003&c_id=nym) (0-0, 3.00) Mets (16-13)

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Braves: Despite going 0-9 with a 6.61 ERA in his past 19 Major League appearances (18 starts), Reyes will likely be given a chance to gain an elusive win against the Mets. The 24-year-old left-hander has provided indication that he's improved since last year. But in three of his first four starts this year, he's been unable to escape the damage of one big inning. He is 0-1 with a 8.74 ERA in three career starts against the Mets.


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Mets: Niese's fourth big league start didn't produce his second big league victory Friday night. What he won was another shot at that second victory. Now he is to face the team against whom he gained his first victory last season. Niese pitched eight scoreless innings against the Braves at Shea Stadium on Sept. 13, allowing six hits and two walks. He struck out seven. He wasn't quite that effective against the Pirates on Friday, allowing two runs -- the Mets' shaky defense contributed to both -- seven hits and no walks in six innings. He struck out five. But the zero walks is what was most conspicuous to his manager

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 04:03 PM
alighty then just came off a really good series win from the champs ome now got to take some payback from this squad. I like playing in this field, a pitcher friendly park it should help each one of our pitchers but we need our bats to back us up. Need this series win.

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 04:10 PM
garrett looks like he is finding his stroke and all but diaz hits santana very well, I think you automatically give someone, who has that much success against a guy, the nod for this start at least. KJ should start as well for the same reason, I don't know if CJ can go though.

Brave4life
05-10-2009, 04:33 PM
keys to the game keep reyes off the base and watch out for beltran he is swinging a hot bat. If we can just keep these two quite just like we did with rollins, utley, werth the last 2 games

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 05:09 PM
I hate that dude. He walks around the field like he's the absolute ****.patty cake reyes ain't much better dude, and yea I brought it to this thread.

jetsfan89
05-10-2009, 05:49 PM
patty cake reyes ain't much better dude, and yea I brought it to this thread.

why?

nps6724
05-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Who was ritz talking about?

hawksd911
05-10-2009, 07:45 PM
Yunal

nps6724
05-10-2009, 07:52 PM
What does Yunel do besides jump around? He's very animated, but Reyes is the cool kid in high school who has to make sure everyone he ever meets knows he's the cool kid. He's not a bad guy or anything, but he's cocky as all hell. Good player though.

NBA_Starter
05-10-2009, 08:33 PM
Lowe has to be back to his normal self tomorrow night.

IF CJ can't go I'd like to see this lineup...

1. Kelly
2. Prado
3. Yunel
4. McCann
5. Franky
6. Kotch
7. Diaz
8. Jordan

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-10-2009, 09:27 PM
3 good pitching matchups

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 09:41 PM
why?didn't feel like arguing about it in the phillies thread. and I also found it funny in my mind with you guys having reyes.

NBA_Starter
05-10-2009, 09:48 PM
I think we can take 2 out of 3 depending on if Jo Jo gets straightened out or if he pitches good and we get him some runs!

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 09:54 PM
Lowe has to be back to his normal self tomorrow night.

IF CJ can't go I'd like to see this lineup...

1. Kelly
2. Prado
3. Yunel
4. McCann
5. Franky
6. Kotch
7. Diaz
8. JordanI don't like KJ leading off and with CJ with the possibility of missing the game, we are going to need his bat in the lower part of the order. It's a toss up between prado/infante if you like to, neither has really had much success against santana (especially infante who has had more at-bats against him than prado) but infante has proved thus far that he makes a pretty decent lead-off hitter and it saves schafer and KJ from leading off, so I'll go with infante leading off but wouldn't mind prado leading off.

I can see esco hitting third, your lineup is more balanced than what I purposed in the braves news thread.

infante
esco
diaz
Franky
B-mac
Kotchman
KJ
schafer

with all the righties at the top of the order and the lefties in the bottom, but KJ/Kotch/B-mac have had some good success against santana when they were able to see him, so I don't think it is that much of a liability.

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 09:57 PM
I think we can take 2 out of 3 depending on if Jo Jo gets straightened out or if he pitches good and we get him some runs!mainly more of the latter, "getting some runs." I think jojo is going to like pitching in this park, it's pretty big much better than that sandbox in philly.

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 10:31 PM
Braves face real test in first-place Mets
Atlanta (15-16) at New York (17-13), 7:10 p.m. ET



PHILADELPHIA -- While winning four of their first five games of this current road trip, the Braves have proven that they could turn things around once Brian McCann and Garret Anderson returned to their lineup. But to truly make this eight-game trip memorable, they're going to have to continue their current success through their first trip to Citi Field.

With their recent success, the Braves enter this week's three-game series against the Mets with just a 2 1/2-game deficit in the National League East standings.

"We finally got our lineup together, and now we're capable of hitting the ball out of the ballpark and driving in runs," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "It's not going to happen every game. But we've got a good chance to score runs now."

Runs could be at a premium during this series opener, which will pit Derek Lowe against Johan Santana.

Lowe, who opted to sign with the Braves instead of the Mets in the offseason, is looking forward to his first opportunity to match up against the two-time Cy Young Award winner, who has gone 0-3 with a 2.76 ERA in five career starts against Atlanta.

"You don't have a lot of room for error when you're going up against guys like this," said Lowe, whose Ft. Myers, Fla., residence is just two doors down from the one Santana purchased during his days with the Twins.

The Braves might also be without Chipper Jones, who exited Sunday afternoon's game against the Phillies with a sore right elbow. This isn't exactly good news to those rabid Mets fans, who were likely looking forward to welcoming him to Citi Field with some of those same "Lah-REE" chants that he heard for so many years at Shea Stadium.

Jones, who said there's a 50 percent chance that he'll play on Monday, is hoping that the new park provides the same kind of hostile character that was present in Shea. But he remembers the atmosphere changing in Atlanta in 1997, when the Braves moved into Turner Field.

"I'm wondering how the atmosphere is going to be," said Jones, who hit .313 in 88 career games at Shea Stadium. "The atmosphere from Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to Turner Field is different. I'm anxious to see how that kind of carries over to this new park."

Entering this series with the desire to prolong their recent success, the Braves are also looking to avenge the two-game series sweep the Mets claimed in Atlanta last week.

With McCann and Anderson now healthy and productive, the Braves' lineup is starting to take shape. Their presence has seemingly already aided Casey Kotchman, who has totaled eight of his 12 RBIs during the past four games.

With three hits in five career at-bats against Santana, Kotchman may have a chance to continue his recent success and give the Braves even more reason to enjoy their first trip to the Mets' new home.

"I liked Shea, but if there was ever a time for a new stadium, it was time," Cox said.

Pitching matchup
ATL: RHP Derek Lowe (4-1, 3.98 ERA)
Lowe got the win against the Marlins on Wednesday, despite a start he called "disappointing." The 35-year-old right-hander, who gave up four runs in five innings the previous time he faced Florida, was beat around for six runs in five innings and needed 102 pitches to get through it. He gave up seven hits, walked three batters and struck out six, yielding the most runs in seven starts for the Braves this season. In eight career games -- two starts -- against the Mets, Lowe is 1-2 with an 8.78 ERA.

NYM: LHP Johan Santana (4-1, 0.91 ERA)
The NL Pitcher of the Month for April was quite dominant in his first May start, against the Phillies on Wednesday night: seven scoreless innings, 10 strikeouts, two hits and three walks. Now he is to face the team he missed last week because a rainout pushed back the rotation. The Twins, his former team; the Rockies, a team he never has faced; and the Braves are the only teams Santana never has beaten. He lost twice to the Braves last season despite a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings (three starts). He is pitching as well this season as he did at any time in his first season with the Mets. Jones, Matt Diaz and Kelly Johnson have been a challenge for him. Their combined career average in 40 at-bats against Santana is .475.

Tidbits
With the chance that Jones will miss Monday's series opener, Cox might be more inclined to keep Anderson's power potential in the lineup. But if he wants to play the numbers, he might want to let Diaz start in left field. Diaz has eight hits, including a homer, in 15 career at-bats against Santana. Anderson has six hits, including a homer, in 25 at-bats against the left-handed ace. ... Right-handed pitcher Jorge Campillo plans to throw a bullpen session on Monday, and if he's encouraged by the results, he'll likely begin a Minor League rehab assignment later this week. Campillo has been sidelined since April 16 with a fatigued right shoulder. ... Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran, who leads the NL with a .382 batting average, has just three hits in 23 career at-bats against Lowe.braves.com

brave/cuban
05-10-2009, 11:08 PM
I was in the mets forum. And 1 phillis fan say the braves fans are stupid.

robdizzle3
05-10-2009, 11:24 PM
Two Braves games on National television is like christmas lol.Johan has been pitching so well this year that he is due for a bump in the road and hopefully we are that bump.I actually see us handling him pretty well.Baseball Tonight showed that Johan throws alot of first pitch fastballs to get ahead of hitters to use his off speed pitches,and we know how our team likes to swing at the first pitch.We need to be aggresive against Johan

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 11:32 PM
I was in the mets forum. And 1 phillis fan say the braves fans are stupid.okay.....not the first time, try not to bait dude. You'll get banned in a heart-beat.

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 11:35 PM
Two Braves games on National television is like christmas lol.Johan has been pitching so well this year that he is due for a bump in the road and hopefully we are that bump.I actually see us handling him pretty well.Baseball Tonight showed that Johan throws alot of first pitch fastballs to get ahead of hitters to use his off speed pitches,and we know how our team likes to swing at the first pitch.We need to be aggresive against Johanthat pretty much spells diaz right there, like I said garrett finding his stroke is great and all but Diaz has had much better success against santana, got to find a way to put diaz in the lineup.

runningcircles
05-10-2009, 11:42 PM
I agree about not having KJ in the leadoff spot if Chipper is not in the lineup tomorrow night. I feel like we're already missing out on having a productive rbi guy, and a solid gap to gap hitter in the middle of our lineup by having Kelly hit leadoff anyway, and I just don't think we can afford not to if Chipper's not in there. Who knows though, Bobby may play BOTH Prado and Infante, considering Santana's on the mound tomorrow night.

Going on what something BK was talking about in the Phils thread. I have absolutely no problem with the lack of home run power in our lineup, as long as we continue to get productive XBH's, plenty of singles and walks, and a couple of clutch hits here and there. As long as we continue to get solid starting and late inning pitching, and play solid defense, I think we can win plenty of games with that kind of offense. We don't have a lot of home run power in our lineup, but we do have a lot of guys that are capable of hitting .300, with 15 to 20 bombs, and although we are heavy on the left handed bats, most, if not all of them, are nearly as productive against left handed pitchers as they are against right handers.

On another note, I think it's a very good sign that KK has had two consecutive OUTSTANDING starts against solid hitting lineups. If he continues to build on his recent success, I think we'll have a very solid #4 starter in our rotation. Like the announcers were talking about today, when he gets ahead of hitters early in the count, his stuff is so diverse that he's tough for any hitter to make solid contact against. It's when he's behind 2-0, or 3-1, that hitters can really tee off on his stuff because they know exactly where he has to throw the ball, and he doesn't have the speed to blow it by them.

BRAVE KID
05-10-2009, 11:53 PM
I agree about not having KJ in the leadoff spot if Chipper is not in the lineup tomorrow night. I feel like we're already missing out on having a productive rbi guy, and a solid gap to gap hitter in the middle of our lineup by having Kelly hit leadoff anyway, and I just don't think we can afford not to if Chipper's not in there. Who knows though, Bobby may play BOTH Prado and Infante, considering Santana's on the mound tomorrow night.

Going on what something BK was talking about in the Phils thread. I have absolutely no problem with the lack of home run power in our lineup, as long as we continue to get productive XBH's, plenty of singles and walks, and a couple of clutch hits here and there. As long as we continue to get solid starting and late inning pitching, and play solid defense, I think we can win plenty of games with that kind of offense. We don't have a lot of home run power in our lineup, but we do have a lot of guys that are capable of hitting .300, with 15 to 20 bombs, and although we are heavy on the left handed bats, most, if not all of them, are nearly as productive against left handed pitchers as they are against right handers.

On another note, I think it's a very good sign that KK has had two consecutive OUTSTANDING starts against solid hitting lineups. If he continues to build on his recent success, I think we'll have a very solid #4 starter in our rotation. Like the announcers were talking about today, when he gets ahead of hitters early in the count, his stuff is so diverse that he's tough for any hitter to make solid contact against. It's when he's behind 2-0, or 3-1, that hitters can really tee off on his stuff because they know exactly where he has to throw the ball, and he doesn't have the speed to blow it by them.that would actually give him more reason to play KJ, 14 AB, 6 hits, 2B, RBI, 2 k's against santana, that is all from the lead-off spot put him lower in the order with hopefully some guys on, and he could drive them in.

ritz
05-11-2009, 08:49 AM
patty cake reyes ain't much better dude, and yea I brought it to this thread.


didn't feel like arguing about it in the phillies thread. and I also found it funny in my mind with you guys having reyes.

So you want to argue in here instead? Yeah, I'm not arguing with a mod, especially in his own forum. I've been infraction free since I joined and plan to stay that way.

nps6724
05-11-2009, 09:03 AM
So you want to argue in here instead? Yeah, I'm not arguing with a mod, especially in his own forum. I've been infraction free since I joined and plan to stay that way.

As long as you're not a total douche, you'll be fine. We argue with BK all the time. It's okay to be a partial douche, it's when you go 100% that you get in trouble :D

dbroncs-abraves
05-11-2009, 10:16 AM
This coming from the guy who has the time to recreate 30 accounts just to annoy BK really smart

ritz
05-11-2009, 10:22 AM
Regardless, I have no issues with BRAVE KID and I don't want to reply to something that can ultimately turn into an argument/baiting, so I'll leave it at that.

Good luck, guys.

nps6724
05-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Well you're no fun.

ritz
05-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Well you're no fun.

Sorry to disappoint :p

JoeyMet
05-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Is Ritz putting a beatdown on the Braves faithful mere hours before the Mets put a similar (yet far more vulgar and unecessary) beatdown on the Braves themselves?

Interesting. May I join in? :D

(Just teasing, not baiting, and good luck tonight)

lavell12
05-11-2009, 12:39 PM
With Chipper out I'd go with:

Infante CF
Johnson 2B
Escobar SS
Anderson LF
McCann C
Francoeur RF
Prado 3B
Kotchman 1B
Lowe P

beldugo
05-11-2009, 12:40 PM
something i just noticed... i know we always give a hard time to santana but he have a record of 0-3 and 2.76 era against us...excelent era but 0 wins...thats a good sign..

ritz
05-11-2009, 01:16 PM
something i just noticed... i know we always give a hard time to santana but he have a record of 0-3 and 2.76 era against us...excelent era but 0 wins...thats a good sign..

Santana gets next to nothing in regards to runs support and the '08 bullpen was atrocious, which could explain the W-L record.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 01:34 PM
With Chipper out I'd go with:

Infante CF
Johnson 2B
Escobar SS
Anderson LF
McCann C
Francoeur RF
Prado 3B
Kotchman 1B
Lowe P



No, we sould not play infante in this game he has not had luck against santana, we should replace him with diaz, because he has killed santana he has 8 hits at 15 at bats against santana one being a homer

beldugo
05-11-2009, 02:02 PM
No, we sould not play infante in this game he has not had luck against santana, we should replace him with diaz, because he has killed santana he has 8 hits at 15 at bats against santana one being a homer

yeah i agree with you for me it should be:

Kelly
Prado
Yunel
Mccann
Diaz
Kotchman
Francoeur
Schafer

A_Brave_Pack
05-11-2009, 02:05 PM
Santana gets next to nothing in regards to runs support and the '08 bullpen was atrocious, which could explain the W-L record.

Good call. As much as I hate to admit it, if Santana got ANY run support or bullpen help, he could win 25 games in the NL...

ritz
05-11-2009, 02:06 PM
The bullpen help is there this year (more so than last, obviously) and unfortunately so is the lack or run support. They've scored 12 runs in his 6 starts this year. Pathetic.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 02:12 PM
So you want to argue in here instead? Yeah, I'm not arguing with a mod, especially in his own forum. I've been infraction free since I joined and plan to stay that way. Listen of my time as a mod, I have banned/given infractions to more braves fans than any other fans, I haven't banned/given an infraction to a single mets/phillies fan (at least I don't think I have), so I am not trying to rid any NL East fans. If you make your points and put up a good debate, then I am fine with it.



This coming from the guy who has the time to recreate 30 accounts just to annoy BK really smartwhen there is trash I clean it up, nick is obviously the trash in this forum.


Is Ritz putting a beatdown on the Braves faithful mere hours before the Mets put a similar (yet far more vulgar and unecessary) beatdown on the Braves themselves?

Interesting. May I join in? :D

(Just teasing, not baiting, and good luck tonight)I'll make that decision:cool:

wolfman2
05-11-2009, 02:23 PM
I think what we should do is if Chipper is out:
Infante 3B
Escobar SS
Kotchman 1B
Francouer RF
McCann C
Diaz CF
Anderson LF
Johnson 2B

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 02:47 PM
I think what we should do is if Chipper is out:
Infante 3B
Escobar SS
Kotchman 1B
Francouer RF
McCann C
Diaz CF
Anderson LF
Johnson 2Brather not have diaz at center.

atl_braves_fan
05-11-2009, 02:59 PM
I think what we should do is if Chipper is out:
Infante 3B
Escobar SS
Kotchman 1B
Francouer RF
McCann C
Diaz CF
Anderson LF
Johnson 2B

I am not sure that team would catch a single ball hit more than 10 feet away from any outfielder. No thank you.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 03:16 PM
If there is anything that the Braves can do to do well against Santana... its going to be to work the count and walk. Santana has given up a fair share, not a great amount, but at least 3 BB in 3 or his 6 starts. Braves are TOP 5 in BBs in the NL.

Also Cox is going to have to put a LH heavy lineup. Santana has dominated RH. .383 OPS to .786 OPS for RH and LH, respectively. If the Braves are going to have any success B. Mac is going to have to have a great day.

With this said here is how i see the lineup today....

Infante
Esco
G. Anderson
B. Mac
Kotchman
Frenchy
KJ
Schafer

**this of course if Chipper cannot go, which would be a huge blow to our OBP abilities which i alluded to above.


I think what we should do is if Chipper is out:
Infante 3B
Escobar SS
Kotchman 1B
Francouer RF
McCann C
Diaz CF
Anderson LF
Johnson 2B

come on...

AustinTheGreat
05-11-2009, 04:17 PM
i hope he have drafted or have a good 3rdbase prospect b/c we are gonna need it. Chipper is getting injured more and more. Now hyperextend elbow?? what is with this guy? Yes hes been one of our faces of the franchise but dispite how good he has been he never can play a full season. I question his toughness significantly or hes just one of those unlucky players that always gets injured. Hes hitting .284 3 homers and 11 rbis...thats absolutely ridiculous. ANd you can almost say he is the most disappointing player this year.

TomahawkChopper
05-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Why is JoJo pitching on Wednesday?!?! I mean we really have a chance to get back to good shape in the east and were throwing him out there?

Ill tell you what Glavine needs to make up his mind and either get back to where he can pitch or call it quits. Not only is he hurting us by being injured and not pitching but he also preventing us from bringing Hanson up in fear that we would have to send him back down if Glavine does get healthy.

We better win the first two now!:mad:

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 05:47 PM
bad news chipper not in the lineup(suprise,suprise)

good news Carlos delgado not in the lineup and gary sheffield who has killed lowe, is not in the lineup,

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 05:56 PM
Why is JoJo pitching on Wednesday?!?! I mean we really have a chance to get back to good shape in the east and were throwing him out there?

Ill tell you what Glavine needs to make up his mind and either get back to where he can pitch or call it quits. Not only is he hurting us by being injured and not pitching but he also preventing us from bringing Hanson up in fear that we would have to send him back down if Glavine does get healthy.

We better win the first two now!:mad:

id rather see Morton up... His last 3 starts have been great in AAA. Braves are trying to figure out what to do with JoJo...cant blame them for trying to drive up his trade value... either way we need to take this series from the Mets...i think we take G 1 just putting it out there.... Lowe needs to come up big for us.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 06:08 PM
braves staring lineup

johnson
escobar
prado
mcann
diaz
kotchman
francouer
schafer
lowe

are really have prado in the 3 spot,

AustinTheGreat
05-11-2009, 06:31 PM
what a scary lineup *sarcasm*

Trash Man
05-11-2009, 06:37 PM
Could be a no hitter boys, enjoy the game.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 06:40 PM
stand back rookie

BravoFan3736
05-11-2009, 06:48 PM
Between Frenchy, Schafer, Kotchman, and Mac how many K's will they get?

Over Under 6 or 7?

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Between Frenchy and Schafer how many K's will they get?

Over Under 5/6?


I think frenchy will just do fine he is not striking out as much. I think he will manage, but schafer i think is going to have a lot of trouble today. i like our chances

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 07:04 PM
lets see how the game unfolds.... anyone know where they are streaming this game?? PM or anything would be appreciated.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:11 PM
BTW the games on ESPN

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 07:15 PM
Could be a no hitter boys, enjoy the game.

couldnt be any more wrong...

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:17 PM
2 on 1 out.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 07:17 PM
like i said above BMac needs to have a huge game... Round 1 here we go...

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:17 PM
2 hits so far.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:17 PM
every at bat seems is making santana work.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:17 PM
exept Kelly.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:18 PM
Cmon dont swing Mac.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:18 PM
Full count.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:19 PM
Cmon Mac we need you to get on.

redwhiteandblue
05-11-2009, 07:19 PM
Glad to see we're making Johan work. I'll take getting his pitch count up all day. And we already have two hits off him so get to him early I like it. This is the guy I want up with 2 on too.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:19 PM
dam.

redwhiteandblue
05-11-2009, 07:19 PM
Spoke too soon. Now we can see if playing Diaz was a smart move. Lets go Matty.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:19 PM
Ok Diaz cmon

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:20 PM
Diaz been sucking it up lately.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:21 PM
YES!!!!!!!!m!!!!

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:21 PM
That brings up his ERA.

redwhiteandblue
05-11-2009, 07:21 PM
WHOO. I'll take it man, great play by Esco, way to run that out Matty. Johan was working him but hey I'll take that run.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:22 PM
24 pitches for Santana so far.

AustinTheGreat
05-11-2009, 07:23 PM
seems like we play good when pressure is on and in important games vs mets and phills but get worked by teams like nats..pirates..reds..and such. teams we should win against

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:24 PM
Good job Kotchman fighting it out,

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:24 PM
Ok cmon Lowe we need a good game from you.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 07:25 PM
nice inning for the Braves Santana threw 27 Pitches... that last strike looked awfully outside...

redwhiteandblue
05-11-2009, 07:25 PM
Wow, really close call. Probably got that though cause he's Johan so it's ok. Glad to see Kotchman show his displeasure but keep his head and not get booted. Looked like the ump immediately had beef I wonder what Kotch said.

redwhiteandblue
05-11-2009, 07:26 PM
nice inning for the Braves Santana threw 27 Pitches... that last strike looked awfully outside...

See I was thinking the same thing. I rewound it 4 times haha.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:27 PM
Just looking at the first 3 pitchs it looks like Lowe has good movement.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:30 PM
Good inning.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 07:30 PM
sinker works against beltran...nice quick innings...now lets work Johan for another 20 pitches or so...

redwhiteandblue
05-11-2009, 07:31 PM
Great to see him look for that GB and get it to turn two. Good inning Derek, lets get Johan to toss alot more pitches again this inning, just get his count up and out early.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:33 PM
Not good Frenchy.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:34 PM
Ball 3

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:35 PM
Good inning Schafer.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:36 PM
i mean good at bat.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:36 PM
Good job Lowe.

redwhiteandblue
05-11-2009, 07:38 PM
That first strike on Kelly, that swing looked so unmotivated. Odd looking.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:38 PM
44 pitches for Santana.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:42 PM
Mets Prob wishing they got Lowe.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:46 PM
25 pitches for Lowe also he got a no-no

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 07:46 PM
Man Tatis made Lowe work harder then expected.... nice inning from Lowe.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:50 PM
Cmon Prado.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:50 PM
If i am Bobby i would bunt it here.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:51 PM
HAHA i called it.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:52 PM
Atleast get Escobar to 3rd.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:52 PM
Cmon Diaz

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
if we are going to play small ball we need our hitters to come through....

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:58 PM
yeah but Big mac hit it pretty good.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:59 PM
37 pitches for Lowe.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 07:59 PM
still No hitter.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 08:01 PM
cannot watch the game but that 7-1 GO/FO ratio seems very telling of Lowe's current outing.... I like how Santana gets very little rest...one more big patient inning and i think he will be in trouble...

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:02 PM
54 pitches for snatana first 3 innings, hopefully we could knock him out

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:11 PM
another DP

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Their goes Mr. no-no

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Lowe looks like the person we saw in phillies home opener

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:15 PM
60 pitches for Lowe now.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:25 PM
81 pitches for Santana.

wolfman2
05-11-2009, 08:26 PM
good at bat by Prado despite the out

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:30 PM
as expected it's a close game, from the looks making santana work at least.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:32 PM
so lowe is in some trouble with runners on first and third and 1 out

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:35 PM
well tie ball game got b-mac, diaz and kotch up. just keep working santana and hopefully get a pitch to hit

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 08:35 PM
this game is about to get really interesting.... lets see what pitcher could hold it down the best.

noname part5
05-11-2009, 08:35 PM
Kotchman shoulda had that ball in my opinion. he wanted to start the dp be fore he had the ball

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:37 PM
if braves can make santana hit the 100 pitch count this inning it would be good so we can dip in to the bullpen. with impatient diaz and francour its tough

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:38 PM
3 pitches to retire b-mac,all the same pitch.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:39 PM
and this is why diaz is in the game, owns santana.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:39 PM
10 more

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Kotchman shoulda had that ball in my opinion. he wanted to start the dp be fore he had the ballyea he did seem pretty quick to attempt to get the DP going.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:41 PM
good at bat by kotch

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:42 PM
good battle kotch, making him throw.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:43 PM
uh oh

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:43 PM
crap kotch got plunked in the hands.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 08:43 PM
Kotcher got hit so hard, the ball shot out of their like it hit the bat! That had to hurt!

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 08:44 PM
On a cold night it makes me hurt just thinking about it.:(

He's tough!

Dang it Franky!

Come on Kid, draw a walk!

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:44 PM
2 on 1 out

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:44 PM
he's staying in there, that is going to swell up like a *****. big chance here.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:45 PM
man franky that was horrible..just horrible.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:45 PM
thats all we needed 1 pitch out

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 08:45 PM
Good eye, please be smart!

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Cmon kid.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Dang it kid!

wolfman2
05-11-2009, 08:46 PM
way to step up Jordan

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Cmon guys.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:46 PM
and that wasn't any better schafer.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Thats prob it for Santana.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:47 PM
how many pitches for santana, is he going to come back

noname part5
05-11-2009, 08:48 PM
man Frenchy and Schafer hitting back to back is a real nightmare

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:49 PM
thats all we needed 1 pitch outthat is franky for you, late in the game, this is where we need to put up some of the best/smartest at-bats and he jumps on first pitch thus bailing santana out. Not smart franky.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:49 PM
One gone.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:49 PM
100 pitches for santana i hope he aint coming back

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 08:49 PM
Thats prob it for Santana.

We should hope so!:(

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:50 PM
100 pitches for Santana.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:50 PM
man Frenchy and Schafer hitting back to back is a real nightmareblame the guy who made the lineup, ump is nit picking for lowe.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:51 PM
We should hope so!:(
oh yea definately hope so

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:53 PM
3 gone this is the inning we have to put some runs. After here we have to face Krod and Putz

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:53 PM
1-2-3 inning for lowe, santana or not this is where we have to put up runs, bring out the bats bravos, time to score.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:53 PM
i really was looking forward to francouers season he started out so strong, i hope he proves me wrong

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Lowe really deserves this Win.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 08:54 PM
If we are through to the bullpen we have to BREAK through!

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 08:55 PM
Crap Santana still in, oh well we still got to MAN UP!

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:55 PM
Wow Santana out for another!!!

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:55 PM
he is back

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:56 PM
3-0 he might be tired.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:56 PM
Cmon Lowe.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:57 PM
Cmon Kelly.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:57 PM
i really was looking forward to francouers season he started out so strong, i hope he proves me wronghe is still producing, it is just that at-bat where he took a bad approach.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:57 PM
Thier we go lets get it started.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:57 PM
he is gone about time

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:58 PM
Bye bye Santana.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 08:58 PM
No win for Santana.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 08:58 PM
and there goes santana, alright time to get runs now. Esco start us off, BE SMART and patient for your pitch.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 08:59 PM
who wants to predict what happens rest of the game

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:00 PM
parnell has some legit numbers, i hope we can mess those nombers up

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:01 PM
yes

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:01 PM
who wants to predict what happens rest of the game

Braves win...lol

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:01 PM
well not patient but got a broken bat hit to right...eh I'll take it. NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:01 PM
Cmon Prado.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:02 PM
how different woud this situation be if chipper was in the lineup

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:02 PM
come on prado, battle kid, need to come through.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 09:03 PM
Come on Prad!

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:03 PM
^^^
Prob the count would be 0-3

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:03 PM
good eye prado, wait for that pitch and drive it.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Dam cmon Big Mac.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:04 PM
swung at ball 3 prado.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 09:04 PM
The ball was in his eyes, come on Prad, looks like Feliciano is coming in to face Mac!

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Its all you Mcann

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:05 PM
chipper was supposed to be in that spot, the bases would probably be loaded

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:06 PM
alright b-mac need you man.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:07 PM
0-2

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:07 PM
Cmon McCann

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:07 PM
damn

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:08 PM
and there is a break for the braves.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:09 PM
alright diaz need you man.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Ball 1

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:09 PM
diaz be patient

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:09 PM
ball2

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:09 PM
2-0 count diaz, got to be smart.

Crimson Dynamo
05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
big at bat, c\'mon Matty!

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
Come on Matty, be smart don't swing at junk when it's 2-0.:(

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
yes

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
ATTA boy Diaz.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
atta baby diaz. that's the boy. whhopp 3-1 braves

wolfman2
05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
DIAZ great game

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
2 run single good job Matty, I bet Lowe is happy and Santana is sick lol!:)

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
3-1

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
5-1

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
Good job Kotch!! WOOOOOOOOO :)

Another two run single!!

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
hahahahhaa

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
5-1

wolfman2
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
and now Casey again. Nice insurance

Crimson Dynamo
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
Love it!

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
kotch feeling better nice hit kotch, beautfiful hitting.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:12 PM
someone mentioned Diaz should start today bc of his success against Santana...whom ever said that...props. Great insight.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:12 PM
all we have to do now is preserve that lead.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 09:13 PM
How many pitches has Lowe thrown?

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:14 PM
Kotchman has been doing this all season....no surprise here....

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 09:14 PM
someone mentioned Diaz should start today bc of his success against Santana...whom ever said that...props. Great insight.

I'm pretty sure that was BRAVE KID!:clap:

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:14 PM
Lowe 80 pitches...

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:16 PM
someone mentioned Diaz should start today bc of his success against Santana...whom ever said that...props. Great insight.I believe it was the majority actually not just one person, you can't ignore that type of success against a dominant pitcher like santana, good to see you went with Cox.

iamaj
05-11-2009, 09:17 PM
Kotch has 10 RBIs over the past 5 games or something crazy like that.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:17 PM
Cmon Schafer.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:18 PM
he is still producing, it is just that at-bat where he took a bad approach.

.692 OPS... im starting to think the Braves need to give someone else some time in RF.

Frenchy just doesnt seem to be a major league hitter....

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:18 PM
that was a well deserved at-bat for franky, got a solid hit. Schafer kid, you are killing me man...but at least you are not striking out.

wolfman2
05-11-2009, 09:19 PM
I hope to see Lowe get a quick inning then bring him back into the 8th.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:19 PM
look at the bright side Lowe will pitch the top of the half and we can pinch hit for him.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:21 PM
lowe might have got too much rest

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:21 PM
not a good sign for Lowe...any troubles and i would go to the O'FLA/Gonzo/Sori combo...

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:21 PM
got to hold them lowe come on now, I'll take that hot shot out

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:22 PM
i just heard that moylan was warming up.

runningcircles
05-11-2009, 09:23 PM
What a HUGE inning for the Braves! Way to take advantage of the Mets mistakes today! This is the kind of team we're becoming, and I HONESTLY think it's the kind of team that can make it to October AND win in October, because we DON'T rely on the home run ball. I think that's why the recent losing streak was so frustrating, because we all KNOW we have at least 7 starters who are CAPABLE of hitting .300, and when a pitcher faces a full lineup of guys who can hit .300 for a full game, you're bound to get a big hit here and there. I said it during the dismal last homestand in the post talking about who we need to trade. Because of our DOMINANT starting and late inning relief pitching, we are the kind of team who is capable of going on a long winning streak. It all comes down to our offense, IMO.

Now, before I get ahead of myself (which I've already done), let's take care of business for THREE more innings tonight and have a great game tomorrow night behind JJ!

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:24 PM
.692 OPS... im starting to think the Braves need to give someone else some time in RF.

Frenchy just doesnt seem to be a major league hitter....do we have anyone to give time at RF? It's all franky, and he hasn't been that bad, at least he has improved a bit from last year.

good to see you back in the gameday thread jmt.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:26 PM
alright lowe, looks like you are done, fell behind reed, couldn't finish him off and now getting hit hard.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:26 PM
6.2IP 2ER i would take that any day against a team that was streaking hot

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:27 PM
moylan coming in cross you fingers,

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:27 PM
got to be careful with Santos...he has been swinging a hot bat in May...

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:27 PM
game not over yet, you guys know it's not the braves if they don't make it interesting, with whoever they have up there.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:29 PM
got to be careful with Santos...he has been swinging a hot bat in May...I like moylan up against him as long as he throws strikes that is.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:30 PM
good stuff

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:30 PM
and that is why I like moylan against him, gets the harmless groundball.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:30 PM
do we have anyone to give time at RF? It's all franky, and he hasn't been that bad, at least he has improved a bit from last year.

good to see you back in the gameday thread jmt.

just been busy. Glad to be see we are doing just fine in here...i understand where your coming from but you know, more then anyone, that ive been on Frenchy's corner all along but he hasnt produced.

Im thinking maybe Anderson/B. Jones Platoon in LF and Diaz in RF.... Maybe even Infante... Something needs to give Frenchy just isnt giving us enough production

Nice to see Moylan get that out... he really needs to start throwing strikes....

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:33 PM
if you guys have noticed moylan has dropped a whopping 6 mph on his fastball, he would normally hit 93/95 consistently, now it's down to 87-90. Don't know how long it would take him to get his velocity back.

Brave4life
05-11-2009, 09:33 PM
lets get some insurance runs

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:33 PM
GJ Kelly.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:34 PM
WOW, cox is managing folks. OMG what a perfectly designed hit and run, runners on the corners with no one out, lets blow it open.

hawksd911
05-11-2009, 09:34 PM
I kinda want Moylan to go back on the DL so he can get to full strengh.

jmtapia
05-11-2009, 09:37 PM
^^^ im thinking Schafer needs to do the same...

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 09:39 PM
just been busy. Glad to be see we are doing just fine in here...i understand where your coming from but you know, more then anyone, that ive been on Frenchy's corner all along but he hasnt produced.

Im thinking maybe Anderson/B. Jones Platoon in LF and Diaz in RF.... Maybe even Infante... Something needs to give Frenchy just isnt giving us enough production

Nice to see Moylan get that out... he really needs to start throwing strikes....true and it is also known, that I am not particulary fond of complimenting franky. I believe franky still leads the team in RBI, for the most part I can't really get on him that much.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 10:13 PM
geez buddy just get the last out.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 10:15 PM
had to get gonzo warming nice job buddy.

BRAVE KID
05-11-2009, 10:17 PM
at least made a nice play on the mound to get sheff. braves win 8-3. mets winning streak no more.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 10:20 PM
That's Big time right there. Man, the boys are on a roll!! I love it! Come on JJ tomorrow, keep it going!

16-McCann-16
05-11-2009, 10:36 PM
we have won 5 out of 6 on our road trip...great job BRAVOS!!!!!!

howiend
05-11-2009, 10:41 PM
If we had 2 guys that were 30+ hr hitters we could win the NL.

ATLBravesfan
05-11-2009, 10:45 PM
if you guys have noticed moylan has dropped a whopping 6 mph on his fastball, he would normally hit 93/95 consistently, now it's down to 87-90. Don't know how long it would take him to get his velocity back.

Gonzo used to hit 95-97 with his fastball and it tops out at 93 now. It will be over a year before Moylan reaches his max on his fastball. Which will most likely top out in the low 90s next season.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2009, 11:19 PM
If we had 2 guys that were 30+ hr hitters we could win the NL.

If we had/ have one we might lol.

I wanted to see Mac steal 3rd in the 9th, the pitcher wasn't paying him any attention.

beldugo
05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
something i just noticed... i know we always give a hard time to santana but he have a record of 0-3 and 2.76 era against us...excelent era but 0 wins...thats a good sign..

like i said before santana can't beat us...again 2 unearned run and still got the lost...GO BRAVES!!!!

Vinny642
05-11-2009, 11:30 PM
All around great performance.

runningcircles
05-11-2009, 11:37 PM
Man, what a HUGE couple of back to back wins for the team. I'll tell you one more thing that was HUGE tonight, and I haven't seen it mentioned yet, so I don't want it to go unnoticed. Those insurance runs in the 9th inning allow us to use our full compliment of relief pitchers tomorrow night. It also saved us from having to use Gonzo again, which would have been his 3rd straight appearance, and 5th appearance in 6 games. While I really wish Lowe could have finished the 7th inning, so that Bobby could have perhaps used Moylan in the 8th inning (hadn't pitched in nearly a week until tonight), saving Soriano from pitching in back to back games, at least Sori had a couple of days off before pitching yesterday. I don't know if Bobby would have done that anyway, and I know BK touched on Gonzo still having to warm up a couple of times, but at least he got the day off from live game pitching. Since it seems like nearly ALL of our games have been close games, one way or the other, the one worry I have is the amount of innings Gonzo (13.2) and Soriano (16) have had to pitch already. I know you have to win games in April and May in order to even PLAY in meaningful games in September, but both of these guys are coming off of arm injuries, and we really need them to both stay healthy this season.

Very happy about the win, good to see Lowe pitch well on the road against another NL East rival, can't believe he's 5-1 to start the year. Really gives us an honest shot at winning the series, having a winning record on this 10 game NL East opponent stretch, win 6 of 8 road games against our 3 biggest NL East competitors, and sit at, or above, the .500 mark heading back to Atlanta, if either JJ can carry us to a win tomorrow night, or we can win the Jo Jo start against the Mets rookie on Wednesday!

robdizzle3
05-12-2009, 01:54 AM
For a while there I thought that lowe was gonna come close to pitching a No-No,but he still pitched great.Yunel was great for us against Johan and even they had a chuckle about it in Yunel first at-bat.Diaz again showed why he is a lefty destroyer and came up with a big hit to give us the lead.Throwing JJ on the mound against Pelfrey tommorow is gonna be huge,and Pelfrey give up alot so all JJ has to do is keep us in the game,but we can really crush the Mets if JJ really controls their lineup

baseballislife7
05-12-2009, 08:31 AM
Pelfrey has to face a stud tonight. I think the Braves win in the 5-2 area tonight. Kotchman is doing it up lately. I think KJ is looking better as well. Did you see the hit and run last night, Norton on the move, big play. Starting to look better. With Chipper out for a couple of days, KJ can get his bat going and Prado and Infante can get some time at 3B. Still would like to see Bobby give Schafer a day off. Maybe let him watch a game, couldn't hurt the kid.