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BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 05:37 PM
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New York Yankees (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nyy) @ Atlanta Braves (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=atl)


Tuesday, June 23 Turner Field | 7:00 PM ET


Chien-Ming Wang, RHP (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=425426) (0-5, 12.30) Yankees (38-31) @ Tommy Hanson, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=462102) (2-0, 4.08) Braves (33-36)

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Scouting Report:


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Yankees: It appears Wang showed enough in his last start to earn at least one more chance. He surrendered three runs in five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday in an outing manager Joe Girardi said was encouraging despite the result. If Wang had faltered again, he probably would have been replaced with Phil Hughes, and it's likely his status in the rotation is still on a start-to-start basis.

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Braves: Inconsistent command has been an issue as Hanson has allowed nine walks during the 11 2/3 innings he's completed while proving victorious in his past two starts. Armed with a plus-fastball and a plus-slider, the highly regarded prospect has shown the ability to pitch out of jams and make quick adjustments. After using two strikeouts to escape a bases-loaded jam with one out during Thursday's second inning against the Reds, he threw 25 of his next 37 pitches for strikes and ended the six-inning effort without allowing a run.





Wednesday, June 24 Turner Field | 7:00 PM ET


Joba Chamberlain, RHP (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=501955&c_id=nyy) (3-2, 3.89) Yankees (38-31) @ Kenshin Kawakami, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=499877&c_id=atl) (4-6, 4.42) Braves (33-36)

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Scouting Report:

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Yankees: After clashing with catcher Jorge Posada in his previous start, Chamberlain found a better flow with rookie catcher Francisco Cervelli on Thursday, scattering seven hits while walking four and striking out six. He held the Nationals to three runs in six innings, but the Yankees scored none and Chamberlain took the loss in a 3-0 defeat.

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Braves: With the opportunity to face the Yankees, Kawakami will once again have the chance to prove he's a big-game pitcher. His finest performance occurred on May 23, when he tossed eight scoreless innings against Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays. Then he produced similar dominance on Friday, when ignored the pressure of facing Daisuke Matsuzaka by limiting the Red Sox to two hits and two earned runs in six innings. In his past nine starts, the 33-year-old right-hander has gone 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA.





Thursday, June 25 Turner Field | 7:00 PM ET


Andy Pettitte, LHP (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=120485&c_id=nyy)(7-3, 4.26) Yankees (38-31) @ Derek Lowe, RHP (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2009&player_id=117955&c_id=atl)(7-5, 4.09) Braves (33-36)


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Scouting Report:

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Yankees: Andy Pettitte in Atlanta? Brings back visions of Game 5 of the 1996 World Series, in which Pettitte fired 8 1/3 shutout innings to outduel John Smoltz. And while Pettitte may not be the same pitcher he was then, the Braves aren't the same team, either. Regardless, both parties have improved in recent weeks -- Pettitte firing seven innings of one-run ball in Miami last Friday, the Braves boosting their offense with a trade for Nate McLouth. In nine previous regular season games against the Braves, Pettitte is 5-1 with a 3.13 ERA.

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Braves: Lowe will be making his first start against the Yankees since beating them at Yankee Stadium in Game 7 of the 2004 American League Championship Series. While allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Saturday night, the 36-year-old sinkerballer lost a second consecutive start for the first time this year. But while limiting the Red Sox to one hit through the first four innings, he was much more efficient than he'd been five days earlier, when he allowed the Orioles a season-high seven runs in just 2 1/3 innings. He is 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA in his past five home starts.

CrippledRam
06-23-2009, 05:50 PM
I feel confident in each pitching matchup.

Vinny642
06-23-2009, 05:58 PM
Yea, I hope with rip them, especially today

KingsFiend
06-23-2009, 06:10 PM
I'm pumped. Driving down from Knoxville tomorrow to see KK vs Jaba the Hutt. 1st game this year I'm getting to see from Turner Field, the only down side is one of my good friends going with me is a Yankees fan. So we have to win, so I don't have to hear crap on the 4 hour drive home.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 06:12 PM
Facing Yankees won't affect Hanson
Atlanta (33-36) vs. New York (38-31), 7 p.m. ET


ATLANTA -- Growing up in Southern California, Tommy Hanson was 10 years old when the Yankees won the first of four World Series titles in a five-year span. But instead of jumping on the bandwagon, he opted to remain faithful to the Angels.



With this in mind, it's at least somewhat easier to believe Hanson when he says that he's not unnerved by the fact that he'll be staring at the Yankees when he makes his fourth career start at Turner Field on Tuesday night.

"I'm just looking at it as any other ballgame," said Hanson, who has gone 2-0 with a 4.08 ERA through his first three career starts.

While establishing himself as one of the game's elite prospects, Hanson has displayed a live right arm and the confidence to throw each of his four above-average pitches with regularity.

But as the Braves have come to realize, what sets him apart from many other young pitchers is the confidence that was displayed Monday afternoon, when he didn't even blink when asked about the nerves he might encounter when pitching to Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter.

"They're hitters," Hanson said. "So I feel like if I make my pitches, I should be all right."

While welcoming the Yankees to Turner Field for the first time since the 2000 season, the Braves are battling through a rough stretch during which they've won just four of their past 12 games. Providing some reason for optimism entering Tuesday's series opener is the fact that Hanson has been credited with two of those victories.

Since surrendering three two-run homers against the Brewers during his June 5 Major League debut, Hanson has proven victorious in his two subsequent outings. While issuing nine walks during the 11 2/3 innings that have comprised his past two starts, the 22-year-old hurler has displayed a unique ability to pitch around trouble.

Hanson surrendered two runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Orioles and then returned to the mound Thursday to toss six scoreless innings in Cincinnati. After walking three of the first six Reds batters that he faced, he escaped a one-out bases-loaded jam with consecutive strikeouts.

"He's gotten better every time he's gone out there and he'll continue to do so," Braves catcher Brian McCann said. "The Yankees have a great team. But with his stuff, he has the ability to find success against any team that he faces."

The Interleague schedule has provided the Braves the unique opportunity to spend the next six days welcoming the Yankees and Red Sox to Turner Field. History has shown that those clubs will likely draw just as many or more of their fans than the Braves.

But McCann said that he's simply looking to the opportunity to play six straight games with the energy created by a sold-out crowds.

"Whenever you're playing in front of a packed house, you're going to be energized," McCann said. "I think this is a great time for us to play these games."

Pitching matchup
ATL: RHP Tommy Hanson (2-0, 4.08 ERA)
Armed with a plus-fastball and a plus-slider, Hanson has shown the ability to pitch out of jams and make quick adjustments. After using two strikeouts to escape a bases-loaded jam with one out during Thursday's second inning against the Reds, he threw 25 of his next 37 pitches for strikes and ended the six-inning effort without allowing a run.

NYY: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (0-5, 12.30 ERA)
It appears Wang showed enough in his last start to earn at least one more chance. He surrendered three runs in five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday in an outing manager Joe Girardi said was encouraging despite the result. If Wang had faltered again, he probably would have been replaced with Phil Hughes, and it's likely his status in the rotation is still on a start-to-start basis.

Tidbits
Since being diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes, Buddy Carlyle has regained 12 pounds and he's now just seven pounds shy of the 212-pound mark that he possessed when Spring Training began. Carlyle still doesn't know when he might begin pitching again. He has recently attempted to re-strengthen his arm by playing long toss. ... NHK, a Japanese television station, will provide HD broadcasts of each of this week's Braves games against the Yankees and Red Sox. ... Nate McLouth had successfully converted 30 consecutive stolen base attempts before getting thrown out at third base on Monday night. It marked just the second time in his career that a catcher threw him out. The other four times he's been caught stealing have come courtesy of pitchers' pickoff moves. braves.com

lets get it done bravos, got to fight.

Bravefan29
06-23-2009, 06:27 PM
I think Tommy will pitch well, and if we can get to Wang early we definatley have a chance. McClouth has been raking over the last few days, I like him he is kinda a throwback hard nose Dykstra like guy but with more pop, hopefully Frenchy and KJ continue to fight, and Mac and Chip heat up go Bravos!!

I think we take 2 out of 3.:eyebrow:

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 06:28 PM
Wang 0-5=scary Actually I hope we beat him so bad he's 0-7 at the end of the night.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 06:33 PM
I think Tommy will pitch well, and if we can get to Wang early we definatley have a chance. McClouth has been raking over the last few days, I like him he is kinda a throwback hard nose Dykstra like guy but with more pop, hopefully Frenchy and KJ continue to fight, and Mac and Chip heat up go Bravos!!

I think we take 2 out of 3.:eyebrow:I love this guys look, he looks angry and tough all the time, like he is going to **** someone up. could use more of that

Bravefan29
06-23-2009, 06:40 PM
I love this guys look, he looks angry and tough all the time, like he is going to **** someone up. could use more of that

I think we would get a bit more respect with a team looking like that, imagine someone sliding into 3rd with chipper looking like he would tear someones head off, kinda like he looked on that blown strike call that got everyone thrown out the game:mad:

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 06:50 PM
Not many 'fire in the belly' types left on this club. After winning for so many years it seems we've gone from expecting to win to assuming we'd win. Kudos to Chipper for his not so subtle message to the club.

atl_braves_fan
06-23-2009, 06:53 PM
I think that we have a clear matchup advantage today and tomorrow (depending upon which KK shows up). Thursday should be a good one too.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 07:25 PM
Super fast first inning..... 16 combined pitches, (Hanson-10, Wang-6)

Half-Truism
06-23-2009, 07:27 PM
Tommy has hit a lot of batters this year.

Half-Truism
06-23-2009, 07:29 PM
I think its good to give Tommy experience against guys like the Yankees. He'll probably be a lot better next year.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 07:35 PM
Man, I wish he would just throw strikes..... Make them beat you with their bats. They have two men on. One was HBP and the other was walked on 4 straight

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 07:36 PM
Tough time controlling his curveball tonight.. You can tell he loves it as his out pitch

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 07:36 PM
I really wish he would just throw that 94 mph fastball in a 3-2 count.

Mr. Hoodunnitt
06-23-2009, 07:40 PM
I hope we tear them to shreds. If the Nats can do it............. Anyway, they left a bitter taste in Brave fans mouths that will never leave from 1996/1999.

LeFtY182
06-23-2009, 07:49 PM
what was that kj?

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 07:49 PM
If Kelly runs out of the box when he first hit that, he's safe. No doubt

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 07:53 PM
yeah Kelly should have ran from the get-go. Cost us a run there

Mr. Hoodunnitt
06-23-2009, 07:56 PM
He'll be gone by 31 July.

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 08:00 PM
He'll be gone by 31 July.\

It would be nice when Infante comes back, I'd like to see Infante and Prado splitting time at 2nd.

Nice damage control pitching by Hanson there

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:00 PM
Well Hanson continues to work himself into trouble and somehow get out of it....

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:05 PM
I just realized that we will miss facing Sabathia and Burnett.... Big break. We have to take advantage of that.....

Half-Truism
06-23-2009, 08:05 PM
It's funny how Wang is making us look bad.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:09 PM
What was Posada thinking???

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 08:13 PM
yeah garrett

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Garrett Anderson is turning into a very solid 2.5 million dollar investment

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:15 PM
2nd in the league scoring runs with 2 outs. Awesome.

LeFtY182
06-23-2009, 08:21 PM
wow

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 08:23 PM
alright tommy boy same issue time and time again, throw strikes kid, and it would help if the D backed you up

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:23 PM
Another test for Tommy Boy

LeFtY182
06-23-2009, 08:25 PM
where was that?!?!?!

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 08:28 PM
1 more inning tommy, then lets go to medlen

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:28 PM
good damage control there.. once this kid starts throwing more strikes like he's capable of.. he's gonna be special

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:29 PM
where was that?!?!?!

Overhead view showed inside. Good call by blue. But Tommy mows down Swisher. A+ young man.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:29 PM
How many times does Hanson going to find his way into trouble and then get out? Granted a lot of that could be pinned on Chipper...

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 08:30 PM
I'm sorry but the kid is going to get crushed if he keeps on walking guys. I love his potential and everything but man he is getting away with A TON of walks.

but hell of a job still getting the job done. props kid.

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:32 PM
How many times does Hanson going to find his way into trouble and then get out? Granted a lot of that could be pinned on Chipper...

One of those nights. He's having trouble locating his fastball. Tougher play than it looks like for Chip. No excuse though.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:32 PM
I know he is 0-2, but Francoeur has hit the ball hard both times

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:34 PM
One of those nights. He's having trouble locating his fastball. Tougher play than it looks like for Chip. No excuse though.

Not only has his fastball consistantly been in the right handed batter's box, but he hasn't gotten on top of his curve at all either. Slider has been solid for him though.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 08:35 PM
not helping hanson bats got to work ming wang.

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:36 PM
1 more inning tommy, then lets go to medlen

So, do you come here often? LOL

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:39 PM
his slider has been nasty today.. cabrera hit it once.. that was a good pitch he golfed to right center though.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:40 PM
Wish Hanson could somehow have a quick inning!

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:41 PM
First two pitches have been sliders to A-Rod

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:41 PM
his slider has been nasty today.. cabrera hit it once.. that was a good pitch he golfed to right center though.

Yep, struck Posada out on a similar pitch a batter earlier.

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Come on Tommy!

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:44 PM
I know Hanson's pitch total is climbing, but he is really looking better with every pitch in this 5th inning.... Would love to see him go into the 7th

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:44 PM
was that a curve? it was a good one.. nice and easy inning there.. maybe 1 or 2 more for him

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 08:45 PM
Tommy with a 3 hit shutout through 5, he can't seem to get a 1 2 3 inning though, he is up over 85 pitches, so it looks like he will only go 6 tonight.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 08:45 PM
just what the doctor ordered somewhat quick inning for hanson...loves that curve.

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:45 PM
Posada with the hat trick. Fairly quick innining.

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 08:46 PM
So, do you come here often? LOL

Haha yeah I know of the other thread and I know they won't put in Medlen, just hopes. Due to his low pitch count this inning, Hanson will come in the 6th. Then it will be Moylan 7th, and Soriana/Gonzalez in either order as long as we keep the lead

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 08:47 PM
so tommy can go another inning and depending how quickly that goes we may stretch him..but needs to complete 6 though.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
just what the doctor ordered somewhat quick inning for hanson...loves that curve.

He does love that curve. Wasn't controlling it well at all earlier in the game. But he looked better with every pitch in that last inning

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
any chance escobar goes again here? posada looked awful last time

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Come on Chipper..... Another run or two would be nice!

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:49 PM
dang.. just missed it there.. that would've been nice... stay hot mccann

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 08:50 PM
any chance escobar goes again here? posada looked awful last time

No, but he hustled on the sac fly. Good job!

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:51 PM
Oh well... McCann was due to have a bad at bat after roping two hits in his first two at bats...

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:51 PM
too aggresive there.. most of the braves damage tonight has been when they've worked the count if memory serves

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 08:52 PM
dang.. just missed it there.. that would've been nice... stay hot mccann

At the crack of the bat I really thought Chipper had that one, it would have been a Homer I bet at Yankee Stadium!

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Cabrera out, lined out to Chip at 3rd.

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Phil Hughes warming up in the NYY bullpen.

Half-Truism
06-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Hanson would be a dominate pitcher if he decreases the amount of walks he allows.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:56 PM
McLouth may have had a shot at that ball with a dive... but I'd prefer that to the ball getting to the wall and gardner with a likely in the park homer

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Need a groundball Tommy!! Don't remember us turning one DP tonight so far...

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Eric O is warming up

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Hanson up to 94 pitches!

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Moylan is also warming up

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Matsui pinch hitting for Wang. Gardner on 1st with 1 out.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Love to see Matsui pound that slider into the ground right here

ATLKoos16
06-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Hanson would be a dominate pitcher if he decreases the amount of walks he allows.

Will be a dominant pitcher when

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Gardner steals second.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Crap.... Just go at Matsui now....

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 09:01 PM
Another walk 1st and 2nd with 1 out for Jeter and that looks like it for Tommy, man, I would have loved to see him make it through 6, That last pitch was number 99. He gets a BIG HAND from the crowd!!

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:01 PM
Dang it. Last thing I want to see is Moylan in the game in a huge spot...

LeFtY182
06-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Dang it. Last thing I want to see is Moylan in the game in a huge spot...

Agreed

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:02 PM
i like moylan.. especially against people that aren't familiar with him

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:03 PM
well hanson you keep killing yourself, now we have to bail you out. alright aussie lets get it done.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:04 PM
wow.. why 3 days in a row though?

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:04 PM
i like moylan.. especially against people that aren't familiar with him

Well you certainly have more faith in him than I do....

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 09:04 PM
Moylan in for the 5th time in 6 games, I'm a little nervous in this spot!:confused:

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:05 PM
Well you certainly have more faith in him than I do....

that's why

NBA_Starter
06-23-2009, 09:05 PM
Way to go Pete! DP hit to short by Jeter, nice job boys!!:clap:

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 09:05 PM
alright

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Wow. Great job Moylan.... Tip my hat to the Aussie

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:06 PM
his stuff is way too nasty.. it only makes it worse when these guys haven't faced him

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Table's set. Now slam the door!

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:07 PM
Dang it. Last thing I want to see is Moylan in the game in a huge spot...didn't you say the same exact thing yesterday


Agreedhow quickly you people forget the magic of the aussie.

THE AUSSIE MAGICIAN IS BACK BABY!!!!

jklein87
06-23-2009, 09:07 PM
that a boy moylan!!!

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:08 PM
didn't you say the same exact thing yesterday

how quickly you people forget the magic of the aussie.

THE AUSSIE MAGICIAN IS BACK BABY!!!!


Yes I did say the same thing. And he got the out last night also. I was hoping that the same result would happen tonight. And it did. So I have a new tradition when Moylan enters the game now!! haha

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:09 PM
his stuff is way too nasty.. it only makes it worse when these guys haven't faced himI always had faith in this guy, knew it was just a matter of time before he gets it going. but as I said when he is on, he is dominant.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:12 PM
.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:12 PM
I always had faith in this guy, knew it was just a matter of time before he gets it going. but as I said when he is on, he is dominant.

I'm with you, I've always liked watching the guy pitch.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:14 PM
Yes I did say the same thing. And he got the out last night also. I was hoping that the same result would happen tonight. And it did. So I have a new tradition when Moylan enters the game now!! hahaah I see, gotcha hell if it works keep it going. I respect that.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:15 PM
man that was a quick inning, everytime I come back we are retired just like that. guess I can't leave my seat when we are hitting.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:17 PM
phil hughes looked sharp

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 09:17 PM
I'm with you, I've always liked watching the guy pitch.

We saw him pitch a couple of games early this year that were difficult to watch. I felt bad for him because it was obvious that he wasn't quite ready. Doesn't seem to be the case now though. He's looked sharp his last few outings. 4 batters 5 outs tonight.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:18 PM
Thats a homerun in new Yankee Stadium

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:19 PM
We saw him pitch a couple of games early this year that were difficult to watch. I felt bad for him because it was obvious that he wasn't quite ready. Doesn't seem to be the case now though. He's looked sharp his last few outings.

like joe always says.. he's going to be impressive in the second half.. he came back from TJ faster than most.. i think it was something like 9 months

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:19 PM
looks like tex almost got that one out?.lucky we aren't in that sandbox yankee stadium

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Thats a homerun in new Yankee Stadium

yep.. but if we're using their rules... chipper's is probably a homer, mccann's would've been.. and anderson's would've been close as well

wolfman2
06-23-2009, 09:21 PM
I think that was our first 1-2-3 inning, nice

GLASSMAN
06-23-2009, 09:21 PM
We need a couple of insurance runs. Let's go O.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Thats a homerun in new Yankee Stadiumand that is what you call home field advantage lol. Aussie magician mowing them down.:clap: good outing aussie

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:22 PM
another 1 pitch at bat.. granted he made good contact.. we need some patience

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:24 PM
KJ moves back down in the lineup and all of a sudden he can't take any pitches now?? what is up with this guy.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:27 PM
KJ moves back down in the lineup and all of a sudden he can't take any pitches now?? what is up with this guy.

putting too much pressure on himself.. he knows what everyone around here is saying.. prado is playing good baseball.. and infante is coming back around the all star break... and he is putting a ton of pressure on himself because he wants to keep his job

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Tex has some quick freakin hands

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:29 PM
well good at-bats from blanco and mcclouth but just can't get on. it doesn't hurt to get insurance runs braves, I promise.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:34 PM
putting too much pressure on himself.. he knows what everyone around here is saying.. prado is playing good baseball.. and infante is coming back around the all star break... and he is putting a ton of pressure on himself because he wants to keep his jobyea that sounds pretty spot on.

LeFtY182
06-23-2009, 09:36 PM
Gonzo is looking nice here

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:37 PM
i personally gather the impression that the braves don't really wanna deal him or else it would've happened already in the off season.. i know prado and infante are good players.. and i like both of them.. but when kelly is on.. neither can match the offense he provides.. once he realizes he isn't going anywhere.. he'll calm down and hopefully put up the numbers everyone knows he's capable of

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:38 PM
and that was a very nice inning by gonzo.. let's have sori finish it up.. and start scouting up joba for tomorrow

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:39 PM
boy gonzo got ahead of every hitter 0-2 and most importantly he finished the job, he had a problem earlier in the year finishing guys off when he got ahead looks like he has fixed that problem. very nice gonzo.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:43 PM
that was probably a homer in new yankee stadium staying with the theme of the night

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:43 PM
i personally gather the impression that the braves don't really wanna deal him or else it would've happened already in the off season.. i know prado and infante are good players.. and i like both of them.. but when kelly is on.. neither can match the offense he provides.. once he realizes he isn't going anywhere.. he'll calm down and hopefully put up the numbers everyone knows he's capable oftrue, KJ is far superior and more dangerous than prado and infante when he is on. but there comes a time where the patience with the inconsistent play wears off, and if prado and infante are hot...you are going to have to ride the hot hand. However, KJ and us have noticed that this slump is probably the worst of his career.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:43 PM
another one that would've been a homer in new yankee stadium... oh wait...

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:45 PM
true, KJ is far superior and more dangerous than prado and infante when he is on. but there comes a time where the patience with the inconsistent play wears off, and if prado and infante are hot...you are going to have to ride the hot hand. However, KJ and us have noticed that this slump is probably the worst of his career.

he is overthinking everything.. i would say the all star break will do him good... but he's a guy whose problems will be fixed by playing imo.. the last thing he needs is more time to think

rtgthree
06-23-2009, 09:46 PM
The Braves absolutely must turn this nice stretch of play into an extended winning streak. I still think you need about fourteen of the next nineteen going into the ASB.

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:46 PM
..well there is a homer by mac. Nice bounce back b-mac.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:46 PM
McCann just hit a homer that would have been 20 rows deep in new Yankee Stadium!!

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:48 PM
The Braves absolutely must turn this nice stretch of play into an extended winning streak. I still think you need about fourteen of the next nineteen going into the ASB.if the rockies can somehow come from the grave and get back into contention, so can we. No way the rockies have more talent than we do.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Maybe I'm stupid, but I really thought we might stay with Gonzo, at least to face Gardner leading off the inning

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:49 PM
The Braves absolutely must turn this nice stretch of play into an extended winning streak. I still think you need about fourteen of the next nineteen going into the ASB.

I agree that would be great.. not sure that it is imperative due to the lackluster play from the rest of the division.. but certainly would go a long way in putting us in prime position for the home stretch

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:51 PM
Big first out for Sori

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:54 PM
never offer free passes sori, come on bud.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Never good for a reliever to walk people.... Especially with a four run cushion..

rtgthree
06-23-2009, 09:55 PM
I agree that would be great.. not sure that it is imperative due to the lackluster play from the rest of the division.. but certainly would go a long way in putting us in prime position for the home stretch

I think it is imperative, but not exactly just because of contention. First, if we want to take ourselves seriously, we need at least one more major trade. Going on a little streak here buys us all kinds of leverage, allows us to wait for the market to develop, and doesn't force us to desperation. Second, we need to start filling up the stadium...it's clear that the attendance decline is going to affect financial matters going forward. We need to make a run now so we can sell tickets the rest of the way.

TomahawkChopper
06-23-2009, 09:55 PM
This is damn BS! I get home from work thinking i can watch the final few innings of this game and its blacked out everywhere and I live in NY haha what a bunch of crock now I hate the Yanks even more.


and on top of that yahoo's box score seems to be froze awesome.

jwn0303
06-23-2009, 09:57 PM
I think it is imperative, but not exactly just because of contention. First, if we want to take ourselves seriously, we need at least one more major trade. Going on a little streak here buys us all kinds of leverage, allows us to wait for the market to develop, and doesn't force us to desperation. Second, we need to start filling up the stadium...it's clear that the attendance decline is going to affect financial matters going forward. We need to make a run now so we can sell tickets the rest of the way.

yeah.. i can get on board with that argument.. i'll have to agree

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 09:57 PM
2 gone, get swisher here sori.

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:57 PM
2 down in the 9th.... Fans need to keep clapping this entire at bat

Born a Brave
06-23-2009, 09:58 PM
Turner Field looks so good packed out!!! BRAVES WIN

TomahawkChopper
06-23-2009, 10:01 PM
game over?

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 10:04 PM
good victory bravos. another great performance from the pen, started off by the aussie magician (who is back by the way;)).

tommy boy pitched a pretty good ballgame, but once he figures out that the hitter can't hit him and start pounding the zone AND STOP WALKING GUYS, he'll go deeper. but he is doing a great job in damage control.

nice to see garrett do it again, hope we see this garrett for the rest of the season.

jklein87
06-23-2009, 10:05 PM
way to beat those damn yankees, fellas!

BRAVE KID
06-23-2009, 10:06 PM
game over?yep try gameday, I used to use yahoo a lot and it failed on me quite a bit. gameday looks cooler though

TomahawkChopper
06-23-2009, 10:37 PM
yep try gameday, I used to use yahoo a lot and it failed on me quite a bit. gameday looks cooler though

cool but yah hopefully i dont have to use either too often i got the package but bc its the yankees the game was blacked out for some reason, just another reason to hate them.

Braves28Herbs7
06-24-2009, 12:23 AM
great pitching, back to back shut outs. sounds good to me

nps6724
06-24-2009, 12:41 AM
Tommy will be DOMINATING once he lowers those walks to 2 a game. He's pitched 23 innings and allowed only 22 hits, but has 15 walks and only 16 Ks. I start salivating thinking about how good he'll be in a year or 2. He could be the next big-time power pitcher.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 12:42 AM
I guess that is the only way we win a game in which we score less than 4 runs.:laugh2:

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 12:47 AM
Tommy will be DOMINATING once he lowers those walks to 2 a game. He's pitched 23 innings and allowed only 22 hits, but has 15 walks and only 16 Ks. I start salivating thinking about how good he'll be in a year or 2. He could be the next big-time power pitcher.I found what he had to say on MLB network, quite humorous and interesting. He basically said he has a long way to go but is going to work hard so he can cruise and not have to work that hard.

NBA_Starter
06-24-2009, 12:50 AM
I would gladly take 4-5 runs a night with our pitching staff.

nps6724
06-24-2009, 12:51 AM
If we had 4-5 runs every night, we'd have like 12 losses total.

NBA_Starter
06-24-2009, 01:03 AM
If we had 4-5 runs every night, we'd have like 12 losses total.

Agreed.

nps6724
06-24-2009, 09:35 AM
Hopefully we can step on Joba the Hut's tail tonight and keep the winning streak alive.

ATLKoos16
06-24-2009, 09:41 AM
Great way to start the home stand with two shutouts. I think that Red Sox series might have really kick started this team even though we only took one of the three

marlon641
06-24-2009, 10:58 AM
I feel like we are due to get really hot; hopefully it has started. I know we are better than the Rockies and look what they are doing!

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 01:03 PM
Hanson continues to prove he belongs
Sensational rookie helps Braves shut down Yanks in opener



ATLANTA -- When the battle was complete, Tommy Hanson admitted that his first opportunity to stare directly at the Yankees pinstripes created an added adrenaline rush. While doing so, he displayed the same calm demeanor that has allowed him to create the impression that escaping jams is routine.



Through the first four starts of his career, Hanson still hasn't experienced that dominant outing that could prove to be commonplace as he matures. But as the Yankees learned during the 4-0 loss they suffered against the Braves at Turner Field on Tuesday night, the 22-year-old right-hander already has the knack to drive opponents crazy with regular doses of frustration.

"I was pretty pumped up," Hanson said. "I felt like I made some good pitches, and I felt like I made some not-so-good pitches. I definitely battled the whole game. It just feels good to come out of here with a win."

With the contributions made by Hanson, Peter Moylan, Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano, the Braves began this 10-game homestand with a second consecutive shutout victory. The majority of the offensive contributions came courtesy of the three-run third inning, during which Brian McCann and Garret Anderson provided consecutive two-out doubles off Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang.

"Our club is capable of throwing shutouts," said Braves manager Bobby Cox, whose team hadn't produced back-to-back shutouts since June 21-22, 2005. "We've had good starting performances all year long."

While it has proven to be the team's backbone throughout the season, there's no doubt that the starting rotation was significantly enhanced on June 7, when Hanson was promoted to make his Major League debut. The Braves have won each of the four games that he's started, and in the process, the 6-foot-6 hurler has gone 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA.

These numbers simply provide the results of a teasing trend that Hanson prolonged while pitching around five walks and keeping the Yankees scoreless over 5 1/3 innings. He escaped two bases-loaded situations and stranded nine runners during the five innings that he finished.

"That's the sign of a pretty good pitcher," Cox said of Hanson, who has held opponents scoreless over his past 15 2/3 innings. "You get in those types of jams and you don't panic. You end up making a great pitch to get a hitter out."

Hanson's most impressive escape act occurred after Derek Jeter opened the third inning with a double. Two batters later with runners at first and second and one out, the determined Braves rookie hurler struck out Alex Rodriguez and then ended the frame with Robinson Cano's fly ball to left.


One inning later, Hanson left the bases loaded when shortstop Yunel Escobar grabbed Nick Swisher's sharp grounder and flipped it to second base. The Yankees ended up going hitless in the six at-bats they recorded with runners in scoring position against this phenom, whom many have tabbed the game's top pitching prospect.

"I think those situations just make me bear down a little more," Hanson said. "I take pride in when I do get runners on base, I don't want to let them score. I just focus, and I've been doing that my whole career."

While Hanson was referring to his professional career, he could have easily been describing the early stages of his Major League career. On the way to winning his past three starts, he's stranded 25 runners in the 16 innings that he's finished and limited opponents to just two hits in 18 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

The primary reason that Hanson has routinely been tested in potentially damaging situations stems from the fact that he's issued 14 walks during the 17 innings that have encompassed his past three starts.

"If he walks a couple guys here and there, he's got stuff to get out of it," said McCann, who added an insurance run with an eighth-inning homer. "He's never lost his composure. He's a special player."

Hanson was the seventh straight starting pitcher the Yankees faced for the first time, and it is a span in which they have gone 2-5, including 1-4 in the past five games.

"I don't necessarily think that's an excuse," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "If you get a good pitch to hit, our guys are going to hit it. I don't think that really has a whole lot to do with it. When you start making excuses, that's when you really get in trouble."

Hanson's efforts were preserved by Moylan, who entered Tuesday's sixth inning with runners on first and second and one out. Three pitches later, Jeter grounded into an inning-ending double play.

Having gained knowledge of the Yankees' mystique while following them via the Internet in his native Australia, Moylan reacted to the double play with a slight fist pump that he regretted after he viewed his reaction in the video room.

"Moylan, I can't say enough, getting a double play on a hitter like Jeter," Cox said.

After Moylan provided a perfect seventh inning, Gonzalez followed suit in the eighth to set the stage for Rafael Soriano, who worked a scoreless ninth for the second successive night.

Looking toward this 10-game homestand, which will include three-game sets against the Red Sox and Phillies when this series concludes, there was definitely reason for the Braves to wonder if this stretch would define their season.

Two games into this daunting stretch, they find themselves with a sense of confidence that has been absent most of this season.

"I feel like our best baseball is ahead of us," McCann said. braves.com

box (http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_06_23_nyamlb_atlmlb_1)

man it's awesome to see a packed stadium like that.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 01:09 PM
Kawakami unafraid of big-time clubs
New York (38-32) at Atlanta (34-36), 7 p.m. ET


ATLANTA -- For most of his 13 starts with the Braves, Kenshin Kawakami has been pretty much what the club expected when it signed him out of Japan -- a reliable end-of-the-rotation pitcher who would give it innings and keep it in games.



But when the stakes have been the highest and on the biggest stages, Kawakami has been more than that. Pitching against Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay on May 22 and against countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka at Fenway Park on Friday, Kawakami has turned in a pair of dominating outings for his best two starts of the season.

Those performances have given the 34-year-old right-hander a growing reputation as a big-game pitcher. He has the chance to further that reputation on Wednesday, when he will take the mound against a powerful Yankees lineup in a game televised nationally by ESPN.

In those Interleague starts against the Blue Jays and Red Sox, Kawakami threw a combined 14 innings and allowed just five hits and two earned runs. Despite those eye-catching numbers, Kawakami said he feels no different when he faces a big-name opponent.

"I'm always pumped up, actually," Kawakami said through his interpreter. "Playing a team with a name like the Yankees, I might have a little more energy."

Against Halladay, Kawakmi went toe-to-toe with the former American League Cy Young Award winner and earned a 1-0 victory. Although he sports a respectable 4.42 ERA on the season, his efforts in high-pressure situations have been spectacular.

"I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but he seemed to locate better in those starts," said Braves catcher Brian McCann. "As far as coming over and helping us out, he's been a big part of this team since Day 1, and I hope he feels that way."

Kawakami seems to be getting more comfortable pitching in America, as he has shown steady improvement. In his past four starts, he has held opponents to just a .220 batting average and pitched at least six innings three times.

"It's hard for someone coming over from Japan," said Braves manager Bobby Cox. "Every hitter he faces, he's facing them for the first time. That means a lot."

Facing a Yankees lineup with so much firepower may be Kawakami's stiffest test yet. However, if his past is any indication, he may very well rise to the occasion.

"There's almost no time to be nervous," Kawakami said. "If I do well, it will be a big confidence boost and help me for my next start."


Pitching matchup
ATL: RHP Kenshin Kawakami (4-6, 4.42 ERA)
With the opportunity to face the Yankees, Kawakami will once again have the chance to prove he's a big-game pitcher. He produced similar dominance on Friday, when he ignored the pressure of facing Matsuzaka by limiting the Red Sox to two hits and two earned runs in six innings. In his past nine starts, the right-hander has gone 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA.

NYY: RHP Joba Chamberlain (3-2, 3.89 ERA)
After clashing with catcher Jorge Posada in his previous start, Chamberlain found a better flow with rookie catcher Francisco Cervelli on Thursday, scattering seven hits while walking four and striking out six. He held the Nationals to three runs in six innings, but the Yankees scored none and Chamberlain took the loss in a 3-0 defeat.

Tidbits
The Braves have posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since June 21-22, 2005, against the Marlins. ... Tommy Hanson has now allowed just two earned runs in his past three starts. He surrendered six earned runs in his big league debut. ... Chipper Jones' error in the fourth inning gave him 11 in 2009. He finished 2008 with just 13 and had only nine in 2007. ... Infielder Omar Infante will begin therapy on his broken left hand on Wednesday. Infante is expected to return to the team some time after the All-Star break.braves.com

alright it's another KK being the underdog role. Lets see if he comes through in this national televised game against one of america's team. Remember the blue jay and red sox game KK...

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 01:23 PM
oh sweet the game will be on ESPN 2 tonight

MrJones
06-24-2009, 02:18 PM
I'll be watching in HD on PTV 17 on my homemade antenna, just like I did yesterday. Gotta love free HD baseball.

Half-Truism
06-24-2009, 02:19 PM
Off note: Mark Texiera says he still considers Atlanta his home.

nps6724
06-24-2009, 02:51 PM
Off note: Mark Texiera says he still considers Atlanta his home.

And Baltimore and Texas and New York. Tex is a consummate professional when it comes to talking out of both sides of his mouth. I don't begrudge him, but he was a friggin' politician when it came to these cities. "I'm from Baltimore and I'd love to play here at home, but I was always a Braves fan and I live here, but I've always wanted to be a Yankee. Biggest truck full of money wins."

mickmurph37
06-24-2009, 03:25 PM
I'll be watching in HD on PTV 17 on my homemade antenna, just like I did yesterday. Gotta love free HD baseball.

could you help me out and let me know how i could get the hd

TWoodz09
06-24-2009, 06:16 PM
could you help me out and let me know how i could get the hd

I just found out I had PTV a couple weeks ago. If you have a TV that can pick up HD channels then you probably have PTV, you just have to go through them all until you find it. If you come across a screen that says "BRAVESVISION" that's PTV. I don't know where you're from but I live in Rock Hill, SC and it's channel 67-8 for me.

Braves_Fan_RSD
06-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Very interesting line up change made by the Yankees tonight.

Melky Cabrera was in the original starting line up tonight, then Brian Cashman comes and holds a private meeting with Joe Girardi, during that meeting Swisher is called to the office and Melky was removed and Swisher was inserted. Could Melky be on the move??? Maybe coming here????? Probably after the series if it happened at all, but very rare for a player to be taken out of the original line up after the GM meets with the manager un less hes being moved, and I know the Braves have been high on him before. Plus with Nady coming back its the perfect time to move one of their OFs.

here is his stat line

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...?playerId=6347

Brave4life
06-24-2009, 06:42 PM
Very interesting line up change made by the Yankees tonight.

Melky Cabrera was in the original starting line up tonight, then Brian Cashman comes and holds a private meeting with Joe Girardi, during that meeting Swisher is called to the office and Melky was removed and Swisher was inserted. Could Melky be on the move??? Maybe coming here????? Probably after the series if it happened at all, but very rare for a player to be taken out of the original line up after the GM meets with the manager un less hes being moved, and I know the Braves have been high on him before. Plus with Nady coming back its the perfect time to move one of their OFs.

here is his stat line

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...?playerId=6347

I live in NY, and i was watching the Yankees pregame show and they said that it was a mistake, he meant to put in Swisher.

Brave4life
06-24-2009, 06:44 PM
Interesting note one of Joba Chamberlains biggest idols growing up was Chipper Jones.

Vinny642
06-24-2009, 06:45 PM
I hate Joba and the Yankees so much, living in NJ and around Yankees and Mets fans is soo annoying, I hope we destroy them

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 06:51 PM
Time to take care of business and win the series tonight!

Braves_Fan_RSD
06-24-2009, 06:52 PM
I live in NY, and i was watching the Yankees pregame show and they said that it was a mistake, he meant to put in Swisher.

Maybe or maybe they are just trying to keep it quiet, the LoHud paper says they cannot explain the Swisher meeting even if it was a mistake.

http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/06/24/game-71-yankees-at-braves/

Brave4life
06-24-2009, 06:59 PM
Time to take care of business and win the series tonight!

Just hope that Joba keeps up his location problems

Brave4life
06-24-2009, 07:00 PM
Maybe or maybe they are just trying to keep it quiet, the LoHud paper says they cannot explain the Swisher meeting even if it was a mistake.

http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/06/24/game-71-yankees-at-braves/

Kris Medlen could be a possibility, that would be actually fair

Brave4life
06-24-2009, 07:01 PM
If we had crowds like these maybe we could pay for a big bat

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:12 PM
******* Ny announcers just had to point out that our attendence is a lot higher tonight then normal.....Full of themselves a lil??

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:15 PM
Nice 1-2-3 inning for KK and getting the K on Teix.

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:22 PM
Teix makes a gold glove play to get Chip to end the first.

Brave4life
06-24-2009, 07:25 PM
******* Ny announcers just had to point out that our attendence is a lot higher tonight then normal.....Full of themselves a lil??

You live in NY, i live in NY and im watching it on YES. I heard that too

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:29 PM
good to see the braves on TV for once.

rtgthree
06-24-2009, 07:29 PM
Kris Medlen could be a possibility, that would be actually fair

I wouldn't trade Kris Medlen for Melky Cabrera. Medlen is far more valuable.

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:29 PM
You live in NY, i live in NY and im watching it on YES. I heard that too

yup stupid directv even has ESPN2 blacked out so I am forced to watch it on YES also

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:30 PM
KK popping it in there tonight..94..believe I saw 95 once..

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:31 PM
Wow what a catch by mcclouth!!!!

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:32 PM
dude put on his flyers for that one easy double..maybe triple..if he didn't catch that.

Bravefan29
06-24-2009, 07:33 PM
Man he has a glove, yea I think when Schafer comes back he is going to be playing a corner spot.

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:33 PM
Nate with two very nice catches already but yah that 2nd one was just amazing

Bravefan29
06-24-2009, 07:33 PM
dude put on his flyers for that one easy double..maybe triple..if he didn't catch that.

We have not had range like that since healthy AJ.

Vinny642
06-24-2009, 07:33 PM
McClouth!

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:35 PM
We have not had range like that since healthy AJ.

A healthy AJ was uncomparable, the dude would of prolly been under that making a no look catch lol

Hes still one of the best Defensive CFs I have ever seen play.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:36 PM
We have not had range like that since healthy AJ...but AJ would make that look easy. AJ made everything look so smooth. He would be there even before swish hit it.

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:37 PM
..but AJ would make that look easy. AJ made everything look so smooth. He would be there even before swish hit it.

haha exactly what i said up above

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:37 PM
A healthy AJ was uncomparable, the dude would of prolly been under that making a no look catch lol

Hes still one of the best Defensive CFs I have ever seen play.ha very nice

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:39 PM
Mr. Anderson got a hit on that one. to either of the corners and that would of been gone.

btw yes im stealing from the Matrix for his new nickname

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:39 PM
garrett is some kind of zeroed in he nearly hit that one out.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:40 PM
come on kotch drive one.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:41 PM
kotch is just not getting luck, when he drives it someone makes a good play when he is jammed it stays in. nothing going for him

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:42 PM
and on 2 pitches..franky goes out rather easily shocker. lead-off single and nothing goes..but garrett did give it a ride.

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:43 PM
kotch is just not getting luck, when he drives it someone makes a good play when he is jammed it stays in. nothing going for him

which is a good thing because it cant last forever, he'll break out of it sooner or later.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:46 PM
which is a good thing because it cant last forever, he'll break out of it sooner or later.
we kind of need it to be sooner with the teams we have up...yea but he gets something going.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:49 PM
KK got drilled..****

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:50 PM
That **** had to hurt right off his neck damn!

beldugo
06-24-2009, 07:50 PM
wow...kawakami takes a shot right on the neck...hope he's alright

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:50 PM
esco still made the play, but the more concerning part was KK. man what can go through a pitchers mind when something like that happened..nearly got his head taken off.

Born a Brave
06-24-2009, 07:50 PM
Did anybody see Cox holding Kawakami's hand walking to the dugout?

rtgthree
06-24-2009, 07:51 PM
Classy move by Joba. Stays out on the field to be sure Kawakami's OK.

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 07:52 PM
i hope KK is ok, if not Medlen for the 4th

Jon93405
06-24-2009, 07:53 PM
That's gonna make a ridiculous bruise.

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:53 PM
Medlen's warming up damnit! KK was having a brilliant night so far.

ATLKoos16
06-24-2009, 07:53 PM
wow joba the hut crushed smoked that thing off KK. Hope he's ok

ATLKoos16
06-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Hernandez pinch hitting. That really sucks, KK was pitching great

TWoodz09
06-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Did anybody see Cox holding Kawakami's hand walking to the dugout?

LOL, yeah I saw that too...Hope the guy is ok though

TomahawkChopper
06-24-2009, 07:54 PM
KK done Hernandez ph

Born a Brave
06-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Hope Medlen can pick up where KK left off.........

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:54 PM
just our luck some freak accident and KK has to get out of the ball game just the ****in universe keeping us down WHENEVER we have something going. ****in hate this ****.

Props to you KK man, hope you are alright man.

GLASSMAN
06-24-2009, 07:55 PM
Didn't want to see Medlin under these conditions.

beldugo
06-24-2009, 07:55 PM
he's out of the game...thats sucks he's been pitching great lately...omg what a loss...why can't something like this happen to francoeur...(kidding about that frenchy)

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:57 PM
mcclouth with a shot to right center. 2B but with two outs..esco pick him up.

Born a Brave
06-24-2009, 07:57 PM
I have a bad feeling about Medlen's appearance tonight.... Yanks bats might wake up now......

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 07:58 PM
nice hit by McClouth, come on Escobar you looked ugly on that pitch, make up for it here

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 07:58 PM
I have a bad feeling about Medlen's appearance tonight.... Yanks bats might wake up now......me too just b/c of the pure fact that we have HORRIBLE luck.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:00 PM
eh he hit it decently to right, but didn't like that at-bat at all put himself in a hole 0-2.

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 08:01 PM
yeah i was commenting on strike 2

GLASSMAN
06-24-2009, 08:01 PM
Medlin's bound to be a little rusty. He hasn't pitched in while. We'll see.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:02 PM
well medlen fans here we go.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:03 PM
Medlin's bound to be a little rusty. He hasn't pitched in while. We'll see...it is in effect. jeter crushed that but esco right there..taken his time.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:04 PM
well two hard hit balls right at someone, hell those are outs kid. just throw strikes.

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 08:05 PM
nice pitch on Texeria

TWoodz09
06-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Way to go Medlen!

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:05 PM
wow impressive kid..very impressive. k'd Tex on 3 pitches..breaking out that uncle carlie.

Born a Brave
06-24-2009, 08:06 PM
Good inning... Didn't really fool Jeter or Swisher, but made Tex look pretty bad with that curve

GLASSMAN
06-24-2009, 08:06 PM
Atta boy Kris. More confidence each time he goes out. Pay attention BC.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:08 PM
nice shot CJ. CJ is on with a single to center. come on b-mac, lets hit off joba

GLASSMAN
06-24-2009, 08:09 PM
Chipper trying to dole some payback. Missed Joba by that much.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:09 PM
Atta boy Kris. More confidence each time he goes out. Pay attention BC.he may win cox in this outing of his if he plays his cards right.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:12 PM
ugly swing mac that is some kind of ugly

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:14 PM
not like that swing was any better from garrett, he really does swing at everything that is down.

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 08:15 PM
ugly swings by Garrett too

Bravefan29
06-24-2009, 08:15 PM
I think Kris Cruises, I think he really has the stuff to succeed, he would be starting on allot of teams, this is a good test for the kid.

GLASSMAN
06-24-2009, 08:16 PM
he may win cox in this outing of his if he plays his cards right.

He's definitely an asset but I'm note sure where he fits. Mop up is better than nothing but a real waste in my mind.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:16 PM
so another inning in which we get a lead-off hit and again nobody even moves him over. how many pitches has joba thrown anyway?

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 08:18 PM
so another inning in which we get a lead-off hit and again nobody even moves him over. How many pitches has joba thrown anyway?

60

beldugo
06-24-2009, 08:20 PM
60-39 for strikes

Bravefan29
06-24-2009, 08:21 PM
Hell yea Kris is dealing.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:22 PM
60really? wow, we are working him better than I thought we were.

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:23 PM
wow what a changeup kris!:clap:

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 08:24 PM
lets get Medlen some runs here

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:25 PM
alright so franky, KJ, medlen lets go guys. franky start us off, be smart, be patient work him.

beldugo
06-24-2009, 08:25 PM
i thought he will come up with the fastball on a 3-2 count..but wow excellent changeup...the kid looks good out there..

Born a Brave
06-24-2009, 08:26 PM
Frenchy!!!!!!!!!!!

wolfman2
06-24-2009, 08:26 PM
yeah francouer

beldugo
06-24-2009, 08:26 PM
homer!!

BRAVE KID
06-24-2009, 08:26 PM
that is what I am talking about franky, NICE SWING. 1-0

GLASSMAN
06-24-2009, 08:26 PM
Well Frenchy I never....

njbravefan
06-24-2009, 08:26 PM
go Frenchie

Bravefan29
06-24-2009, 08:27 PM
Hell Yea Frenchy come on keep fighting, I am still behind you.