August 07, 2008

Braves Lose and Earth Is Round

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Tim Lincecum owns the Braves.

In three starts against the Braves he’s 3-0 with 17 K’s and 7 ER’s. We can’t beat him and I say we make a big trade this off season to get him. Nah…I don’t see the Giants EVER giving him up… but I do like watching him pitch. 

Well the Braves can’t even seem to beat teams that are “worse” than them either. It’s painful, humiliating, demoralizing, old…. what other adjectives can possibly describe this continually disappointing season? I’m still tuning in with hopes of just watching some good baseball but the Braves are a far cry from providing anything that resembles good baseball right now.

Could Ted Turner ride an ostrich at the next home game for me?

At least Big Mac came back and had a 3-4 afternoon. However, that’s where the story of good hitting ends for the Braves. Even though Escobar and Kotsay both had RBI’s there were a lot of goose eggs in the Braves lineup yesterday afternoon. Frenchy had another one of his famous outfield assists that briefly brought me back to days when the Braves won baseball games and Frenchy was a standout rookie making an amazing impression. 

The one surprise of the day was Chuck James. Not because he was good but because he didn’t give up more than one home run.

I don’t know exactly what it is about James but he can’t seem to do anything at the Major League level he’s done in Richmond. I cringe when he starts. But at this point of the season and as low as things are, why not send him, Albie Lopez, Mark Redman, Jorge Sosa, and heck just give Dan Kolb a starting spot and let our good relievers (Jorge and Jair) rest indefinitely so they don’t run the risk of injury. (knock on wood)


We head out to Arizona to battle the Rattlers and send Charlie Morton to the hill. He had a decent start against the Brewers last weekend and I would love to see him pitch well tonight.

Game time is at 9:40pm if you’re not afraid to run the risk of being masochistic. 



3 Responses to “Braves Lose and Earth Is Round”

  1. 1
    Steve Says:

    JB – do you think that Chuck is a Brave in 2009?

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    JB Says:

    I think Morton has more a chance than James but neither one has really been a “wow” like Campillo or Jurrjens. I really wouldn’t mind seeing three new pitchers in the rotation in ’09 but James would have finish very strong and have a very good Spring.

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    Steve Says:

    I want nothing more to do with Chuck. I don’t even think a change of team would do anything for him at this point. But I have high hopes for Morton. Let him be our #5 guy next year and see what low pressure can do for his head and overall development.

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