SWEEP BABY!!!! Great game…that play that got Werth out at home is what saved us. That coupled w/ Diaz’s game winning RBI double…man that was awesome. Very well managed game too!! Let’s turn our record around against the Nats, and get into series contention in the division!!!!
If Kelly can finally be pulled, can’t Frenchy? Not sure why that move is not in the offing. Even with Frenchy batting .270 or something on this homestand.
Man that was a fun game.
And Bud, yes the irony of me writing a fluff piece was priceless. Particularly after I killed them right after my visit. I’m taking credit for Diaz. My grilling him about the offense clearly inspired him to carry the load.
Im not really saying anything that already hasn’t been said…but this was a great GREAT game. It reminded me of old-school Braves, that feeling of pride for the team, of being a winning team, where winning is your unalienable right. The strut Andersen had rounding the bases was almost Gantish or Jordanish..the way we BEAT the Phillies not just won these game put the BRAVES back in the Braves logo on the chest….I havent had this feeling in a while. FKKN a go BRAVES!
A lot of people talk about how Jeff F is slumping but that guy has got cannon in right field he holds guys to long singles and going from first to third. Going to the minors didn’t help him last year. Bobby needs to find a way to get his swing back. Maybe frenchy needs a little more time with TP.
Do you think he has any trade value? I like Kotch but that was a lopsided trade for big Tex. Abreu only signed a one year deal get him for the rest of the year to make a push for the playoffs
I would rather have Matt Holliday. He too has a one year deal. Plus the A’s arent contenders (10 back) as opposed to the Angels who are in 1st. Plus Holliday is a better fielder.
On a side note I went Tuesday and Thursday night and it didn’t feel like a normal Braves crowd. Heck I had to wait 30 minutes in line just to get tix. People were fired up and why shouldn’t they be the way were playing ball. It felt like a bit like a real baseball crowd. I am getting shivers, I better stop typing.
Frenchy starting in RF. It takes a bit of the cathartic moment-ness out of it for me. Not to mention the Detwiler is a freakin’ lefty!!!!!! And still no Diaz in right. I guess it was crazy to think that the PH for Frenchy last night had any real meaning. But, c’mon! A lefty and still no Diaz. Bobby is unbelievable.
Another big question for tonight. Can big game KK bring his A game for the lowly Nats?
OK, OK – so Diaz did start (in LF). But I’m still wound up that Frenchy started tonight. Game #2 in a row with a PH for Frenchy in the late innings, however. I wonder how long that streak will continue? And a big resounding “No” to the question about KK being able to bring it for a non “big game” start.
Steve, it’s okay. Frenchy only stranded six runners tonight. *rolls eyes* Bobby’s deal with Frenchy is unmuthafrigginreal. It boggles the mind. Maybe he’ll punch a locker. (He’d pro’ly miss it and graze his elbow).
A good, not great game. I know we stranded a ton of runners, but we still batted 6 for 16 with RISP, believe it or not.
Five Straight, peoples! Tommy Hanson tomorrow. Be nice to get up about 7 to 1 and give Moylan/Gonzo/Sori the night off. *remembers who the manager is…* I meant 17 to 1.
Bub – I totally agree. A good game, but not great. On the other hand, we were down multiple times and kept coming back. Got a ton of hits. 8 freaking runs. That’s like 12 – 15 for teams with real offenses. The other thing is – we’re already getting spoiled by going a full work week with no losses. All these wins are great. 5 freaking games in a row. I’d forgotten how wonderful winning games was.