I’m totally with Hammy about not moving KK to the pen. He’s adjusting to a new size baseball, a new culture, a new league, and he’s getting better. It’d be nuts to shake him up. He’s a long term investment. He’s shaping up to be the best #5 in the league.
Hudson can be evaluated from the pen. He’s a big boy.
Anne, none of me at home but myself. Actually, I’m not here either.
C in B – I love the story about the Sox fans and their anger toward Smoltz. It will be interesting to see if Smoltz blasts the Sox over the coming days. The Braves was one thing. Coming off his 2 – 5, 8+ERA tenure with the Sox would be an entirely new level of diva-osity.
I was remembering this time last year and the woes of the rotation. Huddy, Smoltz, and Glavine were either out or needing surgery. Jo-jo was called up as a starter. Campillo and Carlisle were starting. I don’t remember who else but my point is while I think Huddy should go to the pen for a while I’ll just be happy to have him and so glad it’s not last year. Go Braves! Let’s sweep the Mets. I’ll try not to cry everytime I see Frenchy in that nasty uniform.
Speaking of Frenchy and a Mets uniform – does anyone know what the deal was with those uniforms the Mets were wearing on Sunday (with the big N and Y on either side? Are they a one time thing or here to stay as some alternate Home uni?
Oh Yeah Bub…all 8. The 9th run was scored by none other than the great Frenchy after being pegged in the back by Chipper J. I’m a zero. If I have no hope I won’t end up in the fetal position after such a horrible blowout.
For what it’s worth, my fellow ABT sufferers, I did some hack research last week on NL East starting pitchers giving up 5 or more runs, or getting pulled before finishing 5 innings (a stat I officially named “Laying an Egg”). And Atlanta has by far the fewest laid eggs in the last 50 games (I used that Last Ten Appearances chart that MLB.com provides). So I guess we were due.
Atlanta, at the time I looked it up, had only four laid eggs in the past fifty starts. Two by KK, one by Lowe, and… I forget the other. Jair? Maybe?
Mets had 16, including 3 from Santana. Phillies had nine. I can’t remember the fish, but it was high, owing mostly to their #5. I spared the Nats and didn’t look them up.
Anyway, these starts do happen. And they happen less often to Atlanta than most. If we had a big bat, it wouldn’t hurt so bad.
Hope meter, first official entry: 5. And I get some kind of mad positivity credit for entering a 5 on a loss day.
Leah, come on, don’t be a zero. Be brave. Slap that “1” up there at least.
It’s just inexplicable, how Bobby left him in for so long. And Jeff Porter was working on a blister on Lowe’s hand in the 3rd. How does Bobby leave him in like that? I realize that the season’s been over 50 times or more already the past few months and all the hyperbole can get pretty thick but … damn. This one is brutal. And now Prado’s headed back to Atlanta for more tests. And Mac is slumping. And Chipper’s losing his ability to hit the fastball and, and, and. Dammit – I was so upbeat Sunday night.