*** Official Atlanta Braves Season Thread: Braves @ Dodgers 8/6-8/9 ***

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by mfr3shm, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. mfr3shm

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  2. dlo13

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    That's one hell of a write-up just for the 5 or 6 Braves fans we have here...[​IMG]

    We're in better shape than last year, but it's still hard to be overly optimistic. If we get to 80-85 wins this year, I'll take it...


    Oh yeah...I cringed when I looked at the box score yesterday and saw that we blew the lead in the 7th and lost a 1-run game. Not this again...

    Didn't realize today's game was on TV...should have set the DVR. [​IMG]
     
  3. trillipinotrapstar

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    Wzup.

    I'm ready.

    Still a bit pissed ATL got shafted several times this offseason from AJ Burnett to Smoltz to Griffey, but I expect major improvements this year.
     
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    That was very impressive, to say the least. I think Schafer will outright win the CF job during the Spring but since Anderson is out of options, Schafer willstart out in AAA.

    -I'm happy that we didn't give up Gorkys nor Esco for Peavy. Bidding against yourselves is not a good look Mr. Wren.

    -Our pitching rotation is ehhh, but the bullpen has potential with Moylan, Soriano, and Gonzalez.

    -The crazy part is that if the Braves don't make that Texiera trade, we'll probably have the BEST FARM SYSTEM, EVER.
     
  5. mfr3shm

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    I didn't get a chance to see Tommy Hanson pitch today, but they said his fastball was clocked around 95-96 and one even had a 99 mph fastball he did giveup 2 runs in his debut.

    List of Braves players that will be playing in the World Baseball Classic

    Chipper Jones, Brian McCann for the United States
    Javier Vazquez for Puerto Rico
    Jorge Campillo for Mexico
    Manny Acosta for Panama
     
  6. mfr3shm

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    Saturday March 7

    Braves vs Yankees at 2pm YES Network

    Canada vs Team USA 2pm ESPN (Chipper & McCann)
     
  7. dlo13

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    Where you knuckleheads at? [​IMG]

    Chipper got a 3 year extension, Schafer will be the starter in CF, and Hanson will start the year in AAA.

    Opener on Sunday night @ Philly. Hamels is out, so it'll likely be Lowe vs. Myers.
     
  8. trillipinotrapstar

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    Chipper with the extension....good looks.

    Don't forget Lowe will also start the home opener vs the Nats too.

    How's Schafer doing at ST?
     
  9. fenixconnexion.

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    what happened to brandon jones?
     
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  11. mfr3shm

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    4-5-09 Opening Night: ESPN2 8PM

    Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies


    [​IMG]..................................vs.........................[​IMG]
    Derek Lowe, RHP (0-0, -.--)............Brett Myers, RHP (0-0, -.--)



    Braves Projected Lineup:........................Phillies Projected Lineup:
    1. CF Jordan Schafer .....................................................1. SS Jimmy Rollins
    2. SS Yunel Escobar .......................................................2. CF Shane Victorino
    3. 3B Chipper Jones ........................................................3. 2B Chase Utley
    4. C Brian McCann ........................................................4. 1B Ryan Howard
    5. LF Garret Anderson ..................................................5. LF Raul Ibanez
    6. RF Jeff Francoeur ......................................................6. RF Jayson Werth
    7. 2B Kelly Johnson ......................................................7. 3B Pedro Feliz
    8. 1B Casey Kotchman ..................................................8. C Carlos Ruiz
    9. P Derek Lowe..............................................................9. P Brett Myers
     
  12. dlo13

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    Up 2-0 on the Phillies already...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. messiahchild

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    Jair is struggling out there. I see his control problems hasn't been solved since Spring Training.
     
  14. trillipinotrapstar

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    Jair's pitch control needs tweaking again. [​IMG]
     
  15. dlo13

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    Kotchman's slow @#@ taking an RBI away from Esco (and his bat flip [​IMG])...[​IMG]
     
  16. messiahchild

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    So what is that 5 HR's through 14 innings???
     
  17. trillipinotrapstar

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    damn you Kelly Johnson, the defensive liability you have always been.
     
  18. trillipinotrapstar

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    4-0 shutout win tonight.

    Chipper Jones: 2-for-4 with his first HR.

    Javier Vazquez to start the finale of the series tomorrow. Sweep the Phils!
     
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    Let's sweep the defending Champs, how sweet that would be!

    We need a quality start from Vazquez. He pitched great for Mexico in the WBC.
     
  20. mfr3shm

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    Braves are looking good.

    Kelly and Chipper with their 1st Homeruns.

    Jair struggled a bit but got the win

    Mike Gonzalez was better than sunday's game.


    4/5 Wednesday Braves @ Phillies Game 3 pm

    Javier Vasquez vs Joe Blanton

    [​IMG] vs [​IMG]

    Vasquez's first game in as a Brave lets get the sweep [​IMG]
     
  21. dlo13

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    Chipper scratched today with a bruised thumb. Couldn't even make it through the first series...[​IMG]
     
  22. dlo13

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    1st Inning bomb again! Mac...[​IMG]
     
  23. mez 0ne

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    wow, atls pen still stinks. throw some strikes.
     
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    They walked in 4 runs this inning [​IMG]
     
  25. dlo13

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    @!%@ this goddam bullpen. Dudes are gonna cause irreversible harm to my liver again this year...[​IMG]