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Kris Medlen Pitches Major League Debut Tonight

Posted by m1fournier on May 21, 2009

Tonight Braves prospect Kris Medlen will make his major league debut against Aaron Cook and the Colorado Rockies at 7:00 PM. GO BRAVES! and Good Luck to Kris Medlen!


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Braves win Big Against Colorado

Posted by m1fournier on May 20, 2009

MattDiazBraves starter pitched 5 scoreless innings, striking out 6 and not walking a batter. The Braves once again had the bats going, they beat the Colorado Rockies 12-4 tonight. The Braves offense has found their way in the last 2 games tonight, knocking Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa around for 7 runs in only 3.2 innings of work. It was his worst start of the season. But enough about the Rockies poor pitching lets talk about the Braves offense.

For the Braves Yunel Escobar went 2-4 including a 3-run HR in the 4th inning where he plated 3. Outfielder Matt Diaz had 3 hits, including a triple, and scored 4 times for the Braves. Also for the Braves Jeff Francouer went 1-3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs, David Ross(who played catcher for Brian McCann tonight) had  RBI’s, and Jordan Scahfer also had 2 RBI’s to bring his season total up to 8.

This is good sign for the Braves who had been struggling to get runs, but while I agree this is good that we not look to far into it as the Rockies pitching is far below average. But hell we’ll take the win and the success of the offense. Just a note Jeff Franocuer saved a spot on my fantasy team tonight with a solid performance. Braves and Rockies play the final game of the series tomorrow at 7:00 Pm as Kris Medlen will make his major league debut for the Braves. GO BRAVES!



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Braves vs Rockies…Vazquez vs. De La Rosa

Posted by m1fournier on May 20, 2009

Tonight the Braves are set to face lefty Jorge De La Rosa in the final game of their series with the Rockies. In his last 2 starts DLR has struck out 22 batters in 15 innings. The problem when DLR pitches hasn’t been poor pitching, but lack of run support. So Braves starter Javier Vazquez, who has also been dominate in his last few starts looks to keep the Rockies bats quiet tonight.

Last night the Braves scored 8 runs, so let’s hope that type of offense can continue tonight as well. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:00 PM at Turner Field. GO BRAVES !!!

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Braves Beat the Rockies 8-1 Behind a Great Performance from Jair

Posted by m1fournier on May 19, 2009

j_jurrjensTonight the Atlanta Braves defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-1. The Braves finally got their bats going, jumping out to a 4-0 lead for Jair Jurrjens, who was excellent once again.

Jair went 7 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, while walking 3 and striking out 8. He was in complete command throughout his entire outing. This was his 3rd straight of going 7 or more innings, and he has continued his excellent play throughout the year. Jurrjens lowered his already low ERA to 1.96. But not only was Jair good, but the Braves offense was finally back tonight.

For the the offense, Casey Kotchman went 3-5 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI’s and 1 run scored. Also for the Braves Kelly Johnson had 3 hits and scored 2 runs. Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens also went 1-3 scoring 1 run and driving in 1 run. It was good to see the lackluster offense of the Braves finally start to hit. It also helps they were facing Jason Hammel who has been struggling, but I know we’ll take this good all around performance. They look to keep it up tomorrow when they send Javier Vazquez to the mound. The game starts at 7:00 PM, and we’ll have a preview up by tomorrow afternoon. GO BRAVES!


Tonight’s Box Score

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Braves vs Rockies Tonight…Jair on the Mound Tonight

Posted by m1fournier on May 19, 2009

The Braves are looking to get their bats going for Jair who has pitched excellent this year posting a nearly sub 2 ERA, but still only has 3 wins for the year. The Rockies send Jason Hammel to the mound who has pitched pretty bad, this coldn’t come  at a better time for the slumping Braves. LETS GET SOME HITS !!! Tonights games starts at 7:00 PM and is at Turner Field.


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With D. Lowe on the Mound the Braves Lose a Close One

Posted by m1fournier on May 18, 2009

frenchyThe Braves bats once again failed to show up to support another great pitching performance. Failing to score only 1 run in the 5-1  lose tonight the offense once again looked terrible.

Braves starter Derek Lowe went 8 innings giving up 2 runs, 3 hits and striking out 3 while only walking 1. This is a reoccuring theme for the Braves as the lack of offense has ruined starts from Javier Vazquez, Jair Jurrjens, and now D. Lowe. The lone Braves run was driven in on an error plating Chipper Jones.

The Braves had its from catcher Brian McCann, Garret Anderson, Derek Lowe, Yunel Escobar, and Chipper Jones…As for Jeff Francouer and Casey Kotchman stranded a combined 5 men LOB. For the Rockies Jason Marquis pitched just a little bit better than Low. Marquis went 8 innings giving up only 1 run on 5 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 3. And for their offense they got RBI’s from Dexter Fowler, Chris Iannetta, Todd Helton, and Ryan Spillborghs.

This is the 2nd conseecutive game where the bats have failed the pitching staff, and for sure not the first time it has happened this year. The Braves and Rockies square up again tomorrow at 7:00 PM, where they’ll send Jair Jurrjens to the mound to face Jason Hammel. Hopefully they can get the bats going this time against a struggling Hammel.


Tonights Box Score

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