Braves vs. Phillies: Spring Live Thread!

Let The Live Threads Begin!

I don’t know about you, but there are a couple of things that have my excited today!  First off, this is one of my normal off-days from work.  Yes, I work an odd schedule, but I love it!  Secondly, how can anyone not be pumped, that while it’s just a Spring Training game, today is the first television broadcast of an Atlanta Braves Spring game! Don’t forget that we have the complete Spring Schedule (with TV Broadcasts) for your spring, season-long reference.

In keeping with the excitement of seeing the Braves on TV today, we’ll be doing a Live Thread during the game, as the Atlanta Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies, away at the Phillies training facility, Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater, Florida.  Game time is 1:05 PM EST.

We realize most of Tomahawk Take’s regular visitors work during the weekdays, but if you happen to be blessed and at home like myself, or you’re playing hooky, or have a fast phone with an MLB app, feel free to join us!  Heck, even if you cannot watch it or listen in on radio, you might be able to join us here at TT in your browser, and participate in our Live Thread!

If so, just scroll down until you see the Disquis Comments Section, and join the fray…err., conversation.  I won’t bother filling you in on starters, lineups, and all the typical things we prep you on in pre-games or usual Live Threads.  As you know, Spring Training is a time when coaches try to look at as many players as have the invites, so things typically change from inning to inning.  In our Live Thread though, as we watch or listen, we’ll share our thoughts with you about what we see or hear.  We’d love to hear your thoughts as well, so please join us.

 

Join Our Conversation Below!  Go Braves!

 

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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Love Ian Thomas, hope he can get that 2nd LHRP job

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      What, Braves’ 18th ranked prospect? Certainly a possibility, even though he’s not on our (probably needs to be updated) list.

      • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

        True dat.. I’ve been tweaking it a bit. My complaint (if you call it that) with putting Ian on the list at all is strictly due to age.

        • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

          Trouble with our farm system is that we have a ton of guys that could be ranked anywhere from about 13th-40th.

          • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

            Agreed,and it’s easier to do a top 20.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Ian Thomas pitching. Was at Mississippi last year. 2.76 ERA in 100+ innings. Will be 27 on April 20.

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    Bobby Abreu scores, Jordan Bobbles, then hits Ruf right in the back of the neck at 3rd. 1-1 now. Ruf appears ok.

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      I capped Bobbles, as if I was referring to a player called, “Jordan Bobbles” LOL

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    I gotta jet to pick up kid at school. Might be back before the game concludes. Adios.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Cheers

  • fireboss

    Well that looked familiar

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Uh oh….

    DOB:
    “One scout said #Braves Beachy FB was 87-90 in 1st 2 innings, 85-86 in 3rd.”

  • Brandon_Woodworth

    So what did I miss?

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Beachy 3 good innings, but see just below.
      Nothing out of BJ or Uggla to speak of.
      Fred hates disqus.

      • fireboss

        Disqus hates me.. No I’m not paranoid .. It’s not being paranoid if someone is after you

        • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

          Sorry – got it backward :)

  • Brandon_Woodworth

    I don’t get MLB Network. :(

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Top 5th.. Freddie walks, Doumit singles and Lipka is in now to replace Doumit.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    CJ double play ends the mild threat.

  • fireboss

    Rollinas has a Selig signature in his palm now

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Hector Daniel Rodriguez on to pitch the lower half of the 5th for Atlanta.

  • fireboss

    Running all the lefties out there today

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Will be interesting to see if the reporters can get comments from Beachy.

    • fireboss

      Not worried yet. He looked to be throwing at a reduced level all game

  • fireboss

    1-2-3 nothing across

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Munson out; Bastardo in.

  • fireboss

    Ah Tony the Bastard is back

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Facing Uggla, who will K.

    • fireboss

      or ground out to third because he wants to shower

      • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

        Failed attempt at using reverse predictive technology.

        • fireboss

          That’s too many buzz words even for me

  • fireboss

    Quick inning. Everyone has a Tee Time — whatever that means I take my tea with milk and sugar :)

  • fireboss

    Like a wide receiver making that catch

  • fireboss

    The AARP owns stock in the Phillies

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Breaking News: the 10-second (‘Nick Saban’ rule) has been withdrawn from consideration by the NCAA CFB rules committee.

    Whatever will Alabama sports talk radio have to talk about now? Baseball maybe? Nah….

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Good outing by Rodriguez.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Wholesale lineup changes now… bunch of guys in the game that aren’t thinking about their gold games.

    Mejia, Lipka, Greene, and La Stella due up in the 7th.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Jake Diekman on to pitch.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Mejia fly out to center. 2 down for Lipka.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      …who made an out somehow. Stretch time: 1-1 still.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Varvaro in to pitch. Greeted with a single – only 4th hit by Philly.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Now the 5th one. Nobody out… sac bunt moves everybody over.

  • fireboss

    I have conquered the Disqus problem .. It turned out to be a Zone Alarm Problem. Hidden setting for web scanning Yay

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Excellent.

      • fireboss

        It will be if it sticks.

  • fireboss

    Varvaro in mid-season form I see gave up a run very quickly

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Well, another groundout run… I think every run has scored that way today.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    DOB: #Braves Beachy pleased with outing and progress since 1st start. Said arm felt good, legs strong through all 3 innings”

    • fireboss

      That’s good news. I suppose I should have Twitter on but I rarely use it off season

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    8th inning: Greene walk; Pena single. nobody out. La Stella/Yepez/Terdos coming.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    La Stella is now 7 for 17, 4 walks… and he strikes out. Bummer. 7-18.

  • fireboss

    I see Rick Ankiel is retiring. That’s a sad story really, talented guy just lost it mentally on the mound

  • fireboss

    Luke Hochevar out 2+ months with a strained UCL

  • fireboss

    What was that Greene?

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      A rally buster

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    So naturally Yepez walks.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Wild pitch and another walk loads up the bases for Todd Cunningham. 2 down.

  • fireboss

    That looks familiar too – smh

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    popout. That’s all in the 8th.

  • fireboss

    Kimbrel light in to pitch

  • Jeff Schafer

    Enjoy what I saw out of Beachy today

  • Jeff Schafer

    I missed the middle part of the game….bummer

    • fireboss

      Not much there, Varvaro gave up a run Braves missed chance in the 8th

  • fireboss

    Carp looking good

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Thanks!

      • fireboss

        I meant the young athletic one :)

        • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

          You won’t confuse the two of us, that’s for sure.

          • fireboss

            Nah he shaves all the stubble off

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    BJ not getting a 5th AB today – Constanza replaces him.

  • fireboss

    Georgie trying to get a rally going

  • fireboss

    Sanberg is saying Put the damn thing in your pocket

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    “in play, run(s)”

    Never gets old

    • fireboss

      Constanza dun down, Lincoln throws it away after tagging him ..

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Well, it’s tied 2-2, going to bottom 9th.

  • fireboss

    Shea Simmons on to reestablish himself as future closer

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      oh boy. Hasn’t gone well so far for him.

      • fireboss

        He’s throwing aspirin tablets today

        • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

          Awesome

          • fireboss

            Lots of late movement then that hook and go sit down