Jul 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart (2) dives into third before the tag by Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson (23) in the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Reds Versus Braves: Live Open Thread


Let’s Talk Baseball!

At Tomahawk Take, we love to write about baseball (specifically about the Atlanta Braves), but we also absolutely love to talk about  baseball, and if you know us, you know we talk a LOT! You might even say we talk more than we write, if that’s possible.

The reason we do our Live Open Threads for Atlanta Braves’ games is because we like to chat about our beloved team, and we love it when like-minded fans join us to chat.  Typing isn’t the same as talking of course, but it’ll do in a pinch.  Of course you can get all the chat you want on Twitter (we love that too), but you then have to wade through all the Twitter-Chatter (Did I just coin that phrase?) that’s not Braves’ related.  That’s no fun!

With our Live Open Threads, you can join us at game time, share your thoughts, opinions, worries, rants and raves, and pretty much any other thought (keep it clean) that might enter your Tomahawk Choppin’, intelligent brain!

 

Game One Details

The Cincinnati Reds roll into Atlanta to take on the Atlanta Braves at Turner field tonight, in game one of a three-game set.  Our own Brandon Woodworth shared his series preview with us just a touch earlier today, so take a look at that first, and then join us for our Live Open Thread below.

Game Time: 7:35 PM EST

Channel: Fox SportSouth

 Probables:  Homer Bailey (1-1, 5.75 ERA) vs Ervin Santana (2-0, 0.86 ERA)

 

Live Open Thread

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

    Almost Game Time!

  • Glen Morrow

    Go Braves

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

    The game is already a few minutes over already :( Soon, it will be over, and back to life without Braves baseball, at least for 27 hours or so. Hey Glen.

    • Glen Morrow

      Yeah , I hear ya , I caught myself looking at my watch today , how long till Braves Baseball .

  • Glen Morrow

    Jhey Guns Joey down

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

    That Gold Glove arm still has it! Jason Heyward readies for the ball in right, and tosses out Votto at home!!!

    • Glen Morrow

      as Jhey was setting up in Right to throw it , I hollered don’t do it Joey don’t do it …Hmmmmm…. He didn’t hear me I guess.

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

        Yeah Joey ain’t known for speed (despite his move to the 2 hole), but the 3rd base coach needs to scout Jhey’s arm a bit better lol

  • Glen Morrow

    Urkle at the plate.

  • Glen Morrow

    Freddie seeing better now

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

      He had performance enhancing eye drops! :) He lifts weights with his eyelids now

      • Glen Morrow

        Wow ,, That is so awesome

  • Glen Morrow

    Jup Bomb

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

      Love to see anyone get a Homer off Homer!

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

    You get your laptop repaired Glen?

    • Glen Morrow

      No using my wife right now.

      • fireboss

        Can you show me that trick? Can’t use mine for much :)

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

          ROFLMAO !!! hahaha. I gave up “using” my wife when I got a divorce. Now I just use myself.

          • fireboss

            TMI Chris TMI

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

            Im in tears.. Funny bro. Funny

          • Glen Morrow

            OOOOOOOOH !!!! Lordy lalalalalalalalala

  • fireboss

    I arrived and JUP homered. You’re welcome :P MLB network decoded not to show the Braves here in Texas don’t know if we’re in ST: or Cincy’s Home area but apparently one of those

  • fireboss

    Mesaroco slowly becoming the catcher he was supposed to be 2 years ago

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

      Yeah it’s been a slow progression for a guy I thought would quickly get out of the gate.

      • fireboss

        We expect a lot of young players these days forgetting that the gap between AAA and MLB is bigger than college to NFL or NBA. Closer to to HS to NBA and few make that jump easily

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

          Considerably so, as no major sport is tougher to play well than Baseball. Agreed.

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

    Didn’t we pretty much beat up Homer Bailey last year as I recall?

    • fireboss

      Yep 6.55 ERA and a 1.818 WHIP in 11 innings

  • fireboss

    #Simba gaps one

  • Glen Morrow

    Simba doubles to center

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

      Yes, and defies the much-talked-about Billy Hamilton speed. *sticks out tongue*

  • fireboss

    Wife satd Santana run faster than Johnson I told here everyone runs faster than CJ except me

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

      and me. bad knees

  • fireboss

    Votto was out by 15 feet . Musta borrowd Freeman’s piano

  • fireboss

    Jason waking up or just a crap pitch?

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

      kinda of an easy slider there, which is the pitch Homer’s had trouble with.

  • Glen Morrow

    Jhey did it with his arm earlier and now with his bat.

  • fireboss

    erkle? Good one joe..

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

    Who gives a CRAP about style Joe. Why can’t men just be men anymore?

  • fireboss

    Decinzo comes up to Jason’s armpit #Standup Doug

  • Glen Morrow

    BJ hitting the ball hard . Maybe ?????? This is a sign of things to come ?

    • fireboss

      Shhhhhhhhh

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

        He looks like Clark Kent. He might become Superman, although not on paper. :)

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

    I want a huge, double cheeseburger, home broiled on a grill… the kind where grease runs down your arms if you eat it properly! Howngry.

    • fireboss

      Come on down and we’ll visit Wholley Cow I’ll get you a burger to remember

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

        Next time I’m in Texas, you can hang me on a nail.

        • fireboss

          I have plenty of those

    • Glen Morrow

      Your Heart would not like that.

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

        Yeah, the bun. Carbs are bad ;)

        • fireboss

          Wrap it in lettuce instead . Grease runs out easier

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

    Gotta turn off Disquis notifications. My inbox is having a stroke!

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

    There may always be the Votto/Freeman argument about who’s better among Brave fans, but, ok feel free to crucify me, but Votto is just a better 1st baseman. So far, at least.

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

    Brandon Phillips catches much grief from Braves fans too, but I’ve always liked him as a player, and as a person. I don’t get the hate he gets from some.

    • fireboss

      BP opened his mouth when the Reds told him they had no money to extend him then extended Votto for a kings ransom. The papers said he’s was only in it for himself and the clubhouse would be better without him and I heard no one defend him. Sounds like sour grapes from insulted fans to me

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

        I heard the same thing, and you know how rumors are. All I know is he’s been a steady baseball player for a long time.

        • fireboss

          and if his contract hadn’t been so big you know teh Braves would have made that swap but it;s just too much for too long

  • Glen Morrow

    Gattis Catching is improving from game to game

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

      He digs much better now, and I think is getting in a groove managing pitchers. His bat is getting damn heavy recently!

      • fireboss

        I still bet he spent the recovery time for his knee studying catching

  • wc dobbs

    Dreaming of a triple headed monster of peraza, la stella, and tp rotating between 2nd and third

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

      You may not have to wait too awful long on Tommy at least, particularly if Dan can’t straighten out his mounting defensive issues at 2B.

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

    BRB. Gotta process an FS app.

  • Glen Morrow

    Look at that Line Drive to Left…lol

  • fireboss

    Don’t like playing the infield in period high risk low reward and doubly this early

  • wc dobbs

    Peraza better than hamilton

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

      What do you mean? I’m not disagreeing, just curious why you think so.

  • fireboss

    Dan Flashing leather? I Mean DAN! Flashing the leather #Braves

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

      He needs to flash something at 2B that’s for sure.

      • fireboss

        Be careful what you wish for

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

          You dirty ole’ man ;-) I just cringed, and shall now never get that image out of my mind.

          • fireboss

            Dan muscling up?

  • wc dobbs

    Hamilton overhyped with poor obp, however peraza burgeoning hittool plus speed equals better prospect

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

      Well Peraza is our #8 prospect at TT for a reason, and we might need to move him up if he continues to progress as he has.

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

    Jack Is Back! Loved the original 24. One of the few good shows on network stations, as most are total pieces of crap.

    • fireboss

      yep Kiefer’s movie and TV show didn’t do that well but 24 had gone as far as it could in that universe in the US. This is 12 2 hour shows which means my DVR gets a workout. The following is over, Justifed for the season as well The American’s is pretty good. Have you seen Fargo?

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

        Yeah love Fargo. I’m big on several shows, as long as their on decent networks like AMC, FX, etc. Was a huge breaking bad fan, love justified, and several others. The writing is worlds above anything on the networks – those people are just out of touch. Some say it’s because the cable stations can get away with more, but if they cleaned up every curse word and hinted at the violence, they would still be worlds better. They’re putting the major networks out of business.

        • fireboss

          I’ll have to catch up on Fargo. Billy Bob please a creep really well.. type casting?

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

            Perhaps a little, but not in the sense that he’s all that physically scary, and yet he’s fearless, which from what I read the guy in the true story was very much like.

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

    Ervin helps himself to a single. Boo yah!

  • Glen Morrow

    Santana Pitching another Good Game .

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

      He plays a pretty mean guitar as well. He just needs to tune down half a step :)

  • fireboss

    Okay I liked thumper but Braves legend is a bit much

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

      Who? What’d I miss?

      • fireboss

        Legends suite night at the Ted tomorrow. For $30 share a suite and talk baseball with Thumper (Klesko)

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

          Yeah I heard about that. Legend my surly butt!

  • fireboss

    Call teh cops BJ wuz robber

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

    Personally, I’m not fully convinced that B.J. is wearing any prescription. I need evidence. Is this just another in a long line of excuses? It has been in the past, with some, a plague of them…

    • fireboss

      I don;t care if he wears a red g string as long as he hits

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

        Yeah, he is up to .205! :)

        • fireboss

          Small steps , small steps

      • Glen Morrow

        Oh ! now I have that image in my mind , it is now damaged thanks to Fred …

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

          Fred’s pictured BJ in a G String, and he placed the image of Dan flashing in my head tonight. Fred, like Jed Clampet, think I’m gonna have to have a loooong talk with you.

          • fireboss

            Bring a current version of Elle May from the show’s pilot

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

            Yowsa (back then)

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

            Like to go’a skinny dippin with her in the cement pond!

          • fireboss

            yep an I don;t swim so she’d have to rescue me…

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

            your luck, granny would jump in, then serve you vittles afterwards.

          • fireboss

            and I hate possum and greens

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

            haha or Jane Hathaway would save you. Now THAT was one attractive woman!

          • fireboss

            Jethro thought so

        • fireboss

          I was remembering Huff for the Giants a few years back. Sorry

    • Glen Morrow

      Bj has the same glasses as “Wild Thing ” in the movie Major League…lol

      • fireboss

        Maybe Charlie Sheen sent them to get him winning :)

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

          Sheen spends alot of time hitting on things, perhaps he should replace Chipper as coach.

          • fireboss

            You saw ole Chipper proposed to his third young blonde. The man knows hitting but doesn’t learn about womenz

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

            No, he wants them, but I gather he knows little about how to treat them, or what they want. That’s just my observation. I think I’m on with that, cuz I don’t know what they want either.

          • fireboss

            Nobody does we just fake it

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

    Okay, I guess back to baseball. :)

  • Glen Morrow

    Meanwhile back to Braves Baseball … Let’s get out of this Santana

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

      Party pooper! ;)

  • fireboss

    Walks.. dang it

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

    I could eat a dead monkey’s uterus, with ketchup!

    • fireboss

      Call Granny

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

        haha oh how I have laughed tonight.

  • fireboss

    And we get out of that okay

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

    Ryan is messaging me that Minor is just awful tonight in his “last” rehab start.

    • fireboss

      he doesn’t want to be there so he doesn’t have his heart in it

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

        that may well be true.

        • fireboss

          They keep screwing with him and he won;t want to stay

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

    Ya’ll see that Dr. Andrews spotlight show that Fox SportSouth did? Very cool.

    • fireboss

      Nope don;t get that out here

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

        Great show. Andrews is like a new hero of mine. Knew alot about him, but what he does with his time outside of just the TJs… he’s a pioneer, and just a good ole’ boy.

        • fireboss

          There’s a PBS special on him online that was really good

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

            Not seen that. Will have to search.

          • fireboss

            I think I linked it from my last mechanics post. If not I’ll link you

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

            I probably saw the link and just didn’t track it cuz I was in my usual hurry.

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

            Grabbed. Bookmarked

    • Glen Morrow

      Not yet but saw it on tv and wanted to see it but was too busy to watch it . Hopefully catch it again

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

        It was SUPERB

  • dan

    Is uggla gonna start anymore?

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

      The odds are in his favor I’d say.

  • dan

    Is gattis still beating up on younger pitching in A ball?

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

    Our Live Threads encourage lively and lucid discussion, and even good-hearted fun, but we rarely reply to things that hint at trolling. Please keep it friendly and fun. We’ll appreciate it.

    • Glen Morrow

      Good Job Chris

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

        :)