Apr 26, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) looks for a sign against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Reds 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Got Brooms! Live Game Thread


Get Out Your Brooms Braves!

The Atlanta Braves will be looking to wrap up the current series with the visiting Cincinnati Reds today, and wrap it up with a three-game sweep in Atlanta.  

The Reds has some offensive prowess, but their pitchers have struggled.  Of course that’s not the only reason the Braves have won the first two games.  Timely hitting when it was most needed by the Braves, and well-above average defense!  We’ll need to keep that up today against a tough pitcher in Johnny Cueto.

You’ll think me strange, but every time I hear about Cueto, I think of Kuato, the weird mutant character from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie, Total Recall!  Hopefully it will be total recall for the Braves, as the last time the team faced Cueto for any length was on May 15, 2012, where the Braves beat him up for 8 hits and 6 runs over a short 4 innings.  That was back when we had players like Michael Bourn, Martin Prado (who I really miss), and Brian McCann (who we had replaced very well).

 

Game Details

Game Time 1:35 PM EST, Sunday, April 27

Game Channel: Fox SportSouth

Probables:  Johnny Cueto (2-2, 1.38 ERA) vs Julio Teheran (2-1, 1.80 ERA)

 

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  • fireboss

    Day game dominance caused by too many night games

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

    This is like “Duel” with no big trucks or Dennis Weaver. Dated reference to Spielberg’s first move as I recall?

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

    Speaking of range

  • fireboss

    Those were bad misses

  • fireboss

    Ian Thomas up

  • fireboss

    Through 8 knotted at nuttin nuttin

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

      Love a good duel. Intellectual this game is. May the force be with Ian.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Guess we need one of them homer things.

  • fireboss

    Up under HJason’s hands he has no chance

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

    Man Cueto is pinpoint on that outside corner to lefties.

    • fireboss

      Cueto’s been superb all year. Should be a Brave

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Well. Through 8.

  • fireboss

    We’ve seen a lot of great pitching in the last two weeks

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

      Yes we have! Let’s hope this trend continues through 162 games :)

  • fireboss

    Jordan Walden in

    • Glen Morrow

      Walden buzzs threw the heart of the Reds lineup

  • fireboss

    Seems like a calm day #onwaldenmound

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

    Must depart the Thread for a short while. If I’m not back before the game is over, hold down the Fort against all manner of invading trolls!

    • fireboss

      we won;t let them out from under the bridge

    • Glen Morrow

      Yeah I out of here for a bit too , have to drive home .. We are expecting y’all to pull us threw.

  • fireboss

    Wow Dan gets a little dying quail into right

  • fireboss

    Free baseball again

  • fireboss

    Carpenter in for the tenth

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Love the gymnastics these guys are contorting themselves with to show that they didn’t swing.

    • fireboss

      It’s working. Best was David Justice holding the bat there

      • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

        Yeah… he’d walk the bat halfway up the line: “See? See, ump? I didn’t swing!”

  • fireboss

    Hit a pitcher’s pitch

  • fireboss

    Thomas hasn’t pitched for a week. Stay with the fastball

  • fireboss

    Thomas does the job and the Reds announcers have despair in their voice

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Gattis.

  • fireboss

    Looking away and couldn;t adjust

  • fireboss

    Erkle comes through because the pitcher tried to field

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Ha! How often can BJ get away with that?

    • fireboss

      In the last few games quite often it seems

    • fireboss

      New Stat BJBABIP

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    BALL GAME. 1 for whatever w/RISP wins!

  • fireboss

    #F5F #Braves #RBIMACHINE wins it for Atlanta again Tried to sneak a fastball by Freddie like trying to sneak sunrise by a rooster

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

    I’m thrilled we got the walkoff, but I thought it was a mistake to take Hoover out. He got two bouncers, but otherwise was pitching bold and dangerous. Mistake on the Reds part imo.

    • fireboss

      I’d have walked Freddie and pitched to JUP with Hoover

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

        Yeah that would’ve been a good move

        • fireboss

          couldn’t have been worse than what Freddie did to them

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

            Indeed. I never get taking out a good hurler for a specialist or anything. Such thinking is too prevalent in baseball today. How many times do those things have to bite teams before they get it?

          • fireboss

            If Bell does that and JUp drops a blooper in they ask why did you pitch to the hottest Brave hitter. I’d say JUP is hot but I can get him, Freeman is Freeman

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

            Sadlly, that very thing is what we see Fredi do way too often. Oh well, their mistake is our celebration.

  • fireboss

    Okay guys I’m outta here. Winter Solider matinee if I can find one

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

      Enjoy

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

    That’s a wrap!