One Night in Chavez: Braves 3, Shakytown Wobblers 5

L. A., as the sun is settingBut that city has bought and paid for what it’s gettingThe “Can’t win the World Series” Dodgers”In the city that brought us Yul Brynner Time flies – doesn’t seem a minuteBefore the Dodgers light up Gausmandown 5 after 5, hard to winPlay at this level only works when 9 … Continue reading “One Night in Chavez: Braves 3, Shakytown Wobblers 5”

The Kids Are Alright–Braves 9, Marlins 2

Mike Soroka had another terrific start, going seven strong innings, giving up only three hits and no earned runs (2 runs scored in the second due to errors by Swanson and Donaldson).  Ozzie Albies had the big blow on offense, hitting the go ahead grand slam in the top of the sixth.  And Ronald Acuña … Continue reading “The Kids Are Alright–Braves 9, Marlins 2”

This Loss is No Disaster; Padres 11 – Braves 2

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Through the first four innings, it seemed this one was destined to wrap up in under 2.5 hours. That is… until I tuned in! I was late getting this one … Continue reading “This Loss is No Disaster; Padres 11 – Braves 2”

The Best May Bullpen in Baseball, So Far. Braves 5-Padres 1

Last week was my 45th high school reunion, which I didn’t attend.  But I know I have readers from that class, because one friend of mine forwards my missives to another.  (Hi, Dennis.)  The 1974 team had Hank’s 715th, of course, but was not otherwise a particularly memorable team, an 88-74 team that fired their … Continue reading “The Best May Bullpen in Baseball, So Far. Braves 5-Padres 1”

Not Quite Good Enough: Braves 3 – Padres 4

The Padres’ pitcher, Paddock, was pretty incredible through four – just allowing one well-placed RBI single to Ender-replacement Matt Joyce (I am getting really tired of Chip saying that every hit or AB Markakis has is “a professional hit”). He was every bit as good as Soroka. As is his pattern sometimes, Julio pitched up … Continue reading “Not Quite Good Enough: Braves 3 – Padres 4”

Atlanta BravesNation: Indigenous Persons 3 Disguised Colonialists 1

The might of the whole Tomahawk nationWouldn’t let us go station to station.Soroka kept his shoulder loose Until he whooped the Padres caboose. Ozzie hits lefties like a plague.The Pads fielding taken to the Hague.Tomlin has been a revelation.The pen avoided fornication. Atlanta Braves people, Atlanta Braves tribeOur pennant flies. We don’t take jive. Ender … Continue reading “Atlanta BravesNation: Indigenous Persons 3 Disguised Colonialists 1”

XXXXXTRA BASE HITS… ROCKIES 9 BRAVES 5

One strike away and we met our match. A team that over the last two nights has an XBH percentage of their hits at around 85 took full advantage of that new life in the ninth and turned a one run deficit into a four run lead, all with two out. Brutal, Minter gassed presumably … Continue reading “XXXXXTRA BASE HITS… ROCKIES 9 BRAVES 5”