– MLB – Recap – MLB – Recap – Braves at Red Sox – 06/30/2002 I don’t believe in clutch hitters — that is, in players who consistently hit better in big situations. But sometimes players deliver big, unexpected hits, and you have to give them credit. Keith Lockhart doubled to drive in Darren Bragg, breaking a 3-3 … Continue reading “ – MLB – Recap” – Atlanta Braves – – Atlanta Braves – BatStatistics It’s time for another entry in our continuing series, “How do the Braves continue to win with these guys in the lineup?” Today, we take another look at the bottom of the lineup: Vinny Castilla, Javy Lopez, and Keith Lockhart. Vinny hasn’t drawn a walk in June, his slugging … Continue reading “ – Atlanta Braves –” – News Wire First, – News Wire First, the Braves have put Albie Lopez on the DL (they say his shoulder hurts, but who cares why as long as he’s gone?) and called up Tim Spooneybarger. I’m glad for Spooneybarger but the Braves still don’t need seven relievers and should have brought up a hitter. Second, I’ve added … Continue reading “ – News Wire First,” – MLB – Recap – MLB – Recap – Braves at Mets – 06/25/2002 Have I mentioned that Albie Lopez stinks? Albie gave up seven runs, all earned, didn’t get an out in the fifth inning, and pretty much single-handedly lost to the Mets, 7-4. Steve Trachsel did start off with five perfect innings for the Mets, but … Continue reading “ – MLB – Recap”