ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Braves at Pirates – 08/27/2002 They just have to make it interesting, don’t they? The Braves led most of the way and took a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth. And then Kerry Ligtenberg couldn’t get the first two runners and Bobby turned to John Smoltz. John … Continue reading “ESPN.com – MLB – Recap”
ESPNMAG.com – Infield of dreams A little story on how Andruw likes to play infield (and even catch) in batting practice. I don’t think that’s going to happen in a game though. Maybe that’s why Bobby keeps the outfield shorthanded and keeps so many infielders, so Andruw won’t get a chance. On Andruw’s shoulder, he … Continue reading “ESPNMAG.com – Infield of dreams”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Braves at Dodgers – 08/25/2002 Wow, a win. The Braves didn’t make it easy. They scored five runs in the first inning, but then let the Dodgers right back in it. It was 5-4 after two, then 7-4, then 7-5 after three innings. And it stayed that way the … Continue reading “ESPN.com – MLB – Recap”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Braves at Dodgers – 08/24/2002 Castilla wasn’t alone, of course. Rafael Furcal was 0-5, as well. And Gary Sheffield, despite a good offensive day, made a key misplay leading to a Dodgers rally. But Castilla not only went 0-5, he stranded seven baserunners, committed an error that led to … Continue reading “ESPN.com – MLB – Recap”
ESPN.com – MLB – Box Score 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 That is Vinny Castilla’s line for the day. It is technically impossible for one hitter to lose a game singlehanded to a greater degree than he just did. He must die.
ESPN.com – MLB – Game Log How do you have five out of six consecutive hitters reach base, one on a double, and not score a run? Well, a lot of it is the presence of a Sucking Vortex of Doom in the middle of the lineup.
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Braves at Dodgers – 08/23/2002 I think this is officially a slump. The Braves lost 4-3 to the Dodgers. At least it wasn’t a depressing loss, at least until the end. Greg Maddux gave up three runs in the first but then settled down and was basically Greg Maddux, … Continue reading “ESPN.com – MLB – Recap”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Braves at Padres – 08/22/2002 I’m disgusted. First the Braves needed a miracle to just pull off a split at home against the Rockies. Now they’ve lost a series on the road — where they’d won 16 series in a row. Yesterday, the Padres won 9-2, pulling away in … Continue reading “ESPN.com – MLB – Recap”
ESPN.com – MLB – Rob Neyer Page Neyer rips the Human Out Machine & the Braves’ front office: Thursday, August 22 Has anybody in the Braves’ front office noticed that Vinny Castilla’s putting together a historically bad season? Batting average? Castilla’s hitting .231. Power? Castilla’s got nine home runs, and none since June 11. Patience? … Continue reading “ESPN.com – MLB – Rob”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Braves at Padres – 08/21/2002 The Braves started off sloppy and letting opportunities get away again. But fortunately, Gary Sheffield was there to bail them out. Sheff had two homers — a first inning solo shot and a three-run job in the fifth — and later added a run-scoring … Continue reading “ESPN.com – MLB – Recap”