ESPN – Braves vs. Nationals – Box Score – March 30, 2008 Yuck. The Braves trailed the whole way, tied it with two outs in the top of the ninth, and then lost (after retiring 24 in a row) on a two-out homer off of Moylan by Ryan Zimmerman. Hudson got in first-inning trouble, and … Continue reading “Nationals 3, Braves 2”
Actual baseball games! Amazing. New stadium or not, they’re still basically the Expos.
Braves relief pitcher Bennett gets final roster spot | ajc.com Buddy Carlyle has played in Princeton, Charleston (WV), Mobile, Chattanooga, Las Vegas, Wichita, Omaha, Trenton, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, and Richmond. So another stint in Richmond won’t do him any harm, and he probably already knows where the Olive Garden is in every AAA city in … Continue reading “As expected”
A hastily written post from Carroll Rogers (a comment on the AJC blog) reads in part: josh Anderson was cut lillibridge and borchard to richmond ridgway was cut, sammons was cut so that would leave five bench guys: prado, Blanco, Miller, Pena and Gotay. then two guys battling for the final pitcher spot (smoltz’s spot) … Continue reading “More cuts”
Good bat for a second baseman, bad glove. Gotay was a 31st-round pick of the Royals in 2000. He pretty much demolished rookie ball at 18 and A-ball at 19, hit a bit of a speed bump at High-A at 20. At 21, in 2004, he hit .289/.368/.440 in AA and earned a promotion to … Continue reading “Ruben Gotay”
Braves claim Mets infielder Gotay off waivers | ajc.com I won’t write up Ruben Gotay until it’s clear that he’s staying around. The Mets could call him back, or the Braves could trade him to a team further down the waiver list (presumably an AL team). He’s a decent bench player but isn’t really a … Continue reading “Gotaycious! UPDATE: Thorman clears waivers!”
Jurrjens makes Braves roster, in disbelief | ajc.com Jurrjens has won a job in the starting rotation. I guess he’s technically the fifth starter, but will actually begin in the third spot due to Smoltz’s DL stint and Bobby wanting to put a righthander between Glavine and Hampton.
Braves trade reliever Yates to Pirates | ajc.com For Todd Redmond, a righthanded control pitcher. Redmond doesn’t seem to be anything, but Yates was out of options and the Braves really couldn’t afford to keep him around. I still think Bobby misused him last year, but he was clearly not right this spring.
The Official Site of The Atlanta Braves: News: Hampton silencing critics this spring I still won’t believe he’s going to pitch in real games until I see it, and if I do see it I’ll expect him to walk off the mound after every pitch. As for “silencing critics,” where have I seen that before, … Continue reading “I’m not silent”