The Phillies and Braves tied with 12 hits apiece. But the Braves lost 4-1. This is mainly because:
1) They suck at hitting for power; all 12 hits were singles.
2) They suck at situational hitting; the Braves left seven … Finish Reading
As you all no doubt know by now, the Braves just made a blockbuster trade: Alex Wood, Jose Peraza, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan, and most of Bronson Arroyo’s dead-money contract for Hector Olivera, Paco Rodriguez, Zach … Finish Reading
I had the opportunity to attend a lecture this evening on baseball in Richmond Virginia during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The speaker was brilliant and really knew his early baseball history, and the crowd was engaged and interested. On … Finish Reading
The Braves are not good right now, but Freddie Freeman homered in the first to give Atlanta a two run lead. That’s the good news.
Road Julio Teheran showed up. So did Chris Davis. Davis hit a three run … Finish Reading
One run under the line Markakis,
One run under the line,
Sitting down next to a railway station,
One run under the line.
Braves had Alex Wood and he was dealin’.
Kevin Gausman almost went nine.
We cringe whenever Braves … Finish Reading
Braves fans living in or around the Disco of Columbia have an added hobby. If things aren’t going well for the Chop Squad, we can always take solace in watching the soap opera that is the 2015 Washington Nationals.
I’ve … Finish Reading
Atlanta avoided getting swept by St. Louis thanks to rookie Matt Wisler. The Braves won 3-2. It shouldn’t have been that close.
It’s ho-hum routine for Wisler to pitch well. He did so again today, going seven strong innings … Finish Reading
A week ago, Spike identified the Braves’ effort in a 4-0 loss to the Cubs as “one of the most cap tippingest performances of all time.” I humbly submit last night’s snoozer as even cap tippinger.
Shelby Miller pitched heroically … Finish Reading
WAITING FOR FREDOT
Camerogon: (Is sitting on second base, struggling with his cleats)
Markakimir (enters). “Ah, there you are!”
Camerogon. Yes. As I have been since I don’t know…
Markakimir: New York?
Camerogon: Yes, I suppose.
Markakimir: May one inquire … Finish Reading
The 2015 Atlanta Braves entered a game in late July in a position to sweep the almighty, NL West-leading Dodgers, proving that no matter how things look on paper, you still gotta play the games. A good team may have … Finish Reading