Braves 4, Nats 2 – Newcomb Dominates May

This was a solidly won game against a future playoff team. What’s not to love? The Nationals, suffering from injuries, threw their best lineup against our best lefty. And their starting pitcher, Tanner Roark, pitched well enough to keep the Nationals in the game. But we out-pitched them, out-hit them, and played good defense. Sean … Continue reading “Braves 4, Nats 2 – Newcomb Dominates May”

Yale 13, Duke 11 and a Baseball Game

At last —  Back to a timezone where baseball happens at a reasonable hour… ignoring the 2nd game on Monday.  Though to be perfectly honest, my Yale Bulldogs won the NCAA Lacrosse Championship on Monday and I’m not going to care much about baseball until my elation subsides a little bit. Set the Wayback Machine, … Continue reading “Yale 13, Duke 11 and a Baseball Game”

Anibel 3.5ish, M-Wize 2.5ish, but IWOTM (Braves 7, Mets 6)

The numbers guys would likely point out that this sort of “score 5 in the last three innings to win in a walk-off” model is unsustainable. That’s why nobody really likes the numbers guys. Those guys have no heart. No. Really. I just cut out their hearts. I’m a sociopath. In three games, the Mets … Continue reading “Anibel 3.5ish, M-Wize 2.5ish, but IWOTM (Braves 7, Mets 6)”

Braves 4, Mets 3: Braves 5, Mets 8: Huh? Happy Ernie Banks’ Day

Ernie Banks is credited with frequent use of a phrase in his career. Something to the effect of “It’s such a nice day, let’s play two.” Well, it wasn’t such a nice day as a subtropical or tropical or whatever storm entered the Redneck Riviera and pumped a lot of water up over Cobb County … Continue reading “Braves 4, Mets 3: Braves 5, Mets 8: Huh? Happy Ernie Banks’ Day”

Red Sox 6, Braves 2 – Did Snit Confuse Winkler with Wisler?

Wow, just so much going on here. Being spared another Episode (see what I did there?) of Jome Julio, Julio Teheran was on his way to a quality outing against a really good lineup. His peripherals ended up being pretty good: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 BB. But two of those four hits were home … Continue reading “Red Sox 6, Braves 2 – Did Snit Confuse Winkler with Wisler?”

A Thought Exercise (by Kirk H.)

Editor’s Note: Kirk H. covers the off-day with an interesting thought on how the game would be different if the rules changed the way he described. As I watched the Braves fail to push runners across yet again, an idea occurred to me: what if baseball’s scoring rules had evolved such that a point was … Continue reading “A Thought Exercise (by Kirk H.)”

When Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling: Phillies 4, Braves 0

It’s 11:36 PM on a chilly night in Dublin. (Ireland, not Georgia.) Your intrepid correspondent is in a somewhat dodgy hotel room directly upstairs from a bar where bad covers of “Sultans of Swing,” “Wonderwall,” and “Brown Eyed Girl” bounce off the double-decker buses and directly into the room where my bed tilts right to … Continue reading “When Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling: Phillies 4, Braves 0”