The Longest Day: Natspos 4, Braves 3

Our Braves are DOOMED.  Clearly the new guy Keuchel sucks.  He might have been good in Houston, but he can’t get hitters out any more.  His fastball sits in the high 80’s and he doesn’t miss many bats. And the Braves have lost their offensive momentum.  They’ve forgotten how to hit; they were 0 for … Continue reading “The Longest Day: Natspos 4, Braves 3”

Shopping in THAT aisle, Part 3 and Dallas Keuchel Game Day Thread

I hope that you’re here because you want to be, not because you’ve stumbled on this site by typing in random letters and those letters just so happened to be bravesjournal.us! This is part 3 of a 3 part series and if you’d like to catch up on the series, here’s part 1 and part … Continue reading “Shopping in THAT aisle, Part 3 and Dallas Keuchel Game Day Thread”

Shopping in THAT Aisle, Part 2 and Game Thread

If you missed part 1 of the series, you can read here. It’s no secret that the Braves want a back-end bullpen piece for the stretch run. It’s also no secret that there are very few guaranteed stud relievers from year to year as the inning sample size in 1 individual year is so much … Continue reading “Shopping in THAT Aisle, Part 2 and Game Thread”

The Immovable Object – deGrom 8 – Braves 0

I’m really jealous of many of our recappers and commentators that are way more creative than I am. I try and try to come up with something interesting or entertaining to say and I get nothing.  Especially for a game like this – remembering Opus from the Berke Breathed comics is the best I have. … Continue reading “The Immovable Object – deGrom 8 – Braves 0”

Shopping in THAT Aisle and Game Thread

Major League Baseball is filled with some bloody awful teams. As of Monday night, there are 5 teams that are on pace for 100 losses. The last time that happened in baseball was never. The split in the elite teams and the awful teams are getting bigger and if we’re being honest, it’s a real … Continue reading “Shopping in THAT Aisle and Game Thread”

Alas, poor Yorick, we whooped you well: Braves 12, IWOTM 3

The Viking leader Yorick had a town named after him. That would be York, in northeastern England. Then, after the British stole New Amsterdam from the Dutch, who swindled the native population (or maybe not. Maybe the Native Americans knew they didn’t want to have anything to do with that place), the British named the … Continue reading “Alas, poor Yorick, we whooped you well: Braves 12, IWOTM 3”

The Bullpen Rollercoaster

I just want to give some thoughts on the pen. There’s been much anguish over The Sliderman’s recent blown saves, so here’s some food for thought. In the first month of the season, the Braves had a 4.41 ERA, 17th in baseball. In that one month, we used 16 different guys in relief. Many notable … Continue reading “The Bullpen Rollercoaster”

Can’t Win ’em All: Phils 6, Braves 5

The Braves’ 8 game winning streak, and their knack for scoring runs in the late innings, came to an end on Saturday.  The Braves led the Phils 5-4 going to the ninth, but Luke Jackson gave up two in the ninth, the Braves went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth, and the Phillies came … Continue reading “Can’t Win ’em All: Phils 6, Braves 5”