The Braves can only do one thing consistently well, and that is to be the most streakily inconsistent team I’ve ever had the pleasure or misfortune to root for. They are, I think, in the cold light of day, a … Finish Reading
On paper, the matchup — Touki Toussaint vs. Yu Darvish — did not look overwhelmingly favorable.
Then Touki literally pitched the best game of his career.
Touki is only 25, but it feels like he’s … Finish Reading
The Pirates aren’t a good baseball team. They’re 32-53, the second-worst mark in the Senior Circuit and third-worst in baseball. Their run differential of -105 is also second-worst in the NL and third-worst in the majors. They are in fifth … Finish Reading
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I was born by a river in this little old tent
Oh just like this river I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long long, long time coming
But I know, but I know a change is gotta come
Exactly the kind of game I thought we’d have a lot more of this year. Charlie Morton pitched like the guy who finished third in the Cy Young race two years ago, one-hitting the Mutts over seven innings with eleven … Finish Reading
By now, you know that Major League Baseball has announced a desire to crack down in earnest on all of the ways that pitchers have historically skirted the rules banning foreign substances on baseballs, and they are NOT HAPPY about … Finish Reading
Tonight was a game in which numerous unsurprising things coincided with a surprisingly happy result: Drew Smyly performed about as expected, Ronald Acuna performed about as expected, the Braves bullpen performed about as expected — with new addition Shane Greene … Finish Reading
This was the type of game that I typically thank my lucky stars that at least I don’t have to recap. Then I realized a few minutes after midnight that actually I was supposed to recap it, so the following … Finish Reading
I always enjoy beating the Red Sox. Partly because their fan base is insufferable, and partly because it feels like the rightful prerogative of primogeniture. We were there first, dammit! Tonight’s game was extra sweet because three of the Braves’ … Finish Reading
We’ve played them enough now that I don’t have to make any 1992 references. And we’ve often been better than they are: from 2017 to 2020, we played 15 games against them, and we went 10-5. This year, though, we’ve … Finish Reading