Exactly fifty years ago today, the Atlanta Braves defeated the first year expansion team San Diego Padres 10-0. The victory gave the Braves sole possession of first place by one game over the Giants and the Dodgers. I really don’t … Finish Reading
In a tight, tense, thrilling game Saturday night, the Braves beat the Padres 7-5 in 10 innings. Props to San Diego for starting at 5:40 Pacific time, rather than a couple of hours later as the night before. Otherwise I … Finish Reading
For those who desire a summary of the game before my idiosyncratic ramblings about matters related and unrelated:
Top first, Max Varsity Fried Pie (I prefer the peach, but my wife insists on the apple)—retires the Fish without any damage. … Finish Reading
In a pre-game celebration, the Mets honored the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets World Champions. They are so proud of that season that they recently hired 82 year old Phil Regan as pitching coach. His apparent qualification … Finish Reading
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 … Finish Reading
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 … Finish Reading
Julio Teheran continued his amazing run, tossing 6 shutout innings with only 2 hits and 1 walk. In Teheran’s last seven starts, he has a 0.68 ERA. How many of us predicted that?
Trevor Richards was just as impressive for … Finish Reading
I promised that I was ready to bring y’all a win, if the team did their part. You’re welcome.
Since I was able to watch Saturday’s game from the start, I took contemporaneous notes. What follows are those notes, without … Finish Reading
The Braves took a one run lead in the second. Against the shift (remember this detail), Donaldson reached out on an outside pitch and gently poked a single to right. After advancing on a slow chopper by Kakes, Austin “Zeus” … Finish Reading
All of a sudden, this team is looking like a contender. The Braves beat the Brewers 4-3 on Saturday for their seventh win in the last eight games and their third series win in a row over good teams. The … Finish Reading