Game Thread: Five Questions with Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball

Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball contacted me to ask me to answer five questions about the Braves. So I returned the favor. Here are his answers to my questions about the team we’re about to face: Question: The Brewers have gotten some unexpectedly good offensive performances this year, particularly from the 26-year olds Jonathan … Continue reading “Game Thread: Five Questions with Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball”

Game Thread: Chipper’s Last Trip to Queens (by JonathanF)

The Mets are a very generous organization. For example, they gave Tom Glavine a jet ski in an elaborate ceremony for his 300th win — a pitcher who earned 242 of them (up to that point) for another team. They gave $46 million to a man who played 166 baseball games for them, Mo Vaughn. … Continue reading “Game Thread: Chipper’s Last Trip to Queens (by JonathanF)”

Lyle Overbay (written by Braves14)

Lyle Overbay came up in the Diamondbacks organization as a guy who hit for a high average with medium power and walks. He only had one season in the minors where he hit below .342. Arizona thought that he would be a younger and cheaper version of the guy he was replacing (Mark Grace). He … Continue reading “Lyle Overbay (written by Braves14)”

Jeff Baker

At popular request, here’s a writeup of Jeff Baker, whom the Braves acquired on August 31, just before the playoff deadline. It will come as no surprise to you that Jeff Baker isn’t a great baseball player. A 31-year-old former Clemson Tiger turned Detroit Tiger, he doesn’t walk, is a below-average fielder, and can’t hit … Continue reading “Jeff Baker”

McCutcheon Thomason, 1971-2012

This is a post I never wanted to write, but I knew that I would have to. Mac Thomason passed away on Saturday, September 1, following a three-and-a-half-year battle with testicular cancer. Mac was an unusual Alabaman. He was a librarian at Stillman College, a historically black college in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (He rarely liked to … Continue reading “McCutcheon Thomason, 1971-2012”

Braves 8, Marlins 2

The Braves flashed some serious leather and continued to hit, while Tommy Hanson lucked out again, and that combined for a relatively easy extension of the winning streak. Meanwhile, Frank Wren addressed issues in the rotation and on the bench by acquiring Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson from the Cubs, in exchange for recovering-from-Tommy-John-surgery Arodys … Continue reading “Braves 8, Marlins 2”

Braves 4, Marlins 3

Atlanta Braves vs. Florida Marlins – July 24, 2012 Another one-run game, but this time we had the correct result. The Braves should have had a lot more than four runs — Mark Buehrle was all over the place (partly due to Laz Diaz behind the plate, calling a predictably unpredictable strike zone), giving up … Continue reading “Braves 4, Marlins 3”

Braves 11, Nationals 10

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals – Box Score – July 19 20, 2012 – ESPN.    “That’s why,” said Azaz, “There was one very important thing about your quest that we couldn’t discuss until you returned.”    “I remember, said Milo eagerly. “Tell me now.”    “It was impossible,” said the king, looking at … Continue reading “Braves 11, Nationals 10”