7/8/2001: The Braves won two of three from the Red Sox, but they may have lost Rafael Furcal. Furcal’s left shoulder, which has been a problem for a couple of years, apparently totally separated on a slide Friday night. He … Finish Reading
Another great day!
After losing last night 3-1, the Braves came back today and won 9-5. Greg Maddux got win #10 of the season and #250 of his career. He wasn’t too sharp by his own standards — six innings, … Finish Reading
7/4/2001: Happy Independence Day!
The Braves lost the last game of the Mets series (typically, John Burkett pitched well and got no run support) while the Phillies were finishing off a rare five-game sweep of the Marlins. As I said … Finish Reading
9/27/98: The Braves finished the second half the way they finished the first half, with a three-game sweep of the Mets. The first sweep ended the Mets’ division chances; the second their shot at the wildcard. The Mets must especially … Finish Reading
8/29/98: The Braves have taken two of the first three from the Cardinals. Today’s game was very strange, Mark McGwire being ejected in the first inning, and Ryan Klesko dropping a ball in left only to start a double play. … Finish Reading
8/1/98: The Braves didn’t get any bullpen help. They were apparently deep into talks with the Royals over Jeff Montgomery,
but the Royals’ asking price was too high. They also made … Finish Reading
7/30/98: The Braves have acquired Greg Colbrunn, who was with them down the stretch last year, from the Rockies for two minor leaguers. Colbrunn was hitting .311 with 2 homers in 122 AB, which isn’t all that great considering it … Finish Reading
6/28/98: As you see, the replacement for the Andruw-o-Meter is in. I’m keeping track of the bullpen for now; with Greg Maddux’s shutout last night the bullpen ERA is probably a full run higher than the starters. (I’m a couple … Finish Reading
5/30/98: The Braves have lost three games in a row for the first time this year, as a furious rally in the ninth fell short. They had already rallied in the fourth to cut the Cub lead to 2 runs, … Finish Reading
5/28/98: The bullpen, which has been such a source of strength the last few months, is suddenly shaky. Tonight, it blew a 5-3 lead (which had been as much as 4-1) and then Mark Wohlers was shelled in in the … Finish Reading