The Braves took two of three from the Expos, the stars being Brian Jordan (who homered in each win) and Mark DeRosa (who went 2-4 in each win, including a game-winning home run in the tenth Saturday). The Phillies have … Finish Reading
7/20/2001: The Braves are in first place by two games, easily their best showing of the year. They swept a two-game series with the Reds in Cincinnati on the strength of pitching — holding the Reds to only one run … Finish Reading
The Braves actually lost two of three to the woeful Devil Rays, largely on the strength of Fred “Chicago is not my kind of town” McGriff, who hit three homers in the series. Greg Maddux bailed them out with a … Finish Reading
The Braves took two of three from the Orioles while the Phillies lost two of three with the Blue Jays, so the teams are now tied for first place. It’s actually kind of disappointing; the Braves won the first two … Finish Reading
Actual games that count in the standings start tonight, with Greg Maddux going against the Orioles in Atlanta. Nothing yet on the trade front; Fred McGriff was going to Chicago but that appears to have fallen through, and he might … Finish Reading
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