5/26/98: Three out of four from the Cubs, and the Cubs are actually a decent team. The bullpen continues to be shaky; Mike Cather gave up a three-run homer, and Wohlers, in his first appearance off the DL, had control … Finish Reading
5/24/98: Yesterday was basically a total disaster. The Braves bullpen blew a four-run lead in the eighth and ninth innings (the first time this year the Braves lost a game when leading after seven) and lost in the eleventh. Worse, … Finish Reading
5/21/98: Keith Lockhart is missing some time after aggravating the injury to his left (non-throwing) rotator cuff. This isn’t going to go away as long as he’s playing. Tony Graffanino gets to play, and he is a good player.
Mark … Finish Reading
5/18/98: The Braves salvaged a split of the four game series against the Astros today, winning 4-0 behind Tom Glavine. The Astros are a good team, and even without Jeff Bagwell can beat you, but it was disappointing in that … Finish Reading
5/15/98: I have a lot of respect for Bobby Cox, but I have to wonder what he was thinking tonight. First, he gave Ozzie Guillen a start. Worse, he had Guillen hit leadoff, which is simply bizarre because there is … Finish Reading
5/12/98: The Braves continue to be red-hot, winning their last three games and setting a franchise record last night by homering in 23 straight games. The record was broken on Andruw Jones’ first-inning three-run homer. He later homered again, giving … Finish Reading
5/9/98: The Braves have split the first two games of their showdown with the Padres, losing last night when Tom Glavine’s old problems with giving up lots of first-inning runs resurfaced. The odd thing is that the Padres on paper … Finish Reading
5/6/98: The Braves today completed a three-game sweep of Pure Evil in its incarnation as the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maddux was hit in the knee in the sixth, but got out of the inning before leaving and says he will … Finish Reading
5/3/98: Last night, Bonds finally did what he should have been doing all series and bunted for a base hit. Worked, too, to a degree because the runner he moved to second in front of him eventually scored.
Today’s game … Finish Reading
5/2/98: More Bonds Shifting last night, but since Bonds homered, doubled, and walked it only came into play once. He did ground out that appearance, but it doesn’t really seem to accomplish a whole lot. Maddux didn’t pitch exceptionally well, … Finish Reading