Closing the gap

National League
EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Philadelphia 25 16 .610 - 13-7 12-9 168 134 +34 Lost 4 4-6
Florida 24 16 .600 .5 12-9 12-7 174 157 +17 Won 1 5-5
Atlanta 25 19 .568 1.5 14-10 11-9 183 139 +44 Won 4 6-4
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9 Comments on Closing the gap

  1. PepeFreeUs // May 18, 2011 at 2:52 am //

    Caught the last few innings of the Phils-Cards game. Good fun on a rainy May night.

  2. Jack Straw // May 18, 2011 at 4:55 am //

    Haven’t heard anybody calling for Fredi’s scalp for a week now. And should we still dump Lowe?

  3. rankin' rob // May 18, 2011 at 7:15 am //

    Trade Lowe for Curtis Granderson.

  4. Jack Straw // May 18, 2011 at 7:21 am //

    I disagree, Rankin’ Rob. The trauma of the 1970s and 1980s Braves ingrained in me a fear of running out of pitching, as people who grew up in the Depression have a fear of running out of money and being poor again. If something happened to JJ or Hanson, God forbid, Lowe would do a credible job moving up a spot in the rotation. He always takes the ball, never bitches, and I easily can see him coming up big in a World Series game. He has 51 Ks and only 17 walks.

  5. Viva Rufino Linares! // May 18, 2011 at 7:25 am //

    Taking 2 out of 3 from the Phils will make any Braves fan happy. I’d like to see the offense pick up a little. A win is a win, but the boys should have hammered the ‘Stros. I know that is nitpicking, but I’d rather nitpick then scream about bunting and any misuse of the bullpen. Go Braves!

  6. charlesad // May 18, 2011 at 7:57 am //

    Rufino, this ain’t football. No credit for margin of victory. It’d be nice to crush the bad teams, but sometimes it just doesn’t work that way. Rodriguez has been shutting down a lot of teams lately. That said, the Braves could have put Monday night’s game away in the first couple of innings.

  7. We’ve got to do a better job of beating up on the chumps. It’s what they’re there for.

  8. charlesad // May 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm //

    I agree with that, Trae. I guess my point is that it’s not realistic to expect to beat sub-.500 teams 10-1 every time out.

  9. Viva Rufino Linares! // May 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm //

    Agreed, Charlesad. I’m nitpicking and should just be pleased w/ the 2 game sweep. If it we’re that easy they’d beat up on these teams all the time. Which doesn’t always happen.

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