The last 0-3 start

In 2003 the Braves were swept at home in their opening series vs. the Expos, who outscored the local nine 17-2. They won their fourth game, 12-7, then lost 17-1 to the Fish (with Mad Dog on the mound). The Bravos lost the Hall of Famer-to-be’s next start, 16-2. Three days later Florida beat the Braves 12-5, dropping the home team’s record to 4-8.

They finished the month 17-10 en route to 101 wins.

I’m not comparing the two teams — the ’12 Braves have more talented arms, the ’03 Bravos stouter bats and, of course, a better manager. But it’s too early to freak out.

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3 Comments on The last 0-3 start

  1. the real big cat // April 9, 2012 at 9:30 am //

    Office, ring the bell for one of The Cat’s toughest foes, Chief Jay Strongbow, who lived in Georgia.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/sports/joe-scarpa-who-gained-wrestling-fame-as-chief-jay-strongbow-dies.html

  2. Tokyokie // April 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm //

    OK, so what about the last 0-4 start?

  3. Tokyokie // April 10, 2012 at 4:53 am //

    And I’m guessing the last 0-4 start didn’t follow an 0-5 end to the previous season.

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