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Open thread, 9/15, Braves vs. Ed Whitsons

September 15, 2013 // 4 Comments

Amid all the injuries and slumps, Kris Medlen’s resurgence has been a bright spot. Medlen is pitching like Med Dog again, winning his last four starts with a 0.98 ERA, 26 K’s and 4 BB in 27-2/3 IP. It’ll be interesting to see how Fredi aligns the rotation come October. Match-ups [...]

The silver anniversary of rock bottom: The nadir

August 5, 2013 // 6 Comments

The Braves. losers of three straight, were 38-74 entering Game 113. A crowd of 6,070 turned out on one crazy summer night in August to watch Rick Mahler battle Andy Hawkins. A three-run homer by Murph gave the Braves a 3-1 advantage in the 3rd. The lead held until the 9th when, as you’d [...]

Open thread, 6/11, Braves vs. Daniel Boones

June 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last night was a positive loss, if there is such a thing. Jay Hey clubbed two homers, while the Uptons had two hits apiece (including a near-miss HR by B.J., who has a .937 OPS in his last nine games). Heyward is now hitting above .200 and Fan Uggla is up to .195. Tonight’s line-up: Simmons [...]

Open thread, 6/10, Braves vs. John D’Acquistos

June 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Julio T. will attempt to maintain a pretty amazing streak tonight, as Braves starters┬áhave allowed 2 ER or fewer in 9 consecutive games. The last time that happened: 2001, when the team’s three best starters (Maddux, Glavine and John Burkett) were each 35 or older. A member of that Braves [...]

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