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Open thread, 9/29, Braves vs. Jeff Parretts

September 29, 2013 // 5 Comments

All year we’ve been taking a look back at the silver anniversary of the worst team in Atlanta Braves history. The ’88 squad finished its season on the road vs. the Reds, three days after losing their home finale to the ‘Stros before 5,789 (which was more than the combined [...]

Open thread, 9/28, Braves vs. Wendell Magees

September 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Great news about B-Mac, who might be up to catching a few innings tomorrow, according to DOB. The Cards have already won,, but as long as the Bravos win out they’ll get the top seed. At worst they’ll be seeded second, meaning the local nine will open at home on Thursday. Tonight’s [...]

Open thread, 9/27, Braves vs. Danny Ozarks

September 27, 2013 // 4 Comments

Interesting game tonight, as Medlen, the presumptive Game 1 starter, faces a pitcher as good as any the Braves will see in the playoffs (save for Clayton Kershaw). No need to rest anyone, as the Braves will have three days off before the playoffs and the key pitchers in the ‘pen haven’t [...]

Open thread, 9/6, Braves vs. Steve Jeltzes

September 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Keep those fingers crossed, because right now everything’s trending positive — except Uggla, who has more strikeouts (6) than hits (4, all singles) since returning from Lasik surgery. Schafer’s quad contusion is much better, says DOB, and he likely wouldn’t have started [...]

Open thread, 8/14, Braves vs. Norman Fells

August 14, 2013 // 7 Comments

Brandon Beachy may have to pitch as well as he did last Friday to win tonight, considering the line-up behind him: Heyward 9, JUpton 7, Freeman 3. Gattis 2, CJohnson 5 ,Pastornicky 4, BUpton 8, Janish 6, Beachy 1 Simmons and McCann are getting a rest, and it would be incumbent on Fredi to keep [...]

Open thread, 8/12, Braves vs. M. Night Shyamalans

August 12, 2013 // 6 Comments

The 2013 Phils aren’t as bad as a M. Night Shyamalan film, but they’re getting there. They are Goofus to the Braves’ Gallant. Gallant has won 17 of his last 20 games. Goofus (who would play well in Philly) has lost 17 of his last 20. It’s pretty much a given that Charlie [...]

Open thread, 7/7, Braves vs. Jeff Parretts

July 7, 2013 // 7 Comments

Eight years ago to the day, Jeff Francoeur, making his Braves debut, hit a three-run homer off Glendon Rusch en route to a defeat of the Cubs. The Braves improved to 49-37 with the victory — one win shy of their record today. I’m going to start writing more panicky posts about this [...]

Open thread, 7/6, Braves vs. Amaury Telemacos

July 6, 2013 // 6 Comments

Einstein said the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Presenting Fredi’s line-up: Simmons ss, Heyward rf, JUpton lf, Freeman 1b, McCann c, Uggla 2b, BUpton cf, CJohnson 3b, Hudson p They’ll face Kyle Kendrick, 7-1 with a 2.86 [...]

Are the Phils a threat?

January 22, 2013 // 4 Comments

I like Ben Revere, acquired by the Phils from Minnesota, but otherwise their offseason has been a bust. They got older, acquiring Michael Young, who’s coming off a dreadful season with the Rangers. And the 36-year-old third sacker will only make a bad fielding team worse. Today they signed [...]

Best winter in NL East? Could be the Mets

December 16, 2012 // 3 Comments

Mets fans should be thrilled by the proposed R.A. Dickey to Toronto trade. New York will reportedly receive two former first round draft picks: catcher Travis d’Arnaud (.286 BA and .816 OPS in the minors) and pitcher Noah Snydergaard (13-8, 2.35 ERA, 1.085 WHIP)  — an impressive haul [...]

The 20 worst A-Braves players: #18 Bob Uecker

November 18, 2012 // 3 Comments

There’s a reason Bob Uecker is self-deprecating. He really, really sucked — especially as an Atlanta Brave. Uecker played his first and last major league games with the franchise, debuting as a Milwaukee Brave in 1962. He was re-acquired in June 1967 from the Phillies to be Joe [...]
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