Open thread, 4/10, #Braves vs. Tawana Brawleys

April 10, 2014 // 3 Comments

Tonight’s line-up: 1 Heyward RF 2. BUpton CF 3. Freeman 1B 4. Johnson 3B 5. JUpton LF 6. Uggla 2B 7. Doumit C 8.Simmons SS 9. Hale P So it didn’t take long for Fredi to make his first confounding move of 2014. Andrelton had 2 hits last night in the 2-hole, upping his BA to .321. [...]

Open thread, 9/3, Braves vs. Anthony Youngs

September 3, 2013 // 12 Comments

There’s a movement building to eliminate wins as a metric for starting pitchers, one that’s come 20 years too late for Anthony Young. The former Met hurler was 5-35 over three years in Flushing despite a virtually identical ERA and WHIP to that posted by Russ Ortiz in 2003, when the [...]

Open thread, 7/25, Braves vs. Esther Rolles

July 25, 2013 // 4 Comments

First, the obligatory reaction to last night’s horrible news. Best of luck, Timmy! No Jay Hey or B-Mac today, but the Braves did squeeze a run out in the first (though Ozzie Uggla struck out with two on to end the inning). So far, so good for Alex [...]

Open thread, 7/24, Braves vs. Butch Bentons

July 24, 2013 // 6 Comments

Sorry we’ve been a little lax in recent days — work has been hectic. I guess we should feel good about the Braves holding a 7-game lead, but it’s hard to be positive about this team, now just one game over .500 since a 12-1 start. This month has seen the once-dependable rotation [...]

July 4, 1985

July 4, 2013 // 3 Comments

It never gets old. The best thing about Camp’s HR, besides Danny Heep’s reaction, is  that it came on an 0-2 pitch. RIP Rick! That wasn’t the only memorable game played between the Braves and Mets in 1985 (actually the second clip comes from [...]

Open thread, 6/20, Braves vs. Pete Falcones

June 20, 2013 // 4 Comments

The Rev. replaces Uggla in the line-up, leading off. He was hitting .309 at Gwinnett with a .351 OBP and 7 steals. He’ll be followed by: Heyward 9, Freeman 3, JUpton 7, BUpton 8, CJohnson 5, Laird 2, Simmons 6, Minor 1 Stat of the night: Dating back to July 1, 2012, Minor is 15-6 with a [...]

Open thread, 6/18, Braves vs. Danny Heeps

June 18, 2013 // 7 Comments

Bad news: Evan Gattis is on the DL with an oblique strain. Tyler Pastornicky, hitting .309 with a .780 OPS, gets the call from Gwinnett. As for today, getting one game in will be a challenge. Good thing the Bravos are 7-1/2 ahead of the Nats. Game 1 line-up: Schafer 8, RJohnson 7, Heyward 9, [...]

Open thread, 5/26, Braves vs. Chico Escuelas

May 26, 2013 // 12 Comments

As we watched the game last night it occurred to CD and myself that these Mets are the late 70s Braves — a hopeless assemblage of scrubs. Ruben Tejada? Pepe Frias reincarnate. Lucas Duda? Brian Asselstine says hello. Dillon Gee, meet Tony Brizzolara. And on it goes. I almost feel sorry for [...]

Open thread, 5/25, Braves vs. Esix Sneads

May 25, 2013 // 3 Comments

Game 1 resumes at 6 p.m. on SportSouth, with Joe Simpson joining Keith Hernandez on the telecast. Then, it’s over to Big Fox for Game 2. It’s obvious the Bravos need bullpen reinforcements, and quickly. Jordan Walden should be back this week, so that’ll help. When Brandon Beachy, [...]

Open thread, 5/3, Braves vs. Bruce Boisclairs

May 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

Some consistency would be nice, and the Mets should provide a punching bag for the Bravos. But Marcum has pitched well against the Braves, Niese is solid and God knows how many hitters Matt Harvey strikes out on Sunday. (Even money on Uggla recording a golden sombrero.)   [...]

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 [...]

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