The nadir

January 5, 2015 // 7 Comments

No matter how depressing this offseason has been, it could be worse, as this walk down memory lane reminds us. The Braves. losers of three straight, were 38-74 entering play on Aug. 10, 1988. A crowd of 6,070 turned out on one crazy summer night to watch Rick Mahler battle Andy Hawkins. A [...]

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 [...]

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 have 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 [...]

The 10 worst games in A-Braves history: April 12, 2010

November 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

(Go here for the rest of our list) This 17-2 thumping by the Padres was a sign of things to come, in April, at least. The Braves were 9-14 that month and looked even worse than their record. This game marked Jo-Jo Reyes‘ final appearance as a Brave. It was a fitting send-off for Reyes, who [...]

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