Shades of a May weekend in Denver, circa ’93

August 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

On May 6, 1993, the Braves staggered into old Mile HIgh Stadium 13-15, having been held to one run the night before by Bob Walk, who sucked. The Braves went on to sweep the four-game series, outscoring the Rockies 46-22. Jeff Blauser and David Justice homered three times; Sid Bream and Mark Lemke, [...]

Open thread, 8/1, Braves vs. Jerome Bettises

August 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

Actually, tonight’s opponent is Chad Bettis, just promoted from Double-A Tulsa, where he was 3-4 with a 3.71 ERA. That’s just the kind of pitcher the Braves typically struggle against, and the bats are due a slumber, but I ain’t doing pessimism this week. The line-up is the same, [...]

Open thread, 7/29, Braves vs. David Nieds

July 29, 2013 // 5 Comments

Did you know the inauguralĀ Rockies team had 10 once or future Braves, including Murph and the scrub reliever he was traded for, Jeff Parrett? The others: Nied, Vinny Castilla, the Big Cat, Armando Reynoso, Andy Ashby, Steve Reed, Mark Grant and Darren Holmes. Back to the present, where the [...]

Open thread, 4/23, Braves vs. John Thomsons

April 22, 2013 // 5 Comments

It’s 29 degrees at Coors, according to DOB. Here’s the Game 1 line-up: Simmons 6, BUpton 8, JUpton 7, Freeman 3, CJohnson 5, Gattis 2, Uggla 4, RJohnson 9 As you’ve no doubt heard Jay Hey underwent an emergency appendectomy last night and will miss the next two weeks. Tyler [...]

Why are the Rockies so stubborn?

January 4, 2013 // 9 Comments

The Braves have what they need, and Colorado has Dexter Fowler, the lead-off hitting outfielder who would complete a formidable line-up. The Rockies are desperate for pitching and could use a corner infielder. How many homers do you think Juan Francisco would hit playing half his games in Coors? [...]

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