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Archive for April, 2017

30 Apr

Brewers 4, Braves 3

Domingo Santana cranked 2 home runs to lead the Brewers in salvaging the final game of the 3 game series, and denying the Braves the series sweep.  Dansby Swanson Barved a routine ground ball with 2 outs in the 6th, allowing Santana to hit his second homer on the next pitch.  The 3 unearned runs […]

29 Apr

Deus ex Machina Braves 11 Bewildered Brewers 3

‘Something that suddenly enters the story and…solves everything’. Hits. The twenty hit Braves shall have no further need for saves their winning margin so abundant the bullpen now becomes redundant. The idea that we might only have a three run lead going into the ninth in some strange game is patently absurd. We are a […]

29 Apr

Streaking Braves 10, Bud Selig’s old team 8

What a good win–probably the most satisfying of the young season. I know it’s still very early—not even May yet. No one game means a lot. As Earl Weaver said, “This ain’t a football game. We do this every day.” And after all, our Braves are still just 9-12. Nonetheless, many good things happened in […]

27 Apr

Braves 8, Mets 2

That was weird. They piled on early, and actually won a game by more than 3 runs for only the second time all year. They were up 5-0 after the first, and when the dust was settled, the 8 runs of support was a rare sight: Julio Teheran has only received 8 runs of support […]

25 Apr


The Braves have found two surefire ways to avoid a loss during this young season: play the Padres, or get rained out. The latter was what they implemented tonight. That, coupled with yesterday’s off day, has granted Braves fans two straight calendar days without a loss. We are getting spoiled. The Braves will make up […]

23 Apr

Phillies 5, Braves 2

It looked as if the Braves were going to lose another close ballgame to the Phillies, but the Braves bullpen took care of that silly notion, as 3 consecutive Phillie home runs in the bottom of the 8th helped turn a 1-1 pitchers duel into a 5-1 Phillies lead.  Cesar Hernandez, Aaron Altherr, and Odubel […]

23 Apr

‘For now they kill me with a living death’ Braves 3 Phillies 4

A little over the top but, dear me, PLEASE. Just when we thought we had taken advantage of some crazy errors and base running by the Phils in the eighth and ninth and had then been rescued from the brink of yet another one run loss by  Phillips’ 2 out homer to tie…and Dansby had […]

22 Apr

Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 3

In a battle of pitch to contact starters, the Phillies’ Jeremy Hellickson “outduelled” the Braves’ Bartolo Colon last night as Atlanta droppred its fourth straight contest to fall to 6-10 on the year. Colon allowed 11 hits and four runs in his sven innings of work, while Hellickson allowed Atlanta 2 runs on three hits […]

20 Apr

The Nationals Are Stupid Meanyheads.

We’re probably not going to beat these teams consistently. Or… inconsistently. The Nationals, who must delenda, added onto their already stacked roster by taking a big chunk out of their farm, and they’re in supreme “win now” mode with Bryce Harper heading to New York soon. They should be beat us. Julio Teheran couldn’t find […]

19 Apr

No Longer Perfect at SunTrust

The Braves started 5-0 at Turner Field twenty years ago, but only 4-0 at SunTrust this year. This proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Turner Field was clearly the superior ballpark of the two. Now we know. The Nationals rolled into town and looked at the Braves’ modest winning streak, laughed, scoffed and […]

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