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Archive for June, 2017

30 Jun

Padres 6, Braves nada

Against the Padres on Wednesday, the Braves started a pitcher whose ERA was over 7. By Thursday, his ERA was over 8 and he was released. Never has a Colonectomy been so welcome. Thursday, the Padres started a pitcher I had never heard of whose ERA was nearly 7. How did he do? You don’t […]

29 Jun

Pads 7, Barves 4

The Braves felt compelled to give Bartolo Colon one more start as a Brave, and it went about as well as you could have imagined. It’s not official that he’s finished in Atlanta, but… c’mon. What’s really telling about the state of his career is this story: As Bartolo squared to sacrifice bunt, Wil Myers […]

28 Jun

Braves 3, IWOTP 0

The man has a bona fide big league win. Sean Newcomb started his fourth major league game and continued to look like he belongs up there. He lasted 6+ innings, gave up 3 hits, struck out 8, and walked only 1. It was only the Padres, but considering his alarming walk rate was a knock […]

25 Jun

Brewers 7, Braves 0

Julio Teheran was… not sharp, and the Braves didn’t score any runs, but other than that, there’s been a lot to enjoy about the play at SunTrust Park lately. Despite the loss, the Braves still took the 3 game series, their 4th consecutive series win, and went 7 – 3 on the home stand. Catching […]

24 Jun

Braves Wagon Wheels 3 Bumbling Brewers 1

We are rollin’.. 2am this morning, storms finally passed through. 100 souls at an 18 hour all night open air fundraiser wrecked by the rain , 7 still to go -missed Friday’s game. Tired, wet, blah. Then the DJ puts this out. I never heard song/singer before. Transformed the scene, the people.. Fired up for […]

24 Jun

Braves 5, Brewers 4

These Braves are entertaining. For good or bad, the games are often in doubt down to the last batter. For the past couple of weeks, that’s been mostly good. Last night, the Braves defeated the Brewers, for their sixth win in the last seven games. The final was 5-4, with the Brewers leaving the tying […]

23 Jun

Braves 12, Giants 11

Ho hum. Another routine win. The Braves scored 12 runs on 16 hits—4 of them dingers—and they managed to eke out a one run win that went down to the wire in the 9th. Jaime Garcia had his second consecutive lousy start, giving up 6 runs (on 7 hits and 3 walks) in 4 1/3. […]

22 Jun

Braves 5, Giants 3

That was worth staying up for. I consumed way too much baseball last night. I watched the first four innings of the high-A affiliate being drubbed by the Yankees’ affiliate (10-1 after I left), then came home to watch these guys. Sean Newcomb has had a terrific start to his career. After a minor league […]

21 Jun

Giants 6, Braves 3

The Braves and Julio Teheran were rolling merrily along, until suddenly they weren’t. An 8th inning reality check brought them plummeting back to earth, and gave the Giants a lead they would not relinquish. The Braves offense squeezed out two runs in the 3rd inning to give Julio a slim lead, and he was in […]

20 Jun

Defenders of the Pas de Calais: Braves 9, Giants 0

The Giants’ experience last night, in a small way over a much shorter time, was quite the same as the experience of the defenders of the Pas de Calais. The Giants put out a good defense (Johnny Cueto compared to the Atlantic Wall). They defended well for the most part (a radar station raided at […]

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