I’ll take my lead from Seat Painter and JonathanF, which is always a good idea. You don’t need to read a recap of Saturday’s game. It doesn’t matter! Instead, I’ll take the recapper’s prerogative and share my ruminations on the postseason.
If you insist on a result, IWOTM 3, Braves 0, on a couple of homers–BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER!
Charlie “Clutch” Culberson has won many games for the
Braves over the past couple of seasons.
On Saturday, the Braves won one for Charlie. The Braves broke open a tight 1-1 game in the
top of the 7th with 4 runs to take a 5-1 lead. They scored two more in the 8th, three
more in the 9…
Oh Boy, I could rave on all night about this Braves
team. It’s so easy to cheer them on. They’ve now won nine consecutive games overall,
and 13 in a row at SunTrust Park (the franchise record). The Eastern division pennant is in sight: Every
day, it’s a getting’ closer, going faster than a roller coaster. Will the Nats catch the Braves at this point?…
I wasn’t as focused on the Braves as I should be for a
recap, but it’s not my fault the Georgia Bulldogs kicked off against Vanderbilt
about the same time the Braves started. Turns
out that was not really a problem. It
was kind of like watching the same game on both channels. The Braves and the Dawgs both took big early
leads, then shifted…
Man is this team fun right now. The Braves squandered a 4 run lead, but came on strong to come from behind and defeat the Mets 9-5. Everyone contributed—homers by Albies, Donaldson (#30), and Freeman (#35, his career high), two hits by Ortega, Acuña with the go ahead RBI’s on an 8th inning hit, four shutout innings from the bullpen (Tomlin 2,…
never trailed against the Dodgers on Saturday, cruising to a 4-3 victory.
kidding. The Braves really did defeat
the Dodgers, and the Dodgers never led.
But those of you who watched the game, didn’t it feel like the Braves
were trailing throughout? Given the recent struggles of the Braves bullpen, one
could be forgiven for lacking faith.
Twenty-five years ago, on August 11, 1994, the baseball
season came to an abrupt end, leading to the ultimate cancellation of the
season and of the World Series. I’m not
here to rehash the rights and wrongs of that abysmal episode. I do have strong opinions—the owners can
never be trusted, and Bud Selig is on my forever bad list—but my main memory is
We all know why Anthopolous
worked so hard to add relievers at the deadline: so we would not have to watch
Luke Jackson with the game on the line. No
such luck tonight. Shane Greene was given his first save opportunity as a
Brave, entering the ninth with a 4-3 lead.
He now has his first blown save as a Brave. Give Jackson…
All of a sudden the ship has been righted. With the Braves second consecutive rout of
the Phils, and the Nats second loss to the Dodgers, the Braves lead is back to
6.5 over the Nationals and 7.5 over the Phillies. Although the game officially ended only a few
minutes ago, it was over after the third inning. The Braves opened up a 11-1 lead…