and a big win for the Braves. The offense
was much better than it had been in the last six games; 13 hits overall, every
starter had at least one hit, and the six runs were driven in by six different Braves.
an excellent start. To my eye at least,
Gausman was very sharp. His splitter was
Mike Soroka had
another terrific start, going seven strong innings, giving up only three hits
and no earned runs (2 runs scored in the second due to errors by Swanson and
Donaldson). Ozzie Albies had the big
blow on offense, hitting the go ahead grand slam in the top of the sixth. And Ronald Acuña went 4 for 4.
second week in a row, I was unable to watch on a Thursday when I have recap
duty. I had a work event in the evening,
and didn’t get home until the middle of the seventh inning; in fact, I turned
the game on just as the umps sent the players to the dugout for the rain
delay. The good news is that…
Today’s game was a noon start on getaway day. They used to call these games a businessman’s
special. That never made much sense to
me. If a man or a woman is working in
the day, what makes us think they can take most of the day off to go to the
I know IWOTM, but they must have been reading their “Weaver
on Strategy.” Five of the Mets’ runs
scored by a three run homer in the second (two walks followed by a blast) and a
two run homer in the seventh (a walk followed by a blast). Their other run was on three straight singles
with two outs in the sixth.
Remember way back on April 1, when the Braves limped home
from Philadelphia after being swept in a three game series? The season was DOOMED, and given the miserly
owners, the team would never be competitive again.
Here we are, three games later. This team is a juggernaut—the offense is clicking on all cylinders, the rotation is going to be fine, and with…
had a magical season in 2018. To this
old hand, it was as much fun as all but a handful in the history of the Atlanta
Braves. Much of the fun of the team was the youth and their enthusiasm. Acuna exceeded even wildly inflated
expectations. Albies had a tough second
half, but overall he still had an outstanding season for a 21…
I’ve been following major league baseball pretty intensively for 55 years. You don’t need me to point out how the game has changed tremendously over those decades.
On the other hand, last night’s game brought to mind some eternal truths taught by two of the greatest baseball minds of my lifetime. Earl Weaver insisted—and his teams proved year after year–that good starting pitching…
I had another commitment Thursday and didn’t watch the Braves. Judging from the traffic on this site yesterday, you probably didn’t see it either.
I assume y’all can find summaries of the action (or lack thereof) elsewhere on the interwebs. From reading those summaries myself, it appears to have been a second consecutive game in which we need to tip our caps to…
What a terrific, timely, exciting win for the Braves. For much of the game it was a real nail biter; mine were pretty ragged by the 7th inning. It was 3-3 after 3 innings, and stayed that way until the bottom of the 7th, when the Braves took a 4-3 lead. A 4 run 8th gave the Braves the final cushion in an exhilarating 8-3…