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21 May

Nationals 3, Braves 2

The Braves stranglehold on 2nd place in the NL East remains at 1/2 game. Stephen Strasburg went 7 2/3 strong innings to help the Nationals salvage a game from the 3 game series.  Strasburg gave up 5 hits and a walk, and struck out 11.  Dansby Swanson’s 2 run double in the 8th chased him; […]

20 May

Weight Watching BRAVES 5 Neurotic Shrieking NATS 2

Well, we had prayed for 5 innings from him…and we nearly got it…Bartolo had it back tonight, we feared it had gone for good, his control…he gave Scherzer all he could handle and some and he opened the fifth ahead 3-0 by virtue of a 2 run homer early from Rio Ruiz and a solo […]

20 May

Rocky Balboa 7, Apollo Creed 4

Yo, Adrian! One night after being figuratively punched in the gut with the news of Freddie Freeman and his injured wrist, the Braves climbed off the canvas against their own personal Apollo Creed, the Natspos, and delivered a come from behind victory worthy of any Rocky movie. The Bravos jumped out to an early lead, […]

18 May

Braves 8, Blue Jays 4

That was the most interesting game of the Braves rebuild, one would think. After the Braves gave the Blue Jays a drubbing for two games in Toronto, they came down to Atlanta to finish the job. The Braves jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead mostly because the Jays’ starter couldn’t throw a strike, but […]

17 May

Braves 9, Jays 5

The Braves tried the old score early, score often trick, and discovered it works quite well. They put two runs up in the 1st inning, one in the 4th and two more in the 5th. One more in the 7th and three in the 9th sealed the deal. The Blue Jays came back to tie […]

16 May

El Guettar: Braves 10, Blue Jays 6

Why El Guettar? A Battle fairly early in the war. It was a victory coming after a few other small victories which in turn followed the major disheartening disaster known as the Battle of Kasserine Pass (kind of like the woeful Pre Marlins stretch, followed by 2 out of 3 against a woeful team). Also, […]

14 May

Marlins 3, Braves 1

By the shores of Miccosukee, By the shining Canal-Water, R. A. Dickey threw one pitch he Oughta maybe notta. R.A. Dickey, one out away from logging 7 scoreless innings, instead gave up a 3 run pinch-hit homer to Tyler Moore, and that was the ballgame.  Dickey ended up allowing 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and […]

14 May

‘That’s Alright’ Braves 3 Munificent Marlins 1

Saturday, Saturday.   Don’t give us none of your aggravation.  I volunteered specifically for Saturday recaps for two reasons- knowing that you young blades would thus be freed to trip the light fantastic to all hours, such is my empathy.  Secondly because of this song i like which i intend to offer every Saturday night […]

13 May

Braves 8, Marlins 4

“Oh, those bases on balls!” For the really old among us (Blazon? Coop?), we remember this as the regular lament of announcer and Hall of Famer Frankie Frisch, the Fordham Flash. Frisch was an announcer for the Braves in the late 30’s (they were then known as the Boston Bees). To tie this lament even […]

10 May

Astros 4, Braves 2

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. This game featured a passable start by its starting pitcher (he simply pitched more innings than he gave up runs, which is a rare sight nowadays). The bullpen pitched two scoreless innings. The defense turned three double plays. But even with 2 long balls by Freddie Freeman and […]

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