Yesterday’s afternoon encounter was reminiscent of the ancient turmoil in Old England. My ancestors the Barons de Clare (Gilbert and his son Richard) and a whole bunch of their friends had gotten the “acting King”, John, to sign a declaration … Finish Reading
ALL STREAKS MUST END: BRAVES LOSE;
Is the lead-in music for all mlb.tv broadcasts the same? I swear the Marlins pre-game shtick is the same as the Braves, only the stadium being erected is that thing in Miami … Finish Reading
Mark down the date: May 28th, the day the Braves clinched their first home series win. They’re still 4-20 at the Ted, but the last two of them came in a row against the PURE EVIL Marlins, and it’s hard … Finish Reading
It was a classic Braves game from years past: good pitching, many scoring opportunities lost, but just managing to eke out a victory. Oh, and there was a “Prado,” too:
Prado: Martin Prado has mastered the ability to
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Matt Wisler tossed a quality start — six innings, three runs — and this “offense” hasn’t scored more than two since last Friday, so the loss was pretty automatic. They were stunningly inefficient, too. After racing ahead to a two-run … Finish Reading
(I started typing this recap before the game ended. At the conclusion of this writing, the game was tied 2-2 after 8 innings. I attest under penalty of perjury that the only thing I changed was the inning in which … Finish Reading
On the docket for a Tuesday night home game: A pitchers duel filled with missed opportunities and base running blunders. Julio Teheran started for the Braves and pitched brilliantly, racking up 12 strikeouts (four of them in the 2nd inning … Finish Reading
*(Hey, every high school teacher and/or college professor in the world — lose this phrase. Compare means hold two things up and talk about how they are alike and how they are not alike. It includes “contrast.” A pet peeve.)… Finish Reading
You may not think so now, but Fredi Gonzalez was one of the better managers in Braves history.
With history written daily, a first attempt at placing Fredi Gonzalez on the continuum of Braves managers reveals both the weaknesses of … Finish Reading
Braves lose 5-0. Here’s how:
Top 1: Braves go meekly, three up, three down. Freddie Freeman strikes out looking on a slow curve one pitch after blasting one long but foul.
Bottom 1: Odubel Herrera splits the gap in left … Finish Reading