I’ve noticed several words that repeatedly turn up on this blog this year. We’ve described the 2021 Braves as disheartening, dispiriting, soul-crushing. You’ll note that these aren’t just words of disappointment; these are words that pertain to the spirit. This … Finish Reading
Month: June 2021
Mets 4, Braves 3
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I was born by a river in this little old tent
Oh just like this river I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long long, long time coming
But I know, but I know a change is gotta come
A Marte Par-tay? And Game Thread
The Miami Marlins, after a 60-game season of .500 baseball, are once again cellar dwellers in the NL East. At 33-44, they’ve already started the sell-off process by making the first fairly significant trade of the deadline:
Braves 4, Reds 0
Well, another four-game road series split. Considering we aren’t very good right now, I’ll take it. And also considering how depleted our starting rotation is, I will definitely take Kyle Muller‘s performance today. I saw Muller pitch for the … Finish Reading
Reds take early lead, beat Braves 4-1
It’s never just one thing with this team. It is always bad news compounded on top of bad games and disappointments stacked on top of frustrations. The Braves lost 4-1 to the Cincinnati Reds, and again it almost feels like … Finish Reading
Braves Hold On For 3-2 Win Over Reds
I guess it’s something?
The bar for the 2021 Braves is the lowest it’s been for the franchise in four years. Some of it is because of injuries, some of it is underachieving, some of it is self-inflicted wounds.
But … Finish Reading
5-Way-Chili 5, Grits 3
Yesterday, Dwight Lowie asked:
Ronnie’s been scratched so we’re starting Inciarte, Almonte and Adrianza in the OF tonight. When was the last time the Braves ran out a crappier outfield trio?
The discussion continued later in … Finish Reading
Mets 7, Braves 3
As the inimitable Alex R concluded yesterday:
“Games like this make it easy to believe that the Braves are just a winning streak away from being right back where they want to be. Now, they just have to figure out … Finish Reading
Braves 3, Mets Nil
Exactly the kind of game I thought we’d have a lot more of this year. Charlie Morton pitched like the guy who finished third in the Cy Young race two years ago, one-hitting the Mutts over seven innings with eleven … Finish Reading
Must Not Be Too Early For a Must-Win
Baseball fans generally disagree about when it’s OK to start thinking about the standings and playoff races.
Generally, most would agree that June wouldn’t be “do or die” time in that regard. For this Atlanta Braves team, however, these 11 … Finish Reading