Tag: Atlanta Braves

Strasburg Making Me Nervous

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

Seeing highlights of Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg from yesterday’s game against Detroit bummed me out just a little.  I love watching great pitchers do their thing, and it’s especially exciting to see young pitchers like Strasburg break into the bigs and blow hitters away.  But I’m just a bit bummed out, because he’s in the […]

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2010 Outlook – The Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on January 4, 2010 0 Comments

The Atlanta Braves had a successful 2009 season, finishing with a record of 86 and 76.  They have made numerous moves this winter in anticipation of the 2010 season.  Maybe these moves will benefit them for the long term, but for 2010, I don’t think they have improved their ball club enough. Starting Pitching: Last year’s […]

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10 Years Later

An article by posted on October 21, 2009 0 Comments

And yet it seems that we’re in the same spot. October 17, 1999. Ten years ago last Saturday. Robin Ventura gave Mets fans one of the more unusual defining moments in team history. A “grand slam single” in the bottom of the 15th inning to break a tied game and send the Mets to Game […]

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Braves Rivalry Hasn’t Been Much Of A Rivalry At All

An article by posted on September 28, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets will soon end yet another long season fraught with futility against their NL East rival, the Atlanta Braves. This time, the Mets finished their season series with the Braves by losing their last eight contests against them. The current spate of losing to Chief Knockahoma’s former employer is the tip of the iceberg.  The big picture transcends games, but […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on September 28, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (8-2; -5) The Braves swept the Nationals and will face the Marlins for three this weekend. Atlanta is in strong position to steal the Wild Card from the Colorado Rockies, as the Braves finish with four at home against the Nationals while the Rockies finish with three against the Milwaukee Brewers followed by […]

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Bobby Cox to Retire In 2010 As Braves Manager

An article by posted on September 23, 2009 0 Comments

The Atlanta Braves have announced that longtime manager Bobby Cox will return for the 2010 season and then retire from managing. Cox will then move to a consulting job for the team for five years afterward. Cox will retire from the Braves as one of the most accomplished managers in baseball history. Cox managed the […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on September 18, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (8-2; 7.5) The Atlanta Braves completed a three game sweep, and will take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Sunday’s pitching matchup looks to be interesting, as Tommy Hanson will be up against Cliff Lee. The Braves hot streak has put them 4.5 games back of the Colorado Rockies? Florida Marlins: (6-4; 8) The Florida […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on September 11, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (4-6; -8) The Atlanta Braves took two of three from the Houston Astros, and will head to St. Louis to play the Cardinals. Nate McLouth has hit three HR’s since returning from the disabled list. Top prospect Jason Heyward won the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year award. I do these […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on September 7, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (3-7; -8.5) The Atlanta Braves had a dreadful series against the Cincinnati Reds, and carry their 5-game losing streak to Houston to play the Astros. Thursday’s pitching matchup features Derek Lowe vs. Roy Oswalt. The Braves are falling from the Wild Card race as they are now 7 games back of the Rockies. […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on September 4, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (4-6; -8.5) The Atlanta Braves split a four-game series with the Florida Marlins, and will open a three game series against the Cincinnati Reds this weekend. The Danville Braves of the Appalachian League won the championship, and the Gwinnett Braves (AAA) are in prime position to make the playoffs, as they could clinch […]

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