May 20, 2014

Teheran Proving He’s a True #1

May 14th in San Francisco, Julio Teheran gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and 5 walks and completed just 3 1/3 innings. This wound up being a brutal loss in the middle of a brutal road trip. …

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May 18, 2014

Braves’ Wacky Batting Order Should Stay

Fredi Gonzalez and the Braves have been employing a non-traditional (some might say sabermetric) batting order as of late. When Gonzalez first moved Justin Upton into the #2 spot and started hitting the pitcher 8th, in a radio interview …

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May 13, 2014

Keep Batting the Pitcher 8th

In seven games with the pitcher batting eighth, the Braves have a 4-3 record. Three of those wins came against the Cubs, a non-contender in 2014. We’ve scored a lousy 2.5 runs per game, even lower than our season average …

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May 08, 2014

Still Too Soon To Worry About The Offense

The Braves are above .500 and are in a good spot through the first couple of months, but it’s thanks to their run prevention.  The offense has struggled, especially recently.  As I write this on Wednesday night, the Braves are …

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May 01, 2014

La Stella Time is Fast Approaching

Dan Uggla’s slash line through Wednesday night is .202/.258/.303.  Of his 18 hits (in 89 at-bats), two have been homeruns and three have been doubles.  He’s only walked five times while striking out 28 times.

Before we read too much …

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