April 24, 2011

Show #144: The Braves Sweep the Giants

Looking at the significance of the sweep.  Nate improved numbers.  And MLB’s proposed expansion of the playoffs.



119 Responses to “Show #144: The Braves Sweep the Giants”

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  1. 101
    ham Says:

    For my part, I hate myself for saying this, but I think it is the Cards. I think we are going to run out of pitchers, and we are going to have to bring Martinez in.

  2. 102
    RON Says:

    Can you trade a manager for one with a knack for good decisions in close games? You use minor leaguers like Gearrin to fill in some innings but not when the game is on the line.

  3. 103
    RON Says:

    LOWE is the $15 million man; can’t he afford a cab? What an idiot.

  4. 104
    RON Says:

    McDowell should be fired, period. Not necessarily for arguing back with a heckler but for the simulated sex, and verbally attacking and threatening innocent fans there to watch a game with their kids.

  5. 105
    Walker Says:

    If Mather had no experience bunting, why not bring in a pitcher to bunt. Also why didn’t Fredi put McLouth in motion. You have to make things happen. Also I know this inst his his fault but if Heyward stays at first we probably win this game because they would be able to pitch to Chipper. It’s weird how this game works.

  6. 106
    Walker Says:

    2011 season though the 1st month


    -Staring Pitching has been great


    -Managing has been bad.

    – Inconsistent offense. Seems like we only score in one inning and never score consistently throughout the game. We never add any insurance or tack on runs.

    – Lately the Bullpen staff is showing both its age and inexperience. Venters and Kimbrel really need to cut down on the walks.

    – With the exception of Hinske, the bench is very very very weak.

  7. 107
    Curt Says:

    This week is ending with a giant thud. What terrible back-to-back losses those were.

  8. 108
    Jo-Bu Says:

    This is just pathetic. Our bullpen used to be one that you could count on and now they’ve lost two in a row in nearly the same fashion. Horrible and now it’s May.

  9. 109
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    We are basically seeing what we really have at this point in the season when we come up against one of the better hitting teams in the league.

    1. Our starting pitching can hang with anybody and keep us in games.
    2. Our bullpen is young and prone to lapses
    3. Our offense is not taking advantage of what they are given (i.e. walks) and is not putting together hits enough to score enough runs to make up for the bullpen lapses

  10. 110
    Curt Says:

    Mark – see the Braves for the last 2 years. It’s like their formula.

  11. 111
    Curt Says:

    Aside from the youth of the bullpen.

  12. 112
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    And as is their custom, a Braves pitchers gives up runs in the first inning…

  13. 113
    Leah Says:

    Just tuning in…was there any mention before the game of D. Lowe’s misbehavior?

  14. 114
    Leah Says:

    Could someone in a Braves uniform PLEASE get on base? Just get on base…that’s all I ask.

  15. 115
    Curt Says:

    Leah, they haven’t mentioned in when I have been watching.

  16. 116
    Nate Says:

    At least we didn’t get swept…

    So I guess Boozy McSpeederton (Lowe) doesn’t miss a start?

  17. 117
    Leah Says:

    Wow…just wow.

  18. 118
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Well, Brooks and Hicks have a pinch hit in the same game… What is this world coming to?

  19. 119
    RON Says:

    Pinchhitting in the .065 range will not get a team in any championship race. Two hits today? Even the worst hitting pitchers get a hit now and then. Change the bench and the Manager and the Braves are contenders.

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