4 blown saves over the course of the season is fine. But 4 blown saves concentrated in less than 2 months if worrisome. He’s our future so we live and die with him. If only Wagner would have stuck it out another year.
Not only do the Braves play down to their competition (or up), but they ALWAYS lose the first game of a west coast road trip. Always. Doesn’t matter if we are facing Ted Lilly or Joe Saunders. As soon as they cross the Mississippi, they get a 24 hour losing/non-hitting bug.
At least they’re consistent?
Slightly worried about Kimbrel . . . . when does Fredi start doing a lil flip-flop with Most Everyday Johnny?
Bobby Cox is missed more on some days than others. Not a sharp game.
The “ifs” from the spring still have time to develop.
If: McLouth can have a good year
Kimbrel can be a solid closer
Chipper can stay healthy
Freeman can hit in majors
Heyward can get even better
Bench is strong enough
Prado can play left and be happy
Uggla is worth the trade and the money
In just a couple more months, most of these “ifs” will be answered. About half of them are on track.
In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i.e., the run scored as a result of normal pitching, and not due to a fielding error or a passed ball). Any runner(s) who tags his base and reaches home plate is scored against the pitcher as an earned run(s). An error made by the pitcher in fielding at his position is counted the same as an error by any other player.
So a pitcher that makes an error is considered as any other fielder making an error, but a wild pitch doesn’t exempt him from acountability for the run. A passed ball would have…
Unfortunately not. They will continue using him in situations where it counts as (appearently) “hope springs eternal”…
He was ok for one batter, mostly I think because he didn’t have to throw too many pitches. I wish some team would have everyone facing him to take every pitch and see if he could actually get enough pitches in the zone to get three outs… without a run scoring…
McCann couldn’t find the ball and Proctor had to run and get it. By the time he got there and threw to McCann covering, the guy had made it home.
Worst part about Proctor is that there were several teams vying for his services when he was at Gwinnett, but the Braves guaranteed him that they would bring him up come May 15, so he stuck around and here he is.