Maybe it’s just me — but isn’t a situation in which we have a 5-run lead, 2 outs in 8th, and on a night after Venters worked and Linebrink didn’t — aren’t those situations the reason that Linebrink is still on this team?
That is to say — shouldn’t Gonzalez have gone to Linebrink in the 8th rather than Venters? Especially when Venters pitched last night (19 pitches), Linebrink didn’t, and when he’s said that they’re going to try to rest Venters in these last few weeks?
Perhaps he’s saving his mop-up stud for the 9th inning.
Maybe we are past the lowe point now. A few minor adjusments helped a lot. Last week, it looked like we were going to crash in the Hudson. Now, life is a beachy for the other teams especially since Delgado is not delgado (see spanish word-thin/weak).
So, 2012 schedule is out. We’re back with the AL East for Interleague. Boo.
The Braves play a total of six interleague series, with three of the series coming at home against the Toronto Blue Jays (June 8-10), the New York Yankees (June 11-13), and the Baltimore Orioles (June 15-17). The Braves’ American League road opponents include the Tampa Bay Rays (May 18-20), the New York Yankees (June 18-20), and the Boston Red Sox (June 22-24).
I don’t know if any of you guys or gals listen to sports talk radio, but I do from time to time. There is a lot of debate out there about MLB shortening it’s season. I was curious about what fellow ABTers thought about this. I would not be opposed to a shorter season, and the playoffs starting in September. I also wish they would cut down on the amount of times you have to play your own division.
In my day, schedule was 154 games and that was when there was just the American and National league winners playing each other in the WS. No additional rounds. They could easily shorten it up by a week or two so you wouldn’t need long johns to see a playoff game.