May 28, 2012

Show #185: The Braves Losing Streak Reaches 8

Breaking down the streak:  what’s gone wrong and how much does it mean for the long haul?

 

 

184 Responses to “Show #185: The Braves Losing Streak Reaches 8”

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  1. 151
    Steve Says:

    That did totally suck. And I think the whole “tip your cap to him” thing is overused, but Strasburg was amazing today.

    On the other side of the coin… Johnny.

  2. 152
    Bubdylan Says:

    Jonny’s BABIP is .473, don’t know how to interpret that, but sheesh, that’s gotta be the highest in the majors, right? So, at least some of it’s bad luck.

  3. 153
    Walker Says:

    I forgot the game was at 4 and I’m glad I did.

  4. 154
    Shaun Says:

    Venters, third-highest BABIP among pitchers with at least 10 IP this season.

    But he’s also allowed 1.4 HR/9 and 30 percent of his fly balls allowed have been homeruns. So he’s getting hit hard. You have to wonder if there is an injury or some sorts of affects from all the innings last season and in 2010.

  5. 155
    Bubdylan Says:

    Well, now I’ve seen Ike Davis’s weiner. Cuz this day in baseball wasn’t bad enough.

  6. 156
    Nate Says:

    Bud Selig is a moron. Hey Bud, fix the replay situation and your old, crotchety, terrible umpire situation before you crack down on local broadcasters being homers for the teams they have to watch for 162 games. Just stupid. Good job with the All Star game, btw, that whole thing makes a ton of sense, too.

  7. 157
    Shaun Says:

    Also, good job Bud creating a playoff system that favors teams in weak divisions.

    If the Braves are good enough to win the two other divisions but not their own, they get to play in a one-game playoff, quite possibly against an inferior team.

    Geography is a fairly big factor in playoff seeding. Makes sense to me.

  8. 158
    Bubdylan Says:

    The second wild card is truly bad. Don’t want to beat a dead horse, but you will likely have the second or third best team in the league playing a barely-over-.500 squad in a one game play-off as often as not.

  9. 159
    Walker Says:

    Might as well go to NBA playoff system. Top 4 teams in each league.

  10. 160
    Bubdylan Says:

    this sucks

  11. 161
    Curt Says:

    Perfect start.

  12. 162
    Adam Says:

    It pains me to see Harper succeed while Heyward struggles.

  13. 163
    Bubdylan Says:

    Bases loaded, 2 outs, Heyward. Think I’ll go check the mail.

  14. 164
    Bubdylan Says:

    Hey! Mailbox was full of HAPPY! Way to go, Jhey.

  15. 165
    Bubdylan Says:

    Simmons nails Harper at third. Turning point of the seaon?

  16. 166
    Bubdylan Says:

    A’ight, it’s lonely here. Toodles.

  17. 167
    Walker Says:

    Nice win

  18. 168
    Curt Says:

    Nice start from Hanson. Nice to hang I there after the start.

  19. 169
    Bubdylan Says:

    They hanged you? Also… your grammar, yikes.

  20. 170
    Bubdylan Says:

    Some decent schedule news: after June 24 when we end that Death Tour against the AL East, our non-Division schedule, which makes up a much larger portion of the second half than I thought, is against a lot of teams that suck out loud. Other than the two Giants series and the last Dodgers series, it’s a crapload of Cubbies, Brewers, Astros, D-backs, Padres, Rockies, and we end against the Pirates (I know they’re a game over .500 now, but they’ll be dust by the end. They’ve scored 26 fewer runs than they’ve allowed). Our last three series: Fish, Mets, Pirates. Not easy, but way better than facing Phils’ starters or in-out-heads Nationals.

    The Nats have it a little tougher on the non-East front, mainly due to 6 Cardinals games and equal Western toughness. They close out the year like this: Phils, Cards, Phils.

    Just gotta beat the East, which we haven’t done. However, the softer non-East should keep us close enough to enjoy (i.e. pull our hair out) multiple chances to do so.

  21. 171
    Curt Says:

    Is it really auto-correct when it fails so often?

  22. 172
    Bubdylan Says:

    Just to be clear, I wasn’t really correcting your grammar. You knew that, right?

  23. 173
    Curt Says:

    Of course. (you of the in-out-heads fame)

  24. 174
    Bubdylan Says:

    I saw that, but figured nobody read that far into anything I post anyway…

  25. 175
    Bubdylan Says:

    Brooks Conrad is hitting .034; I didn’t know they even let you come to the plate enough times to hit .034, hate it for him. His OBP is .094, so at least he’s getting his walks in.

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