September 09, 2012

Show #200: Great Pitching and Little Offense Equals Huge Week for Braves

The strange 6 – 1 week. Is Mac back?  Is Uggla back?  The private ceremony for Chipper at Citi Field. And the end of Strasburg’s season.

 

 

93 Responses to “Show #200: Great Pitching and Little Offense Equals Huge Week for Braves”

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  1. 51
    Bub Says:

    *studies for three hours*

    *checks scoreboard*

    *opens textbook again*

  2. 52
    Walker Says:

    The good news is that unlike last year, the Cardinals suck just as much as we do. So we still have a comfortable lead heading into the unpredictable one game playoff.

    The bad news. Those damn Phillies are still in this.

  3. 53
    Walker Says:

    Please Cardinals don’t let the Phillies catch you.

    Cole Hamels in a one game playoff. Ahhhhh

  4. 54
    Leah Says:

    Is anyone else very ready for a night off?

  5. 55
    will Says:

    *flys on plane for 14 hours*
    *checks scoreboard*
    *enters coma*

  6. 56
    Bub Says:

    #55 is great.

  7. 57
    Steve Says:

    @54 – Yes. Last night was great to have a no-loss guarantee. What a torturous run this team puts us through at time.

    To brazenly show my confidence in the team, I bought tix for the one-game WC playoff last night. This one move is going to deliver the 2 of 3 for the Braves this weekend.

  8. 58
    Walker Says:

    This is hilarious and sad. Poor Mets.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/20182247/nationals-braves-have-more-wins-at-citi-field-in-2nd-half-than-the-mets

  9. 59
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    @58

    I heard that the only team in the NL East w/o a winning record at Citi Field is the Mets…

  10. 60
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Hey Curt, what do you think we can get for Medlen? ;)

  11. 61
    Curt Says:

    Babe Ruth?

  12. 62
    Adam Says:

    It’s a shame Meds can’t get the win for this one. He went bananas on the Nationals lineup.

  13. 63
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    @61

    NICE!

  14. 64
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    So who was Craig pissed at? Ten pitches, ten strikes, three strikeouts… WOW!

  15. 65
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    And Medlen’s streak continues!

  16. 66
    Adam Says:

    It wasn’t pretty, but I’ll take it.

  17. 67
    Frigatedoc Says:

    That was a double play ball, wow! Needed win, but again zero clutch hitting.

  18. 68
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    So, you think maybe Pastor can play second, slot Prado into third and trade Uggla in the off-season?

  19. 69
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    @67

    Sorry, have to disagree on being a double-play ball… he had to come in too far to get it… would have had to throw behind himself w/o enough time to double up Pastor… if nothing else, the kid isn’t exactly slow…

    Putting the ball in play puts pressure on the defense and they didn’t make the play… beats a pop-up… a strikeout… FC to pitcher, first or third…

  20. 70
    Bub Says:

    I pulled up the box score and was like YEAH, WALK OFF HIT!

    Not so much. I’ll take it of course, but sheesh. Looks like Medlen did great again. That story is just ridiculous. I beat the start-Meds drum as hard as anyone, but I never figured he’d dominate.

  21. 71
    Steve Says:

    @69 – I agree, they wouldn’t have pulled off the dp. Gotta catch the ball, apply the tag and then turn your body the other direction to throw to first.

    I’m not saying it was some great, clutch hit, but every win is nothing short of huge at this point.

  22. 72
    Steve Says:

    Unfortunately, I have zero faith that the winning continues today. Despite the fact that it’s the only righty we face, I can’t believe Hanson doesn’t get lit up by the Nats lineup. They’re just too good and he’s just too mediocre.

  23. 73
    Steve Says:

    In other news:

    A big congratulations to our blogger Shaun who just welcomed a new baby boy into the family!

  24. 74
    Steve Says:

    So, through a family connection I will be serving as the on field stage manager for today’s game on big Fox. I’ll share details on the show tomorrow night but, for the most part, I know that I signal the umpire that he can say, “play ball” at the start of the game and then position myself in the camera well at the end of the Braves dugout and report news to the production truck throughout the game. Stuff like, “they’re calling to the bullpen,” or “Overbay is picking up a bat to pinch hit.” Stuff like that. Pretty damned excited. Tweeting and posting during the game is probably frowned upon so I’ll have a full report tomorrow.

  25. 75
    Leah Says:

    Steve! That is freakin awesome! It’s too bad we’re gonna lose so bad you won’t be able to pick your head up off the ground. Still, seriously cool!

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