Has anyone heard how long MLB will wait to set the time of Friday’s game? Because the AL might not be set until after a tie breaker with the O’s and Yanks that would likely be a prime time game tomorrow. Seems like they can’t wait that long.
Does anyone else think Hanson has made his last start for the Braves? I can’t imagine that many teams would be lining up to trade for him, but I don’t see him being very valuable to the Braves past this season. It’s amazing the decline we’ve seen in both him and Jurrjens, especially when it was about a season and a half ago when we were having discussions centered around which one the Braves should sign to a long-term extension.
Cannot wait for Friday. And for finding out what time the game will be.
Despite the spring training feel to it, that game today was pretty great. Sheets with his great inning to end his career, Chipper with a hit in his last regular season at bat, and Kimbrel fanning the side in his last regular season inning this year.
Maybe we should pitch 8 pitchers in all of the playoff games.
Steve, didn’t you call 94 wins? I had no idea it was that freaking many. Dude, we shouldn’t be having to risk 94 wins on a damn one-game playoff. Oh well. At least the Braves didn’t have the 2nd best record, which would make it unforgivable.
One thing I like about this, even though it’s a total illusion to place any significance on one game, is that if the Braves do only win one round, only win the one-game playoff, then having Kris Medlen be the captain of their one magic moment would be pretty great. It’d be a unique piece of Braves history, too, with this being the first year of the fifth team. The Braves definitely have the cooler narrative between them and the birds.
Not that I’m pessimistic about playing the Nats; I’m not. But I’m just saying, if it turned out that way, I wouldn’t call myself completely unsatisfied.
Now, if we lose Friday, pitchforks + torches + Bud Selig. Stupid, stupid format. Unless we win.