May 10, 2015

Show #297: A Rough Weekend in D.C.

The offense continues to produce. The carousel in the bullpen. Pitching to Harper.



8 Responses to “Show #297: A Rough Weekend in D.C.”

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    Chris Says:

    Great show! I always look forward to my Monday listening. I was at the game on Saturday and Booed Uggla. The Nat fans kept saying he was going to win the game for them. When Taylor took that bad route around third and was thrown out I was freaking out! Funny thing about the Harper HR is the three fans around me got out there phone and said here comes the walk off…. And even though it sucks that it happened there is just something about a walk off that as a fan of the game it was incredible to see live.

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    Mike Says:

    Your shows are really getting better. In the past I have always felt like you guys were overly negative about the direction of the team and constantly looking at the glass as half empty. I fully admit I tend to look at the glass as half full to my own detriment. These last few shows however you guys have done a great job of breaking things down and calling it like it is. You are even seeing the positives of what the Braves are accomplishing despite some really tough games over the last couple weeks.

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    Steve Says:

    Mike – thanks for the feedback. Glad you’re enjoying it.

    Chris – I bet it was cool as a baseball fan. But damn, it COULD have happened to a nicer guy.

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    Tim Says:

    Sadly I feel like I almost prefer the “down by 3, may as well turn the game off” as opposed to “no lead is safe”. I had a negative feeling going into this year as I kind of felt the team turned its back on the fans by getting rid of so many guys, then they started so hot that it became fun to watch. Now I feel like I’m wasting time getting invested in games only to see them repeatedly blow leads. Scoring runs doesn’t really matter if there’s zero confidence that they will make leads hold up.

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    Steve Says:

    Tim – I hear you. And a shaky bullpen + unreliable starting pitching is demoralizing as hell. But, it’s still early-ish. And there not completely buried in the standings. I believe they’ll still keep tweaking the bullpen, Wisler could be called up any minute. Things may change.

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    Chris Says:

    @Steve- I am on the Wisler Wagon. When he comes up and the Braves send Stultz to the Bullpen I think that sures up our middle relief issues. Avilan, Johnson, Grilli and Martin will give us enough to complete this season at .500 which in my opinion would be amazing for the Braves.

    @Tim- Relax, this team is infinitely more exciting to watch. Last years team would have NO Chance if they went down 5 runs. Once the Front Office finds the right pieces for this Bullpen the starting pitching will fall in place. There is a lot of pressure on these starters to go deep causing them to try and make pitches. Once the starters know they can lean on this Pen they will start pitching better.

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    Shaun Says:

    I think the pitching gets better, offense gets worse, schedule gets a little rougher and the Braves will finish about where the preseason projections suggested. That’s a pretty boring, perhaps pointless assessment, I know.

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    Tim Says:

    There’s only so many 2-4 weeks you can have and still finish with 75 wins though.

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