April 23, 2017

Show #363: The Wrong Side of Two Sweeps

Inside the numbers of the 6 game losing streak. Dansby moves down in the lineup. The unproductive bench. Bullpen changes.

 

 

7 Responses to “Show #363: The Wrong Side of Two Sweeps”

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    Looks like Freeman is proving me wrong on how his career is coming along. If he keeps this up, definitely a better career than Billy Butler. Certainly, Freeman is doing the best he can to keep the team competitive.

    Matt Kemp returning to the lineup should be a plus. I don’t think the Braves losing streak will continue for too much longer. Having said that, still seeing the Braves at 72-90 (with most wins coming in the first half of the season).

    By the way, I can’t help but laugh when I see fans at Suntrust Park eating overpriced ballpark food and drinking overpriced beverages. I find it humorous when I view Braves home games.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    On the bench, Ryan Howard? Not sure what the Braves would get out of him…we’ll see. Anyway, where’s Chris Carter when you need him?

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    On the pitching….still think Wisler can be a solid starter. The problem is that he has a lot of competition for the 5th spot with the Braves. So…don’t think he has ever had a very long leash as a starter. Things would be different on a team doing a COMPLETE rebuild.

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    Anonymous Says:

    To the person who posted the first comment here, are you sincerely comparing Freddie Freeman to Billy Butler? If so, you really must elaborate, my friend. Because either I know nothing about baseball (eventhough I have been a fan since 79′) or your comment about that specifically has to be one of the dumbest I have ever read. No disrespect intended.

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    William A Says:

    FF, and occasionally Kemp are the only two guys that scare anyone on opposing pitching staffs but they’re usually hitting with empty bases thus a major change is needed to at least threaten the scoreboard. Something like:
    Phillips
    Markakis
    FF
    Kemp

    …then fill in however you want. Also, how much longer does the Snitker countdown going to take with Wash standing by?

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    Dan Says:

    All points you guys made were valid, but one crucial axiom went unmentioned. GOOD, young teams tend to be streaky in either direction. As the year progresses, the losing streaks subside & winning becomes consistent. I love seeing this happen for ATL in April. It bodes well for scoreboard watching in September.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    To Dan: The problem I see is the (mostly) veteran starting pitching unraveling as the season progresses. I think this would cancel out the young team and the streaky or not factor. This would be due to the veteran pitchers preventing younger starters from getting the innings they need in the big leagues. I would expect some rockiness from those younger starters in the second half of the season following trade deadline moves.

    Anyway, just my opinion. I look forward to home stand so I can laugh at some of the people being screwed over at Suntrust Park (sick sense of humor, I know…I’m sorry).

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