September 03, 2018

Show #417: The Braves Continue to Compete

Down the Stretch We Come. Slumpers and Surgers. Post-season rotation?



6 Responses to “Show #417: The Braves Continue to Compete”

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    Richard McDonald Says:

    I agree they should rest Newcomb today. Hope he can pitch a good one.
    My prediction for this coming road trip will be 2-5 after being swept by Bosox.
    They will be tied with Phillies by the time they get back to SunTrust.

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    Steve Says:

    Richard – thanks for chiming in. I’d definitely be surprised if we don’t see Touki or Wilson on Sunday in ARI. And, hopefully you’re wrong about the 2- 5 week. It’s a tough stretch of games for sure.

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    Tyler Says:

    Any chance you think Wright makes a surprise start? Or is he strictly a bullpen piece while he’s up?

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    William A Says:

    Another good show by the hosts. I’m patiently waiting for the Braves to catch their second wind and make that rush to the finish line but after the Bosox opener, my confidence meter is not as high as the guys doing the podcast who, I will readily admit, know far more than me. I think FF and Markakis need to get some time on the pine for a couple of games to energize them, hopefully, for the stretch.

    Newcomb is all over the place. When he misses, it’s by feet not inches on too many of his pitches and when it starts to happen you know it will continue until he’s knocked out. Also worrisome is the lack of a fiery leader on the roster, a Scherzer type, but instead we have old easy rider Snitker quick with his, “We’ll see if we can turn it around” (yawn) comments in the post game. He’ll soon have to find another narrative if the downward trend continues. Maybe something along the lines of, “We have to try harder”? That will inspire the roster. Not.

    Someone needs to get in a few faces, kick some butts and snap the team out of their malaise. Acuna might have it in him but that’s a heavy dime to drop on a rookie. The calling out might be done by Wash or EY but someone has to do it. My point is the Braves are going for the post season and it’s now time to go to the whip.

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    Tyler Says:

    Worse loss in a long time. We still control the NL East. I don’t trust the Phillies to get themselves back in it.

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    William A Says:

    I don’t want to be the downer on the Braves guy on these postings. Like it or not, these guys have gotten into my blood so I’ll endure another 1am+ adventure tonight, Thursday, Sept 7th. Positives on this post: Acuna is the reason this team is still viable. Generational talent is what I’m seeing. Swanson is starting to win me over and that’s a flash!

    In no particular order, I’ve always liked what Inciarte brings and of late, he’s doing that. I don’t think Albies is fool’s gold. Camargo is over performing and aren’t we all glad? Flow/Suk is a solid catcher tanden. No complaints. FF needs more rest. I’d give him 2 days off ASAP and run him for the stretch the rest of the way. Markakis is another one over performing but don’t think he’ll do it all the way home. Oooops…this was to be positive.

    Pitching is where it’s at and right now, it’s a crap shoot. Let’s go with more 7s and less snake eyes? I feel like I’m writing a Seinfeld episode where it’s about nothing of consequence but there it is.

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