12:25 pm May 31, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
May 31st, 201011:16 pm
Danga, I couldn’t agree more. When I saw that — and that the ESPN dot-coms were making a fuss over the Reds, whom if memory serves we came back to beat in historic fashion AND took two of three from — I just had to laugh. They clearly aren’t paying attention.
May 31st, 201011:17 pm
Not really, Steve. I’m pretty sure not surge. I like ER. Worked as a tech in one before I got into school. I like IM, but that is probably because you can do pretty much anything out of it. We’ll see. Start my rotations next Monday.
May 31st, 201011:18 pm
How about you? Got something you are aiming for?
Steve from OH
May 31st, 201011:19 pm
Wow, that’s a quick turnaround for your rotations. We get about 3 weeks off between boards and rotations (depending on when you take it). I think that’s so they can keep you off the floors if you fail, LOL!
ER is a pretty cool field.
most of the media are kinda like fans, it’s all about what have you done lately , by the time they recognize it, it is often on the way out anyway
May 31st, 201011:20 pm
I think I want to go into surg, Danga. Neuro and Ortho are my primary areas of interest now, but I like general too. I’d probably choose ortho if you held a gun to my head and made me pick today. Do sports med, that kinda think. I’m doing a NS rotation/research thing this summer, so I think I’ll figure out real quick if I like it or not.
SeATLite, ESPN playing favorites and we aren’t one of them? Whodathunkit?
It’s amazing. I should be right in the middle of ESPNs desired demographic, and I can’t even watch them. They’re just pitiful. Seems to me, if Fox or somebody did a startup and just concentrated on the stuff ESPN blows, they’d blow by them in the ratings in no time.
May 31st, 201011:21 pm
They let us schedule our exam for pretty much whenever we want to take them. They gave us 4 weeks between when class ends and rotations begin with nothing to do except study. I have friends who aren’t taking them until after rotations begin. Not really sure what the rules are as far as when they pull you back if you aren’t passing the boards. I want mine to be over. I’m doing decent on the practice exams. Just praying that holds true.
May 31st, 201011:22 pm
my cousin is a specialty nurse in ER at a hospital around Baltimore that is noted for it’s extreme ER measures. She makes huge money and loves the pressure and ability to make a difference there.
May 31st, 201011:25 pm
I think Neuro is super cool. We had a neurosurgeon teach a lot of our neuroanatomy classes. Just cool stuff. Does it get any crazier than doing surgery on a brain? Smart move on the research/rotation thing. My roommate did research into Parkinson’s and now knows those kinds of things cold. Should be a great experience for you.
Anyone just see what kelly johnson just did ?! funny !
May 31st, 201011:26 pm
I hear stories about Baltimore, nolie. That would be fun.
Goodnight folks. Talk at ya later.
May 31st, 2010
Danga, I couldn’t agree more. When I saw that — and that the ESPN dot-coms were making a fuss over the Reds, whom if memory serves we came back to beat in historic fashion AND took two of three from — I just had to laugh. They clearly aren’t paying attention.
WASN’T IT 2 OF 2 GAMES…..
May 31st, 201011:27 pm
good luck to both of you. I am getting to the point where I will need a friendly board physician soon just be sure you accelt medicare
looks like AJ Hinch has completely given up pon hs bullpen. D-backs up 4-2, in the bottom of the 8th. With two outs, runners on 2nd or 3rd leaves Rodrigo Lopez in to pitch Ethier with 110 pitches in the books.
Ethier hits a weak grounder to second. Kelly boots it then throws wildly and is charged with 2 errors on the play. Tie game, up comes Manny. Lopez still on the hill.
May 31st, 201011:28 pm
Yeah, it’s really really interesting. I love neuro and I loved anatomy, and I really didn’t like phys at all, so that was my cue to start looking at surg over med, I guess. I’ve still got a lot of time to figure it out, though. But I can’t wait to start assisting on brain surg stuff, though. It’ll be awesome. The dude I’m doing it with is insane. Did a Ph.D. in 2(!) years, has neurosurg/neurorads training, is a genius. I’m hoping that I remember what a brain is when he’s asking me questions…
May 31st, 201011:29 pm
Can’t blame Hinch.
The team’s bullpen ERA on the season is 7.68
May 31st, 201011:30 pm
Ok, bedtime for me so I’m not draggin’ in the morning.
A parting shot for our bloggers–Braves are in 1st place!!
I wonder if Kelly’s play will ruin their entire season like his dropped popup did here a few years ago? at least it did according to a certain segment of this board
May 31st, 201011:32 pm
doesn’t seem fair that an entire season can be ruint by a muff in the middle of it
Note to self:
Tell 20 year old “sorostitute” daughter to be on the lookout for a young black guy bumping some milli vinilli and getting loud in the chop house when she goes to braves games.
May 31st, 201011:34 pm
Why didn’t kelly johnson have that same intensity on his face for us !
thought about that exact play, nolie.
Nevermind that good teams find ways to overcome struggles, adversities and self-inflicted wounds. Teams that don’t probably weren’t very good to start with.
Today was the best day for braves baseball in about a decade………LOL
May 31st, 201011:35 pm
What a sweeeeeeeeeeet win
Greg in TN
May 31st, 201011:36 pm
Gov, there’s always another side of the coin. 30 pitches is one thing, 150+ is a totally different coin altogether.
That’s cool Steve, it can always be Western PA as well. How about the whole state of PA?
I know quite few folks in the Braves organization that doesn’t want May to end. I know I don’t.
May 31st, 201011:39 pm
Atlanta hasn’t held first place in the NL East this late in a season since they won the last of 14 straight division titles in 2005.
I think the rest of the season should be May.
May 31st, 201011:43 pm
Doc, how about that?
Kawakami is 0-7. Jurrjens is hurt. Lowe just started figuring it out. Escobar, Cabrera, CJones, McCann, Diaz, and McLouth have all had long, sorry spells. And yet, here we are!
It feels more permanent than ‘05 did. That just felt like borrowed time…come to think of it, all the pennants in the early 2000s felt like we couldn’t compete in October. This team can, I think.
Greg in TN:
Th upcoming roadtrip is going to be a doozie. Realistically, a 6-5 or 5-6 road trip is to be expected, but it’ll have a lot of folks on this blog jumping off the bandwagon left and right.
May 31st, 201011:47 pm
good luck, danga! IM is a great choice, if you choose to go that way. a lot of interesting trials going on with stem cell research, gotta be exciting for new grads.
I think at this moment, we can much better……….everybody is getting on base and/or hitting well……….except mcclown of course. Pitching has been superb all around………..bench is OK………….you could aim a little higher my friend.
May 31st, 201011:48 pm
I think kelly johnson’s error is about to come un done !
May 31st, 201011:53 pm
Price is right horn to the d-backs !
May 31st, 201011:54 pm
.500 ball on the road is pretty good. Only 2 NL team have winning records on the road this season. A 162-game season is full of ups and downs. This trip trip sets up as perhaps the most challenging stretch of the season. 7 of the 11 games are against very good team in the Dodgers and Twins.
May 31st, 201011:56 pm
And Hinch finally goes to the bullpen and loses on a walk-off balk.
May 31st, 201011:57 pm
They are very good………..we are hot……….
I just cant enjoy more watching at the standing BUT…………I WANT MORE!!!!!!!!
June 1st, 201012:00 am
You know what the best sign was? sweeping the pirates and beating on the reds……….we just couldnt do that in recent years……….take care of those teams.
June 1st, 201012:02 am
Just got back from a real good movie — Harry Brown, with Michael Caine doing some fine work in the starring role as a vigilante who gets his revenge. Man, does he ever. It’s bloody and violent, but not gratuitous violence. Not to oversimplify, but in some ways it’s a British version of Gran Torino..
I hear ya’. And I’m loving it too. But there is still a long way to go and there are still going to be some ups and downs. I’m expecting more ups than downs though.
June 1st, 201012:12 am
DOB – Were you able to attend today’s game (as a fan) and throw back a few?
June 1st, 201012:16 am
Long time Braves fan: The Braves have played 52 games and I’ve covered 35, including 22 of the 28 road games. At the end of the road trip that starts Thursday, I’ll have covered 46 of 65 games, including 33 of 39 road games.
Pretty much on similar pace as any other season. I usually cover about 120-122 of the 162 games, including 60-63 of the 81 road games, plus the All-Star Game and about five weeks of the 6-1/2-week spring training.
June 1st, 201012:19 am
KnightInLA: I don’t go to Braves games when I’m not working, except when I have relatives in town and they want to go.
I watched the game on TV while doing an expense report for the last road trip and transcribing some interviews for a Cox special section we’re doing later in the season. Then I mowed the lawn, watched the new episode of Breaking Bad, and went to the movies.
June 1st, 201012:21 am
DOB–Are you covering the series against the White Sox? I’m hoping to make it to a couple of those.
June 1st, 201012:22 am
Gov. Clinton Tyreeeeee (sp?): I know, right? Since MLB Network got kicked into gear, I find I hardly ever watch ESPN anymore. I do read the website, though it pains me to admit it.
Bravefaninok: Was it? I stand corrected. Even better. I think those guys are just so amazed the Cardinals have been overtaken they can’t think straight — and in their minds, the most notable thing about the ‘10 Braves is the 9-game losing streak. They just haven’t caught up. They will.
That said, brace yourselves, folks. If we can go .500 over the next two weeks or so, we’ll be doing well. Gonna be a tough schedule. I can’t wait til we get to the back nine and reap the flip-side of all these away games…
Moe Berg: Yes, I’ll be covering the White Sox series. We make two trips to Chicago this year, which is a good thing.
I see no mention of memorial day BBQ so me thinks you are leaving some things out which most of us probably appreciate
June 1st, 201012:24 am
damn this touchpad…don’t you hate it when you submit in the middle of editing a post
June 1st, 201012:26 am
I know there are two trips. I’ll be in Norman by the second. I have not yet bought my tickets but hoping to make it to two of the three. I don’t know the south side so well, so no major recommendations. Although US Cellular is not too far from Chinatown, Greek Town or one of the big Mexican neighborhoods.
June 1st, 201012:29 am
well the worst that can happen now is that we are 1.5 games back after the series is over.
June 1st, 201012:39 am
nolie, We face Hamels and Kendrick next. Is that right? I have not checked recently, but what kind of season is Hamels having?
About to go run grab so dinner.
June 1st, 201012:42 am
About this “Bradley thing”; at least he only stea….er…..”quotes” from the best !
June 1st, 201012:58 am
I don’t think LADodgers are all that. Braves should do OK versus that club, hopefully 3 out of 4, but certainly no worse than a split.
Arizona is pretty bad. Why not expect a 4 game sweep?
Minnesota to end the trip in their park is going to be the toughest series.
Then, back home for the Rays. Not going to be an easy series either.
Got to take care of the Phils over the next two days.
6-5 or 7-4 on the road trip is not too unrealistic, especially if the Braves feast on the weak west coast teams.
I’m still happy that the Bravos are in first by themselves for now. Lots of games left to play, but this team looks pretty good right now. With Diaz and Jurrjens due back and Schafer and Proctor in the wings, the future looks copacetic.
I used it two or three weeks ago, It’s mine!! I got witnesses!!
June 1st, 201012:59 am
Ill be happy with 6-5.
June 1st, 20101:06 am
A sweep of Philly would be nice. I really think we can do this. Hudson has been so good and I don’t think Kendrick can be that good against us again. Can he? I mean, he’s garbage and our offense has been so potent and they should find a way to get it done.
PA has to face Boston and the Yanks, so their schedule doesn’t get easy either.
Got a feeling. Got that feeling … we’re not letting go of 1st place. I know that’s a brave thing to say, but the team has formed together so good and Philly’s is far from meshing.
June 1st, 20101:09 am
Might have been mentioned, but the blog’s own PDub has his name on the ESPN Power Rankings. Pretty cool…
June 1st, 20101:10 am
there Brian goes again with his damn sweep crap . Something has just got to be done about this guy. He already cost us a game , will it never cease?
June 1st, 20101:13 am
Troy freaking Glaus! Wren deserves some serious credit right there. If it had been up to me or some other people as I recall, Nady was our choice for a 1 year fill in at 1st. Well, Nady isn’t even playing I don’t think and Glaus should win NL player of the month.
On McLouth, I remember like it was yesterday when the Braves first got him DOB wrote, “Braves are about to get a helluva CF in Nate McLouth”. He wasn’t alone in thinking this guy was going to help us. Just hasn’t worked out and whether it’s a unknown injury or mental with him, it’s not like we gave up a lot to get him anyways.
June 1st, 20101:15 am
nolie, I think you’re talking about the series against the Marlins with me calling sweep. Well, blame RHR for that one as she bashed me for it. She jinxed the damn thing right there.
That is a Brave thing to say !
NO MORE BOBBY
June 1st, 20101:22 am
We may not win it all this year but I enjoy seeing the Braves play like they care when most of April seemed they didn’t. I stick with my prediction that we miss the playoffs (sorry guys) and will look back at that nine game losing streak, not hitting and wrong players in lineup most of April as reason.
June 1st, 20101:29 am
I’m happily wondering about the combination of things that have come together for Glaus.
Is the shoulder getting better and better? Was he simply rusty after playing only fourteen games last year? Is he seeing the ball better / seeing better pitches? Is it the mental relief of knowing he can do certain things at an elite level again? Is it the atmosphere he’s been such a big part of creating on this year’s team? And–don’t laugh you TP naysayers–how much has Terry Pendleton helped?
There are alot of positive things going on with him at this time, things you think of as the fans are filing out of the ballpark following a nice win.. In addition, he’s done a good job in the field as well.
June 1st, 20101:53 am
no more bobby,
you look like you care when you win and look like you dont when you lose. you have ‘energy’ when you score runs, and look flat when you dont. no way those guys didnt care in april. and if you think braves won’t make the playoffs when they’re now competing for first, well why are you a braves fan at all?
June 1st, 20101:54 am
The Braves’ record (.560 winning pct) is only good enough to have them in first in two divisions–NL East and AL West. In the NL East, all five teams are within 3.5 games of each other–3 are tied in 3rd with a .500 record and 3.5 games out. The Phillies are in second, .5 games back. Seems to be a rather competitive division.
June 1st, 20101:58 am
Sorry for the typo–.569 winning pct.
June 1st, 20102:11 am
shmoe – Im going by my gut feeling. Of course I want the Braves to make the playoffs but our slow start mixed with our unpredictable flat fall finishes leaves me to think we miss out. I bet the NL wild card comes from central division and we miss out by a few games. That is why when everyone said its early in April I think those games will come back to haunt us in September.
June 1st, 20104:01 am
“Note to self:
Tell 20 year old “sorostitute” daughter to be on the lookout for a young black guy bumping some milli vinilli and getting loud in the chop house when she goes to braves games.”
If I’m at the game I probably be bumping some old T.I., I believe they played that for J-Hey….
June 1st, 20104:04 am
No More Bobby
Braves will win the WC, you can “Bank on it!” I want us to take out St Louis in the NLDS and face Philly in the NLCS…
June 1st, 20108:00 am
First place on June 1st…who would have thought it?
I’ll tell you who: all the folks here who said “it’s early” in April and were sniffed at by the doomers; all the folks who opined that Glaus might need some time to work off the rust and were howled at by those who were ready to ship him to the Siberian Independent League; all the folks who kept saying that the offense wouldn’t hit .220 all year and flogged by those who wanted to make about 42 roster changes the second week of the season. Those guys.
The same guys who will be pulling the bowl-of-sadders back from the ledge when the Braves cool off and have a .500 month sometime this season (as they most surely will). Hopefully, after seeing the normal ebb-and-flow of a baseball season during April and May, the doomers won’t be quite so ready to call “SEASON!” when it happens.
June 1st, 20108:21 am
On June 1st who would have predicted we would be ahead of Phillies in runs scored but behind them in runs given up? I still believe our pitching will be a little better,hitting will be the test of how far we will go. You have to feel good on June 1st about this team,still some players not performing up to norm and we are still scoring runs.
Brian from SC
June 1st, 20108:26 am
Well, well, well…it’s June, and the Braves are in 1st. Contrary to popular opinion, I did not “predict” that we would go 20-8 starting April 30th. Rather, I said that was my goal for the Braves, and that I thought they could do it. To give myself a little credit, I don’t think many people joined me in that thought. So Nostradamus I am not, but perhaps I am a good goal-setter. Before yesterday’s game, I said I wanted 9-8 over the next 17 (Phillies, Twins, Rays, Dodgers). Great start yesterday…that 9-8 will look fairly easy if we can sweep away the plummeting Phils. Hope they don’t take the foot off their throat.
June 1st, 20108:37 am
Let’s see what else is happening around the league, through Week 8:
NL MVP: Albert Pujols; What happened to the cold spell? This weekend happened. King Albert is now back in his rightful place atop the NL OPS leaderboard.
NL Cy Young: Ubaldo Jimenez; I don’t have much to say here except I was tempted to put also put him as the pick for MVP. The number you should know: 0.78.
NL Rookie of the Year: Jason Heyward; As long as Heyward is one of the top few hitters in the league, he obviously gets this. But how about Jaime Garcia, still with a 1.32 ERA?
AL MVP: Justin Morneau; The Twins have gotten hot and have started to pull away in the AL Central. Morneau is the key cog in their well-oiled machine.
AL Cy Young: Andy Pettitte; Picking someone for this award every week has become the equivalent of picking a name out of a hat. I think I picked Pettitte for this around Week 2, and I believe he is the first guy to get picked for multiple weeks. Wild, wild award race.
AL Rookie of the Year: Austin Jackson; While not as dominant as his NL counterpart, Jackson has similarly been a mainstay here all year. He’s still hitting .330.
June 1st, 20108:47 am
NL LVP: Aramis Ramirez; He sat for a few days after going 0-5 on May 22nd to drop his average to .160. He came back with a vengeance this weekend to raise it to .162.
NL Cy Yuk: Charlie Morton; The Pirates have kept him in the rotation, and now it’s beginning to look like a historic season, just not the kind of history you want. He’s 1-9 with a 9.35 ERA.
AL LVP: Gordon Beckham; The bottom of the AL OPS leaderboard is dominated by three White Sox and three Mariners. Beckham’s starting to pull away from the pack, mainly because of his lowly extra-base hit total of 5.
AL Cy Yuk: Jake Peavy; I’ll give David Huff a reprieve since he got knocked silly this weekend and go with the former Cy Young winner who has given up 9 more earned runs than anyone else in the AL. He is 4-4 somehow.
June 1st, 20109:00 am
One of the things that was said about the 1982 team, which made it so unexpected, is that everyone on the team (at least in April) had a career best year.
One thing they’ll say about the 2010 (hopefully) world series champion Braves is that everyone on the team had a career worst year (at least in April).
All of the guys who hit over their heads (Martin, Heyward, Hinske, Infante) are coming back to earth. Most of the guys who have struggled (Glaus, Chipper, McCann, Cabrera, Escobar) are inching up to their career numbers. The only guy who doesn’t seem able to put it together consistently is McLouth. If he is healthy, he’ll eventually make the correction and move back towards his norms. If he has a Schafer-esque hidden injury, eventually it will come to light and off to the DL he’ll go.
Hopefully the non-splinter career .300 Diaz will come off the DL soon.
The team in May is prolly playing better than their norms. The team in April was certainly underperforming. The actual 2010 Braves will be somewhere in the middle. But, they should be plenty good enough to contend all the way down to the end.
June 1st, 20109:02 am
That Peavy non-trade is looking better and better all the time.
June 1st, 20109:07 am
May 2010 = First 20-win month for the Braves since August 2004. Woohoo!!
June 1st, 20109:10 am
As I recall, the ‘82 Braves backed into the playoffs. Braves closed the season losing, but so did the Dodgers, who were nosed out by the Braves. Then the Braves were swept by the Cards in the playoffs.
Good to see the 2010 Braves are starting to cook with gas. When Jurrjens comes back and gets into form, the rotation will be much tougher than it already is.
June 1st, 20109:17 am
Was listening to Baseball This Morning on XM as I always do on the way to work. Rob Dibble and Jim Memolo were going on about how the Phillies were just hitting awful and playing badly, but it was mostly due to injuries and how they would turn it around and were still the best team in the NL, blah blah. Didn’t even mention how well the Braves were playing or that they just won 20 games in May. Dibble said Manuel conceded the game by starting Dobbs and Gload in the top of the lineup, lol. I swear, the Braves get no respect. If I want to catch highlights of Braves games on MLB Live or ESPN, I don’t turn to it until the show has about 10 minutes left, cause they are always one of the last things shown, hehe.
June 1st, 20109:27 am
The ‘82 Braves started the season 13-0 (still a record I believe). Then lost the next seven. They led the division (NL West) almost wire-to-wire. I’m pretty sure the Dodgers passed them late in the season, but the Braves surged back in front. Braves and Dodgers both lost the final game of the season. Braves lost first, then had to wait til the Dodger game played out later. The Cardinals swept the Braves in the NLCS. The one game that the Braves coulda/shoulda won was rained out with the Braves leading just short of becoming an official game. Cardinals won the replay.
I don’t know for sure, but the ‘82 season prolly accounted for TBS airing so many Braves games that year and for the next two decades. I don’t remember so many games in ‘81 or earlier and I don’t remember seeing the first 13.
I’ve always equated “13 game win streak” led to “TBS cornering the cable baseball market” led to “enormous revenue streams” led to “14 consecutive division titles.”
June 1st, 20109:35 am
The year that the 14 game streak came to an end, the Braves had the most dreadful June that I can remember a team ever having. I think they won 4 games all month.
They had an interleague stretch where they were shut out something like three consecutive games. They found ways to lose. By the time they got the ship righted, they were well out of contention and never made it close.
The 2010 Phillies have something of that air about them. If the Braves can keep the futility going for the Phils for the next two games and the mighty Yanks and Saux keep them down, the Philly slide could become epic. By the time the Phils fight their way out of this funk, they may be too far out to make any noise.
don’t you realize by now that dibble is a huge douche. he’s another one of those guys like kruk that couldn’t stand the braves dominance of their teams when they played. both absolutely resent the braves and all the success the organization has enjoyed. the phillies are who they are – they dominated a really weak national league for 2 years and now it’s over and their overrated team is starting it’s decline. when have they won 97-100 games in a season. the braves did it what 7-8 times, that’s dominance.
June 1st, 20109:38 am
Married for 35 years and in first place. Not bad at all.
June 1st, 20109:42 am
We need tonights game, take it for huddy.
June 1st, 20109:45 am
Yeah, but who here thinks the Phillies are going to hit like this the rest of the season? I don’t think that would be a wise wager, LOL. Glaus had it right: first place in June is nice, but the same position in September is better. Still a lot of baseball to be played, and bloggers discount the Phillies at their peril.
That being said, the Braves have a shot at the division, if the pitching holds up and they don’t have any offensive woes other than the natural up-and-downs of the season.
June 1st, 20109:46 am
We’d be scary good with just a little production out of our LF or CF.
June 1st, 20109:49 am
Just looking at Top 10 Offensive NL Performers so far this season:
Prado *** Hits – 1st, AVG – 2nd, Runs – 4th, Doubles – 8th
Heyward *** OPS – 3rd, OBP – 3rd, SLG – 5th, RBIs – 6th, HRs – 10th
Jones *** BBs – 3rd, OBP – 5th
Glaus *** RBIs – 8th
McCann *** OBP – 9th
Not too shabby.
Nova Scotia Steve
June 1st, 20109:50 am
I love how the “Daily DOB” has to explain himself every time the man gets a day or two off.
I sure he doesn’t like it…but if you come on here often it’s quite humorous
June 1st, 20109:51 am
i said it before spring training started – the phillies have halladay and hamels. if they can’t score 6 runs per game, they win 2 lose 3 all year long. the bullpen is horrible, yes horrible. like i said before spring training started, they will lose lots of games in the 7th,8th and 9th inning. if you watched the game yesterday – tell me what you think of the phillies bench.
Saw the Neil Young Solo Tour.. Sunday night in Spartanburg, SC. Was a special evening. Neil Young fans in Nashville area .. do yourself a favor .. if you can swing the ticket price.
June 1st, 20109:52 am
Speaking of injuries…what do the Braves do when Jair comes back healthy and Resop has to be called up or lost (due to the rules of having to add him to the roster or lose him).
Who gets dropped from the rotation and the pen?
Do you put Kris Medlen back in long relief…he’s been solid as a 5th starter…or do you give Resop a shot…also I don’t see Kawakami (as much as his record has stunk) being sent to the pen…you’ll have an overpriced long innings reliever…and we all know Bobby’s loyalty knows no end (he’ll keep him starting).
Most likely both Medlen and Resop in the pen, Jair obviously back starting and KK keeps his 5th starter job.
June 1st, 20109:53 am
Yeah, Dibble gets on my nerves alot with his “I’m right and you’re not” attitude. I’ll give credit to Kruk though….last night on Baseball Tonight, he emphatically supported the Braves, calling them one of the best teams in baseball right now and placed them 5th on his list of power rankings and scolded his colleagues for putting the Braves around 11th on thiers.
June 1st, 20109:54 am
Any ideas on what your think the Bravos will do before the trade deadline? Think we’ll look at pitching or hitting primarily? Pretty sure that hitting is the main primary.
June 1st, 20109:56 am
I think Resop will be more of a trading chip than anything else.
June 1st, 20109:57 am
looks like chipper has decided to take what he’s given and not try and hit homeruns (very good sign), mccann got over the vanity and went to the glasses, escobar is hitting line drives and melky will be the .260 hitter we thought he was. with tons of pitching, wren is in an inviable situation.
June 1st, 20109:59 am
through this stretch without our best pitcher. great job braves.
June 1st, 201010:01 am
thinbreakness, I think your absolutely correct. They’re definitely in an inviable situation.
June 1st, 201010:02 am
abwright… I recall the Braves’ 13-game win streak to start the ‘82 season. Was Turner a national cable company in ‘82? That I don’t recall.
June 1st, 201010:03 am
What a wonderful month of baseball. Who would have thunk it? We could all have imagined what kind of month it would have taken at the end of April to get back in the hunt, but unless someone on here speaks up and says they bet the farm they would have the best record in May coming off of that 9 game losing streak then all it was at the time was wishful thinking. Did many on here say the Braves were due to play better? Of course! They had a lot of upside. My fear back then was that another month like April and we’d be out of even the WC race.
I for one have to admit I never saw this coming. I guess the fire TP and BC folks will have to sit back with closed lips for awhile, at least until we have another little skid. We did get some help from the Phillies to be where we are now and just like people said about the Braves the Phils will not continue to hit this badly, but at least it appears that we are going to have a race. That’s all I ever wanted. Hats off to you Bravos!
June 1st, 201010:04 am
“Most likely both Medlen and Resop in the pen, Jair obviously back starting and KK keeps his 5th starter job.”
I think that’s what will happen, Supes.
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