Stat of the Day: Braves’ 48-18 home record

48-18 – Braves’ home record, the best in the majors by a significant margin.

After pounding the Mets 9-2 on Tuesday for their fourth consecutive win at Turner Field, the Braves have a stunning .728 winning percentage in home games this season, and four more wins than the next-highest home-wins total (Yankees are 44-22).

The Braves lost four of their first nine home games in April, but since April 30 they have a 43-14 record and 3.01 ERA at Turner Field. In that same period on the road, the Braves are 26-27 with a 3.80 ERA.

They’ve won the first two games of this week’s four-game series with the Mets, assuring at least a split. The Braves have lost only one of their 22 home series this season, when they dropped two of three games against Philadelphia April 20-22.

The Braves led the Phillies by 3-1/2 games before the conclusion of the Phillies’ late game at Los Angeles on Wednesday. Atlanta and Philly will close the season with a three-game series at Turner Field Oct. 1-3.

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Jamaaliver

August 31st, 2010
11:49 pm

Dominant at the Ted, that’s for sure. As long as we can get home field throughout the playoffs, we should be favored all the way to the WS, should we get that far.

Boatdoc

August 31st, 2010
11:57 pm

Amazing that the Braves have less than 20 home losses with >130 games played. The Yankees and Twins and next best – each with 4 more home losses than our Bravos. I would say NO team would want to enter a series against us with home field advantage at La Theodore.

kreedham

September 1st, 2010
12:07 am

Just heard on TV that Francour is now a Texas Ranger!

Boatdoc

September 1st, 2010
12:17 am

I thought that the Rangers were a threat in the AL – but ANY team that thinks they need to add Mr. Swing-At-Anything can’t be that scary…

erm016

September 1st, 2010
12:41 am

They just got him for an extra bat off the bench.

Boatdoc

September 1st, 2010
12:45 am

Our friend Mr. Broxton is leaking like a sieve out in L.A. Time will tell which is his more significant contribution to the Braves’ season: winning pitcher in the All-Star Game (and giving the Braves home-field advantage for the WS) or blowing high-profile games against other NL opponents.

ScottBravesfan

September 1st, 2010
12:48 am

Hopefully some more fans will actually come out to the Ted tomorrow.

Hobo

September 1st, 2010
12:50 am

ScottBravesfan, will you be at the Ted tomorrow?

Joshua

September 1st, 2010
1:04 am

The Phillies were already comfortably in control before Broxton gave up a 2 run single (the runs were not even charged to him since he inherited them). Hardly Broxton’s fault. Now if the Dodgers score at least 2 more runs, then you might argue that Broxton blew the game. But as it stands, Broxton’s pitching will be utterly irrelevant to the outcome.

The Grinch

September 1st, 2010
2:02 am

The lowly Mets traded Frenchy AND cash for a scrub just to get rid if him. This from a team who’s no. 3 hitter yesterday has 17 RBI. The Rangers told the AP Jeff was an insurance bench player. Don’t worry; his ego is steadily reaping what it’s sewn. Anyone else glad he scoffed at the McCann type offer we made him? The humble, steady McCann who got us home field advantage this year for when we make the WS with his work in the AS game?

NikkiFree

September 1st, 2010
6:26 am

Ditto that, Grinch!

Jesse Stone

September 1st, 2010
7:26 am

Christopher Chance- Do you still think the Mets will hang on to Francoeur?

Patrick Campbell

September 1st, 2010
7:55 am

Hey DoB,

I don’t know if anyone has kept up with this, but I have. Check out the Braves records in various uniforms this year:

Home White: 39-16 (.709)
Sunday Home Red: 9-2 (.818)
Road Gray: 22-22 (.500)
Road Blue: 6-15 (.286)
80s Powder Blue Throwbacks: 1-0 (1.000)

Do the Braves realize how awful they’ve been in the road blues this year? Knowing how superstitious baseball players are, I’m surprised the blues haven’t been packed up for the season. Matter of fact, I’m all for breaking out the powder blues on the road for a change of pace. They seemed to work well in San Diego…and that was back in April.

Troy Glaus

September 1st, 2010
8:09 am

Frenchy to the Rangers. Good luck to him. By the way, isn’t it the Rangers’ hitting coach who Frenchy went to see in the offseason before ‘09? I remember he was better for a bit, but then resumed most of his bad habits. I also remember Pendleton was furious about it.

Where are all the “fans” posting trash about Lee and Gonzales?

Hope Freeman gets some action tonight. Surely Bobby knows about all the buzz about him. He has the same tools as Heyward, great defense, patience at the plate, power, and his batting average at AAA was a good bit better than Heyward’s in his short stay in AAA.

Heyward, Freeman, Mac, Prado, Infante, Minor, Hanson, Jurjjens, Medlen, O’flaherty, Venters – what a great, young core for the Braves for the future. They better wrap some of these guys up long term to keep the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, etc from stealing them away.

MitchC

September 1st, 2010
8:20 am

Hopefully the NL East will be settled before that last series at Turner the last weekend of the regular season. Braves have been awesome at home this year.

I’m still going with my prediction: Both the Braves and Phillies will make the playoffs. One will be the NL East Champ, the other the Wild Card, and they will settle this thing in the NLCS in mid October. Hopefully, the Braves will win the East, as it will be much nicer to have a Game Seven of an NLCS at Turner than it would be at Citzens. No thank you to that!

rekingball

September 1st, 2010
8:53 am

PC@7:55………The Braves should wear the Red Shirts on the road, and take those blues ones, and cut them up into rags, and use them to wash their cars with.
The red shirts look a lot better than those blue ones, anyhow.

BamaAaron

September 1st, 2010
9:03 am

I did not realize the stats on the blue jerseys. I personally like the way they look the best, but upon seeing that would approve trashing them.

jim

September 1st, 2010
10:12 am

I don’t think the hitting coach JF visited 2 years ago is still with the Rangers. Jeff Francouer <= Austin Kearns.

Jesse Stone

September 1st, 2010
10:25 am

jim- I believe Rudy Jaramillo went to the Cubs

jim

September 1st, 2010
10:37 am

I thought it was the White Sox, but I think he is in chicago now. If it were the white Sox, the Andruw Jones connection worked for about 1 month. Poor Andruw, the diving catches took a toll, but he became a 5 tool player whose best two tools at the end were the knife and fork. Should his Braves number be retired?

jimmymack

September 1st, 2010
10:37 am

the farm system is really paying off .last year they were critized for drafting minor out of vandy ,look’s good now.with the core of young player’s we have bobby and wags should hang around to be part of it.

jim

September 1st, 2010
10:43 am

I hope Freeman gets a start tonight. Last home game started by a right hander before a road trip. I think it would be a lot tougher to debut as a pinch hitter where you get one AB in what might be a crucial part of the game, and I think everyone is eager to see him play.

jim

September 1st, 2010
11:23 am

The September callups should help the Braves more than the other contenders. Kimbrel, Dunn, and Proctor should give depth in the bullpen IF Bobby trusts them enough to save the wear and tear on Venters, EOF, and Moylan. It allows Farnsworth to become about the 8th or 9th option only needed for blowouts. If Lowe can’t go, or struggles, Martinez + the expanded pen becomes another option to KK. Backing up Minor with the expanded pen to save his innings may be a better alternative than skipping starts. Freeman may also be a help if Bobby uses him to at least keep Lee fresh, and Glaus will add to the bench strength. The expanded roster will only help, however, if Bobby uses it effectively. If he keeps running the same relievers out every 2 out of 3 days and uses the new comers only for inconsequential cameo appearances, then the added depth doesn’t get us anything.

Scoots

September 1st, 2010
11:34 am

Very excited by the crop of young talent the Braves will have next year.

If I can dream a little dream, I would love it if Braves’ ownership ponied up in the offseason and signed Carl Crawford. That would make for an unbelievable team.

Would love to see something like this in 2011:
1B- Freeman
2B- Prado
SS- Infante
3B- New and improved Chipper
C- McCann
LF – Melky/Diaz
CF – Carl Crawford
RF- Sey Hey Kid

Starting Rotation: Hudson-Hanson-Jurrjens-Minor-Medlen
Relievers: O’Flaherty, Venters, Kimbrel, Dunn, Saito
Off the Bench: Hinske, Conrad, Diory

Looks pretty good to me.

Dwayne

September 1st, 2010
11:48 am

Scoots, scratch Chipper. He won’t be new or improved. And yes, I do like him, always have, but there comes a time to hang them up. His is now.

Jo-Bu

September 1st, 2010
11:54 am


I hope Freeman gets a start tonight. Last home game started by a right hander before a road trip. I think it would be a lot tougher to debut as a pinch hitter where you get one AB in what might be a crucial part of the game, and I think everyone is eager to see him play.

Slim chance of that happening. As long as D-Lee is hitting, I believe that all Freeman will see are pinch hit plate appearances.

jim

September 1st, 2010
12:07 pm

I agree, that its a slim chance, but I don’t think Lee can hold up for 30 straight games and Bobby needs to pick his spots to rest him. Tonight seems like a good opportunity. I would rather throw Freeman in against the likes of Pelfry and whoever comes out of that pen, than a Josh Johnson or Carpenter or Wainwright. It also gives a quick read on what he may be able to contribute and perhaps give the home crowd something to get excited about. The big question to be answered tonight is what is Hanson likely to contribute over the last month? If he gets lit up by a depleted Mets lineup that is real cause for concern.

DC Brave

September 1st, 2010
12:19 pm

C’mon Skip…give D-Lee the night off. Let’s see what that Freeman kid has got.

Pierson Brave

September 1st, 2010
12:20 pm

Scoots you can also scratch Kris until the end of 2011.

DC Brave

September 1st, 2010
12:21 pm

I’m thinking Bobby should give him the start just so he can get it off his chest, instead of sitting aroung getting antsy. I would just die if I were in Freeman’s shoes and I had to go day to day not knowing if today is the day…being so close and all.

Pierson Brave

September 1st, 2010
12:31 pm

Anyone click on DOB’s twitter comment about Kelly Johnson/ Adam LaRoche? The look on KJ’s face is great! The dugout is cracking up!

jim

September 1st, 2010
12:39 pm

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Frenchie's Uncle

September 1st, 2010
12:56 pm

Poor Jeff. Did anyone hear the way he was treated by the fans in right field last night? Go Brookwood Broncos, sucker.

jim

September 1st, 2010
12:56 pm

Scoots,

Infante is not a full-time SS. If you want to keep Chipper, Prado, and Infante in the lineup together, you would need to play Infante in LF.
The Braves will also be subtracting Wagner, probably Saito, possibly Moylan, Glaus, Lee, and possibly Gonzo and Hinske. If Chipper returns, he will be playing on a damaged knee. Just watch Beltran playing CF the last 2 days to see how that may work out. He will also be one year older. They may not be as strong next year as they are this year. Hanson and JJ will also have to return to their 2009 form if the pitching is going to be as dominant. Hudson should be good, but one cannot expect him to repeat the year he is having this year. After Freeman, the talent in the minors that is anywhere close to reaching Atlanta is pitching. Only the bullpen contingent should be ready by next year. (Don’t overlook the boatload of talent the Marlins have added to complement Ramirez, Ugla, and Johnson — Coughlan, Sanchez, Morrison, Stanton, Maybin and the kid backing up SS has looked pretty good also. The Braves will not have smooth sailing in the post howard-Utley era.)

Largo

September 1st, 2010
12:57 pm

Hanson starts tonight. I’d like to see him hide the ball a little better instead of holding it up for all to see. He doesn’t seem to be fooling the batters, he could be tipping his pitches.

Tami

September 1st, 2010
1:09 pm

Make that 49 – 18, after last night. LOL.

I love the BRAVES

September 1st, 2010
2:59 pm

Make that 49 – 18, after last night. LOL.

Make that 63-18… I dont see us losing another game at the Ted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick Campbell

September 1st, 2010
3:05 pm

Um, check the time of the post. The Braves are 48-18 after last night.

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