2:59 pm September 16, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
September 16th, 201211:13 pm
Great job, Durbinator!
September 16th, 201211:14 pm
Awesome series los bravos
This year is officially not ending like last September ba@@gameee
September 16th, 201211:15 pm
BARVES WIN! BARVES WIN!
Nice sweep when they needed it.
Would be amazing if the Braves could reel in the Nats.
Although, the announcers mentioned that the WC team hosts the first two games of the NLDS.
Braves could play the WC game at home, followed by two against the Nats.
gazee, gaza, gazoo…….Nats need to understand; we’ll get our due….no ’small ball’ for yooooooo.
September 16th, 201211:16 pm
And props to Minor.
Nice to see him getting a well deserved W.
well it looks like all those folks who were calling SWEEP!! b4 the series started had it right……
Aww poo Gio not getting his 20th hahaha
This sweep of the Nats is 100% diametrically opposed to what took place September of last year! This sweep of the Nationals (and of course game three) is showing the vast difference. Mike Minor pitched another excellent ballgame. The hitters were clutch and the speed of Michael Bourn made such a huge difference in the game. Then, the depth of the bullpen is so good that Fredi did not even have to use the big three out of the pen to end the game with barely a wimper from the Nats’ bats.
For the record, Adam LaRouche still has a very sweet swing!
The magic number for the Braves over the Dodgers is now down to 8 games with 15 games remaining — very close to that 1-2 ratio that makes it practically impossible to get overtaken. The Cardinals beat the Dodgers today and so the Cards remain 7 back of the Braves and the Dodgers are now 8 games back in the loss column with the Braves having just 15 games left to play.
Hard to pick a player of the game for this one tonight. It was a true team effort.
Pitching was excellent today – And Minor has really had a great second half – nice to be able to watch him grow as a pitcher.
September 16th, 201211:18 pm
T-Dawg the reality is Uggla has slumped terribly,but after the benching he is hitting close to .300 and If the Braves are gonna go deep into the playoffs his bat will be important.
The negativity on the ole blog is out of control at times….Hard to be verbally supportive here.
September 16th, 201211:19 pm
Hello everyone! Nice win, and much needed sweep, and will take it! Glad Uggs could come through……..
September 16th, 201211:20 pm
Braves go … Nats go …
15-0 … 10-6
14-1 … 9-7
13-2 … 8-8
12-3 … 7-9
11-4 … 6-10
10-5 … 5-11
9-6 … 4-12
8-7 … 3-13
7-8 … 2-14
6-9 … 1-15
5-10 … 0-16
This is about when you would expect the local media to point to the Braves inexcusable 3-16 Monday record as the blame for them still trailing the Nationals.
If we were 9-10 we’d be in first place.
You would think that would get talked about but… it’s football season.
Why care about whether the Braves have any excuse for trailing the Nationals when there are still replacement referees in the NFL!!!!
September 16th, 201211:21 pm
Uggla has been about the best hitter on the team the last almost 3 weeks, why anybody would whine about him playing now is beyond senselesss
The anti-collapse is in full bloom; no need to harp constantly–this ain’t doom and gloom!
I would never thought of sweep, amd most two wins, but very glad everything worked out. 84 wins, and 6 to go to reach 90 wins!
September 16th, 201211:22 pm
nolie – beat you by 3 minutes with that comment…
Nope not as of yet, but much better position, as of now, and will take it too……
September 16th, 201211:23 pm
If someone would have told me 3 days ago the Braves would sweep, I would have laughed until I cried. Way to go Braves!
September 16th, 201211:24 pm
Stupid never sleeps…congratulations on taking the title of Blog Moron to a new level…
September 16th, 201211:25 pm
Ward – how ’bout our boy Eli?!?!?!?…
September 16th, 201211:27 pm
damn shame Bourn is a FA……
September 16th, 201211:31 pm
What a complete disaster on so many levels. All they had to do was win one game and they couldn’t do it. Men against boys. If you’re trying to pick a post-season roster, who do you keep? Really, who do you keep? Who showed up and played well when all the lights were on, when it really mattered? It’s a tough call. Bryce perhaps. Who else? Who looked ready to play for the world championship?
And if one more person says, “Well, if we win x number games then the Braves have to win y number games” I’m going to scream. It makes no difference what the math is if you’re playing crap baseball.
September 16th, 201211:33 pm
VJ – Eli, came back, and in a good way…..Nice come back, and much needed win too.
September 16th, 201211:34 pm
We sometimes make fun of George, but last year he had this Braves’ team nailed perfectly: (is that redundant?)
December 31st, 2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my friends on blog and hopeing it will be a better year for BRAVES, but it does not look like it will be. Hate to say it but Mixxo is not that far off. BRAVES will see about 84 wins in 2012.
TheOnlyBravesFan predicted a sweep and I laughed at him.
September 16th, 201211:35 pm
Too many people nip pick at everything. People need to live a little……
September 16th, 201211:36 pm
If someone did not pay attention to the game and saw 510 yards they would be quite impressed…
September 16th, 201211:37 pm
Schiano not coaching Detroit…
I’m not complaining but this was supposed to be a division showdown.
We swept them and it doesn’t even really matter.
It’s just kind of disappointing. Could’ve been something really big.
Better than being swept but it doesn’t matter either way.
yup, place is fulla drama queens and football fans who have no clue how baseball flows every season
the damn sky is always falling over every little misplay
September 16th, 201211:38 pm
I don’t like the thought of facing either Kershaw or Carpenter in a one game make or break.
September 16th, 201211:39 pm
We swept them and it doesn’t even really matter….Mitchell
what, you were too stupid to be able to do the math b4 the series started?
VJ – Back to the football game. Eli did well…….
CTB – Kershaw is hurt – might not pitch again…(major hip surgery possible)…
MANIC team, A-Bum? How about MANIC fan? You can’t seem to decide whether you love or hate the Braves… What a cryster… Love, love, love it when the Bravos rub your considerable negative armchair noses in it…. blubber on outta here, you miserable excuses for “fans”…
Ghost of Chipper Jones
September 16th, 201211:40 pm
Some GREG WALKER instilled plate discipline, and one determined young south-paw spell sweep for the BRAVES. Still six back in the loss column, but these three sure do make me smile. Now I can look forward to a one-game play-off with anticipation and hope.
And just maybe since WARD got his wee-hours wish of a sweep, the NATS will become insects once again, and the BRAVES can give CHIPPER a pennant as a going away present. 15 and counting until CHIPPER is no more in a regular season game in ATLANTA. Bummer man. Brings a fan down.
it was generous of them to give us all three wins like that……
September 16th, 201211:42 pm
Venice, okay then bring on the Dodgers. You have to want LA in a one game playoff if Kershaw isn’t able to go. Wouldn’t want Gallarado either, but over Carpenter I would.
Ah!!!!!! Mitchell is cherry picking it, so if something happens tomorrow, he can bitchell about it.
Kershaw may be done for year, don’t lose sleep worrying about him
If we’re in the WC play-in game, I’m picking St. LOUIS as the opponant right now. Did I hear that CARPENTER was back?
September 16th, 201211:44 pm
richbrave – you see my boys lost yesterday after having the game winning TD called back because the QB was about 10 inches beyond the line of scrimmage on what would have been a game wining TD vs Towson? (and it was a good call)…
I’ve been critical of this team often during the season, but I got to say the Braves played very well in the series.
Well done, Braves
I still think we should move Prado to 3rd, and go get Nick Swisher. Most people would say Swisher, would fit well next year. Let’s see what the Yankees do first.
September 16th, 201211:46 pm
Dammed gNATS still won the season’s series 8-10. DAMMIT!
I’ve never paid much attention to other teams blogs before but I got a big kick out of reading the Nats tonight. It seems almost every character here has a counterpart there.
I loved reading them praising the Braves for talents people here claim they don’t possess.
CTB – right now, the Dodgers can’t score to save their lives…but the Cards schedule much easier – Astros and Cubs, LA to DC…not that it always works that way…
All, it’s been good, and tak later, and let you ponder at my idea there. Idea that I like…..Peace , and later, “Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!
September 16th, 201211:47 pm
If Mitchell found five hundren dollar bills he’d complain that they were wrinkled and smelt funny.
Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin
Chipper (on the Nationals): “we know that on a nightly basis we can stand toe-to-toe with them” #Braves
September 16th, 201211:48 pm
Peter Moylan @PeterMoylan
Doesn’t get much sweeper than that. On to Miami. #dowork #finishstrong
Yeah, tough call, but the right one I guess. TOWSON’s coming up in the world.
September 16th, 201211:49 pm
Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS
#braves put a virtual lock on a playoff spot this weekend and are making the #nats sweat a bit. a very different september.
Any major dude would tell you minor is a pro on the ups
Their coach is a bit of a … well, he’s young and obnoxious…
September 16th, 201211:50 pm
Yep, the Cards are reactivating Carpenter off the DL tonight.
Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin
Uggla (on the NL East race): “after what happened last year with us, we all know anything can happen” #Braves
September 16th, 201211:52 pm
It’s great we won. It really is.
But we’re 3-16 on the first day of the work week.
That’s f’ing terrible.
If we were no better than 9-10 we’d be in 1st place as we speak.
That to me is disappointing.
If it’s not to the rest of you then, well, I don’t know.
There’s no excuse for this team to be 3-16 on Monday.
That’s all there is to it.
Just gotta beat them in the playoffs.
Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP
Danny Espinosa going for an MRI tomorrow on aching left shoulder. Will miss at least Dodgers series, Davey says. Explains bad slump.
It seems almost every character here has a counterpart there….Bat
yup, as I have said many times, they are all the same. It is much more about human personality types than it is about team specifics.
September 16th, 201211:53 pm
If there is a tie for the division how is it decided 1 game playoff or season series record?
September 16th, 201211:54 pm
Braves sweep, my Niners looking great early, I can overlook the bad. Good weekend
September 16th, 201211:55 pm
maybe we will lose tomorrow too Mitchell so you will be able to bitch about it even more.
how would that suit you? Make your day?
I understand you are too word not used because it demeans a valued member of the blog to understand that we could have lost a lot more on Fridays…
Mitchell, thanks for making “fish in a barrel” a commonplace thrill for those of us who like the Braves on the blog…
What kind of fan town is Atlanta?
I was at the Cypress Street Pint and Pub.
10 TVs. None had the Braves on.
Really feels like it’s been since the 90s when you could walk into a bar and find the Braves on TV and people watching the game.
September 16th, 201211:56 pm
Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin
Chipper: “playing this kind of baseball is whats going to give us an opportunity to achieve what we all set out in Spring Training to do and that’s give ourselves a shot at a World Series”
so now it is not just attendance, but bar tvs too????
September 16th, 201211:57 pm
Yeah, no doubt.
Their Mitchell was bitching about their record on Sundays. Claimed if not for their lousy Sunday record they would have the division locked up.
And oh yeah, they suck on national tv.
September 16th, 201211:58 pm
Despite what many here may think, GREG WALKER has really done an excellent job at instilling patience and discipline at the plate. Our miserable BA with RISP is hopefully part of the learning process transitioning from the free-wheeling strike-out artists of earlier seasons, to the leading team in the M.L. in walks. Only slightly above the ML team average  in SO’s , but far above MLB average  in BB’s . Next closest TAMPA BAY . If this progression continues to take hold, we should begin to see SO’s decline , BB hold steady, and hits with RISP increase.
By comparison here’s last year: 2011….1260 SO….504 BB; 162 G
count – I remember a trip to ATL before I moved there, and we went to a restaurant with many TVs during exhibition football season and could not watch the Braves…
September 17th, 201212:01 am
Great sweep,Go get the fish now! Goodnight
My middler grandson got his first college recruiting letter this past week. Who from? VCU.
September 17th, 201212:02 am
of course, now we are due to lose two outta three to the Fish
September 17th, 201212:03 am
NYTOL, and great win tonight.
September 17th, 201212:04 am
Bight your tongue sir. This ship is trimmed and headed downwind for the N.L. playoffs.
September 17th, 201212:07 am
“so now it is not just attendance, but bar tvs too????”
A hint of fall in the air and not a care.
“I remember a trip to ATL before I moved there, and we went to a restaurant with many TVs during exhibition football season and could not watch the Braves…”
Yep. Football and that Stewart guy who drives in circles.
Rich, how is your wife doing, any better? I sure hope so.
September 17th, 201212:11 am
Okay, sorry for being a downer.
I just can’t help but to think how much more important this could have been.
We further secured our position as the top wild card team but that’s about it.
September 17th, 201212:13 am
We further secured our position as the top wild card team but that’s about it….Mitchell
from tiny acorns, huge oaks grow….
The A Bomb
September 17th, 201212:17 am
Actually the Dodgers attendance today was pretty disgusting for the game of that magnitude.
September 17th, 201212:18 am
“We further secured our position as the top wild card team but that’s about it.”
Well, yeah, the main story is still job growth, and immobile labor force and underwater loans.
September 17th, 201212:19 am
No phil, that’s odd.
September 17th, 201212:20 am
Braves going too good for him to have any material????
Chipper Jones @RealCJ10
Great sweep this weekend by the Bravos! Nothin spectacular 2nite, just solid team baseball. Thx to all the fans for sticking thru the rain!!
September 17th, 201212:21 am
Just don’t blame me for no phil…
Chipper is gonna miss us
September 17th, 201212:22 am
you didn’t ban him, like Tomahawkin and Mixxo??
September 17th, 201212:23 am
Ha, phil’s a pro, he could have found plenty to worry about.
September 17th, 201212:24 am
“from tiny acorns, huge oaks grow….”
I hope so.
September 17th, 201212:29 am
Nicely written by Adam Kilgore:
The usual feeling Gio Gonzalez evokes when he pitches is joy. Sunday night, it was work. The Atlanta Braves turned his bid to win 20 games into a shift on the assembly line. They spit on pitches on the edge of the strike zone. They flicked and fouled away tough pitches. He threw his final pitches through persistent rain. His nationally televised showcase became a backbreaking slog, and the Washington Nationals headed home with a pennant race on their hands.
September 17th, 201212:30 am
Left-handed pitchers have stymied the Braves most of this year; they entered Sunday 27-29 against them. Lately, though, they have managed to neutralize Gonzalez. In his last three starts against Atlanta, a possible playoff opponent, Gonzalez lasted five, five and 4 2/3 innings.
September 17th, 201212:31 am
anybody ever watch the Dukes of Hazard get shot around the Covington area back in the day?
The Nationals brought the hottest offense in the National League here on Friday, and the Braves silenced it. The Nationals went scoreless at one point for a span of 12 innings, and they struck out 43 times in the three games while scoring six runs.
September 17th, 201212:32 am
They shot the Dukes?
The Braves eroded Gonzalez’s stamina in the opening innings. Eight of the first 14 hitters Gonzalez faced took at least five pitches. Reed Johnson flied out on the 10th pitch of his first at-bat, and Uggla drew a nine-pitch walk in his. By the end of the second inning, Gonzalez had thrown 50 pitches.
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