Archive for May, 2010

Did you see the Braves’ comeback?

The Braves scored seven runs in the ninth inning to stun the Reds Thursday at Turner Field.
We have three questions for you, Braves fans.

1 — Where were you? At work? At home? Listening on the radio?
2 — Did you give up when they were down 8-0 in the second inning and miss the whole comeback?
3 — If you watched it, is this the greatest comeback you’ve ever seen? What others would you compare it too?

If you did miss it, Sport South will replay the game at 11 p.m. tonight.

Also, here’s the view from photographer Curtis Compton: and a recap from the AJC’s Carroll Rogers.

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Braves at the quarter point: Your take

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The Braves are hovering around the .500 mark as they reach the quarter point of the season. So what do you think?

Will the Braves make the playoffs?

  • Yes
  • No

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It’s been an up-and-down first quarter of the season for the Braves. Highlights included Jason Heyward’s mammoth home run in his first at-bat in the big leagues and the continued emergence of Martin Prado as a star. Lowlights included a struggling offense that led to a nine-game slide in late April and Kenshin Kawakami’s 0-6 start to the season.
Even with all that, the Braves are still very much in the mix in the N.L. East.

The offense got off to an extremely slow start to the season.

The offense got off to an extremely slow start to the season.

What is team’s biggest weakness?

  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Starting pitching
  • Relief pitching

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As they reached the quarter point of the season, the Braves were batting .247 as a team and were ninth in the National League in runs scored. The offense started …

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U.S. Open qualifying: John Smoltz takes his shot

John Smoltz begins his quest to qualify for the U.S. Open today at the Marietta Country Club.

The ex-Brave and current baseball announcer will be among 144 golfers competing. The top nine golfers and two alternates at the Marietta Country Club advance to the sectional round of qualifying. The other local qualifying event will be held at Planterra Ridge Golf Club in Peachtree City.

If Smoltz, a plus-2 handicapper, survives the 18-hole event, the 36-hole sectional qualifier will be all that stands between him and a spot in the U.S. Open field.

The U.S. Open is June 14-20 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will have a reporter at Marietta Country Club, so check back to see how Smoltz fares.

–David Purdum

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