Aug. 28th Braves at Mets Game Summary…

August 29, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Mike Minor has seen the inconsistent Atlanta Braves offense in action this season, so he decided to do something about it himself, driving in the game's first run and scoring another on two hits, including a leadoff double in the 8th. His offensive "explosion" sparked the Braves to a 6-1 victory over the New York…

Aug. 28 Braves at Mets Preview – Game 3…

August 28, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Jason Heyward has hit Jonathon Niese well in his career (.375, 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI), but you can understand if he has butterflies at first pitch in tonight's Game 3 series finale against the Mets at 7:10PM. The last time they faced one another, Heyward was smashed in the face by a Niese…

Aug. 27th: Braves at Mets Game Summary….

August 28, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

For those who question whether defense is as important as offense in baseball, I have two words for you: Andrelton F'n Simmons. The Braves won Wednesday night 3-2 behind the powerful right arms of their Caribbean connection, Julio Teheran and Andrelton Simmons. Teheran (13-9) pitched 6 1/3 strong innings, allowing one run on only three…

Aug 26th: Braves v Mets Game Summary…

August 27, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

The Braves lose to the Mets 3-2 Tuesday night in a game that didn't seem that close. Alex Wood (9-10) takes the loss after laboring through 7 innings, going deep into the count seemingly against half the batters he faced. He gave up 3 ER on 7 hits, with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. His…

Detroit is collecting Cy Young winners

August 2, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

With yesterday's acquisition of David Price, Detroit now has the AL's three most recent Cy Young winners.  How many teams have ever had multiple former CYA winners on staff at once? The answer is 113.  Of those, 13 staffs have had 3 former Cy Young winners at once.  Here's a look at those 13: 1980…

Braves acquire James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio

August 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Just before Thursday's trade deadline, the Braves traded prospect Victor Caratini to the Chicago Cubs for lefty reliever James Russell, utility man Emilio Bonifacio, and $1,000,000.  Let's take a look at each piece involved: James Russell The 28 year old lefty was a 3rd round pick by the Cubs in 2007.  He came from a…

Falcons acquire QB TJ Yates

June 19, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

  Today the Falcons traded LB Akeem Dent to Houston for QB TJ Yates and waived backup QB Dominique Davis. So much for my favorite trivia question: What Falcons QB led Boston College to their most recent ACC Championship Game appearance?  The answer, of course, is Davis, who became starter midway through the 2008 season,…

A Hypothetical Trade for Jeff Samardzija

June 15, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

News came across the wire yesterday that the Cubs were already involved in talks to trade Jeff Samardzija.  Granted, the rumor mill is exactly that, but among teams mentioned were the Atlanta Braves.  So, what would be a trade that could work for both the Braves and Cubs?  To find out, we have to answer…

Improving the Win, 2014 Braves Edition

June 10, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

What would happen if the practice of giving a W or L to individual players extended beyond just pitchers, and also involved a better process than just lucky timing?  Using WPA, I've assigned a W or L for every game in the 2014 season so far.  Let's see what it looks like: A breakdown by…

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