Posts by: Brittni Swanson

Red Sox Series Proves Whether or Not the Braves are Postseason Ready

Somehow, by God’s good graces, after being swept by the Red Sox the Braves obtained a 3 game lead over the Phillies in the NL East. The question on everyone’s mind right now is, are the Braves ready to take on the postseason? I think there is a high chance they do make it, but they do not make it far. Why? Well, the Red Sox series said everything about the type of team the…

Can the Braves Keep Up their Momentum After the All-Star Break?

Taking a look at the first half and reflecting on the second A game and derby. The best of the best gather together during this one time in the year to show the rest of us common folk how amazing the game of baseball really is. With the midsummer classic nearly upon us, the Atlanta Braves have been on fire in the first half and have had more momentum before the All-Star break than they…

WalkOff Talk: The Starting Rotation

In the year of our Lord 2018, the Atlanta Braves are just out of first place in the NL East. Despite an offseason that pointed mostly to 2019 as the most likely year for the Braves to contend, the guys who actually play the games didn’t get the memo. Offensively, Freddie Freeman has been his typical MVP self. Ozzie Albies is on something like a 50 HR pace. Nick Markakis thinks it’s 2010 and Ronald Acuna Jr…

Bautista Gone, Sets Precedent for Other Free Agents

Joey Bats is batting no more. Now he is batting for the Mets. Ha. José Bautista’s time with the Braves was short-lived, but you can’t say that he wasn’t given the chance to prove himself multiple times in high leverage moments. When Bautista joined the team on May 4, Braves country was excited as well as a little concerned at how Bautista would work with the chemistry of the team. Still, it was a chance…

Can Gohara Make a Come Back?

These young Braves make each game so exciting to watch. The anticipation of wondering what will happen next, wishing for a hit and it happening. Everyone is contributing and everyone is meshing so well together. The team chemistry is the best its been in years. This is not just a team, this is a family. After Mike Soroka’s amazing start and an incredible first week for Ronald Acuna Jr., there is new life infused into…

Relief Pitching Needs Help From Young Talent

At the beginning of the season, I wrote an article focusing on some keys to pitching for the Braves. Those keys included a reliable closer and veteran pitching to help out the young guys. Now that we are about a month in, what does Braves pitching look like? Well they have a reliable closer that pitches in the 8th inning rather than the 9th and they have two veterans, one has been a killer starter…

Sam Jethroe – The Brave That Broke The Color Barrier

The year was 1952. A young, eager man steps up to the plate. Jersey adorned with a tomahawk and a chief. Following in the footsteps of his friend Jackie. Sending a message in a new era of baseball, in an exhibition game, Sam Jethroe takes a breath and knocks one out of the park. It was not just any hit, a three-run homer over the left field wall in Fenway. Running the bases with pride…