A Fun Coors Night

Some notes from Tuesday’s slugfest in Coors Field… It was the most runs scored since September 2nd when the Braves smacked the hapless Mets 13-5. It was the most runs during a road game since last July 6th, a 13-4 win over the Phillies. Last year, the Braves scored ten runs in Coors Field with both of the Uptons going back-to-back in a 10-2 win. The last time the Braves scored 13 at Coors Field…

Fredi’s Flaws

This weekend, the Braves fell in back-to-back games to drop a series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It didn’t have to happen like that, of course. Craig Kimbrel, fresh off a franchise record, blew a save in Saturday’s game. Jason Heyward gave the Braves the lead in extras and they blew it again and ultimately lost. On Sunday, the Braves had a 2-0 lead after six-and-a-half with the help of a two-run homerun from Justin Upton…

Just Call It Already!

There is an old saying and please forgive my coarse language…but shit or get off the pot. Crude, I know, but I have found it to be an accurate idiom. Why mention this? Because last night, the Braves started Dan Uggla at second base. You could see the wheels in Fredi Gonzalez‘s head as he made this decision. Not only was a left-hand starter scheduled for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but it was Wade Miley. Uggla had faced…

155 and Counting

In Atlanta, it was Saturday, but in Arizona, it was a Friday night game where the Braves, behind some good offense and the great Julio Teheran, took the first of a three-game set in the desert from the Diamondbacks 5-2. The game was most notable for being the 155th time Craig Kimbrel took over a game with a close lead and finished the game. I am one of those guys who thinks saves are way,…

They’ve Had Enough Time

(Stats Accurate Entering Thursday Night…) The Braves need offensive production. Over the last 30 days, only the Twins (85 RS) and the injury-ravaged Reds (82 RS) have scored fewer runs than the Braves at 86. Most concerning is the sudden lack of power. Atlanta’s bread-and-butter of walks and homers was already lacking in the former this season, but over the last 30 days, they have only sent 22 balls to the bleachers and their .129…

Has anyone used the “Braves offense is offensive” tagline yet?

The Braves can’t hit. We all know it, we’ve all seen it, and we are all pissed off about it. Last season, the Braves finished fourth in the National League in runs scored. This season, they are just two runs scored ahead of the Padres for next to last. And they trail 13th in RS by nearly 20 runs. So, they aren’t scoring. But why?  Well, there is only a couple of changes from last…

See ya, Elliot!

How considerate for former crappy Braves utility infielders to do me the solid of giving me a quick, easy column to write as my wife gave birth.  I’m actually writing this two days before it posts, yet through the magic of words, I will make it seem like it’s Wednesday. Happy hump day, everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your January 29, 2014.  (nailed it) Two days ago, as yesterday’s star Paul Janish was signing with…