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Old 04-04-2014, 05:20 PM   #141
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Default Re: 2014 Atlanta Braves Season Thread

I'll take any win over the nats especially if it involves brat harper striking out in a key spot, but I'd like to see the bats start heating up.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:47 PM   #142
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Does our offense suck? Yes. But think of it this way. We've faced Gallardo, Lohse, Garza, Zimmermann, and will face Strasburg and Gio the next 2 games. That's a ridiculously difficult start. BJ Upton, he's not "improved" or whatever the crap is that we're being fed about him. He's lost and helpless. At this point, I feel bad for the guy. He looks like he has no idea what to do to fix if. Dan Uggla to me looks like someone who got sick of being terrible, and he put in the work. Dan looks better.

Saw a stat this morning on Twitter. League average on BABIP is .297. Atlanta's team BABIP is .220. Means they've not exactly had any luck either. Still, Atlanta is 3-1 through this tough stretch. Split the next 2 and head home.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:50 PM   #143
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Some serious Natitude that inning. Zimmerman throws one in the stands with 2 outs to give us a run with 2 outs then Teheran ties the game
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #144
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Default Re: 2014 Atlanta Braves Season Thread

I can't believe Zimmerman has that much trouble throwing to first that often. I can't understand why he still plays third.

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:13 PM   #145
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Dan Uggla rips a curveball for a base hit to give Atlanta a 4-2 lead
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:13 PM   #146
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Default Re: 2014 Atlanta Braves Season Thread

Dan Uggla with a 2RBI Single. That's two clutch hits for Dan this year, already passing last years total.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #147
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Braves own 2 of the Nats best pitchers: Clippard and Strasburg
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #148
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What a throw by BJ
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:39 PM   #149
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Bryce Harper finding new ways to hit into DPs. Nats send a catcher on BJ's arm. Natitude
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:49 PM   #150
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Glad to see the bats waking up tonight. Hope that keeps going.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:43 AM   #151
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The braves own Strasburg
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #152
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I'm happy with a series win. A sweep is just icing on the cake.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:22 PM   #153
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It's still early in the season to say that, but hopefully come September, you're correct.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:08 PM   #154
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I really like Alex Wood. I think he will become a solid starter.
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well that was quick
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... And then the Nats proceed to beat the Braves with their # 5 starter, and 4 of the 8 position players were the backups.
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Braves have owned Strasburg since he was a rookie. Beat him in his first start against the Braves in 2010, and he hasn't pitched well against us with the exception of 1 start in 2012.
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... And then the Nats proceed to beat the Braves with their # 5 starter, and 4 of the 8 position players were the backups.

You could see that coming from a mile away.
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