Tag: Atlanta Braves

Sep 24

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (September 23)

How you feel about the last few days probably gets into whether you’re a glass half empty or glass half full type of person. In other words, if you’re not a Mets fan you probably see this series against Atlanta—and this home stand in general where the team went 3-6 and lost three straight series …

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Sep 22

Jon Niese: About Last Night (September 21)

Confession time.  I actually watched Sleepless in Seattle in the theatre.  I also watched Titanic in the theatre, and while I remember the iceberg being really, really big and Billy Zane being sort of awesome, I remember most the drink I bought for $6.50 that was the size of a Super Big Gulp and held …

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Sep 14

Jonathon Niese: About Last Night (September 13)

All of three weeks ago, I began to look over the schedule and wondered when we’d see a little clarity in the standings. The Nationals were about to begin a stretch where they played 16 of 19 games at home (where they were a combined 129-87 over the last three seasons and 31-23 entering that …

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Sep 13

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night (September 12)

One of the things I love seeing in a baseball game is a pitcher breaking a hitter’s bat. It doesn’t necessarily indicate a pitcher is dominant, but doesn’t it seem that way? In one at-bat, at one distinct point in time, a pitcher has so thoroughly overmatched a helpless batter that his only defense against …

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Sep 12

Steven Matz: About Last Night (September 11)

If there’s a legitimate argument for Yoenis Cespedes as NL MVP (I’m working on a post with my own thoughts), those in favor can basically point to each night’s box score and say, “See?  This guy is raking!”  Cespedes did it again last night, going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and three RBI.  …

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Sep 11

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (September 10)

I was being a little goofy when I compared Bartolo Colon (14-11) to Dwight Gooden. At the time, Colon’s scoreless streak had reached 16 consecutive innings, which of course was Gooden’s jersey number. I don’t find signs in numbers or react with a start every time I see 7-11, but the Colon Gooden associations keep …

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Sep 06

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (September 05)

How many times this season do you think Nick Markakis has swung at the first pitch in at-bat?  Maybe 25% of the time? I’m spitballing here. I didn’t look this up, so pretend it’s just a couple of friends chatting. What about to start out the game?  A handful of times perhaps? Markakis is a …

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Sep 05

Tanner Roark: About Last Night (September 04)

The five or six of you that read my posts regularly know that I’m a huge fan of Tanner Roark. I’ve said it many times. Personally I think he should be a regular in the Nationals rotation, but I understand the reasoning for using Joe Ross as the fifth starter. Roark did everything asked of …

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Sep 04

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (September 03)

I haven’t followed the Braves this season. Other than reading about another trade, my Braves viewing came at the beginning of the year when they played either the Mets or the Nationals, so the last would be the beginning of July. After seeing the pinball type numbers the Yankees dropped on them and hearing they’d …

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Apr 24

Mets, 11 Wins & Counting

I guess if anyone needed further proof that A.J. Pierzynski is a 38-year old catcher not exactly known for speed Thursday afternoon provided ample evidence. In the second inning he was thrown out at home attempting to score from first on an Andrelton Simmons double to deep right-center. The play was close, and eventually the …

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