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    What a good game!! Ramirez got injured, Dodgers got picked off one by one. And Villareal is now leading the league in wins . Today will be Jorge Sosa vrs. Noah Lowry. Nobody knows if Sosa last year was a big fluke or because of Mazzone, but we'll find out. Noah Lowry had a .500 record with a lot of K's, a lot for a no.3 starter indeed. But Sosa had a 13-3 record with a tremendous era. So today I expect Sosa to pitch 6-8 innings picking up the win, if not Villarreal. But Lowry is also a good pitcher racking up 7.56 k's in nine innings. Today I'm on the braves side with pitching.
    Except for one big thing BARRY BONDS!!! That steroid taking piece of crap... Forget him. So anyways I think the score will end up being 6-2 Braves. We got root for the Braves today!!!!
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    So how are you guys and gals enjoying the 2006 season so far?
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    Thanks for asking Mattingly, it's been a good one. Winning a series against a team with pretty good players is a good feeling. I'm not quite sure about this game though. Giants are rallying now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HankAaron86
    Thanks for asking Mattingly, it's been a good one. Winning a series against a team with pretty good players is a good feeling. I'm not quite sure about this game though. Giants are rallying now.
    You're welcome. What about the past series did you like and not like? Pitching, defense, hitting, patience at the plate, managing. What things did you notice were good or improved upon from last season, and which bad habits from last year did you see repeat themselves?

    For the Yanks, I've been complaining endlessly about an inability to drive in a few guys on base when we're down by 1-2 runs or tied. It just never seems to happen. Anything similiar with you guys 'n' gals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattingly
    What things did you notice were good or improved upon from last season, and which bad habits from last year did you see repeat themselves?
    Well so far the Braves starter have an ERA of 13.19, enough said about that. The the bullpen is starting to come together, tonight against the Giants after Sosa came out the bullpen didn't allow a hit until the eighth inning I think.

    But the Braves still lost tonight, 6 to 5 I think.

    Trend wise, LaRoche is still bad against lefties, Giles is doing pretty well in leadoff, McCann is off on a solid start, Francoeur likes to go hitless and hit into double plays after Andruw gets on base.

    If the starters rebounds I think the team will be in good shape.

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    Uh Oh...

    Chipper returns: After missing Wednesday night's game because of a strained abdominal muscle, Chipper Jones was back in Thursday afternoon's lineup. He began feeling the ailment while fielding a couple of fly balls in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
    I know its about Chipper returning, but if he's straining muscles this early in the season... that worries me about Chipper being able to make it through the whole season and be productive.

    Least it wasn't his foot....

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    Sosa had a homer!!! Tough loss guys, I am going to Tenessee and won't be on for two days.
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    Well, we know our offense is good, but our pitching has proved to be highly ineffective. I'm glad no one has mentioned the pitching coach change yet, I don't feel that is it, it is more the pitchers not having their best stuff.
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    Tough game today...Hudson struggled early, and again, the bullpen had to work a good stretch of the game.

    Devine threw two wild pitches (one of which scored a run) and walked four (including one with the bases loaded) after striking out the first batter.

    Pitching:
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    Pitcher	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
    Hudson 4.0	8	8	6	3	0	1	12.38
    James 	2.0	1	0	0	1	2	0	0.00
    Remlinger 1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.00
    Devine 	0.2	3	4	4	4	1	0	63.00
    Ray 	0.1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.00
    Hitting:
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    Player AB	R	H	RBI	BB	SO	LOB	AVG
    Giles	1	0	0	0	4	0	0	.300
    Renteria 5	1	2	3	0	0	3	.370
    Jones, C 5	0	1	3	0	2	5	.278
    Jones, A 3	0	0	0	1	0	2	.292
    LaRoche 2	0	0	0	1	0	2	.190
    Jordan	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	.286
    Francoeur 4	0	1	0	0	1	0	.080
    Langerhans 2	0	1	0	0	0	2	.438
    Orr	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	.400
    Betemit	0	1	0	0	1	0	0	.375
    Pratt	3	2	1	0	1	1	1	.333
    Hudson	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	.333
    Diaz	3	2	2	0	0	1	2	.333
    Totals	31	6	8	6	8	6	19
    Last edited by jwkfs; 04-08-2006 at 05:19 PM.

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    Starters going 11.57 is very unexpected to say the least. It's not like one or two pitchers struggling but everybody. So far it's making me want to


    I think Smoltz is going to grab the bull by the horns today and pitch a great game.

    Relief w/ Cormier, Villarreal, James, Remlinger has been excellent and Reitsma has done well overall. Devine seems to have lost all confidence.

    Team is batting close to .300 and scoring 8 runs a game.

    Coming back home 4-3 is not that bad, and hopefully with a string of 6 home games some things can get corrected before heading back out on the road for 9 games.

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    Coming back home with that record the way the Starters have been is not that bad. Its nice at least to see the offense going out there. The Braves scored what, 48 runs on that trip? Pretty nice.

    Other then Devine, its encouraging to see the bullpen closing it down fairly well considering how worried people were about the relievers before the season.

    At this rate the Braves are going to turn into the Reds.

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    I'm back, it was a fun vacation. Today's matchup will be former Cy Young John Smoltz vs. Former Brave Jason Schmidt. I would rank Smoltz and Schmidt in the top 20 top strikeout pitchers alive. So this is going to be a tough outing for the braves.
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    I hate Reitsma...
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    Yup.

    It's looking to me like Ken Ray should be our closer !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkfs
    Yup.

    It's looking to me like Ken Ray should be our closer !

    Ya know I was joking around with my friends about that before the game. haha!

    Why not, give him a shot, couldn't do any worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly451
    Ya know I was joking around with my friends about that before the game. haha!

    Why not, give him a shot, couldn't do any worse
    He rocks, I just thought about it, he can win rookie of the year!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HankAaron86
    He rocks, I just thought about it, he can win rookie of the year!!

    Sounds like a sequel to "The Rookie", wonder if Disney is already looking into it.

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    Hahahaa... !!! Well, after I get home from school I report the game.
    People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. -Rogers Hornsby

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    Good news and bad news

    The Braves offense so far has scored more runs than any other team, 11 more then the runner-up. But as you know the pitching as given up more runs than any starting rotation, 6 more then the runner-up. Pretty wild.

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    And our record is 3-4, but the offense is very encouraging. Once the pitching gets going and Chipper and Horacio get 100% this will be a tough team to beat.
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    Thomson did a really good job tonight, no Earned Runs, 4ks, 6hits in 5 innings. Its the top of the 6th and so far the bullpen is trying to blow it. Cormier is on the mound and struggling.

    GO BRAVES!!!

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    Code:
    Batter	AB	R	H	RBI	2B	3B	HR	BB	K	AVG
    Marcus Giles 5	1	1	1	0	0	1	0	1	.259
    Edgar Renteria 4 0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	.371
    Ryan Langerhans 3 0	2	0	1	0	0	1	1	.476
    Andruw Jones 4	1	1	1	0	0	1	0	0	.303
    Adam LaRoche 4	1	1	0	1	0	0	0	2	.250
    Jeff Francoeur 4 0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	.061
    Brian McCann 4	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	.250
    Wilson Betemit 4 1	2	1	0	0	0	0	2	.385
    John Thomson 2	0	2	2	1	0	0	0	0	.667
    Pete Orr 1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.286
    Brian Jordan 0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	.286
    Totals	35	5	11	5	3	0	2	2	8	 
     
    Pitcher	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
    John Thomson 5.0	6	1	0	1	4	0	2.08
    Mike Remlinger 0.1	1	1	1	0	0	0	3.38
    Lance Cormier 0.2	1	0	0	0	1	0	0.00
    Villarreal (W) 1.0	2	1	1	0	0	0	1.80
    Kenny Ray	1.0	1	0	0	1	1	0	0.00
    Chris Reitsma (S 3) 1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	7.71
    Solid game today, picked up the W! Thomson pitched well, Ray pitched well, Rietsma kept the ball in the infield in the 9th. Homeruns by Giles and Andruw.

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    Thomson pitched a very good game, wish he could have got a W with his effort. He even went 2-for-2 and had 2 RBIs. Might need to use him as a PH at times.

    Villareal is now 3-0. Wow. Ray looked good and Reitsma picked up his 3rd save.

    Sosa (0-1 23.14) vs. Lidle (0-1 5.40) tomorrow night.

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    Hey, guys...
    I've been gone on a field trip for 4 days, and when I returned, I found my computer had crashed. This meaning the keyboard completely doesn't work. As I type this I'm using my "on-screen" keyboard. So basically I won't be posting often for a week.

    However,I must say Ken Ray has really, impressed me, I hope Moylan can also. I must confess I'm a bit pleased with Horacio being out. However, I'm unhappy Chipper is out. I see Remlinger,Villareal, Cormier, James, and Ray being potential great successes.

    If Moylan and Reitsma step up their game our bullpen could be a potential strength.

    Our rotation needs to step it up. However I was impressed with Thomson yesterday.

    Barring Chipper, our offense is pretty decent. I do hope Frenchy gets on track. Tony Pena's up from AAA and Devine is back down. We'll see how it works out. I'll see you all in a bit. Wish me luck with this computer crap.

    Go Bravos.
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