Braves rolling

Last week I posted an article basically expressing my worry with the Braves chances of making the playoffs this year if their offense did not come alive. The article was not even cooled off before they scored 17 runs this weekend against the Mets. Dan Uggla and Brian McCann each had a good series and they were the two I called out the most for their lack luster performances at the dish. For the weekend they went a combined 11 for 20, .550BA. They had 7 RBIs and 3 homeruns. Yes Sir, I would say they woke up.

 Now, while I am grateful to see the Braves offense perk up, I began this post to praise their pitching staff for their work the past seven games.

As a staff, they gave up only 12 runs (4 of those unearned) in the last seven games. That is a combined 1.12 ERA for the entire staff. And the starters combined for a 1.19 ERA with 6 wins and only 1 loss through those 7 games. Kimbrel was lights out again. He had 3 saves during that stretch putting him in a three way tie for the National League lead.

So, while the offense was trying to sort out their woes the Pitching staff was getting it done. They had a 31 consecutive scoreless inning stretch during that run as well.

So Kudos to the Braves pitching Staff.

 I am feeling much better about their performance of late. It’s amazing at the difference three games can make. I feel really good now of the Braves not repeating last year’s drop off.

Get ready Milwaukee, here comes your old team into town.

 

 

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Name: Archie Michael Williams Age: 57 (as of 17 September) Occupation: Department of the Army Civilian / Retired Army NCO Grew up in North Carolina, now live in Oklahoma I entered the US Army in October 1984 and retired May 2005. Veteran of the Gulf War with the 3rd Armor Calvary Regiment (ACR) Spent entire Army career as a Fire Support Specialist (Field Artillery Observer / Coordinator) Avid, let me say this again, AVID sports fan. Favorite teams and sports: NFL = Pittsburgh Steelers MLB = Atlanta Braves NBA = OKC Thunder NHL = There is no way I could care less. Soccer = see NHL note College NCAAF = Oklahoma Sooners NCAAB = UNC Tarheels. Hobbies = Golf, Bowling , Hunting, Fishing I will answer any questions you have, Just give me a buzz!

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  1. Okay, I hope I did not jynx the Braves. They just got swept by the Brew Crew and only scored 3 runs in 3 games. Sun of a Gun, what is that all about.

    Come of Braves , get some kicks into those sticks!

  2. Archie,

    Keep in mind the Brewers have been red hot as of late, and are also back in the Wild Card hunt. I still like the Braves’ odds to get to the playoffs, then again, I did last year too.

  3. I knew going in that the Brewers were a hot team of late and I did not expect the Brave’s pitching to shut them down. I did however expect the Braves to score more than 3 runs in the three game series.

    That scares me a bit, especially since they start another 3 game series this weekend in Washington.

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