One could say that I am extremely frustrated about now, and yeah people, I am. But when we get amazing starting pitching, we can’t get a run to save our lives.When we score runs like crazy, then the defense is not showing up. Take your pick, its been happening. The fact that we are only 6 out is a miracle.
We have the Nationals, Astros and Marlins next, so this should be allright, seeming how the Mets have a tougher schedule coming up, must love the west coast road trip.
I apologize for still not having the pictures from the Braves/Phils games on May 3rd-4th up yet. It will happen soon. Been very busy.
At least the Marlins and Nationals are the next opponents.
Win or lose, I have the best time being a Braves fan. I mean, the games I just saw them play in Philly were so much FUN. We lost them both but I seriously am on cloud 9 everytime I see them. I goto the park when the Phils are taking BP and sometimes a Braves player walks out and I call out their name and they look up, smile and wave. It is such a natural high, to see your team come into town, to hang out at the bullpen and watch the pitchers warm up that you watch on TV. It is so FUN!
Dont get me wrong, I still want this division, but you know what? Even if we dont win it, I am going to look back on the season remembering that in the first two games I went to I got to see Smoltz and Thomson warmup, see the Braves pitchers take swings in BP, have Marcus Giles recognize me yet again, talk to Mike Remlinger, get my jersey signed by Brian McCann and Jeff Francoeur, get baseballs from Marcus Giles, Edgar Renteria, and pitching coach Roger McDowell, wave at Tim Hudson and have him wave back, see Oscar Villarreal (Come on, let me have a female moment!), see Andruw Jones get a home run, see John Smoltz pitch as a starter(Last time I saw him pitch in Philly it was as the closer), and take some really cool pictures that I can’t wait to start posting on here. Will get them up within a few days.
Braves aren’t in Philly until the end of July and by then who knows?
Wednesday and Thursday the Braves will be in Philly and guess who can not WAIT?
Updates and pictures to come soon!
It’s been an interesting week for Braves fans. Between having Giles out of the lineup, Renteria out, and Chipper out too, our infield looks like a AAA game. But we have been getting the job done. Well.
We took two out of three from the Mets (In NY). Not bad, and it included a complete game from Hudson and Davies. Very cool. It gave the pen a MUCH needed rest. It finally looks like our starters are starting to get on the ball, which is nice. So far, the only starter that is concerning me is Sosa, and I am really hoping he gets going soon, because we need him to be on top of his game.
On last Tuesday night, I attended my first regular season game of the year in Philly. The Nationals were in town, and it was a fun game. I was not able to get there for batting practice unfortunately, but I did get to get my baseball from the bullpen. This time, it was not from Joey Eischen (Who did wave to me. So either he remembers me still, or is just nice.), but from bullpen coach, John Wetteland. I had no idea he was their bullpen coach, but I really liked him when he was a pitcher, so getting a ball from him was a thrill in itself. I will go see the Nationals again this year just to try and have him sign it for me. And this was the first time I got to see Tony Armas Jr. pitch!
The next game I am attending will be on Thursday afternoon when the Phils host the Rockies. Should be fun because I have never seen the Rockies yet.
Well, there’s two of our players back in the swing of things. It’d figure that Jeff Francoeur would suddenly snap out of his slump, and I am sure glad he is hitting the home runs while he is at it. Way to go, Frenchy! Sophomore slump is officially history. Or so I think. Hmmm.
Yesterday against San Diego, John Smoltz pitched a complete game shutout. That is just exactly what we needed. Giving the bullpen a much needed rest, and the starting rotation some faith. Smoltzie only allowed four singles in his effort.
And oh yeah in other NL East news, the Mets lost to the Brewers. I know its VERY early in the season, btu I division watch all year long, regardless. We are only three games back now, and we have another matchup against San Diego today. Let’s go, John Thomson!
Go Braves, go!
If I just said that its because the Mets didn’t play "anyone good" yet, then that would be wrong. Because it won’t change the fact that what made the Braves strong last season is proving to be the weakest link so far.
What is WITH this starting pitching? Don’t say that they’re just old. Besides Smoltz, the starting rotation is relatively young.
I’m so frustrated.
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