You sweep the Miami Marlins away, but get swept in a short series by the visiting Seattle Mariners? From more see-saw antics to the weakness of the NL East as a whole, you go on and read into that what you will. Check out the box scores from yesterday’s Atlanta Braves’ loss, courtesy of Baseball Reference.
|Jason Heyward RF||4||0||2||0||0||0||.254||.705||14||9||1||0|
|B.J. Upton CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||.217||.641||13||9||2||0|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||4||0||0||0||0||3||.290||.880||20||13||8||0|
|Justin Upton LF||4||0||1||0||0||0||.294||.928||15||10||0||0|
|Evan Gattis C||4||0||1||0||0||2||.260||.853||13||12||14||0|
|Chris Johnson 3B||3||0||1||0||0||1||.257||.611||9||7||1||1|
|Tommy La Stella 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||.409||.867||14||8||1||1|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||.259||.678||8||7||0||3|
|Mike Minor P||2||0||0||0||0||1||.143||.286||9||8||0||0|
|Luis Avilan P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Shae Simmons P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ryan Doumit PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||.197||.493||7||4|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mike Minor, L (2-4)||7||5||1||1||3||10||0||3.07||29||109||66||34||9||23||11||5||3|
David Miller of Rants Sports opines that the Atlanta Braves getting swept in the short series to the Seattle Mariners is a bad sign. I would say it could also simply be another in a series of recent ups-and-downs offensively we’ve all seen the Braves suffer. I wouldn’t read that much into it, but take a look at David’s thoughts.
Atlanta Braves Getting Pasted in Inter-league Play is a Bad Sign
The Atlanta Braves are on a great roll as they continue to steamroll through the National League. If that sounds like an untrue statement, it is because you are thinking about their overall play instead of how they have played against N.L. teams. Times are good for the Braves as long as they are playing a team from the senior circuit. When they have flipped over and played games against the American League however, things have looked just plain bad.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well, and while I wouldn’t take anything at all away from his performance, Mike Minor pitched a good game as well, and simply got no run support. If you’re tempted to give too much credit to Iwakuma, go back and look at all the memorable moments of impatience and lazy discipline at the plate for the Braves, and perhaps you’ll see at least part of the reason for the shutout. Read the Wire Reports from CBS Sports.
M’s complete sweep; Iwakuma leads shutout of Braves
ATLANTA — Lloyd McClendon‘s unusual lineup left the Seattle manager answering questions about his team’s scoring potential.
As it turned out, Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners’ stingy bullpen didn’t need much offense.
Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streakingMariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep.
Mixed League Waver Wire: B.J. Upton, Brad Miller
It’s a “dudes who have been dropped in a lot of mixed leagues” edition. These two have disappointed in different ways – one with fairly low expectations, one with optimistic forecasts – but both of their outcomes have been roughly equal in terms of suckitude. The signs, lately, both performance-wise and in terms of team dynamics, have given fantasy owners reasons for cautious optimism going forward, though.
OF B.J. Upton, Atlanta Braves
Ownership: CBS 32% | Yahoo! 27% | ESPN 37.3%
Carlos Collazo of ATL All Day (one of our sister sites on the FanSided Network), shares his thoughts on the 2014 MLB Draft, and some potential Atlanta Braves’ picks. Take a look at Carlos’ thoughts.
2014 MLB Draft: a breakdown of potential Atlanta Braves picks
Well, it doesn’t get nearly as much coverage as the NFL Draft, NBA Draft or even the NBA Draft Lottery, but the 2014 MLB Draft is finally upon the Atlanta Braves. While most fans might not eagerly await this 40-round behemoth, the baseball junkies out there (I’m raising my hand) have been itching for this day.
For those of you who might not be able to drop Braves farm system knowledge on a whim, we’re going to go through the main things to know and look out for in this year’s First-Year Player Draft.
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