Braves Check: October 5, 2009

The Braves sure know how to finish, don’t they?  The team made it to the final week of the season in contention and decided they’d had enough drama for one season, so they packed up and went home a week early.  The end result: a six-game home losing streak to the Marlins and Nationals.  By […]

Braves Check: September 28, 2009

Five.  That’s the Rockies’ magic number this morning after the Braves extended their win streak to six games yesterday.  It was a good week picking on the dregs of the NL East, the Mets and Nationals.  I’m not going to dwell much on the stats this week, but I’ll consider some recent trends and get […]

Braves Check: September 21, 2009

Seven consecutive wins weren’t good enough to scare Ryan Howard and the Phillies into prolonging the Braves’ continuing status as a contender.  The Braves finished last week with a series loss to the Phillies, leaving them 5.5 games out of a playoff spot with 13 to play. Mathematical elimination could come as soon as this […]

Braves Check: September 14, 2009

The Braves’ timing is impeccable.  They just finished the 5-1 road trip that they really needed to have 2 weeks ago to stay in the playoff race.  In reality, the Braves still need a miracle if they’re going to reach the playoffs.  They’re 6.5 games out of the wild card with three teams ahead of […]