Braves Check: July 13, 2009

Beginning Thursday, it’s a new season for the Braves, albeit one in which they begin six games out of a playoff spot.  The Phillies and Giants have been hot lately, pulling away from the field in the NL East and NL Wild Card races, while the Braves have barely treaded water.  This week they went […]

Braves Check: June 30, 2009

The daily charts are probably going to be slow, if I get to them at all, until next week.  I’ve just been too busy to commit the time to the blog, with family in town last weekend and more coming this weekend.  You’ll also have to pardon my tardiness this week, but at least I’m […]

Braves Check: June 22, 2009

For a World Series champ that didn’t gut its roster after winning, the Phillies have been very, very bad lately.  The Braves have been nearly as bad, though, finishing their road trip at 3-6 and losing all three series 2-1.  They played well enough to have taken two of three in Boston, which would have […]

Braves Check: June 15, 2009

The Braves are flat-out struggling.  The rotation has held up very well and is certainly playoff-caliber, but they can’t seem to put anything together offensively.  This week was especially frustrating, with a 3-4 record against the Pirates and Orioles, two teams that really don’t have playoff aspirations.  The Braves are now fourth in the NL […]

Braves Check: June 8, 2009

Eventually, the rain-outs are going to make things hard on the Braves.  They only finished 5 of 6 games last week against the Cubs and Brewers, losing three of them.  The two-game Cubs split saw both games decided in extra innings, but the Brewers were fairly dominating until the late innings on Sunday.  The Cubs […]

Braves Check: June 1, 2009

I’m back from the dead this week, I think.  I’ve been playing the sick card everywere except at work for over a week now, and it’ s time to get going again.  Hopefully I can do a full week of charts, but we’ll start today with the weekly Check. It’s the first day of June, […]

Braves Check: May 25, 2009

The Braves got in a full week of games despite the rain at home this week, splitting four with the Rockies before sweeping the former AL East-leading Blue Jays.  The Phillies remain a game and a half up on the Braves in the division, but the Mets have fallen back into a tie with Atlanta […]

Braves Check: May 18, 2009

After the rain washed away yesterday’s game, the Braves finished with only five games last week, winning two of three in New York and splitting two at home against Arizona.  That raised their record to an even .500, 18-18, which is currently good enough for third place in the NL East.  That’s 2.5 games behind […]

Braves Check: May 11, 2009

The NL East has been an up-and-down mess for a couple of weeks now, but the Braves have stayed mostly on the “down” side.  They stretched a two-game losing skid into four against the Mets last week before closing with 4 wins in 5 tries against the Marlins and Phillies.  That wasn’t enough to pull […]

Braves Check: May 4, 2009

We’re four weeks into the season now; 24 games, or 15% of the season, is/are in the rear-view mirror.  In the standings, the Braves are looking up at the Marlins and Phillies and down at the Mets and Nationals.  I expect they’ll be looking down on the Marlins in due time, which is reason #1 […]