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Posted by m1fournier on May 20, 2009

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Braves Beat the Rockies 8-1 Behind a Great Performance from Jair

Posted by m1fournier on May 19, 2009

j_jurrjensTonight the Atlanta Braves defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-1. The Braves finally got their bats going, jumping out to a 4-0 lead for Jair Jurrjens, who was excellent once again.

Jair went 7 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, while walking 3 and striking out 8. He was in complete command throughout his entire outing. This was his 3rd straight of going 7 or more innings, and he has continued his excellent play throughout the year. Jurrjens lowered his already low ERA to 1.96. But not only was Jair good, but the Braves offense was finally back tonight.

For the the offense, Casey Kotchman went 3-5 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI’s and 1 run scored. Also for the Braves Kelly Johnson had 3 hits and scored 2 runs. Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens also went 1-3 scoring 1 run and driving in 1 run. It was good to see the lackluster offense of the Braves finally start to hit. It also helps they were facing Jason Hammel who has been struggling, but I know we’ll take this good all around performance. They look to keep it up tomorrow when they send Javier Vazquez to the mound. The game starts at 7:00 PM, and we’ll have a preview up by tomorrow afternoon. GO BRAVES!

 

Tonight’s Box Score

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Braves vs Rockies Tonight…Jair on the Mound Tonight

Posted by m1fournier on May 19, 2009

The Braves are looking to get their bats going for Jair who has pitched excellent this year posting a nearly sub 2 ERA, but still only has 3 wins for the year. The Rockies send Jason Hammel to the mound who has pitched pretty bad, this coldn’t come  at a better time for the slumping Braves. LETS GET SOME HITS !!! Tonights games starts at 7:00 PM and is at Turner Field.

GO BRAVES !!!

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Todays Braves Girl

Posted by m1fournier on May 19, 2009

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With D. Lowe on the Mound the Braves Lose a Close One

Posted by m1fournier on May 18, 2009

frenchyThe Braves bats once again failed to show up to support another great pitching performance. Failing to score only 1 run in the 5-1  lose tonight the offense once again looked terrible.

Braves starter Derek Lowe went 8 innings giving up 2 runs, 3 hits and striking out 3 while only walking 1. This is a reoccuring theme for the Braves as the lack of offense has ruined starts from Javier Vazquez, Jair Jurrjens, and now D. Lowe. The lone Braves run was driven in on an error plating Chipper Jones.

The Braves had its from catcher Brian McCann, Garret Anderson, Derek Lowe, Yunel Escobar, and Chipper Jones…As for Jeff Francouer and Casey Kotchman stranded a combined 5 men LOB. For the Rockies Jason Marquis pitched just a little bit better than Low. Marquis went 8 innings giving up only 1 run on 5 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 3. And for their offense they got RBI’s from Dexter Fowler, Chris Iannetta, Todd Helton, and Ryan Spillborghs.

This is the 2nd conseecutive game where the bats have failed the pitching staff, and for sure not the first time it has happened this year. The Braves and Rockies square up again tomorrow at 7:00 PM, where they’ll send Jair Jurrjens to the mound to face Jason Hammel. Hopefully they can get the bats going this time against a struggling Hammel.

 

Tonights Box Score

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Week at a Glance

Posted by m1fournier on May 18, 2009

Monday May 11- 7:00pm @Turner Field

Probable Pitchers–Derek Lowe vs. Jason Marquis

Tuesday May 12- 7:00pm @Turner Field

Probably Pitchers–Jair Jurrjens vs. Jason Hammel

Wednesday May 13- 7:00 @Turner Field

Probable Pitchers–Javier Vazquez vs. Jorge De La Rosa

Thursday May 14- 7:00 @Turner Field

Probable Pitchers–Kris Medlen vs. Aaron Cook

Friday May 16- 7:30pm @Turner Field

Probable Pitchers–TBA vs. Roy Halladay

Saturday May 17- 1:30pm @Turner Field

Probable Pitchers–TBA vs. TBA

Sunday May 17- 1:30pm @Turner Field

Probable Pitchers–TBA vs. TBA

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Todays Braves Girl

Posted by m1fournier on May 18, 2009

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The Braves throughout the years…A Look at Greg Maddux

Posted by m1fournier on May 18, 2009

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Greg Maddux, a future hall of famer, and a class act in the game of baseball. As a member of the Atlanta Braves from 1993-2003.  Maddux was one of the main anchors of that incredible pitching staff that the Braves had in 1990’s. As a Braves player he won 3 of his 4 Cy Young awards, (1993-1995), and also won 194 games in an Atlanta uniform.

In addition to his 11 years in Atlanta Maddux played 10 years in a Chicago Cubs uniform(2 different stints), he also played 2 years with the Dodgers, and played 1 more year with the Padres. Thorughout his career he won 18 gold gloves(a record), was named to 8 all star teams, and was one of the main components for the Braves in the 1995 World Series win.

Greg Maddux signed with Braves in 1993 and made an immediate splash by going 20-10, posting a 2.36 ERA and winning the Cy Young Award. And in 2003 he won 16 games for the Braves, with a 3.96 ERA, Maddux started strong with the Braves and finished strong. He is the only pitcher in MLB history to ever win 15 games in 17 consecutive seasons. 

 

Maddux was the main component of the Braves pitching triad in the 90’s, (Maddux, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine). The group combined for 6 Cy Young awards in the 1990’s and lead the Braves to 14 conssecutive division championships. But, not only was Maddux a brillant pitcher with Braves, but he was one of the classiest guys in the organizations history. Maddux will always be remembered in a Braves uniform in my eyes and I can’t wait for the day that he is inducted into the Hall of Fame as an Atlanta Brave. Long live one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game Greg Maddux.

 

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Greg Maddux Career Stats

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Todays Braves Girl

Posted by m1fournier on May 17, 2009

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Braves vs. Diamondbacks gets Postponed today

Posted by m1fournier on May 17, 2009

A night after being crushed 12-0 the Atlanta Braves get an unexpected day off, due to the postponement of their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks today. The Braves are back in action tomorrow against the Colorado Rockies at 7:00 pm at Turner Field, the Braves plan to send Jair Jurrjens to the mound while the Rockies are sending Jason Marquis. So far this year Jurrjens is 3-2 with a 2.06 ERA, and Marquis is 4-3 with a 5.40 ERA.  Hopefully the Braves can get the bats going against the struggling Marquis.

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