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Braves win Big Against Colorado

Posted by m1fournier on May 20, 2009

MattDiazBraves starter pitched 5 scoreless innings, striking out 6 and not walking a batter. The Braves once again had the bats going, they beat the Colorado Rockies 12-4 tonight. The Braves offense has found their way in the last 2 games tonight, knocking Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa around for 7 runs in only 3.2 innings of work. It was his worst start of the season. But enough about the Rockies poor pitching lets talk about the Braves offense.

For the Braves Yunel Escobar went 2-4 including a 3-run HR in the 4th inning where he plated 3. Outfielder Matt Diaz had 3 hits, including a triple, and scored 4 times for the Braves. Also for the Braves Jeff Francouer went 1-3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs, David Ross(who played catcher for Brian McCann tonight) had  RBI’s, and Jordan Scahfer also had 2 RBI’s to bring his season total up to 8.

This is good sign for the Braves who had been struggling to get runs, but while I agree this is good that we not look to far into it as the Rockies pitching is far below average. But hell we’ll take the win and the success of the offense. Just a note Jeff Franocuer saved a spot on my fantasy team tonight with a solid performance. Braves and Rockies play the final game of the series tomorrow at 7:00 Pm as Kris Medlen will make his major league debut for the Braves. GO BRAVES!

 

 

Tonight’s Box Score

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Braves vs Rockies…Vazquez vs. De La Rosa

Posted by m1fournier on May 20, 2009

Tonight the Braves are set to face lefty Jorge De La Rosa in the final game of their series with the Rockies. In his last 2 starts DLR has struck out 22 batters in 15 innings. The problem when DLR pitches hasn’t been poor pitching, but lack of run support. So Braves starter Javier Vazquez, who has also been dominate in his last few starts looks to keep the Rockies bats quiet tonight.

Last night the Braves scored 8 runs, so let’s hope that type of offense can continue tonight as well. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:00 PM at Turner Field. GO BRAVES !!!

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Braves Win a Close One, After Another Gonzalez Blown Save

Posted by m1fournier on May 16, 2009

mlb_a_vazquez_400The struggles for Braves closer Mike Gonzalez continue as he gave up a solo home run to Stephen Drew in the top of the 9th to tie the game.

But the Braves were able to load the bases in the bottom of the 9th with 1 out. Yunel Escobar then came up and hit a sac fly that drove in Casey Kotchman off Tony Pena to give the Braves the win in the bottom of the 9th. The final score was 4-3 Atlanta.

One bright spot for the Braves was starter Javier Vazquez, who went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs all int eh 1st inning and striking out 10. It was his 2nd consecutive solid start even though he didn’t get the win tonight. At the plate for the Braves Chipper Jones went 1-3 with his 4th home run of the year. Other than that the RBI’s came from a Yunel Escobar sac fly, and a Jordan Schafer RBI single. The Braves bats and closer continue to be the story of the year for the Braves as once again they get a solid outing from their starter jsut to have it blown by Gonzalez. Look for the Braves bats to get going tomorrow against youngster Max Scherzer, who is winless in his major league career.

 

Tonight’s Box Score

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The Braves Come Home after a Great Roadtrip!

Posted by m1fournier on May 15, 2009

After a solid 8 game roadtrip the Braves come back to Turner field for a 10 game homestand, and welcome the Diamondbacks. Tongihts game features 1 of your Atlanta Braves best offseason pickups, Javier Vazquez, (3-3) to face Arizonas Doug Davis(2-5). The Braves look to keep swinging the bats like they did on their most recent roadtrip. The Braves are set to play 3 games against Arizona and then 4 against Colorado. Tonights game begins at 7:30 pm at Turner field.   GO BRAVES!

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