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Braves pitchers have been lights out this season
Braves pitching has been outstanding in 2013 and the team ERA (2.19) is a full run less than the next best team in the National League (LA Dodgers 3.26). ERA is the stat most fans use to measure pitching, but WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched) is the stat that many baseball experts think gives a better indication of pitching performance.
The Braves pitchers have used a simple formula to limit opponents’ runs. They have kept opponents off the base paths. The Braves team WHIP this season is 1.05, the next closest in the National League is the Cincinnati Reds at 1.16.
To show you how good the Braves pitchers have been this season at keeping runners off base, the best National League team WHIP in 2012 was the Washington Nationals at 1.221. The Braves were third in 2012 in team WHIP at 1.23.
The 1988 New York Mets had the best team WHIP in the past 30 seasons at 1.15. The great Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff in 2...
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Thursday’s game for the Atlanta Braves was full of plays that have made up the team’s season almost a month into the game: timely hits, a quality outing from the pitching staff, and balls flying out of the ballpark to help the Braves secure another victory, this one over the Pittsburgh Pirates by the final score of 6-4. Along with home runs from the Uptons and Chris Johnson came...
Pictures and Video on the FOX 5 website
1. I am so amused this is "news".
2. CG = Cory Gearrin / Cary Grant, right?
3. Glad to know Freddie approves. :D
4. In all seriousness, I think he's pulling it off. I like it.
MLB News: On Friday the Atlanta Braves signed outfielder Nick Weglarz to a minor league deal. While it is not known where he will be assigned, we are assuming that it will be Triple-A Gwinnett. The one-time solid prospect who started his career at the age of 17 had fallen out of favor with the Cleveland Indians and was in camp with the Tampa Bay Rays this spring. Once displaying...
The Braves have placed infielder Blake DeWitt on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.
DeWitt has lower back soreness, an injury that limited him to just 48 games last season between the major leagues and minor leagues in the Chicago Cubs' organization. He is 1 for 3 in four games for Atlanta after beginning the season with...
Uggla often starts slow and picks it up as the season progresses
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has inserted two bench players into today’s starting line-up against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates will send left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez to the mound today. Sanchez has a 12.96 ERA through two starts this season. His last appearance was this past Tuesday night...
On Saturday, April 20, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be giving out an Andrew McCutcheon bobblehead — referred to as “Clutch Bobblehead” in a nod to McCutcheon’s nickname — to the first 25,000 fans through the gates at PNC Park for the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves. The Andrew McCutcheon bobblehead features Rawlings Gold Glove and Louisville Silver Slugger awards...
view from Jenna's season ticket seats
Things you need to know before we get to the pictures...
1. Lisa offered me her season tickets since she couldn't go (this is her view), and I invited Alison to come since she'd missed opening week after being super-sick. Lisa is great.
2. Jenna invited Alison and I to come up and sit with her, and that was awesome too. Jenna is also...
For almost the entire night, the Pirates had to play catch up in this game against the Braves. For most of the game, they did just that. BJ Upton lead the game off with a home run, the Pirates tied it on a sac fly. After the Pirates took a 2-1 lead on a long Russell Martin home run, the Braves took a 3-2 lead on a Chris Johnson homer. The Pirates tied the game back up on a moster...
Braves (13-3) at Pirates (8-8)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs go for two in a row against the Braves tonight at PNC. It’s Andrew McCutchen bobblehead night, so there should be a solid crowd (which is good, since there haven’t been any good crowds since the opener). A win would clinch a series split for the Bucs, which would be a very strong result...
Braves (13-2) at Pirates (7-8)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs look to even this weekend’s series with the red-hot Braves tonight after a tough defeat late in last night’s game.
Programming note: This was originally scheduled to be another MLB Network telecast, but the Pens game has been postponed tonight due to the events in Boston. As a...
Here is Jonathan Sanchez's line from this afternoon:
3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K
And here is Kris Medlen's line:
6 IP, 7 H, 3R, 1 BB, 6 K
That's not a line that would seem to bear well for the Pirates, but they found a way anyway today, mostly on the bullpen and on Russell Martin. The bullpen was excellent today. Combined, they went six shutout innings...
Braves (13-4) at Pirates (9-8)
1:35 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Pirates go for a series win an 3 of 4 against the Braves this afternoon, which would be quite an accomplishment. Even if they lose and split the series, I’ll happily take that result considering the facts that the Braves were playing incredible ball coming in to Pittsburgh and that the Bucs...
I get accused of being negative. A lot. Right now I’m going to do something a little different because the past two games have really impressed me. The positives. The biggest positive I’m seeing right now is that the Pirates are winning these games completely. As a fanbase we often say things like, “well sure…