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Atlanta Braves Season Thread

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  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 2,169 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Thought they were done. Kept not capitalizing earlier on they but pulled it out!

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 7,016 mod

    Yeah, they were awful with runners in scoring position (especially with less than 2 outs).

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Puttin' on the Yankees early!!!

    (For those that didn't realize a game was already underway, we're playing a doubleheader to make up for last night's rain out.)

    Gerrit Cole on the mound for NY. Ian Anderson making his debut for ATL. Braves currently up 4-0.

    Acuna, Dansby, and Ozuna have all gone deep.

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Not a bad first start for the young fellow

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Freddie!!!!!!!!!!

  • RomeDawg288RomeDawg288 Posts: 849 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Can't believe it, but the Braves might have an additional starter beyond Fried now.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    ***Testing to see if this post restores the thread to the forum.***

  • UGA4LifeUGA4Life Posts: 930 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Anderson looked really good, but let’s not anoint him ROY just yet. He is going to have growing pains. Teams will adjust to him, he will have to adjust to their adjustments. But we saw the potential we have been hearing about for 2 years.

  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 2,169 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Couldn't have asked much more from the double header yesterday. Braves don't need Anderson to be Doc Gooden as a rookie. They need him to be a viable starter to slot in behind Fried. If they can just get Hamels immersed in some holy water or something to get him healthy they might actually have something in a playoff series. Still a long way to go for that, though.

  • Canedawg2140Canedawg2140 Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Really nee Hamels to get touched by an angel really soon...


    Have fun with that one...

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    It has been special what they have done while Acuna, Albies and Soroka have missed so much time.

    The fact that the starters past Fried have been terrible until Anderson came in makes this miraculous.

    Most importantly this team is just fun to watch. AA and Snitker deserve a lot of credit.

  • Canedawg2140Canedawg2140 Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    They are fun to watch, and are winning without those three studs.

    All that being said, they need the two young kids back in the order before the end of the season. They really need to replace the guys batting .179 at the end of the order.

    But, both of those guys are very good defensively, so you aren't losing as much as you could be.

    Bullpen is incredible. Can I teleport 2-3 of those guys back to the 90's?

  • TheSmartWayTheSmartWay Posts: 901 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited September 2020

    Braves future is unbelievably bright:

    SP - Soroka, Fried, Anderson could be our next big 3, not to mention other guys in the pipeline who could still pan out as well (Davidson, Wright, Wilson, Muller, Weigel, ..etc). Imagine a best case scenario where we get one more frontline starter out of that group. Does that give us the best 1-4 in baseball in 3 or 4 years? Maybe a little bit of sunshine pumping there but it seems like a real possibility and it’s a group of guys that will be under team control for a LONG time. Been too long since we’ve had young pitchers like these.

    Lineup - an outfield of Pache, Waters, and Acuna would not only have a chance to be one of the better/best offensive outfields in baseball, but would be hands down one of the best defensive outfields. Freddie has at least 5-6 years left of dominance. Ozzie looks like a long term star for us, Dansby is breaking out and solidifying his status as a folk hero, and even Riley looks like he’s starting to put it all together at 3B. I’ve been especially encouraged by Riley’s flurry of opposite-field hits lately, I really thing he made a significant step in his approach. Another group of young rising stars who will be under team control for a long time.

    Its possible that our future doesn’t pan out as planned and I wouldn’t put it past the Braves to mishandle things terribly. But **** if it doesn’t look like we could be one of the best teams in baseball for years and years to come

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