Sunday, May 6, 2012

Braves wrap.

Post my Mike
In case you missed it, the Braves rolled up the Rockies over the weekend by punishing the baseball and Rockies pitching.

Atlanta irritated the Colorado staff so much that Saturday's starter Moyer mouthed off about Chipper stealing signs while standing on second and signaling pitches to McCann.

From the AJC: Moyer gets mouthy

On the Sunday pre-game radio show Leo Mazone put this all into perspective. He said:

"Of course Chipper was trying to steal the signs and signal them to the batter. That is baseball. And of course he will deny it to the bitter end."

He went on to explain that all teams do the same thing, but getting caught doing it will get your hitters the chance see a fast ball coming at the ear hole of their batting helmet. On Saturday the threat of getting beaned by  a 79 mph fast ball from the 49 year old Moyer just wasn't much of a threat.

Then the old man whined making the incident even more laughable.

Baseball is not like football where the commissioner will step in if you are caught stealing signals. In the Grand Ole Game there are signals and more signals, and stealing them has always been a part of it. So too has throwing at players for retribution. Why do you think they have those complicated Nose-ear-eye-bill-chest-clap signs anyway?

The last few weeks have seen the Brave's offense explode and climb up the ladder to #2 in the NL: NL Offensive ranking

Unfortunately as friendly as the freak field of Colorado was to Atlanta's offense, it was equally tough on the pitching stats: NL Pitching stats The Braves slip to 14th in this category.

When was the last time a Braves team was playing this well on offense, and also not in the top 10 in pitching?

Now Atlanta goes to Chicago for a three game series against the Cubs only 1.5 games behind the Nationals. The Cubs are in last place in the NL Central.

You college football fans may remember Monday's starter Jeff  Samardzija who was a standout wide receiver for Notre Dame.

Mondays match up:      Hanson   vs. Samardzija

1 comment:

  1. Scooter from BamaSunday, May 06, 2012

    Chipper said "What am I gonna tell McCann? It gonna be 78mph or 74mph. What's the difference?"