Those are some fierce Fish.

Chipper_Jones-lg.jpgIf only it was this easy. The Braves struggled again against the Marlins who are starting to looking startlingly good. How is it possible for the Marlins to continually trade off their best players for prospects and have the new guys immediately produce? Maybe the fact that their players are young and don’t have a whole lot of big league experience will mean that they will fade quick and hard. But I would assume that that’s what everyone thought about the ’91 Braves.

Jeff Bennett put forth another good effort, but he’s showing that he’s just not equipped to handle this kind of work load. Frank Wren should start looking at the possibility that Hampton might never (and I mean NEVER) pitch again for the Braves, and that Glavine’s not as sturdy as the Braves front office might have hoped. Let’s keep our fingers (and everything else for that matter) crossed that Smoltz, Hudson and Jurrjens can keep giving us quality starts.

 

Chuck James takes the mound tonight with a 1-1 record and a 7.88 ERA. I’m not saying that those numbers won’t get it done, but then again I’m not saying that they will?

It would be nice for the Braves to take advantage of their solid production at the Ted before heading off to face the dreaded New York Mets. The pitching match-ups in New York seem to give the advantage to the Braves, with Jurrjens having the toughest match-up against Righty Mike Pelfrey, whose 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA.

 

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2 comments

  1. marlinsin6

    Actualy,t he players the Marlins got for Willis and Cabrera haven’t produced yet. Maybin is the minors, Miller only barely got his first win last night, and Badenhop who has yet to win goes tonight. What you are seeing is the growth of the best young bullpen in the majors and the maturation of the hitters they brought up in ’06. It’s not like Mike Jabos, Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla and Josh Willinghm haven’t proven they can hit before. The defense is shaky, at best, however. I enjoy reading the posts. Check out my blog by searching ‘Marlins Musings’ in the blog homepage. Good luck to the Braves! (just not tonight :-P)

  2. Home of the BRAVES blog

    That’s a good call on the young Marlins roster. The Marlins are definitely one of the most interesting franchises in MLB. I have a feeling the Marlins are going to stay in the chase this year. I’m just glad that the Braves don’t face the Marlins again until June. I agree with your blog on hating the Yankees. They’re horrible.

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