NL East Notes: Braves, Morrison, Rodriguez

Jason Heyward hit his first MLB grand slam at Wrigley Field tonight, helping the Braves in their attempt to strengthen their hold on the NL Wild Card. Here are the rest of today’s links from Heyward’s division… 


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  1. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    With an 8.5 game lead in the NL wild card race I really doubt the Braves are worried about holding on to the wild card. Right now it’s more of a question about whether or not they can beat the Brew Crew in Milwaukee.

    • AtlantaBraves2210 4 years ago

      Im scared to death of the Brewers, as any team in the NL should be.

      • Baseballfan83 4 years ago

        I agree the Brewers are scary but The Braves are an excellent team and can take anyone in the playoffs

        • xcal1br 4 years ago

          Very true.  I have not been following the Braves this year and I just noticed Heyward’s stats.  What is wrong with this projected phenom?  Is he playing injured?  He looked like a tiger early on last season and then I haven’t heard a thing.

      • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        To be honest, I think you should be more scared about them having home field advantage. They’ve been a great team lately but through the season they’ve been practically invincible at home.

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i’ve been a venters fanboy for awhile, but i hadn’t checked kimbrel’s numbers for awhile. holy crap

  3. triguous 4 years ago

    Let’s not forget Eric O’Flaherty.

  4. LioneeR 4 years ago

    I look forward to a similar article(hopefully including Viz) for the next 4-5 years

  5. Tirameenlasbolas 4 years ago

    Resign Pudge?  HA!  Let me guess, Boras believes he can play for another 5 years.  Joke.

  6. jdbrk 4 years ago

    I thought Boras was running the Nats anyway.  Maybe he thought so too and was surprised to get pushback when he told Rizzo to send over a new contract for Pudge.  Boras seems to have planted the story in every possible media outlet in DC.

  7. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    I’ll take Ramos and Flores over Pudge at this point

    Thanks anyways, Boras

  8. triguous 4 years ago

    40 saves now! So good. If only one of their pitchers could get Ramirez out this series.

  9. Baseballfan83 4 years ago

    40 now

  10. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i don’t even care about the saves part. it’s the marmol-like k-rate (40.9% of batters who have faced him have struck-out) that blows me away. he’s really been marmol without the walks this year

  11. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i even swung and missed trying to close that tag

  12. Baseballfan83 4 years ago

    Just hope you don’t need batting average

  13. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    and to remind everyone, venters himself has a k-rate just under 30% and a groundball rate of 75.0 %

    it’s a less flashy stat so i don’t think people realize how insane that is. but it really is a 7 inning game against atlanta

  14. RiverKKiller999 4 years ago

    That’s part of the reason they released that loser Scott Proctor and called up Arodys Vizcaino is to take some innings off of O’Ventbrel.

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