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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18 Comments on "NL East Notes: Braves, Morrison, Rodriguez"


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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

Baseballfan83
4 years 6 days ago

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

xcal1br
4 years 5 days 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.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 days 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.

notsureifsrs
4 years 6 days ago

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

triguous
4 years 6 days ago

Let’s not forget Eric O’Flaherty.

LioneeR
4 years 5 days ago

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

Tirameenlasbolas
4 years 5 days ago

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

jdbrk
4 years 5 days 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.

LUWahooNatFan
4 years 5 days ago

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

Thanks anyways, Boras

triguous
4 years 6 days ago

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

Baseballfan83
4 years 6 days ago

40 now

notsureifsrs
4 years 6 days 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

notsureifsrs
4 years 6 days ago

i even swung and missed trying to close that tag

Baseballfan83
4 years 6 days ago

Just hope you don’t need batting average

notsureifsrs
4 years 6 days 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

RiverKKiller999
4 years 5 days 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.