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Old 04-06-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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sadly i missed the game yesterday Hopefully i can catch it wednesday. If its on tv
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: The City
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The Braves are heading in the right direction and I really like their pitching and their new kid but at this point they cant match the line up of the Phils
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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Right now, Glaus is killing the Braves offensively but he did nice with a big double-play (unassisted). Heyward struck out twice but I didn't expect him to be perfect. Chipper with the game winning HR and Wags looked good, Braves win 3-2. Kidphilly's right so far, ATL's offense can't be getting shut down like tonight and the hitters need to be more patient (Glaus was bad tonight).
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody, Atlanta GA
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Right now, Glaus is killing the Braves offensively but he did nice with a big double-play (unassisted). Heyward struck out twice but I didn't expect him to be perfect. Chipper with the game winning HR and Wags looked good, Braves win 3-2. Kidphilly's right so far, ATL's offense can't be getting shut down like tonight and the hitters need to be more patient (Glaus was bad tonight).

I know what you mean,but so far the Braves have been very patient this season, according to the Foxsports announcers.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I know what you mean,but so far the Braves have been very patient this season, according to the Foxsports announcers.
I wouldn't put too much stock in what Foxsports has to say. You can always check for yourself on sites like baseball reference.

2009 Atlanta Braves Batting Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com

2010 Atlanta Braves Batting Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com

Looks like Foxsports gets a small win here

In 2009 Braves hitters saw 3.69 pitches per plate appearance. 3.81 was league average.
In 2010 Braves hitters have seen 3.85 pitchers per plate appearance. 3.83 is league average.

The 2010 season is pretty young, but that should be a little encouraging for you
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Fangraphs.com is another excellent site for learning more about baseball

Here's two outstanding articles you might like about Chipper Jones and how he approaches hitting pitchers

Chipper, First Pitches and Saber-minded Reporting | FanGraphs Baseball
Chipper’s First-Pitch Aggressiveness by Pitcher xFIP | FanGraphs Baseball
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody, Atlanta GA
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Wow, thanks guys, I didn't know that.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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What happened to the Braves yesterday. I go to yahoo and i find out they lost to the Padres 17 to 2. what the hell?!?!?!
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Can Heyward Lay Off Breaking Balls in the Dirt? | FanGraphs Baseball

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The graph is from the catcher’s perspective, so Heyward, a lefty, stands to the right of the zone, and the location indicated is where the pitch crosses the plate.
That is a striking trend. Of the 18 non-fastballs below the zone, he has swung at 12 of them and not made contact with one
Read the full article. I keep getting yelled at for reposting too much of the articles.

So far, it looks like Heyward is having a hard time with low breaking balls.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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This is not going to go well for him unless he can quickly turn this around.
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