Search Results for: label/Atlanta Braves

2012 Atlanta Braves: Why Kris Medlen Is the X-Factor for Post-Season Success

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Braves.com Ever heard of a pitcher named Kris Medlen? By now, you should have at least come across the name. The Washington Nationals were the most recent victims of Medlen’s dominance, as the unknown starter fanned 13 Nats hitters. The Atlanta Braves loss of ace Brandon Beachy was a void that supposedly couldn’t be filled. […]

Should Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez Be the 2012 NL Cy Young Winner?

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Before I get into Washington Nationals star pitcher Gio Gonzalez and his achievements, I would like to acknowledge the success of the the team as a whole so far this season. Washington is off to an unbelievable start in its effort to win the division, as Gonzalez pitched six solid innings to become […]

Is Reds’ Aroldis Chapman the Best Closer in the MLB?

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Joe Robbins/Getty Images Aroldis Chapman has had an unbelievable season for a closer. He has gone 5-5 with a miniscule 1.60 ERA and 119 strikeouts. And, he has only pitched 67.2 innings. His strikeouts-per-nine-innings is 15.8. That would mean that if he were to start, he would strike out more than half the batters he […]

What Are the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Chances of Making the Playoffs?

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Before the season started, did you think the Pittsburgh Pirates could possibly make the playoffs this season? Not me. This is one of the things I love most about the game of baseball. The league is so balanced that any team can emerge onto the scene at any time and any […]