Thursday, September 29, 2011

Atlanta Braves

Dan Uggla (from ESPN)
September 1st of this year. Atlanta (81-55) is leading the wild card chase by 8 1/2 games over St. Louis (73-64) and is on a roll having won 2 in a row and 9 out of the last 12. St. Louis was also doing well, but at 7 wins in 12 tries were losing ground in the race to be the last playoff team.

Fast forward to the last day of the season. St. Louis beats Houston by a count of 7-0 to go to 90-72 (a run of 17-8 to finish the month) while Atlanta falls in 13 innings to MLB leading Philadelphia 4-3 to finish at 89-73 (a fall of 8-18) to finish a whole game out of the playoffs.

The ending seemed like a moot point a month ago; it would be Atlanta and there would be no doubt (with some analysts even predicting them to take it all thanks to the pitching they had going), and now there is no doubt. St. Louis earned it's trip to the playoffs and should do well now that they are there.

Atlanta will have to regroup; try to hold onto their talent and develop some offense for next season. If not, it'll be the same sad story next year.

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 Recently played a few games on Caldera (warzone) and then... Lots of luck in this one, but satisfying