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tOfficial 2018 Braves season thread

Discussion in 'Atlanta Braves' started by Chewbaccer, Jan 28, 2018.

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    We're probably good but I just keep thinking of that Mets team that blew a 7 game lead with 17 games left.
     



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    Cubs beat gNats
     
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    You know Newk is gonna get a spot because he's left handed. Hopefully the offense shows up.
     
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    I guess he would take Julios spot but Julio has been pitching well and I kinda feel like we owe it to him for sticking with it through the tough times.

    Newk is an automatic L. Only thing that gives me hope is that he does well in cooler weather which it will be next month. It was cool Monday Night and that was the best he has pitched all year.
     
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    Julio has been on roll lately. He has a spot in the playoff rotation. Anibal can take a hike and not look back for all I care.
     
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    Sanchez has been great this year. I know he is a pussy that comes out of the game for anything, but he has been really consistent this year.
     
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    He's been underwhelming ever since he bitched out of the game against the Nats. Like I said, it's gonna take a perfect game or some postseason heroics for him to win me back.
     
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    man, it feels so weird at how much distance we have put between us and the Phillies. we were neck and neck all year long, then the Phillies absolutely imploded.
     
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    Well that lead really looks out of hand after we swept the Giants and then the team we are playing today, dismantled the Phillies.

    This weekend might be the biggest one for the Braves in 5 years.
     
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    This weekend games should look like the following:

    Scherzer (17-6) vs Gausan (9-10)
    Rodriguez (2-2) vs Teheran (9-7)
    Roark (13-11) vs Newcomb (12-8)
     
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    Id rather have Touki than Newk on Sunday.
     
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    I'd rather have Touki than tehran.
     
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    Viz is back!!
     
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    He's gonna be wild his first couple of outings. Hopefully we can ease him back in some low leverage spots.
     
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    Julio has been on a nice little roll for about a month here. Newcomb has had like 3 good starts since June.
     
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    If we can just win one game this weekend against the Nats, it'll have them 7 games back with 13 games left. Just don't get swept. That gives them life.

    And we all know how much better we play of the road, so I don't think it would shock any of us if we followed a 6-1 road trip with a 1-5 home stand. I won't feel comfortable until that magic number reaches zero.

    I'm a diehard UGA fan and I like the Falcons. I've learned to not count my chickens before they hatch.
     
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    I will take 5-5 on this homestand and be happy about it.
     
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    If we just go 8-8 the rest of the way we cant be caught.
     
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    We could, but the Phillies would have to win out.
     
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    Got this breakdown from Reddit:

    The Braves play 10 of their remaining 16 games against the Phillies (7) and Nationals (3).

    If the Braves play .500 (8-8) the rest of the way, the Phillies would have to literally win all 17 of their remaining games to win the division. In this scenario, the Braves would finish 90-72 and the Phillies would finish 91-71.

    Braves 10-6, Phillies cannot tie or win the division

    Braves 9-7, Phillies 17-0 to tie

    Braves 8-8, Phillies 17-0 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 7-9, Phillies 16-1 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 6-10, Phillies 15-2 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 5-11, Phillies 14-3 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 4-12, Phillies 13-4 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 3-13, Phillies 12-5 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 2-14, Phillies 11-6 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 1-15, Phillies 10-7 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 0-16, Phillies 9-8 to win the division by 1 game

    *The Phillies have the worst record in MLB since August 5 with an 11-22 record

    If the Braves play .500 (8-8) the rest of the way, it would be mathematically impossible for the Nationals to win the division even if they won all 15 of their remaining games. In this scenario, the Braves would finish 90-72 and the Nats would finish 89-73. The Braves would have to go 6-10 in their remaining 16 games for the Nationals to be able to win the division by going 15-0.

    Braves 8-8, Nationals cannot win or tie the division

    Braves 7-9, Nationals 15-0 to tie the division

    Braves 6-10, Nationals 15-0 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 5-11, Nationals 14-1 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 4-12, Nationals 13-2 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 3-13, Nationals 12-3 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 2-14, Nationals 11-4 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 1-15, Nationals 10-5 to win the division by 1 game

    Braves 0-16, Nationals 9-6 to win the division by 1 game