Friday, April 15, 2016

Series Preview: Braves v. Marlins April 15-17, 2016

If not now, when? If not this weekend, will the Braves ever win in April? We shall find out.

Game 1 - Perez v. Chen
Game 2 - Norris v. Koehler
Game 3 - Chacin v. Cosart

Ok, so there's good news and there's bad news for these games with the Marlins. He's the good news: Chen and Cosart both had terrible first starts, ERA's over 5.00, and didn't make it past the 5th inning. The Marlins are also only 3-4 on the year and 21st in runs scored. They are without a doubt the worst team we're faced so far this season with these favorable matchups.

Here's the bad news. Norris and Perez have ERA's over 6.00 on the year. The Braves are 27th in runs scored. Eight of our position players are hitting .200 or worse. Oh and we haven't won a game yet with an 0-9 record, so it's not exactly like we're lighting up the world with confidence.

Not a ton of stats yet, but the ones that are here are ugly. Eric Aybar is the only guy with any success against Chen, so look for him to get a start at the top of the order on Friday most likely. AJ will likely get the start against Koehler since he's 7/15 off him with 2 homers in his career. And Freddie Freeman is 3/9 with a homer off Cosart, so I'm hoping he'll be a game-changer there in the final match.

CPA Predictions:

CPA got all 4 right because we lost all 4. So it's 5-2 on the year. Here's the rest.

Game 1 - Marlins by 2
Game 2 - Marlins by 5
Game 3 - Braves by 1

CPA thinks the first win is coming on Sunday. So it's 0-11 until then and we set the record. Good luck everybody!

GO BRAVES!

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