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  1. Braves need their lineup stars to step up

    Christina Kahrl

    Maybe it's a matter of sympathy for a team that lost much of its rotation to the surgeon before a pitch had been thrown. Maybe it's because we all love prospects, and indulge them their shortcomings while anticipating their glorious futures. But with...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  2. Is Freddie Freeman ready for bigger things?

    Christina Kahrl

    Sure, one game is not supposed to mean more than one win or win loss, but does anyone else think that Freddie Freeman isn't ready to explode? After he ripped a pair of home runs against the Brewers on Tuesday night, it's worth remembering that he is ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. Braves' Uptons both go downtown

    Christina Kahrl

    On a night when folks might have been wondering if Chris Davis was going to hit his fifth home run in his fifth game, somebody did do it. It just wasn't Chris Davis. Justin Upton's two-homer night was just his latest "happy to be here" feat now th...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  4. Rays still doing things their way

    Christina Kahrl

    The Rangers are giving notice to the rest of the American League that they're not just a two-time pennant winner, they're a club settling into ruling the roost -- the ascendant franchise in the circuit. From among the old standbys, it doesn't hurt th...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  5. Rays missing more than Red Sox for now

    Christina Kahrl

    Pitching, defense and three-run home runs? It's a formula that has worked going back to the days of Earl Weaver and beyond. An inning into Saturday's game, the Rays had all of that going for them: Designated hitter Luke Scott had already hammered a b...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  6. Where did the leadoff monsters go?

    Christina Kahrl

    Yes, this is another article about the sorry state of offense in 2011. Scoring is down a fifth of a run per team from 2010, a "year of the pitcher." It's down four-tenths of a run from 2009, six-tenths of a run if you want to reach back to 2006. We'v...

    Blog | May 21, 2011