After tonights performance, Javy Vazquez added another great outing to his resume. He went 7 strong innings striking out 9 batters, giving 3 base on balls and allowing 4 runs. Before tonights game, his ERA and total strike outs were in the top of the list of the National League. After tonights game, his ERA was raised to just 2.98, wich I really think its still very very good. But maybe the most amazing thing from tonights game, was when Javy struck out Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder for the 4th time in the game, with the tying run on third.
Javier Vazquez is really living for his expectations as he continues to dominate and to give the Braves a chance to win important games. After his performance in the WBC playing for team Puerto Rico, he really took that confidence he gained in the tournament and used it to just play great for the Atlanta Braves. Good job Javy and just keep it up so that the team could continue to have chanches to be contenders for the playoffs.
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What about them Braves??????????
Well, you all know how games are really won….. Yeah some say its because of great defense, or maybe great offense…. but do you really know the key to winning games? PITCHING …..
Being a pitcher myself, Ive been in the position many times of having the chance of controlling the outcome of a game. Yeah yeah, I know that many say that every day cant be a good day, but common, when you are in the mound all you can think about is to have a good game and doing your best.
Pitchers can decide whether to make a batter hit a ground ball, or a fly ball out, or hey they can strike out whoever they want as long as they trow their best stuff.
Javier Vazquez, Derek Lowe, Jair Jurrjens, Kenshin Kawakami and Tommy Hanson are starting to gain more confidence in themselves as we now see how for the past few games, their starters ERA is one of the best in the league. Thanks to this, the Braves just find themselves 3 games back from the Colorado Rockies and the first place spot. If they, (and by that I mean the starting pitchers), can continue with the briliant dominance they have shown till this moment, Im pretty confident that the Braves are going to have a chance to compete for a spot in the playoffs.
What about them Braves???????