Braves Diary (16/162)

Some days, it is your day.

The Braves turned it back on the Cubs today. The margin again was 13-4, except this time it was the Braves with 13. (Amazingly, but perhaps not that amazingly because this is baseball, this was the second time this had ever happened with this scoreline, first turned by the Phillies and Cardinals in 1936.)

Guillermo Heredia should have probably been the story of the day, but unfortunately Acuña leaving the game early will (and has) dominate the Tweets instead. Hopefully it’s not too bad.

By the way, we’re now 9.88% of the way through the season. So there’s still a long way to go. To wit, 10% of a regular season in other major American sports is:

  • Until this coming season, sometime in the 3rd quarter of the second game of an NFL season. (Afterward, about 3 minutes left in the third quarter.)
  • The first quarter of the second game of a college football season
  • A little over eight games into an NBA or NHL season
  • Three and a half games into a MLS season