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Postby jdh » Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:20 am

http://www.ajc.com/braves/content/sport ... moltz.html

Appparently, now Sept 17 is the earliest he could be back. It's looking more and more like Smoltz owners shouldn't expect any more saves from him the rest of the season.
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Postby Madison » Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:30 am

Thanks for the update. ;-D
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Postby wrveres » Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:47 am

Well chit ... so much for the Cy Young .. Its all Eric's to lose.
this may be a little more serious than the ATL is letting on. I mean who knew he was injured in the first place. Then we were told just two weeks of rest. Now a delay? Yeah something is really wrong. IMO :-t
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Postby Leiter Fan » Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:56 am

This sucks. I just picked up Danny Graves to fill the slot, now that he's back as the Reds' full time closer, but somehow I don't think he'll be able to fill Smoltz's shoes.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Sep 01, 2003 4:14 am

Leiter Fan wrote:This sucks. I just picked up Danny Graves to fill the slot, now that he's back as the Reds' full time closer, but somehow I don't think he'll be able to fill Smoltz's shoes.



thats funny ...

cus I picked up Reitsma ... :-)
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Postby Leiter Fan » Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:41 pm

wrveres wrote:
Leiter Fan wrote:This sucks. I just picked up Danny Graves to fill the slot, now that he's back as the Reds' full time closer, but somehow I don't think he'll be able to fill Smoltz's shoes.



thats funny ...

cus I picked up Reitsma ... :-)


Here's the source I have for Graves. I haven't heard anything about Reitsma closing games anymore, have you?

http://bigleaguers.yahoo.com/mlbpa/news ... &type=news
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Postby Leiter Fan » Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:44 pm

Here's another one:

Cincinnati has inserted Danny Graves back in the closer's role after he went 4-14 with a 5.30 ERA as a starter. During his first save opportunity, he threw two scoreless innings to earn the save. Mark my words, Graves will finish strong this September and be the Reds' closer to start the 2004 season.

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Postby R-Tehst » Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:54 pm

hmmm....interesting, but i got this form rotoworld

"Danny Graves pitched two scoreless innings tonight to earn a save in his first appearance since being removed from the rotation. Chris Reitsma worked two innings last night, so Graves closed tonight. It seems likely that Graves will get at least a couple of more saves before season's end, though Reitsma is also expected to receive chances."

And in last nights game graves pitched the 8th while the reds were down 2-0 and gave up 3 runs. I think reitsma is still the closer for now
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Postby Leiter Fan » Mon Sep 01, 2003 1:00 pm

R-Tehst wrote:hmmm....interesting, but i got this form rotoworld

"Danny Graves pitched two scoreless innings tonight to earn a save in his first appearance since being removed from the rotation. Chris Reitsma worked two innings last night, so Graves closed tonight. It seems likely that Graves will get at least a couple of more saves before season's end, though Reitsma is also expected to receive chances."

And in last nights game graves pitched the 8th while the reds were down 2-0 and gave up 3 runs. I think reitsma is still the closer for now


Well, I guess time will tell - by the way, I fixed the first of the two links I posted above - originally, I screwed up and just linked it back to this page. Oops. :-[

Anyway, I dropped Mercker for Graves, who everyone is saying is going to be working as part of a committee for the Braves. So, no big loss. Just trying desperately to fill the Smoltz gap.
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Postby titanut » Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:41 pm

Braves close by committee ? I haven't seen that, other than Mercker, that pitiful crew couldn't hold the game to the 9th.
I'm holding on to Mercker, at least he won't kill my era. My
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