Is this the best Braves infield ever?

Wednesday, June 19th

Braves Legend Dale Murphy joined Dukes & Bell to talk about the Braves hot streak, who he would add at the deadline, and is this the best Braves infield ever?

Dale said the division will come down to who takes care of business against the lower tier teams.

 “You look at the Mets they have a good staff.” Murphy said “They’re throwing a quality pitcher out there, this is going to come down to what you do teams  with the lower tier teams like Miami, your win percentage has to be really good against those lower tier teams because every night it’s going to be a dog fight.”

Murphy told the guys you can never have enough good pitching.

 “You’re pitching has to be really good.” Murphy said “Baseball will always be pitching, it’s always about pitching, then defense, then your offense, but everyone will be going after Madison Bumgarner. There’s no such thing as a crowded pitching staff, some guys will get bumped but you cannot have enough quality pitchers, I think the Braves will be very active, hopefully sooner than later.”

Dale said this could be the most productive Braves infield ever when it’s all said and done.

 “I don’t doubt that.” Murphy said “I looked thru past infields, in ’82 our infield was good, Chipper’s MVP year the infield hit 74 homeruns, these guys have already hit 57 homeruns and 179RBI which will completely blow any infield the team has had out of the water, I like our lineup better than anyone in the East. The other thing is the defense, this is a great offensive and defensive infield.”