Atlanta Braves

5th NL East | 64-92
  • Batting Avg
    .255 AVG
  • Runs
    624 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.57 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    172 HR
  • Pete Mackanin unloads on Phillies' bullpen after latest collapse
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    Pete Mackanin unloads on Phillies' bullpen after latest collapse

    TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of their AL wild-card showdown. Ezequiel Carrera also homered as the Blue Jays won for the sixth time in eight games. They lead the wild-card standings by two games over the Orioles with five to play. Baltimore began the day two games ahead of Detroit and Seattle for the league's final playoff spot. Orioles slugger Chris Davis was ejected for arguing with plate umpire Will Little after striking out against Joe Biagini in the seventh, the third time in three at-bats Davis was caught looking. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter also was

  • Marlins to honor Jose Fernandez by retiring No. 16
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    Marlins to honor Jose Fernandez by retiring No. 16

    Still grieving the death of Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins returned to work Monday to take on the New York Mets. To honor their star pitcher, the Marlins announced they will retire Fernandez's No. 16. They will also wear Fernandez's No. 16 uniform in tonight's game against the New York Mets. "No one will wear No. 16 again," owner Jeffrey Loria said Monday. It has been a whirlwind weekend for the Marlins. Fernandez, the 24-year-old ace starting pitcher, died Sunday morning following a boating accident. The Marlins’ Sunday game against the Atlanta Braves was quickly scrapped, but the club still had to prepare for an emotional Monday tilt. “It’s been hard -- really had,” manager Don Mattingly

  • Interminable Rains of Unfortunate Timing: Braves 7, Phillies 6
    The Good Phight

    Interminable Rains of Unfortunate Timing: Braves 7, Phillies 6

    On the other hand, we only have to play two more games, ever, in Turner Field, so aren’t we the real winners here? Well, some of us are. Others of us, notably Severino Gonzalez, Luis Garcia, Joely ROdriguez and David Hernandez, are in fact the losers, as they combined to give away a 6-1 lead. Jerad Eickhoff went into the rainstorm with a lead, like Carson Wentz would do, but the bullpen wasted little time in giving it back. Let’s focus on the good parts. The first two innings, perhaps. Like this Ryan Howard grand slam, in the first. Or this Cameron Rupp double, in the second, that I can’t embed, because reasons. http://m.mlb.com/video/v1190901583/?game_pk=449223 Things like that were good. Eickhoff