Atlanta Braves

5th NL East | 63-92
  • Batting Avg
    .254 AVG
  • Runs
    617 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.56 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    171 HR
  • Video: Chris Carter turns Brewers’ eighth triple play
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    Video: Chris Carter turns Brewers’ eighth triple play

    Zach Davies and Chris Carter wrote themselves into the history books on Friday night when Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto lined into his first career triple play. With runners on first and second, Carter scooped the liner and stepped on the bag to retire Votto and Scott Schebler, then flipped the ball to shortstop Orlando Arcia to catch Jose Peraza for the triple play. According to the Triple Plays Database at sabr.org, Carter’s play marked the 39th 3-3-6 triple play turned since 1876 and the eighth of any kind orchestrated by the Brewers. More remarkably, it was the second time that Davies and Carter have helped turn a triple play in 2016, the sequel to a 5-4-3 flip they recorded in April against

  • Great Britain, Israel advance in World Baseball Classic qualifiers
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    Great Britain, Israel advance in World Baseball Classic qualifiers

    Israel blanked Brazil 1-0 in the semifinals, advancing to the qualifier final that will be played on Sunday against the winner of Saturday’s semifinal round. Cardinals’ right-hander Corey Baker, who spent the majority of his season in Double-A Springfield, led the charge against Brazil with five innings of one-hit ball, permitting three walks and striking out six. As Israel’s bullpen combined for another four shutout innings, third baseman Cody Decker scored on a sac fly to give Israel the one-run backing they needed to advance to the finals. Great Britain, meanwhile, prevailed over Pakistan’s first national baseball team in seven innings by the mercy rule. It was the second such loss for Pakistan,

  • Daniel Murphy shut down with left buttocks strain
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    Daniel Murphy shut down with left buttocks strain

    According to a report from Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com, the Nationals’ Daniel Murphy has been shut down by the team through the weekend series against the Pirates. An MRI revealed a “left buttocks strain” for the infielder, who injured his leg last weekend while sliding into second base on a double. Several days of rest hasn’t done wonders for Murphy’s leg, and now that he has a clear diagnosis, it gives the team some options going forward. One of those options is keeping Murphy available as a pinch-hitter, since the strain is supposed to primarily affect his ability to run the bases. The 31-year-old took two at-bats off the bench this week, going 0-for-2, though Zuckerman reported that