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One Division Series is wrapped up and another will go to a deciding Game 5 on Wednesday. On Tuesday the Tigers and Rays try to prolong their postseason in a pair of exciting Game 4’s. Here are some statistical notes from the playoffs so far:
Rays have an edge
The Rays continue to try and extend their American League Division Series against the Red Sox, sending Jeremy Hellickson to the...Read more »
How did the Los Angeles Dodgers top the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series? Simple: They dominated them in every imagineable way.
The club that looked like a bust at the start of June now seems like a smart World Series bet. They may have never looked stronger than after dispatching of the Braves in four games.
Here's how the clubs stacked up during a lopsided series:...Read more »
The Braves were wire-to-wire winners of the National League East. The Dodgers stumbled out of the gate but used an exciting rookie to rise to the top of the NL West. They meet in their end of the NLDS on Thursday at 8 p.m. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the series:
Atlanta won the season series against the Dodgers, 5-2. They scored 27 runs and allowed 17. But...Read more »
This is the time of year when music parodies suddenly spring up for teams that are headed to the playoffs (anyone remember 'Yankees Mambo'?)
The best one so far is a Braves-flavored take on Robin Thicke's mega-hit "Blurred Lines" called "Baselines." Two added bonuses: (1) Ex-Braves catcher Javy Lopez makes a couple cameos and (2) Miley Cyrus does not twerk at all, ever...Read more »
it's not too often that a pitcher hits a home run in a cavernous ballpark such as Marlins Park. So when Marlins pitching phenom Jose Fernandez launched his first career home run Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves, he made sure to savor the moment.
The Braves certainly didn't appreciate it, however.
The 20-year-old Fernandez appeared to admire his home run for quite a while, rounded...Read more »
The Atlanta Braves walked away with an 8-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday, but the winning pitcher wasn't able to walk under his own power after.
In the eighth inning while covering first base, Tim Hudson got his right heel stepped on by Eric Young Jr., who was trying to beat out a base hit. Hudson fell to the ground writing in pain, and after being examined by the Mets' medical staff, had...Read more »
1,623 - RBIs for Chipper Jones, the career leader among third basemen who had his number retired Friday by the Braves at Turner Field. Former President Jimmy Carter was even in attendance. As perfect a night it was for Jones, hard to believe the Braves were nice enough to not schedule the Mets for that particular homestand.
$500M - Anticipated cost of Wrigley Field renovation, part of which...Read more »
UPDATE: The Mets and Braves finally got underway at 10:53 p.m. after a nearly four-hour rain delay Monday at Turner Field.
After announcing that the Mets-Braves game would get underway at 10:05 p.m. in Atlanta following a lenghty rain delay, the tarp remained on the field.
At 7:39 p.m., the Braves official Twitter handle tweeted that the grounds crew had just come out to work on the...Read more »