The Dodgers lost tonight for the first time in nearly three weeks, stopping their win streak at 11 and dropping them to 31-5 in their past 36 games. Their streak was tied for the longest such one in baseball this year. (The Astros put up the same mark in early June.)
The Nationals and Braves were scheduled to begin play in D.C. tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET. It was not raining. But there was rain in the forecast, so they went ahead and called a rain delay anyway—just in case, right? They didn’t need to put a tarp on the field, since, you know, it wasn’t actually raining, but there was…
A month after breaking his wrist, Freddie Freeman’s had his cast removed. His return from the disabled list is likely still weeks away, but it’s drawing closer—which means that it’s time to start talking about, uh, moving him to third base!
Baseball happened last night in Atlanta, but who has time for bats and balls when there’s a spandex-clad superhero taking on all comers in a sprint along the outfield wall:
Philadelphia third baseman Maikel Franco, like many of his Phillies teammates, found a new way to screw up a baseball game tonight as he hurled his bat into the backstop netting, lodging it there and leading to a series of pathetic attempts to retrieve it.
Wednesday night’s broadcast of the Pirates-Braves game featured a cameo by a security guard who takes his job way, way too seriously.
The Atlanta Braves are a pretty bad baseball team, but they have gotten some decent production out of the bullpen, which recently went on a nice scoreless innings streak. And then there’s Josh Collmenter.
Last night the Atlanta Braves finally fired back at the Toronto Blue Jays for carrying out an immensely pathetic beef during the four-game series.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman knocked his first career dinger tonight off Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran. In doing so, Stroman became the first pitcher in 14 years to homer for the Blue Jays.
Last night, Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar appeared to have called Braves reliever Jason Motte a “fag” or “faggot” after Motte quick-pitched him to strike him out swinging and end the seventh inning.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left last night’s game against the Blue Jays in the fifth inning after taking a fastball to the left wrist. It was one of those moments that immediately makes you worry about broken bones and weeks on the disabled list.
In the seventh inning of tonight’s Blue Jays-Braves game, Jason Motte struck Kevin Pillar out to end the inning on a quick pitch. Pillar took issue with Motte’s tactics and yelled something indiscernible at the mound, immediately drawing a warning from the umpire. Both benches cleared and milled around before…
The Atlanta Braves began this season playing in a shiny new stadium located out in Cobb County. The new ballpark cost local taxpayers nearly $400 million, and at one point, the county was forced to raise taxes to pay for public parks because they’d overpaid so severely for the stadium, which is already seeing…
The Astros put the finishing touches on a two-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves this afternoon, coming back and winning 4-2. The Braves have not been good this year, but they are very consciously rebuilding, and a team full of younger guys will make some mistakes. Like this one, where Marwin Gonzalez…
Last week, former Phillies superstar Ryan Howard insisted that his wretched play with the Braves’ AAA affiliate did not signal the rapidly approaching end of his playing career. Howard joined the Braves minor league system this year after 13 seasons with the Phillies, and while he was a world-class masher for a good…
Ryan Howard’s last five seasons in Philadelphia made him a poster child for the dangers of a long-term, back-loaded contract. Watching him at the end was almost painful—struggling to keep his OPS over the .700 mark, a decade after he crushed 58 home runs as MVP.
Do you really? You’ve been warned.
Yep, it was one of those CB Bucknor kind of nights. Bucknor, who has been named the worst umpire in baseball multiple times in player surveys, was behind the plate for last night’s 3-1 Nationals win over the Braves. Just where Bucknor thought that plate was is another story.
Otis Nixon, a former outfielder who spent 17 seasons on nine Major League teams, most famously on the Atlanta Braves’ worst-to-first turnaround team in 1991, is missing, according to police in Woodstock, Ga.
Ryan Howard, who played 13 seasons for the Phillies, became a free agent late last season after the club bought out of his contract and released him. While in Philly, he won an MVP award and World Series title, made three All-Star teams, and hit 382 homers. But Howard was clearly on his last legs in 2016, hitting .196…