September 30, 2009 |
Jorge Cantu hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and the Florida Marlins damaged Atlanta's playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory that snapped the Braves' seven-game winning streak. The Braves fell three games behind the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card race and were pushed to the brink of elimination in the NL East, with Philadelphia taking a five-game lead with five to play. The Phillies' 7-4 win over Houston reduced their magic number for clinching the division title to one. Florida was officially eliminated from playoff contention when the Rockies beat Milwaukee later Tuesday night.
August 13, 2009 |
at Atlanta 6, Washington 2: Adam LaRoche hit two of the Braves' four homers and Derek Lowe (12-7) won his fifth in a row. Houston 14, at Florida 6: Hunter Pence hit two three-run homers for a career-high six runs batted in to power the Astros. San Diego 6, at Milwaukee 5: Adrian Gonzalez hit a go-ahead double in a four-run seventh inning for the Padres. Prince Fielder reached 100 RBIs for the Brewers. at St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2: Chris Carpenter struck out 10 to win his seventh consecutive decision and Albert Pujols hit his 38th homer.
September 29, 2013 |
While the Dodgers were on their way to dropping a 2-1 decision to the Colorado Rockies in their regular-season finale Sunday at Dodger Stadium, they learned whom they face in the National League division series. The St. Louis Cardinals secured the best record in the NL, leaving the second-seeded Atlanta Braves to face the third-seeded Dodgers in the first round of the playoffs. The first two games of the best-of-five series will be played in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday.
October 7, 2013 |
Juan Uribe, almost booed out of town after two disappointing seasons with the Dodgers, continued his redemption in dramatic fashion. Uribe hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory Monday night at Dodger Stadium over the Atlanta Braves in their division series. The Dodgers became the first team to clinch a division series, defeating the Braves, 3-1, in the series. The victory advances the Dodgers to the National League Championship Series, where they'll play the winner of the Pittsburgh Pirates-St.
October 6, 2013 |
In a story that ran in the Sunday edition of The Times, Adrian Gonzalez talked about what he looks for when studying video of his opponents. Here's Gonzalez's scouting report on Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran, who will start Game 3 of the National League division series Sunday against the Dodgers: “He's a guy, from what I've seen, mixes speeds well with his curveball. He's unpredictable with what they call his slider-curveball - it's the same pitch, he just changes speeds on it. His changeup's pretty consistent on the outside corner.
July 24, 2012 |
Ted Lilly, super salesman? Maybe you heard the news Monday that Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster had been traded to Atlanta , except of course, he wasn't. Dempster has veto power over a trade and apparently the Cubs thought they had his approval, only as it turned out, they did not. At least not yet. It seems Dempster wants to be a Dodger and be reunited with his former Cubs teammate Lilly, and since there is still a week to go before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, he is in no hurry to give his blessing to the Braves while the Dodgers are still interested.