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August 8, 2009 | Associated Press
John Smoltz may have thrown the last pitch of his storied career. The Boston Red Sox cut the struggling Smoltz on Friday, a day after the New York Yankees sent the 42-year-old righty to yet another early exit. Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein traveled to New York to tell Smoltz that the team had designated him for assignment. The move gives Boston 10 days to trade or release Smoltz or send him to the minors. "When he woke up today, he said, 'How can I help the team win?
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July 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
- Two starts into his major league career, former UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer is 0-1 with a 9.82 earned-run average for the Arizona Diamondbacks. But the results haven't diminished the self-assurance projected by the 21-year-old graduate of Newhall Hart High, who faces the Dodgers for the first time on Sunday at Chase Field. "Why?" Bauer asked. "Because I had a bad outing? I know when I execute my pitches and I execute my game plan, I'll be effective no matter who I'm facing.
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January 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pitcher John Smoltz, most valuable player in last year's NL playoffs, was one of 10 Atlanta Braves to file for salary arbitration before Friday's deadline. A total of 115 major league players have filed.
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October 24, 2009 | Ben Bolch and Kevin Baxter
The scenario tonight couldn't be better for Andy Pettitte . He will be taking the mound in front of a raucous Yankee Stadium crowd with a chance to pitch his team into the World Series for the first time since 2003. And if he succeeds, the victory will make him the winningest pitcher in postseason history. But only one of those things matters to Pettitte. "The records are nice, but it will mean an awful lot to try to close this thing out and help this team get to where we want to be, and that's to another World Series," said Pettitte, who is 15-9 with a 3.90 ERA in 37 postseason starts, tying him with John Smoltz for most playoff wins.
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July 7, 2004
"No one is going to ever come close again. I think it's the best pitching record out there." John Smoltz, Atlanta closer, on Eric Gagne's record of 84 consecutive saves
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April 18, 2005
Atlanta pitcher John Smoltz, who returned to starting this year for the first time since 2001, suffered his third loss in as many starts Saturday as Philadelphia beat the Braves, 3-2. Here are Smoltz's previous five seasons as a full-time starter for the Braves: *--* Year GS Innings Record * 1999 29 186 1/3 11-8 * 1998 26 167 2/3 17-3 * 1997 35 256 15-12 * 1996 35 253 2/3 24-8 * 1995 29 192 2/3 12-7 *--*
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October 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Right-hander John Smoltz will be Atlanta's starting pitcher when the Braves open the National League playoffs next Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirate. Manager Bobby Cox said the Braves will go with a three-man rotation in the best-of-seven series, which opens at Atlanta. Steve Avery will start the second game and Tom Glavine will pitch Game 3 at Pittsburgh. The rotation leaves out Charlie Leibrandt and Pete Smith, the fourth and fifth starters during the regular season.
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April 26, 1998
The Braves' trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz is considered one of the best pitching combinations in recent times. Here's how they compare in victories to other combinations since 1972.
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November 27, 2001 | Jason Reid
The Dodgers are among the teams pursuing free-agent pitcher John Smoltz, baseball sources said. Although Smoltz finished last season as the Braves' closer, the Dodgers hope to sign the right-hander to bolster their rotation. The Braves hope to re-sign Smoltz as their closer, but the New York Yankees, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Dodgers are interested in him as a starter.
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October 1, 2009 | Associated Press
at Philadelphia 10, Houston 3: Phillies clinched third straight NL East title. Florida 5, at Atlanta 4: Ricky Nolasco (13-9) struck out nine consecutive Braves, one short of the major league record, and 16 overall. at Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 1: Laynce Nix hit a grand slam off John Smoltz. Pittsburgh 4-8, at Chicago 0-2: The Pirates got their first doubleheader sweep at Wrigley Field since 1983. at San Francisco 4, Arizona 1: Brad Penny gave up one unearned run. at Washington 7, New York 4: Justin Maxwell hit a walk-off grand slam off Francisco Rodriguez.
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August 24, 2009 | Associated Press
St. Louis 5, at San Diego 2: John Smoltz had a brilliant debut with the St. Louis Cardinals, striking out a season-high nine -- including seven straight -- and holding San Diego to three hits over five scoreless innings. at Colorado 4, San Francisco 2: Ubaldo Jimenez threw eight strong innings, outpitching Tim Lincecum. Arizona 7, at Houston 5: Ryan Roberts had four hits to help the Diamondbacks end a seven-game skid. Cincinnati 4, at Pittsburgh 1: The Reds ended the Pirates' five-game winning streak.
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August 10, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
With Chad Billingsley questionable for his next start Wednesday in San Francisco and with the Dodgers unsettled on a permanent fifth starter, Manager Joe Torre said Sunday the team continues to look outside the organization for help. "They're looking," Torre said of the front office. "We talked about the waiver wire. There is a possibility that something can happen." Among the possibilities is right-hander Vicente Padilla , a former All-Star who the Rangers designated for assignment Friday despite an 8-6 record in 18 starts.
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August 8, 2009 | Associated Press
John Smoltz may have thrown the last pitch of his storied career. The Boston Red Sox cut the struggling Smoltz on Friday, a day after the New York Yankees sent the 42-year-old righty to yet another early exit. Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein traveled to New York to tell Smoltz that the team had designated him for assignment. The move gives Boston 10 days to trade or release Smoltz or send him to the minors. "When he woke up today, he said, 'How can I help the team win?
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July 12, 2009
John Smoltz got his first win for Boston and Kevin Youkilis hit two home runs to lift the Red Sox over the Kansas City Royals, 15-9, on Saturday night. Smoltz (1-2) struck out seven over five innings, giving up one run and four hits. He struck out four batters in a row over the second and third innings. Coming off shoulder surgery that cut his 2008 season to six appearances, the 42-year-old Smoltz didn't make his first start until June 25 against Washington.
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April 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Once the Philadelphia Phillies finished celebrating their World Series title, the Atlanta Braves spoiled the rest of the opening-night party. Derek Lowe pitched eight superb innings, three Braves hit home runs against Brett Myers and Atlanta beat the defending champions, 4-1, in the major league opener Sunday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Jeff Francoeur had a solo shot and Jordan Schafer hit one in his first career at-bat for the Braves.
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September 14, 2008 | Paul Newberry, Associated Press
ATLANTA -- For Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, this season has surely rekindled memories of their early days with the Atlanta Braves. Back in the late 1980s, they were just coming up with one of baseball's worst teams. Now, they've come full circle. As Glavine and Smoltz wind down their likely Hall of Fame careers -- and there's a chance both have already thrown their final pitches -- they can only watch as the Braves find themselves mired near the bottom of the standings, just playing out the season while other teams battle for division titles and playoff spots.
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September 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz lost a shot at his first no-hitter in the first three innings. Oh sure, the scorebook will show that Washington's Ronnie Belliard broke it up with a clean single leading off the eighth. But Smoltz looked back at those early innings, when he burned 48 pitches and didn't have enough left at the end to finish the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 victory over the Nationals. "It had a chance to be a magical night," the 40-year-old Smoltz said. "I really felt like it would be.
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