October 4, 2013 |
ATLANTA -- This was a game the Dodgers could have won. They could have boarded their charter flight to Los Angeles on Friday night with a commanding lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League division series. Instead, the Braves' 4-3 victory meant the best-of-five series was tied at one game apiece, leaving open the unsettling possibility that Clayton Kershaw could be forced to pitch on three days' rest for the first time in his career. BOX SCORE: Braves 4, Dodgers 3 In the aftermath of the loss at Turner Field, many of the questions the Dodgers faced were related to Manager Don Mattingly's ill-fated decision in the seventh inning to intentionally walk roster filler Reed Johnson to face former All-Star Jason Heyward.
August 18, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Manager Don Mattingly said Friday he expects to be suspended "a game or two" for his blowup with the home plate umpire a day earlier. "I still think it's going to happen, it sounds like, just not tonight," Mattingly said before the Dodgers played the Atlanta Braves. "I got a stay of execution for one more day. " Mattingly vehemently argued with umpire Angel Campos, and was ejected, during the Dodgers' game with the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The manager was protesting that center fielder Matt Kemp had just been ejected while Kemp stood in the dugout.
August 13, 2013 |
A San Francisco Giants fan has claimed responsibility for throwing a banana on the field during Sunday's game against Baltimore. But 42-year-old Alexander Poulides told the San Jose Mercury News that the action wasn't racially motivated nor was it directed toward Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, as many had been speculating since the African American player tweeted about the incident after the 10-2 Baltimore victory. "I'm embarrassed and shocked by the outcome," Poulides said.
July 5, 2013 |
Giancarlo Stanton, a slugging outfielder from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, didn't make the majors because of his defense, but on Thursday night he did make a diving catch that helped the Miami Marlins pull out a 4-3 victory over the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Marlins took the lead in the top of the ninth inning on a run-scoring single by pinch-hitter Donovan Solano. The Braves rallied in the bottom of the inning, though, and with a runner on first base and one out, Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla drove a fly ball to deep right-center field.
October 9, 2010 |
His general manager talked about his short memory. His manager glowed about his toughness. His teammates marveled at his ability to frame his failures in proper perspective. But on Saturday, Brian Wilson didn't act like a pitcher who had put his blown save from the previous night behind him. "What's up, guys?" the San Francisco Giants' closer said, avoiding eye contact and walking away briskly from his locker to a back room in the visiting clubhouse at Turner Field. Approached again later, Wilson again declined to speak.
October 11, 2010 |
As one pitcher departed from the diamond and another stepped onto it, the video scoreboard at Turner Field showed a five-month-old highlight of Brooks Conrad hitting a home run. The home crowd booed. Conrad stood on the infield dirt with his hands by his side. On Sunday, he was about as far removed as he could be from that glorious day in May when he hit a grand slam that decided a game. The stone-gloved second baseman had committed three errors. The Atlanta Braves overcame the first two. They couldn't overcome the third.
October 17, 1997 |
Bobby Bonilla's injured left hamstring could be more serious than the Marlins initially believed. The third baseman suffered the injury Tuesday night during the Marlins' 7-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the National League championship series at Turner Field. Bonilla strained his hamstring while throwing out Ryan Klesko in the eighth inning. Bonilla was replaced by Alex Arias.
October 7, 2001 |
The playoff invitations are out, and the Dodgers are not on the guest list, again. In the wake of another frustrating season--it's 13 years and counting since Orel Hershiser and Mickey Hatcher led the Dodgers to their last postseason victory--diehard Dodger fans can console themselves with the knowledge that the legendary rivalry with the San Francisco Giants has been rekindled.
June 9, 2005 |
The theme from "MASH" came over the Turner Field loudspeakers Wednesday night as Jeff DaVanon, his nose fractured, was helped off the field. Strange, the song was not heard two nights earlier, when the Angels' Darin Erstad crushed Atlanta Brave catcher Johnny Estrada in a home-plate collision, landing Estrada in the hospital and making Erstad Public Enemy No. 1.