Atlanta Braves: (3-2; -6) The Atlanta Braves made more news off the field than on it, winning their weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and splitting a rain-shortened series with the Cubs. The Braves acquired Nate McLouth (prompting Pirate teammates to hold a candle-light memorial for McLouth in the clubhouse), who fill immediately step in as their best outfielder, with Garret Anderson, Jeff Francoeur, and Jordan Schafer having miserable seasons. Schafer was sent down to [...]
Tonight the Mets return to Citi Field, banged up and bruised, but still only a game and a half behind the first place Phillies. Their next 13 games are to be played exclusively against the Washington Nationals, Florida Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates. These opponents have a combined record of 53-79. The Mets must take advantage of this opportunity so that the next time the Phillies come to Citi Field on June 9, it’ll be them [...]
Every team in the NL East opens an interleague series against the AL East, with the Marlins and Nationals drawing their regional rival. (Record in past week; games back) Atlanta Braves: (3-3; -2.5) The Braves split two games with Arizona, as the third of their series last weekend was rained out. The Braves then split a four game series with the Colorado Rockies. The Braves will open a three game interleague series with the MLB-leading [...]
Atlanta Braves (Record in last 10 games, 6-4; games gained/lost on div. leader in last 10 games, -2) I think you know what the braves were up to this week on the field. Off the field however, they called up Kris Medlen to take Jo-Jo Reyes’s spot in the rotation after he lasted 3 innings Wednesday. The Braves also released three minor leaguers, including Chen En Hung. Hung is a 21-year-old pitcher from Taiwan who [...]
The NL East had a bit of an eventful week, as the Mets swept both the Braves and the Phillies, the Braves swept the Marlins, and the Nationals had some crazy games against both Houston and Los Angeles. The Week That Was (Record in parenthesis shows record in mid-week series’) Atlanta Braves (2-2) @ Marlins (1-3) The Braves were swept by the New York Mets, but then proceeded to sweep the Florida Marlins. Derek Lowe [...]
The Florida Marlins enter 2009 as a young, cheap team looking to see how well they can do before they have to trade away some players. Again. The Marlins, who finished 84-77 the year prior, traded away 1B Mike Jacobs to the Kansas City Royals for set-up man Leo Nunez. The Marlins also traded Josh Willingham and Scott Olsen to the Washington Nationals for Emilio Bonifacio and two minor leaguers. Closer Kevin Gregg was dealt [...]
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