Braves reeling after playoff flop, but excited for future
More than four months of dazzling baseball carried the Atlanta Braves to a fifth straight NL East title. The season came to an unimaginable end with two dismal performances in Philadelphia, where the Braves were outscored 17-4 and lost the Division Series 3-1 to a Phillies team they beat by 14 games during the regular season. “Man, I'm disappointed,” manager Brian Snitker said Sunday, less than 24 hours after the final game.news.yahoo.com
Braves sweep Mets, take 2-game lead in East with 3 remaining
Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson homered for the third straight game, Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead two-run single in the third inning, and Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-3, completing a three-game sweep of their NL East rival and taking a two-game lead in the division with three games to play.
Tucker, Urquidy power Astros past Braves as Ozuna hears boos
Atlanta outfielder Marcell Ozuna was booed by his home fans in his return, Kyle Tucker singled to drive in Yordan Alvarez for the go-ahead run in the eighth, José Urquidy won his 12th game, and the Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Swanson beats Braves in arbitration, Duvall loses to Atlanta
Shortstop Dansby Swanson beat the Braves in salary arbitration on Wednesday and outfielder Adam Duvall lost to Atlanta, leaving teams with a 6-3 advantage over players this year. Swanson was awarded $10 million rather than the team's $9.2 million offer by Jeanne Charles, Richard McNeill and Scott Buccheit, who heard arguments on Tuesday. Duvall was given the Braves’ $9,275,000 offer rather than his $10,275,000 request by Gary Kendellen, Keith Greenberg and Gil Vernon, who listened to arguments on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Confounding error costs Phillies in 8-4 loss to Braves
Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves are happy to take a gift when they receive it, particularly a big one. Swanson scored the tiebreaking run in the fifth inning on an excruciating defensive sequence by the Phillies, and the Braves beat Philadelphia 8-4 on Wednesday night. “In this game, you'll take every break you can," Swanson said.news.yahoo.com
Aggressive use of Scherzer, Urías backfires; LA in NLCS hole
Max Scherzer fatigued early, Julio Urías faltered late, and when Kenley Jansen couldn't strand an inherited runner in the bottom of the ninth inning, Los Angeles fell into a 2-0 hole in the NL Championship Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has made it clear he'll use any pitcher at any time. Eddie Rosario delivered the Braves' second straight walk-off hit, lining a ball against Jansen that caromed off shortstop Corey Seager's glove and gave Dansby Swanson an easy path home for the game-ending run in Atlanta's 5-4 victory Sunday night.news.yahoo.com
Dodgers rally past Braves for sweep, Scherzer leaves after 6
Justin Turner and AJ Pollock singled home the tying and go-ahead runs through the same infield hole in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Dodgers got more good news after their game ended. San Francisco lost 5-2 to Milwaukee, giving Los Angeles sole possession of the NL West lead by a half-game over the rival Giants.news.yahoo.com