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It's been the fashionable baseball topic to talk about, write about, and wring hands about: improving the 'pace of the game'.
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The Atlanta Braves have shown signs of life after an eight-game losing streak looked to severely damage their postseason hopes.
I have had this particular post in mind all summer, waiting for August to roll around on the calendar, to recall what I consider to be the most exciting three-game series in AT&T Park history, all fifteen seasons of it, purely from the perspective of climactic endings.
Well, at least they picked up the series win, right? There's a positive for you, because last night's late loss against the Pirates was a bit of a heartbreaker.
It's hard to be mad about a series win, but this is one where the Braves were five outs away from a sweep.
Teheran had lost three straight starts before beating Oakland on Saturday. He allowed two runs and four hits over six innings of that one to improve to 11-9 on the year to go along with a 3.06 ERA.
Aug 20, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton commits a two base error in front of center fielder B.J. Upton against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning at PNC Park.
Along with being among the many who have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton can take pride in the fact that they are part of the group of Major Leaguers who have allowed many of the members of the Jackie Robinson West team to be joined by their parents at the Little League World Series.
September 25, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is doused with champagne in the locker room after clinching a wild card playoff spot in the game against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field.
The Pirates got a walk-off sacrifice fly from Gaby Sanchez Wednesday night to snap a seven game losing streak with a 3-2 win on the night their young ace returned to the mound.
Though they were both placed on the disabled list this week, Christian Bethancourt and Jose Peraza stand among the candidates who will be evaluated as the Braves decide who to add to their expanded roster in September.
I understand that defensive metrics are less than precise, but BJ has the worst Defensive Runs Saved and Ultimate Zone Rating on the team.
If the Atlanta Braves had a prospect worthy of a September call-up, he would already be up with the big league club.
Aug 8, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.
There will come a time during the season when something clicks in Justin Upton and all the rest of the Atlanta Braves have to do is hop on and enjoy the ride.
Aaron Harang earned his 10th win for the Braves, who extended their winning streak to five games by easily beating the Pirates 11-3, sending them to their seventh straight loss.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:21 am
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