Found October 10, 2013 on BravesWire:
The story of the 2013 Atlanta Braves season was one of resilience. With a core of young, talented guys, big off season acquisitions and a few veterans, the Braves won the National League East and entered the playoffs despite a season riddled with adversity. That the Braves even made it to the postseason is, in itself, quite surprising. That they couldn’t rise to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers stung, but their postseason performance aside, it was a successful season for Atlanta. Take a moment to consider what the Braves overcame this season: Season-ending injuries to starting pitchers Tim Hudson (one of the few veteran leaders in the clubhouse) and Brandon Beachy. Season-ending injuries to two of the best relief men in the business, Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty. Injuries that led to DL stints to nearly every outfielder on the roster including Jordan Schafer, B.J. Upton, Evan Gattis, Reed Johnson and Jason Heyward (the fractured jaw that cost Heyward weeks down the stretch being...
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