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The Outside Corner:
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 in Game 2 of their NLDS matchup to even the series at one game apiece.
What a wild game. Mike Minor got off to a shaky start for Atlanta, walking Mark Ellis and allowing an RBI double to make it a 1-0 game right off the reel. But Minor went into shutdown mode after that, not allowing a Dodgers runner to get to second base until Ramirez again doubled in the sixth inning. While that was happening, the Braves were making some noise against Zack Greinke. Evan Gattis singled to lead off the second, moved up to second on a ground out, and scored following a double by Andrelton Simmons to tie the game. The Braves took the lead in the fourth after Freddie Freeman led off with a double, moved to second on a ground out, and scored on a Chris Johnson single.
But in the seventh, things got interesting for the Braves. Skip Schumaker singled to lead off the frame and was bunted to second. Luis Ayala replaced Minor and got a ground ball...
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play. The Braves were fired up for this one, with good reason. Atlanta got the win it had to have before heading to Los Angeles. Minor pitched six strong innings, Jason Heyward had a two-run...
With notable veterans Scott
Downs and Dan Uggla being left off the NLDS roster for the
Atlanta Braves, the team is going to have to rely on two key players returning
from injury to strengthen their lineup and bullpen, according to a report
from Eric Single and Mark Bowman of MLB.com
Catcher Brian McCann, who sat out the last three games
of the regular season with a pulled...
In an interesting decision, Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly elected to stick with the same lineup in Game 2 of the National League Division Series instead of plugging in Scott Van Slyke.
The logical option would have been to sit Skip Schumaker and slide Yasiel Puig over to center field, with Van Slyke playing right field. Instead, Schumaker is starting in center field...
ATLANTA -- On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves begrudgingly ceded home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs to the St. Louis Cardinals, by virtue of missing out on the league's best record by a single game.
On Thursday, the Braves surrendered homefield once again -- a consequence of their 6-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Division Series round...
2013 National League Division Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
Field, Atlanta (Games 1-2, 5 if necessary); Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (Game
3, 4 if necessary)
2013 record vs.
meeting: 1996, Braves won 3-0
*- Denotes not on NLDS roster
Game 1: Clayton Kershaw
vs. Kris Medlen
Even if there’s not exactly a nip in the October air it’s postseason time again in Atlanta. Not that Wild Card game of last year when a sloppy Braves defensive inning and sloppy umpiring led to a loss against the Cardinals and an exit before Atlanta even got to the actual postseason. (Even most players call the Wild Card game a play-in game not a playoff game).
And not 2010...
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Nick Punto did not play in the team's final series of the regular season because of an in-grown toenail on his right foot. The assumption from manager Don Mattingly was that the veteran would be ready for the playoffs, and this turned out to be the case. Punto was listed among the Dodgers' infielders on the team's 25-man roster in preparation...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are tied 1-1 after the first two games of the NLDS. They have an off day for traveling on Saturday, which will also give players a chance to rest and recuperate. That is especially good for Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier, shortstop Hanley Ramirez, and starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu, all of whom are nursing soreness although Ryu's is...
Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the 2013-14 free-agent market.
Note that, this year, in addition to asking readers to estimate the years/dollars each...
The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they’ve seen all season.
It all proved too much for the Atlanta Braves who saw the Dodgers jump out to a 6-1 victory in the opener of their National League division series at Turner Field in Atlanta on Thursday.
Kershaw was dominating striking...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 during seven dominant innings, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the bumbling Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL division series Thursday night.
The Dodgers jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the fourth against Kris Medlen, taking advantage of some shoddy Atlanta defense even though the Braves were generously...
Atlanta fans bust out a serious rendition of The Chop as the Braves play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. Turner Field gets raucous.
Are you kidding me? Are you actually asking San Francisco Giant fans to cheer for the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout the 2013 MLB playoffs? Tell us your medication has run out or maybe your overdoing it with a great new Mezcal, and that none of this is true.
Rooting for the Dodgers? Really? How about this: Hell no!
Cheering for the Dodgers goes against the genetic code of...
One of the few benefits of having MLB playoff games broadcast exclusively on TBS (or another Turner channel) is that fans don’t have to listen to Steve Lyons’ inane ramblings while watching Los Angeles Dodgers games. The guy’s commentary routinely doesn’t make sense, and he frequently gets indisputable items — like MLB rules — incorrect […]