Found April 17, 2013 on
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Kansas City Royals
ATLANTA The Royals ended the Braves' 10-game winning streak in anticlimactic fashion Wednesday afternoon, blanking Atlanta 1-0 at Turner Field. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Wade Davis joins a short list
Wade, meet Cliff Lee. Cliff, meet Wade.
For just the second time this season, an opposing pitcher took the mound and beat the Braves. Both instances came via shutouts. The first time came during the opening series against the Phillies, where Lee, who could not buy a victory despite pitching well last season, opened his 2013 campaign with an eight-inning silencing of one of baseball's most dynamic offenses. The Phillies won the game, 2-0.
Davis was similarly dominant.
Going against an offense he watched hit five home runs just 14 hours prior, Davis worked through seven scoreless innings. He struck out seven batters and walked none. The Braves legitimately challenged his unblemished scoreboard only once, as a Chris Johnson double into shallow right field ...
BEST OF MAXIM
by John Viril—
In his last two starts, Wade Davis showed he has learned how to strike out batters during his year in the bullpen. Wednesday’s 7 shutout innings with 7 strikeouts against the red-hot Atlanta Braves is ample evidence of his development. Davis’s dominance was the key factor in breaking Atlanta’s major-league leading 10-game win streak in a 1-0 Kansas City victory...
So you probably heard about the Atlanta Braves second loss of the season yesterday, a 1-0 defeat in Atlanta at the hands of mighty Wade Davis and the Royals. In actuality, this win was gifted to Davis by none other than the most pitcher-friendly son of a ***** in on earth.
That’s right, when this asshole is behind home plate; a pitcher is sure to get healthy in a hurry. He has...
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Time: 7:10 pm, Great American Ballpark
TV: ESPN, PHL 17
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 68
Media: Twitter and Facebook
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