Braves Avoid 5th Straight Loss Against Diamondbacks

It wasn’t a pretty game by any means but the Atlanta Braves finally managed to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night by a final score of 2-1.

In their previous four meetings, including three in Atlanta, the Braves had lost all four, and were also swept while hosting Arizona. So to say that tonight’s win was a relief was an understatement.

Tonight’s game was a pitchers duel from the beginning. The Atlanta Braves went with Julio Teheran who came into tonight struggling with a 2-4 record and an ERA over 4.60. The Diamondbacks countered with their ace, Zack Greinke, who had came into tonight’s game with a record of 5-1 and an ERA of 3.42.

Neither team really got …

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Michael A. Taylor’s Trip Home Sparks the Nats’ Bats in 9-5 Win

Michael A. Taylor was a bonafide superstar in the 2017 MLB Postseason for the Washington Nationals. He hit .333 with two home runs, eight runs driven in, and two walks for the Nats last October. After his performance, expectations were rightfully high for Taylor coming into the 2018 season.

Taylor started Opening Day in Centerfield and was expected to be a key cog for a Nationals team that was looking to finally make a deep postseason run. Unfortunately, however, the 2018 season is almost two months old and both Taylor and the Nationals have been struggling mightily.

Coming into Friday night’s series with the Miami Marlins, the division-favorite Nats sat in third-place in the NL East. Taylor was boasting a

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Opening Day For Last Time At Turner Field

ATLANTA, GA- As I walked into Turner Field today, I smelt something in the air I had not smelled before covering the Atlanta Braves the last couple of years. Even though I knew what it was, it still felt somewhat uncomforting. That smell was called sadness. Not as in “oh another opening day has come and gone”, or we lost a shot at the playoffs, not another popular brave being traded or signing with another team, but sadness as in that after today there are only 80 games left at Turner Field, for today is the last opening day here…ever. I have been fortunate to see many games here, lots of wins, lots of losses, many heartbreakers and many closely …

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