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Shoulder fine, McCarthy takes ball for finale

Shoulder fine, McCarthy takes ball for finale

Brandon McCarthy will take the mound opposite Phillies starter Vince Velasquez when the Braves and Phils conclude their three-game series Wednesday at 7:35 p.m. ET at SunTrust Park. McCarthy said he was sore for just one day after having to leave last week’s start against the Nationals with a partially dislocated left shoulder.

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Just win, baby: Braves 2, Phillies 1

Just win, baby: Braves 2, Phillies 1

A few of the younger set might not be familiar with our “quotee” today. Al Davis was the managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders from the early 70’s until he died in 2011. He liked to take on players with discipline problems. He believed in clawing and scratching your way to the top, as he had done.

The 2018 Braves continue to “just win, baby.” April looked like a very daunting month. So far, so good. .600 ball gets you in the playoffs everytime. Stay tuned and we will see if it continues.

Julio Teheran seemed to apply smoke and mirrors to the Phillies. Can he continue to make this work? Who knows. But at least for one night, Jome Julio was a positive, and not a negative. Check these numbers. 96 pitches, 6 innings, 3 BB’s, 9 K’s, 5 hits. Helped a little by a good strand rate and the seemingly asinine base running of Odubel Herrera.

Meanwhile, Aaron Nola continued to suppress the Braves offense. only 2 K’s, but also only 4 hits and one walk. But the Braves squeezed 2 out of him and the Phillies only got 1 of Jome Julio and the pens didn’t allow any runs. Arano pitched 2 great innings for the Phillies, while Shane Carle and A.J. Minter were like Weebles, they wobbled, but they didn’t fall down. But then Arodys Vizcaino had a good ninth for the Braves FIRST SAVE OF THE YEAR.A few of the younger set might not be familiar with our “quotee” today. Al Davis was the managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders from the early 70’s until he died in 2011. He liked to take on players with discipline problems. He believed in clawing and scratching your way to the top, as he had done.

Just win, baby.

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Finale with Cubs postponed; makeup on May 14

Finale with Cubs postponed; makeup on May 14

Before many of the Braves players arrived at Wrigley Field on Sunday morning, they were relieved to learn they would not have to spend a second straight day playing in uncomfortably wet and frigid conditions. The Braves and Cubs gutted their way through Saturday’s tough elements, but they were not forced to do so again when Sunday’s series finale was postponed.

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