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2018 Schedule
90-72, 1st in NL East

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Braves announced a new two-year contract today for manager Brian Snitker, plus a club option for 2021. Well deserved. Snitker has worked in the Atlanta organization since 1977.

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Snitker has restless night after Braves bow out

Braves manager Brian Snitker, who is not yet under contract for 2019, said he "laid awake all night staring at the ceiling" after Atlanta's loss to the Dodgers in the NLDS.


BBTN: Boston Carry-Over, Astros' Respect, Kurkjian, Anderson, Langs

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Boston's blowout of the Yankees, the Astros playing the respect card, the Dodgers taking care of the Braves and more (2:10). Plus, TBS' Brian Anderson weighs in on calling Red Sox-Yankees as well as what he expects from the Brewers for the remainder of the postseason (24:49). Finally, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (42:21).

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Machado 'locked in,' ready for Brewers in NLCS

The showdown between baseball's hottest teams is set, in no small part thanks to a big night from Manny Machado -- a player both teams in that showdown badly wanted in July.


Machado, Dodgers finish off Baby Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

Manny Machado hit a three-run homer, David Freese came through again in the postseason and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the NL Championship Series for the third year in a row, eliminating the Atlanta Braves with a 6-2 victory on Monday.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers beat the Braves 6-2 in Game 4 on Monday and advance to face the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS. It will be a matchup between baseball's two hottest teams. Great season for the Braves. Even better things may lie ahead.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

A little bit of drama in the eighth. The Braves got two on with two out against Kenta Maeda. Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda hammered a ball just wide of the right-field foul pole, before flying out to center. That may have been Atlanta's last gasp in this series. Kenley Jansen was warming in the L.A. bullpen that inning, though with a four-run lead, we'll have to see how Dave Roberts handles the ninth.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

You could kind of sense that the three-run laser that the Dodgers' Manny Machado hit to break this game open was coming. According to Statcast, his exit velocities tonight: 111.5 (double), 111.4 (line out to center), 104.6 (ground out to second), 109.5 (home run to left). He's crushed the ball in all four his at-bats so far tonight.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The announced attendance at SunTrust Park tonight is 39,586, which is 93.3 percent of last night's record crowd.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to Statcast, the pop fly that fell in for Yasiel Puig in shallow right last inning -- and helped set up L.A.'s two-run rally -- had a hit probability of three percent.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

I hate to kill one of baseball's best between-innings productions, but a couple of minutes after The Freeze routed his latest foe out on the warning track, David Freese's two-run, pinch-hit single plates two runs for the Dodgers. L.A. goes up 3-2. Both big hits in this game have been two-run, pinch-hit singles, with Kurt Suzuki doing the trick for Atlanta in the fourth.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

That was a huge missed opportunity for the Braves in the fifth. Ryan Madson comes on and works out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam with two pop ups. It wasn't certain that Madson would be on the Dodgers' LDS roster, but he has justified his presence.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

We're far enough along in Game 4 that I'll assume the crowd here at SunTrust Park is what it's going to be. Look like quite a few empty seats, but I'd say we're safely over 3/4 full. We'll have to see what the announced attendance is. Last night was the largest crowd in the two-year history of the park.

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Muncy, Pederson in Dodgers lineup for Game 4

Max Muncy is starting at first base and Joc Pederson is in left field for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz in Game 4 of the NL Division Series.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager says Clayton Kershaw will start Game 5 on Wednesday, if necessary. Wasn't too expansive on the reason Kershaw was chosen over Hyun-Jim Ryu. Both lefties sparkled in their outings to begin L.A.'s NLDS series with Atlanta.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Braves manager Brian Snitker says that Mike Foltynewicz will start tomorrow's Game 4. Foltynewicz started Game 1 but was pulled after just two innings.

Freeman credits Braves' resiliency for Game 3 win (1:31)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2575th
On Base Percentage.32411th
Slugging Percentage.41711th
Earned Run Average3.757th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th