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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #50: September 26, 2010, 07:05:37 PM »
From today's AP report:

WASHINGTON -- Take away the walks, and maybe the Atlanta Braves throw a shutout. Or get just one hit when there are a couple of men on base, and the Braves almost certainly win.

Instead, Atlanta is heading home for the final week of the season spinning its wheels, still in the wild card picture but not playing anything close to playoff baseball in Bobby Cox's managerial homestretch.

The Braves lost 4-2 to the last-place Washington Nationals on Sunday in a game in which every run allowed by the Atlanta pitching staff reached base with a free pass -- and in which the Cox's team went 0 for 5 with two bags occupied.

"We've got to turn the intensity up," catcher Brian McCann said. "And we've got to make every at-bat count. We've got six games to make this thing happen, and we'll see what we're made of."

The Braves have lost five of six, including two of three to the Nationals. They lost the season series 10-8 to Washington, a team that is 22 games below .500.