A Fitting End to Braves Baseball in ’09

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Joel Barker in MLB
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If you watched the Braves vs. Marlins on Wednesday all the way through, you saw the season in a nutshell. Braves' ace, Javier Vazquez lost to the Marlins for the third time this season. The Marlins were the only club to beat him more than once. A pitcher the Braves normally crush, Ricky Nolasco, struck out 16 batters, tying the Atlanta Braves' franchise record for strikeouts against. The pesky Marlins, whom the Braves have had trouble with all season long, virtually eliminated them from playoff contention. All three points sound vaguely familiar. ItÆs happened all season long. But the play that really summed up AtlantaÆs on-again, off-again season was the one that ended the game. The Braves trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded for Martin Prado. M ...

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