With 10 games left to go in the 2009 season, the Atlanta Braves are currently four games behind the Colorado Rockies in the hunt for the Wild Card. To say the least, the 2009 season has been extremely frustrating for Braves fans. Whether it be Bobby Cox’s decisions on bullpen management, Yunel Escobar’s lack of hustle or clutch hitting disappearing for games at a time, the Braves have not played as well as they have shown capable in other times throughout the year. However, the most frustrating thing about the Atlanta Braves (not just in 2009, but the last five years) has been the Braves mediocrity against baseball’s worst team, the Washington Nationals. Since the Nationals came into existence, the Braves record, head-to-head against them have been 10-9 in 2005, 10-8 in 2 ...
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