A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game died Monday night, police said.
Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves’ sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals.
Former Nats’ announcer and Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton is “shocked” by Washington’s inability to produce runs, but offered some consolation to Stephen Strasburg, who’s record has been a by-product of their offensive ineptitude.
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren says a tweet from the team directed at Bryce Harper was “an inappropriate attempt at humor.”
The Twitter war between the Nats and Braves, sparked by Bryce Harper getting beaned by Julio Teheran, only served as the linchpin to a greater meltdown seen throughout the league last night in baseball. Facepalms all around.
In this day and age, maybe it figures that a good ol’ fashioned baseball brawl would take place in the Twitterverse instead of on the diamond.
Davey Johnson caught up with Hank Aaron in the hotel lobby in Milwaukee last week, and introduced his players to him one-by-one in hopes the “offensive magic that Henry had would rub off on them.”
Justin Upton led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to a season-high 11 games by beating the fading Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night.
D.C. traffic on game nights might seem to indicate otherwise, but apparently the Nationals are one of the least popular teams in baseball.
At the halfway point of the 2012 season, the surprising Nationals were 48-33 and led the second-place New York Mets by four and a half games in the National League East race.