October 9, 2010

Stealing pages from the Braves playbook

If you stayed up to watch the Braves-Giants game last night, you witnessed a thriller. Trailing 1-0 in the series, the Braves couldn’t afford to lose Game 2. After falling behind 4-0 in the first two innings, the Braves were all but toast. But in the eighth, the Braves went to their playbook and eventually came away with a 5-4 win.

Pages from Atlanta’s Playbook:
-A great bullpen. Starter Tommy Hanson exited after four innings, but six Braves relievers combined to shut down the Giants for the final seven innings. Even Kyle Farnsworth was good.
-Error-free baseball. In the playoffs, teams can’t afford to give their opponents free outs. The Giants gave the Braves two extra outs last night, and the Braves scored two unearned runs — the difference in the game.

The Yankees Have These Pages Too, You Know:
In the first two games of the Yankees-Twins series, New York hasn’t allowed a run in relief and its defense hasn’t committed an error. The only thing the Braves have that the Yankees don’t is an ejected manager.

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