Braves Postseason blasted by the Dodgers
After having a valiant run in the regular season with an impressive record of 96-66, the Atlanta Braves could not make it through the divisional round of the MLB Postseason against the LA Dodgers, as they fell short 4-3 in game 4. The Dodger’s left fielder, Carl Crawford, led the charge with two home runs of his own within the first three innings against the Brave’s newly acquired pitcher, Jeff Garcia of the Orioles. Chris Johnson, the Brave’s 3rd baseman with the highest batting average in both the post season and regular season, singled to left for a score, and the Brave’s star shortstop, Andrelton Simmons grounded into fielder’s choice in the game to help Evan Gattis make it to the plate tying the game at 2-2. Second baseman Dan Uggla’s postseason replacement, Elliot Johnson, made one of his only hits of the postseason when it mattered most when he made a crucial double in the 7th inning, and Jose Constanza drove him in with a single, putting the Braves on top 3-2. It seemed the Braves could hold on to win it until the Dodger, Juan Uribe homered off of the Brave’s reliever Carpenter with Yasiel Puig on base to put them back in front 4-3. Ironically, the Braves season ended with a strikeout from Justin Upton, after Jason Heyward and Jose Constanza could not get on base.