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Ben Sheets Will Pitch Tomorrow, Then Never Again

Ben Sheets Will Pitch Tomorrow, Then Never Again

deadspin.com MLB.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Today, Ben Sheets announced that he will start for the Braves tomorrow against the Pirates, and then retire. Tomorrow will mark Sheets's fifth start for the Braves this season after missing nearly two calendar years with a torn flexor in his pitching el…
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  • Matheny recognizes importance of celebrating

    Matheny recognizes importance of celebrating

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    Over the past week, differing opinions emerged from the Cardinals' clubhouse about whether or not clinching a spot in the Wild Card game warranted a champagne-popping, raucous celebration -- much like the one the Braves partook in last week, when they s…
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  • Fredi rests many of his regulars on Tuesday

    Fredi rests many of his regulars on Tuesday

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gave Chipper Jones and some of his other starters a chance to rest on Tuesday night.
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  • Kimbrel named September Delivery Man of Month

    Kimbrel named September Delivery Man of Month

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was rewarded for his perfect September on Tuesday, when he was named the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month for the second time in his career.
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  • Cardinals fans seem happy that Albert Pujols won’t be appearing…

    Cardinals fans seem happy that Albert Pujols won’t be appearing in the playoffs

    yahoo.com Oct 2, 2012
    With one more victory or a Los Angeles Dodgers loss, the St. Louis Cardinals will clinch their second trip to the postseason in as many years. Now, is there a chance their journey might only last one day with a loss to the Atlanta Braves in Friday's wil…
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  • Nationals ready regardless of opponent

    Nationals ready regardless of opponent

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    If the Nats end up with the best record in baseball, they could start on Sunday against the Wild Card team -- either the Braves or Cardinals. If they have the second-best record, behind the Reds, they'll start on Saturday, against the Giants.
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  • Nats' clinching moment unusual, but still sweet

    Nats' clinching moment unusual, but still sweet

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Nationals began the night needing either a win over the Phillies or a Braves loss to the Pirates. They got the latter, clinching the National League East without ever scoring a run.
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.