Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.
Long-time foe of the Mets, Chipper Jones is set to retire at the end of the 2012 season.
During the 1990s, the Atlanta Braves were arguably one of the best franchises in MLB. Many attribute the success of these Braves teams to superior pitching and one of the winningest managers in the history of baseball, Bobby Cox…
Mike Pelfrey’s struggles have been well-documented. Despite his solid 3.66 ERA in 2010, Pelfrey holds a dubious distinction among pitchers in club history…
Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Lou Piniella have been honored by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for their long careers.
Bobby Cox’s first moments in retirement were no different than his 29 years as a major league manager. As always, his team came first.
Tim Lincecum pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14 in a dazzling performance, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in Game 1 of their NL division series Thursday night.
A flurry of tiebreakers, that might’ve been fun for fans. For the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves, a guaranteed spot in the playoffs was just fine.
On his final day managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, Joe Torre went old school.
The 69-year-old Cox, set to retire at the end of the season, became the fourth major league manager to reach the milestone. He is seeking his 16th postseason appearance.
Ike Davis continues to climb the Mets all-time leader boards for rookies. Davis’ 18 home runs trail only Darryl Strawberry (26 in 1983) and Ron Swoboda (19 in 1965) as the most by a rookie in Mets’ history.
Tim Hudson looks for a fifth straight victory over New York, while trying to help the NL East-leading Braves to a series sweep over Johan Santana and the Mets.
Tommy Hanson looks to bounce back from a pair of shaky outings and ride Atlanta’s offensive surge against the New York Mets, where a victory would extend his team’s winning streak to five.
After matching a franchise record with 12 strikeouts in his latest start, Mike Minor looks to improve to 3-0 on Tuesday night as the Braves continue a four-game set with the visiting New York Mets.
After all the wins, all the losses and all those arguments, Lou Piniella clearly felt it was time to leave. Saying the final goodbye after a half-century in baseball, that was the hard part.