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.