After a night to forget, the Giants will once again take the field in Atlanta against the mighty Braves, who clinched the NL East division title in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night. Bruce Bochy’s group got a front-row seat to the Ronald Acuna Jr. show, as the superstar 21-year-old reached base all four times he went to the plate, including a towering two-run homer off Tyler Beede. The Giants will send Jonny Cueto to the mound, who continues to impress in his return from offseason Tommy John surgery.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 9:14 pm
Bruce Bochy hasn’t even had a chance to open most of the alcohol he was given on his season-long farewell tour, and he already might find himself in the rumor mill regarding another job. The San Diego Padres fired manager Andy Green on Friday, and you can bet Bochy’s name will come up in some regard, even though he’s eight games from retirement. Bochy has said all season that he is happy with his decision, but he also has at times left the door open to managing again down the line.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 7:37 pm
With a loss to the Rays and an Indians win over the Phillies, the Red Sox were officially eliminated from playoff contention in a season following their World Series championship. Boston has won 4 titles in the last 15 years, a mark no other team has matched in the same time frame. But the last two times the Red Sox have won it all, they failed to make it past September the following season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 1:01 pm
The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy’s last year as manager. Acuña scored three runs to back Mike Foltynewicz (8-5), who allowed three hits in eight innings. Atlanta’s 19th division title tied the New York Yankees for the most since Major League Baseball split into divisions for the 1969 season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:48 am
The Atlanta Braves have a long way to go to match their division dominance throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. But they stand a chance to do what only one of those 14 straight division championship teams could do: win a World Series. With Friday’s 6-0 victory against the San Francisco Giants, the Braves took the first big step toward achieving their ultimate goal by clinching the National League East title for the second straight season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 1:43 am