Ronald Acuna Jr. singles to deep right center field. Freddie Freeman flies out to left field to Adam Duvall. Marcell Ozuna singles to left field.
Posted: April 14, 2021, 4:46 am
What’s worse than getting shelled by the Marlins for one of the worst starts of your career, as your manager inexplicably leaves you in the game to tank the team’s chance of winning? Apparently, being left in to hit for yourself and then suffering a baserunning injury. Yes, this is a thing that happened today to Max Fried, and “unfortunate” is a strong understatement.
Posted: April 14, 2021, 3:59 am
An Atlanta, Georgia, high school bearing the name of the first Ku Klux Klan grand wizard will be renamed in honor of the late baseball great Hank Aaron, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported Tuesday.Details: The city’s school board voted unanimously Monday to rename Forrest Hill Academy the Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy after the Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, who broke racial barriers and in 1974 smashed Babe Ruth’s longstanding career home run record.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The school was originally named after Klan leader and Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.The vote waived a school district policy of waiting five years after a person has died to name a person dies to name a school building after them in order to make possible the change of name to honor the Atlanta Braves star, who died in January aged 86.What they’re saying: Board chair Jason Esteves noted during an online meeting ahead of the vote that “names do matter.”Board member Michelle Olympiadis added, “It’s very important that we understand our history, it’s very important that we understand where we are coming from .. it gives a lot of credence to our character and our morals.”For the record: Aaron faced racism throughout his Major League Baseball career, which began with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954. Among barriers he faced at the start of his career was the barring of Black players from Florida hotels where white teammates stayed for spring training. “He pressed management for change, with no immediate success,” the New York Times notes.Aaron’s record 755 home runs stood for 33 yearsThe big picture: The renaming of the school is part of a wider push against slavery and Confederate symbols across the U.S., with dozens removed, relocated or renamed last year after anti-racism protests erupted over George Floyd’s death.Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Posted: April 14, 2021, 3:21 am
Braves rookie centerfielder Cristian Pache left the Tuesday night game against the Marlins with left groin tightness, according to the team. Pache was seen talking to the Braves’ training staff before taking an at-bat and coming out of the game. Given that he still took the at-bat, it doesn’t appear to be an incredibly serious injury, but the Braves will want to keep Pache from pushing it so early on in the season and avoid him potentially making the injury worse.
Posted: April 14, 2021, 1:23 am
José Marmolejos belts a three-run homer to right-center field, his 2nd of the season, increasing the Mariners’ lead to 4-0
Posted: April 14, 2021, 12:03 am
Ozzie Albies launches a solo home run to right field for the Braves’ second long ball of the 1st inning
Posted: April 13, 2021, 11:43 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Tuesday, April 13. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: April 13, 2021, 4:39 pm
Apr. 13—What’s Major League Baseball got against the Big Peach these days? Wasn’t it enough that MLB took this summer’s All-Star game from the city of Atlanta as a rebuke to the state’s controversial new voting laws? Especially when President Biden’s home state of Delaware and one of the most liberal states in the country, New York, have basically the same voting laws as Georgia? Sure, it made …
Posted: April 13, 2021, 8:00 am
Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and the go-ahead sacrifice fly to help the Phillies snap the Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 7-6 win Sunday.
Posted: April 12, 2021, 4:41 pm
The Dodgers and Padres have started strong, but other presumed contenders have struggled while a few others have made surprise headlines.
Posted: April 12, 2021, 10:24 am
The Braves placed reliever Chris Martin on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 12:55 am