The National League playoff teams are far from decided, with the Giants and Padres battling it out for the NL West division crown and the Braves trying to keep pace so that they squeak by the West’s runner-up into the Wild Card slot. Every win is still incredibly important to them.
The Braves beat the Marlins last night 2-1, in the 11th inning. Florida tied it up late before Atlanta was able to come through with the win. There would not have been any extra-innings, though, if it wasn’t for Brian McCann‘s fourth-inning shot that put the Braves up 1-0.
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Matt Holliday (25.56 seconds) and Nelson Cruz (~25.26 seconds) both put up some good, slow times yesterday, but, as is so often the case, they just weren’t enough to beat out Vlad Guerrero, who rounded the bases after his second-inning trot in 27.48 seconds.
The 26-year old rookie gets his first career big-league home run in the 12th game of his career and tops it off with the quickest trot of the day. Those are the stories I love.