Four score and ten left on base, our Braves brought forth on this continent a new LLC, spun off by Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that not all games are created equal. The world will little note, nor long remember what happened in game 141, but we here highly resolve that these games shall not have been watched in vain, that our pitchers shall be rested for the playoffs, and that the crapshoot of the playoffs, by the playoffs, and for the playoffs shall not begin at greater than 3-1 odds.

Dylan Dodd was charged with 4 runs in 4+ innings, and Michael Tonkin was ineffective in the 5th as the Pirates opened up a 6 – 3 lead. Matt Olson‘s 48th homer drew the Braves to within 7 – 4, and Ronald Acuna Jr. stole his 64th base of the season, among the offensive highlights. Olson, Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Sean Murphy had 2 hits apiece. Darius Vines ate 3 innings, allowing 2 hits and a run, and Kirby Yates surrendered a homer in the 9th amongst a single and 3 strikeouts.

Other than that, how did you enjoy the game?

The Braves stand 14 games ahead of the 2nd place Phillies in the NL East, 2 games ahead of the Orioles for the best record in MLB, and 6 games ahead of the Dodgers for the best record in the NL. Atlanta looks to take the series on Sunday at 1:35 Eastern; Allan Winans and Luis Ortiz scheduled.

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