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  • • Braves dismiss pitching coach Chuck Hernandez
    The Braves announced to reporters this morning that pitching coach Chuck Hernandez will not return in that role for the 2019 season (Twitter links via Gabe Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution). The rest of the coaching staff is returning on new two-year contracts, which match the length of the extension inked by manager Brian Snitker earlier ...
  • • Braves give Snitker two-year contract extension
    The Braves have given Brian Snitker, who led the team to a 92-70 record and the National League East title this season, a two-year contract extension....
  • • Snitker expresses desire to continue with Braves
    Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos will wait until early next week to announce his coaching staff for the 2019 season. But he and his top aides spent most of Tuesday meeting with manager Brian Snitker and the coaches who helped the team exceed all expectations on the way to winning the National League East....
  • • Braves-Dodgers NLDS FAQs answered
    A year ago, the Dodgers went to Game 7 of the World Series while the Braves finished 25 games behind the Nationals in the National League East, but on Thursday the clubs open the best-of-five 2018 NL Division Series at Dodger Stadium, where Hyun-Jin Ryu, not Clayton Kershaw, is slated to start for Los Angeles against Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz. The...
  • • The unsung hero who made the Mets Amazin'
    On June 15, 1969, the Mets were nine games back on the Cubs in the newly established National League East. The Mets traded for a player that day who would help propel them to their first championship. Donn Clendenon was hitting .240 in 33 games during his first season with the Expos when they sent the 33-year-old first baseman to New York....
  • • Anibal, Adams spur Braves to sweep of Phils
    One day after clinching the National League East, the Braves returned to SunTrust Park on Sunday afternoon and saw Anibal Sanchez impress yet again in a 2-1 win over the Phillies....
  • • Anibal, Adams spur Braves to sweep of Phils
    One day after clinching the National League East, the Braves returned to SunTrust Park on Sunday afternoon and saw Anibal Sanchez impress yet again in a 2-1 win over the Phillies....
  • • Braves turn focus to potential NLDS matchups
    Having clinched the National League East with Saturday's 5-3 win over the Phillies, the Braves will now wait to see how the rest of the postseason picture develops. As of now, they would be lined up to face the winner of the NL West battle being waged between the Rockies and the Dodgers. But this could change if the Cubs slip during the regular sea...
  • • Phillies see NL East hopes end in Atlanta
    Gabe Kapler opened Spring Training a little more than seven months ago by saying the Phillies had the opportunity to "shock" people. It meant his team would be "very competitive" in September, he said. It meant "being in the mix, being in the hunt, fighting for the National League East." But the Braves ended the fight on Saturday, when they clinche...
  • • Braves capture first NL East title since 2013
    ATLANTA -- The Braves clinched the National League East title on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over the Phillies. It's the Braves' first NL East crown and postseason berth since 2013....
  • • Braves capture first NL East title since 2013
    ATLANTA -- The Braves clinched the National League East title on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over the Phillies. It's the Braves' first NL East crown and postseason berth since 2013....
  • • Phils allow 5 runs in 7th, lose ground to Braves
    The Phillies could be eliminated from National League East title contention as early as Saturday following Friday night's 6-5 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park....
  • • Braves cut magic number to 2 in comeback win
    The Braves took another step toward a National League East title as they claimed a 6-4 win over the Phillies on Friday night at SunTrust Park. Ozzie Albies fueled a five-run seventh with a home run, and Johan Camargo capped it with a two-run single that led him and his teammates to do some more chest-pumping....
  • • Braves cut magic number to 2 in comeback win
    The Braves took another step toward a National League East title as they claimed a 6-4 win over the Phillies on Friday night at SunTrust Park. Ozzie Albies fueled a five-run seventh with a home run, and Johan Camargo capped it with a two-run single that led him and his teammates to do some more chest-pumping....
  • • Silver Linings: National League East
    In our Silver Linings series, we’re checking in on the most promising developments for non-contending teams during an otherwise disappointing 2018 season. Today, we’ll hop over to the National League East. [Previous “Silver Linings” Posts: AL Central, NL Central] While the Phillies are all but eliminated and sit just 1.5 gam...

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Top news - National League East

  • • Top takeaways from first week in NL East
    It has been a fun week in the National League East. The Nationals are living up to the hype. The Mets' starters look legit. The Braves are playing well. The Phillies? Well, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has been a big story, but not for the right reasons. And everybody knows the Marlins are facing expected challenges after clearing their roster in t...
  • • Top takeaways from first week in NL East
    It has been a fun week in the National League East. The Nationals are living up to the hype. The Mets' starters look legit. The Braves are playing well. The Phillies? Well, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has been a big story, but not for the right reasons. And everybody knows the Marlins are facing expected challenges after clearing their roster in t...
  • • Top takeaways from first week in NL East
    It has been a fun week in the National League East. The Nationals are living up to the hype. The Mets' starters look legit. The Braves are playing well. The Phillies? Well, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has been a big story, but not for the right reasons. And everybody knows the Marlins are facing expected challenges after clearing their roster in t...
  • • Flaherty has been most pleasant surprise
    At the start of the year, if you were ranking the six MLB divisions from most to least compelling, well, let's just say the National League East would not have been at the top of the list....
  • • deGrom starts opener vs. rival Nats
    After sweeping the Nationals in Washington last week, the Mets prepare for their first visit of the season from their National League East rivals. Right-hander Jacob deGrom (2-0, 3.06 ERA) starts Monday's 7:10 p.m. ET game, opposing Gio Gonzalez. The Mets lost eight of 10 to the Nationals at Citi Field in 2017....
  • • These are the best games each day this week
    When the Mets and Nationals played each other eight days ago, it was the first indication that the National League East might end up being a far different race than it was projected to be....
  • • Ozzie Albies' early-season success awfully lopsided
    One of the many beautiful things about baseball is that you can’t predict what will happen on any given night. We can have a general idea of what might take place based on past performance, but none of us know what’s actually going to transpire on the field until the game gets started.The Atlanta Braves aren’t expected to be legitimate playoff cont...
  • • Yo's slam caps Mets' 9-run 8th, comeback win
    Coming into this week's series against the Nationals, the Mets held a distinct and relatively unfamiliar edge over their National League East rivals. Their six-game NL East lead spoke volumes about their hot start, giving them an opportunity to press their advantage against the two-time defending division champions....
  • • Sims earns nod in place of injured Anibal
    Ozzie Albies and the Braves will get their first look at the Mets when the National League East leaders come to SunTrust Park to open a four-game series Thursday at 7:35 p.m. ET. Lucas Sims will start in place of Atlanta right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who suffered a leg injury while running before Wednesday's game....
  • • Yo's slam caps Mets' 9-run 8th, comeback win
    Coming into this week's series against the Nationals, the Mets held a distinct and relatively unfamiliar edge over their National League East rivals. Their six-game NL East lead spoke volumes about their hot start, giving them an opportunity to press their advantage against the two-time defending division champions....
  • • Mets 11, Nationals 5: Mets’ Huge Rally Helps Avoid a Nationals Sweep
    A nine-run eighth inning helped the Mets to improve to 13-4 and stay atop the National League East....
  • • NL East: Checking in on the new guys
    There are plenty of new faces in the National League East. Some of them have had a major impact on their team's success the first three weeks of the season. Others have not. Here is a look at some of the most notable newcomers in the NL East entering Thursday....
  • • NL East: Checking in on the new guys
    There are plenty of new faces in the National League East. Some of them have had a major impact on their team's success the first three weeks of the season. Others have not. Here is a look at some of the most notable newcomers in the NL East entering Thursday....
  • • Closers holding together bullpens in NL East
    The messy middle has been quite a challenge for National League East managers this year. Fortunately for the five skippers, the final three outs have been mostly clean....
  • • NL East closers: Vizcaino holding down ninth
    The messy middle has been quite a challenge for National League East managers this year. Fortunately for the five skippers, the final three outs have been mostly clean....

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