sxx123: but only 26-28 (.481) without him.The Tigers also

but only 26-28 (.481) without him.The Tigers also

28 Dec 2018 at 03:13

ATLANTA -- If the Atlanta Braves have any chance to avoid losing 100 games, their best opportunity begins now. Hydro Flask Coffee Cup .The Braves open the second half at home with a three-game series against Colorado.Journeyman right-hander Lucas Harrell (1-0, 1.32) will pitch the series opener on Friday against veteran Colorado right-hander Jorge De La Rosa (5-6, 5.74).This will be the last visit to Turner Field for the Rockies.Coming out of the break, the Braves (31-58) have 16 straight games against teams with losing records. Seven of those games are against Colorado, the third-place team in the N.L. West. Three games are against Cincinnati, the last-place team in the N.L. Central. Two games are against Minnesota, the last-place team in the A.L. Central. Three are against Philadelphia, the team ahead of Atlanta in the East.Atlanta needs to win 32 of its final 73 games to avoid its first 100-loss season since 1988. That would require the Braves to at least got 32-41, a .438 winning percentage. Atlanta had a .348 winning percentage before the All-Star break.Atlanta hopes Harrell can give them another good outing.He has been impressive in two turns since joining the rotation when John Gant suffered an injured oblique. He allowed one run over six innings in his first start against the Marlins, then pitched into the eighth inning and allowed one run against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.De La Rosa has made four straight quality starts and has a 2.61 ERA since he was reinstated in the starting rotation on June 14. But he has not pitched well against the Braves throughout his career, posting a 6.54 ERA. He started twice against Atlanta last season and allowed seven runs over 13 innings.The Rockies (40-48) are trying to chase the N.L. West-leading Giants, who have a league-leading 57 wins. Colorado is 16 games out of first and seven games out of the wild card.They have struggled to score runs, despite the presence of all-stars Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez and rookie sensation Trevor Story. Colorado has dropped 12 of 18 games since June 21 and has scored 19 runs in its last seven road games.We have to get out of this hole we dug ourselves into, Colorado first baseman Mark Reynolds said.Atlanta has been the worst offensive team in the National League for most of the first half, but can take solace that first baseman Freddie Freeman has found a groove. In his last 26 games, Freeman is batting .396 with 20 extra-base hits.It adds a lot to everybodys psyche, I think, when he gets it going, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. Everybody else doesnt feel like maybe they have to be the guy.Atlanta will be without catcher Tyler Flowers, who will miss six weeks with a broken left hand. The injury occurred when he was hit by a pitch on July 1 and was aggravated when he checked his swing against the White Sox on Saturday.Atlanta has recalled Anthony Recker from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill the spot. Recker was acquired from the Indians on May 9and has hit .243 with six home runs for the G-Braves. He has played for three different major-league teams and has a .185 career average in 167 games. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Water Bottle . - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records. . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. The injuries keep piling up for the Detroit Tigers, who announced Wednesday that they have placed center fielder Cameron Maybin?on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 left thumb sprain. The move is retroactive to Aug. 4.Maybin, 29, opened the season on the DL with a left wrist fracture but has been an offensive catalyst for Detroit since making his season debut in May, batting .325 with 75 hits and 29 RBIs and totaling 13 stolen bases. He has not played since Aug. 3, a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.Maybin has quietly been a key contributor to a Tigers lineup that more famously features?Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. With Maybin in the starting lineup, Detroit is 35-24 (.593 winning percentage), but only 26-28 (.481) without him.The Tigers also announced they have recalled relief pitcher WWarwick Saupold from Triple-A Toledo. Hydro Flask 10 Oz Wine Tumbler. Setup man Shane Greene was unavailable to pitch in Tuesdays 15-inning loss to the Seattle Mariners. After the game, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters that Greene is battling a back issue and is aiming to avoid the disabled list.The recent roster moves come on the heels of the Tigers third consecutive loss and with the team reeling from injuries.Starting pitchers?Jordan Zimmermann?(neck) and Mike Pelfrey (back) are both on the disabled list, along with third baseman Nick Castellanos (hand).The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Seattle on Wednesday night before heading to Texas to face the Rangers for a three-game series. 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