The Atlanta Braves won for a major league record 23rd straight time in games started by Kris Medlen, beating the New York Mets 6-2 on Sunday in the regular-season home finale for Chipper Jones. Going back to 1921, only two other teams won 22 straight starts by a pitcher.
The Braves are retiring John Smoltz's number. Atlanta announced Monday that Smoltz's No. 29 will never be worn by another Braves player. Smoltz also will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame at Turner Field. The ceremonies will take place June 8.
Metro Atlanta's transit authority is announcing the return of its Braves shuttle as the team gears up for its home opener Friday. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said the shuttle bus is a good way to avoid snarled traffic and expensive parking.
Chipper Jones will miss the start of his farewell season. Two days after Atlanta's third baseman announced this will be his final year, Braves general manager Frank Wren says the 39-year-old Jones will undergo arthroscopic surgery Monday, to repair torn meniscus in his left knee.
Just like that, the season is over for the Atlanta Braves. Wednesday night, on the final day of baseball's regular season, the Braves lost 4-3 in 13 innings to the Philidelphia Phillies in Atlanta. That gave the St. Louis Cardinals the National League Wild Card playoff spot--by virtue of their win over the Houston Astros.