If the Atlanta Braves are to make a second straight playoff appearance, they'll have to do something over the next three nights they haven't done a lot of lately -- win. With three regular season games left, the Braves' lead for the National League's wild card playoff spot is down to one game over St. Louis.
The Atlanta Braves' loss Monday night in Game-4 of the National League Division Series signaled the end of the managerial career of Bobby Cox. It came as the Braves fell to the San Francisco Giants 3-2 at Turner Field in Atlanta.
For the first time in five years, baseball’s playoffs again include the Atlanta Braves. The team returns to a stage it had become accustomed-to in 14-straight years from 1991 through 2005. But this playoff appearance will represent the final one for future Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox.
The Atlanta Braves are back into the postseason for the first time since 2005. The team's 8-7 win over Philidelphia Sunday, coupled with San Diego's 3-0 defeat at San Francisco, earned the Braves the National League wild card berth.