Your Cobb County Braves beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0, and the 2016 Atlanta Braves are history. Turner Field is a thing of the Braves’ past. The Braves will never play another game at the Ted.
Julio Teheran pitched. Freddie Freeman drove Ender Inciarte in with a first inning sacrifice fly. Julio was nigh unhittable through seven, fanning 12. He also got two hits off Justin Verlander, who matched Julio pitch for pitch after the first.
Jose Ramirez pitched the eighth, yielding nothing thanks to another Dansby Swanson-started double play. Jose can bring it, and Dansby can play. He can dance too.
Newly extended Jim Johnson pitched the ninth. He gave up a hit to Miguel Cabrera – Miggy can hit — but he struck out the final two hitters at Turner Field. That’s how you play the spoiler.
The Braves ended the year with a record of 68 and 93. They’re better than that.
Wait ’til next year. You’ll see.