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The 10 worst games in A-Braves history: Sept. 1, 1985

                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  3
Cubs            0  1  3   2  5  3   1  0  X   15 15  1

There were plenty of games to choose from in 1985. Opponents scored 10 or more runs in 12 games against the Braves in the year of Eddie Haas, including a two-game stretch in July that saw the Mets score 31 runs. September was particularly brutal; the Dodgers outscored the local nine 20-5 in a double-header on Sept. 10 then won 12-3 the following day. Interim manager Bobby Wine’s boys lost 15-5 to the Reds on Sept. 19 and 11-1 to the Padres on the 20th.

Sept. 1 set the tone for the most dreadful month of a lost season. Len Barker, who finished his last season in Atlanta with a 6.35 ERA and 1.643 WHIP, got the start and didn’t make it out of the third, when he walked in two runners. His replacement, Jeff Dedmon, was even worse, walking 6 in 1-2/3 innings. Braves pitchers walked 11 that day against one strikeout but, thanks to three errors, only 9 of the 15 runs they allowed were earned.

Cubs pitcher Derek Botelho, now a minor league pitching coach for the Braves, went the distance that day for one of his 3 career victories facing a line-up that featured four starters with averages under .230.

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1 Comment on The 10 worst games in A-Braves history: Sept. 1, 1985

  1. rankin' rob // October 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm //

    Len Barker. Whatta turd.

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