A few years ago we counted down the 10 worst games in Atlanta Braves history. That was before the 2015-16 seasons, among the franchise’s most woebegone.
Two games merited inclusion with the worst ever, and they took place within five days of each other.
Aug. 30, 2015 — NYY 20 Braves 6
The Braves had lost 11 of their previous 12, including a 15-4 thrashing at the hands of the Yankees in Game 1 of the series. It would get worse.
Two pitchers, starter Julio Teheran and career minor leaguer Jake Brigham, allowed nine hits and eight runs each. Teheran allowed his in 4-1/3 IP; Brigham, in just 1-2/3. They also combined for seven of the Braves’ nine walks. Only two of six pitchers to take the mound were unscored upon: Sugar Ray Marimon and Edwin Jackson.
Sept. 3, 2015 — Nationals 15 Braves 1
Marimon wouldn’t be so fortunate five days later, giving up 2 ER and 3 hits in 1 inning of relief. Matt Wisler started and allowed seven runs in 1-2/3 IP. Among the other Brave hurlers to toe the slab on this day: Andrew McKirahan, Ross Detwiler, Ryan Kelly and Danny Burawa. They combined to allow 18 hits, walking eight. Braves hitters, meanwhile, collected but two singles and struck out 11 times. They trailed 10-1 after 3 innings.
The Braves would lose three more following the 15-1 defeat by the Nats, running their losing streak to 12 games in which they were outscored 103-26.