Nick Markakis and Clay Bellinger — Cody’s father — were teammates on the Greek Olympic baseball team at the 2004 Athens Games. @Braves @Dodgers @MLB
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Down 3-0, #Braves loaded bases with none out in 2nd on three consecutive singles. Then failed to score.
Riley whiffed, Markakis struck out looking, Pache grounded out.
Bases loaded, none out, failed to scored.
Markakis should sit down and not playing the rest of the series
Nick Markakis flies out to center fielder Cody Bellinger.
Top of the 9th | 2 outs
“Riley, Markakis, and Pache are a combined 0/10 against Jansen”
(Riley and Pache each faced him for the first time last night)
Braves whole season comes down to Riley, Markakis and Pache. Winning and game 7 for the Braves doesn’t seem compatible so
I would have liked to seen Buehler against Markakis again, but as far as taking him out, I'm sure this factored into things. And this doesn't include the foul ball to the Cowboys fan.
Lol at pitch-hitting for Pache and not Markakis. Trash.
Pinch hitting for Pache but letting Markakis hit is certainly a choice
Austin Riley and Nick Markakis being useful or go to game 7 lmao
After Acuña’s double to drive in Markakis, Braves went 8 up 8 down to end the game. Was a little too easy for LA to close that game out.
Also why couldn't Riley and Markakis do this with the bases loaded
Riley, Markakis and Pache due up in the ninth to face Jansen. That trio is a combined 1/9 on the day.
Ok please PH here for Markakis and I’ll be at peace regardless of the results.
You can’t let Markakis hit there.
Buck didn't even get a chance to spit out the "you know Markakis is always going to give you a professional at-bat in a situation like this."
If Riley and Markakis go back to back I'll give everyone who retweets this $1.
thanks Riley and Markakis..instead of making a struggling Jensen pitch you swing at the first pitch
LOL HE PINCH HIT FOR PACHE BUT NOT MARKAKIS
Why would you let Markakis hit?
Why the fuck did you pinch hit for Pache who’s been doing well this series instead of markakis who has fucking stunk. If we lose game 7 I want snit GONE
Fire Markakis and Riley into the sun
Why aren’t we pinch hitting for MARKAKIS?! He’s been terrible.
I have no problem with Riley swinging first pitch, as it was a cutter right down the middle. Markakis has to be better, particularly with the pitch he got.
No confidence whatsoever, Riley and Markakis 1st pitch swinging easy out. Ugh
WHY did Markakis just bat???
Look at the bright side... if Kenley Jansen can't protect a two-run lead with Markakis & Pache/PH due up first, then the Dodgers aren't winning the World Series anyway.