Post Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:51 pm

Historic Night in Atlanta

Braves won 3-1 in one of the biggest games in recent memory for them.

First, Chipper Jones hit his milestone 450th career homer. 500 might be a bit out of reach for a guy with probably one, maybe two years left, but still, he continues to cement his road to Cooperstown. First-ballot Hall of Famer and the greatest switch-hitter of all-time.

Then, in the next inning Derek Lowe homered for the first time in his Major League career. According to Elias Sports Bureau, that's only the third time in MLB history that a pitcher has hit his first home run after the age of 38. MLB history is a pretty long time, y'all.

And finally, Craig Kimbrel broke the all-time rookie record for saves with his 41st of the year, striking out two batters in the process for his 106th and 107th Ks of the year, which leads all MLB relievers.

This is a night that'll go down in Braves history, I think.
"This one's for every one of those fans in the stands that pull for me every week and take all the bull**** from everybody else." - Tony Stewart, July 29, 2007

"My fans have more balls." - Tony Stewart on Jeff Gordon's fans.