Monday, October 11, 2010

Doldrums in Atlanta

Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants
Giants lead series, 2-1

AP Photo

Game 3: Giants 3 - Braves 2

Brooks Conrad: 3 errors in one game.

It is safe to say that 10-10-10 was a nightmare day for Braves second baseman Brooks Conrad.

A headline today read, "How does Brooks Conrad get over this?"

Here is how the Elias Sports Bureau has documented the unfortunate turn of events:

From Elias: It's impossible to write about the Giants' 3-2 victory at Atlanta on Sunday and not lead with Brooks Conrad, who committed three errors leading to two unearned runs, including the game-loser. Conrad tied the postseason record for errors in one game by a second baseman, set by Danny Murphy of the Philadelphia A's in 1905, and tied by Buddy Myer of the Washington Senators in 1933 and Davey Lopes of the Dodgers in 1981. All but Lopes had their three-error game against the Giants.

It's worth noting that when Conrad took the field in the series opener, he became the first player ever to appear in a postseason game immediately after committing an error in each of his last four regular-season games. For the record, Conrad's namesake Brooks Robinson committed four errors in 39 postseason games.
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What can I say?

Gotta feel bad for the guy.

Elias stats courtesy of ESPN.com

1 comment:

  1. I'm not going to blame him if we lose the series but I'm blaming him for losing that game. We had it in the bag.

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