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Braves 2010 Season in Review
By Braves Tickets Staff Writer
Alanta Braves 2010 Season in Review
The Atlanta Braves finished 91-71 in the 2010 MLB season. They surprised many analysts that had picked the Braves to finish in the bottom tier of the National League. They finished 2nd in the National League East Division, with only the Philadelphia Phillies finishing higher. They won the National League Wild Card to advance to the postseason. Unfortunately, they were defeated in the National League Divisional Series by a 3 games to 1 margin to the eventual World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants.
All-Star rookie outfielder Jason Heyward finished runner-up in the Rookie of the Year voting. In one of the best moments of the year, Heyward launched a 3-run home run in his first at bat, coming at Turner Stadium. Another notable memory was a comeback for the ages. On May 20th, 2010, going into the bottom of the ninth down 9–3 against the Cincinnati Reds, the Braves scored seven runs to beat the Reds by a final score of 10–9. The late rally was capped by a memorable Brooks Conrad pinch-hit grand slam that scored the final four runs to win the game by one. Also, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann was awarded the All-Star Game MVP Award for his clutch two-out, three-run double in the seventh inning to give the National League its first win in the All-Star Game since 1996.