Recapping Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Using Twitter Parody Accounts
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But instead of a "here is what, when and how it happened" piece, this is a journey through the nightcap through the humorous eyes of Twitter.
However, these tweets are not from beat writers, analysts or anyone with a blue "verified" check mark; they come from parodies. Parody accounts mock both players and coaches, and they bring a unique kind of entertainment to fans throughout the game.
Now, with the help of some fake Braves on Twitter, enjoy a chronological recap of Atlanta's shutout victory over the Mets.
Atlanta's bats had a rough start to the game. New York's Dillon Gee sent the first eight Braves batters back to the dugout, but Minor earned the first hit with a single in the third.
Mikey is the best hitter on the team.— Fake Dan Uggla (@FakeDanUggla) May 26, 2013
He was dominating on the bump, too, but his offense was just as good. Minor then opened the scoring and successfully broke the game open by blasting a two-out two-run home run in the fifth inning.
I told y'all he's the best hitter on the team.— Fake Andrelton(@FakeAndySimmons) May 26, 2013
Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman followed with four consecutive two-out hits, tacking on three more runs for Atlanta.
Brian Snitker, the Braves' third-base coach, missed the eight completed innings of Friday's game while getting a back exam, and Atlanta made him work in the fifth inning on Saturday.
My arm is getting tired. And my back hurts.— Crazy Coach Stinker (@BrianStinker) May 26, 2013
Following the five-spot in the fifth, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled the hot-hitting Evan Gattis out of the game to rest him.
While it was a good decision in real life for Gattis, "he" wasn't too concerned with sitting the rest of the day.
Minor was throwing a gem through six innings with nine strikeouts and zero runs allowed, but his team was getting bored.
Mike Minor is being selfish getting all the outs himself. Umm, hello, there are 8 other guys on the field, share the wealth.— Fake Dan Uggla (@FakeDanUggla) May 26, 2013
Like any good teammate would do, Minor listened to his team and let Justin Upton make a great play in left field.
Like any sports fan knows...
Justin Upton > Justin Bieber— Crazy Coach Stinker (@BrianStinker) May 26, 2013
Freeman singled home another run in the top of the seventh to stretch the score to 6-0, and Minor made it through the bottom half of the inning.
Dan Uggla had a rough day at the plate going 0-for-4, and his eighth-inning strikeout caught the attention of his "manager."
"Andrelton Simmons" and "Dan Uggla," however, had some nice words for two divisional opponents after Atlanta completed the 6-0 shutout win.
We just won twice in less than 4 hours. Let's see you top THAT, Nationals.— Fake Dan Uggla (@FakeDanUggla) May 26, 2013
But the most important part about the win, you ask?
Leave it to "Coach Snitker" for the answer.
When Jason Heyward plays without an appendix the #braves are 8-0.— Crazy Coach Stinker (@BrianStinker) May 26, 2013
So, as you can see, you can pretty much find out everything you need to know about a Braves game through the parody accounts. Between watching the game and observing ridiculousness on Twitter, Atlanta baseball can be a captivating experience.
But most importantly, the Braves won their eighth straight game, improved to 30-18 and now have a 5.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East.
Plus, the magic number is only 109.
And that's no joke.
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