9th loss in a row for bumbling Braves

AJC Braves beat writer David O’Brien is with the team for the entire seven-game trip to Washington and Philadelphia. Here are his updates on the team today plus some extras you can find at AJC.com:

ExploreClick here to get O’Brien’s take on the trades that the Braves have pulled off that have led to a dreadful finish

Here is an excerpt:

“They did that and so much more, down to trading away a young, left-handed starter pitcher, Alex Wood, and a highly regarded prospect, Jose Peraza, as part of a four-player package to get 30-year-old Hector Olivera.

I know I would not have had the guts or the daring or whatever you want to call it, to do that deal. Particularly not trade a young starter with the mental makeup of Wood.

These were bold, decisive moves the Braves made. Very bold.

If most of them pay off, the team could be really good as soon as 2017, and respectable as soon as next season.”

Braves lose 9th in a row

ExploreA whipping at Washington

MYAJC.com extras

ExploreBraves need Freeman to step up in D.C.
ExploreFredi Gonzalez discusses the rookie pitcher travails.
ExploreAnd manager says his team hasn’t given up.

Skidding all around

ExploreWisler can’t break his own August struggles.

Braves in community

ExplorePlayers pitch anti-bullying message.

Video extra

ExploreGonzalez speaks about losing streak.