For the third time this season, you won’t find the Braves’ game on television. Today’s 3:45 p.m. game from San Francisco can only be viewed on Facebook.
MLB’s deal with the social media platform live-streams one game per week this season – generally Wednesday afternoon games – to a global online audience.
The Braves' first appearance on Facebook this season was a midday game in Toronto. It was not met with friendly tomahawk chops from the Braves faithful. Atlanta’s second appearance on Facebook was from Washington on Aug. 9.
Today’s matchup pits the Braves’ Anibal Sanchez (6-5, 3.09 ERA) against the Giants’ Derek Holland (7-8, 3.54 ERA). The Braves thrashed the Giants, 4-1, Tuesday night behind a Mike Foltynewicz gem.
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The Braves will return to Atlanta Friday for the start of a 10-game home stand - their final of the regular season. The Braves, who lead the Phillies by 6-1/2 games in the division, square off against Philadelphia in seven of the last 10 games. Atlanta’s magic number to make clinch the N.L. East stands at 12 before Wednesday’s games.