Florida vs. Atlanta - Recap - July 31, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco scattered 12 hits, Emilio Bonifacio homered and the Florida Marlins handed the Braves the 10,000th loss in franchise history, beating Atlanta 3-1 Sunday.
The Braves began the day savoring a deadline trade for speedy outfielder Michael Bourn , acquired from Houston in a five-player deal. They could've used him right away, especially when fill-in centerfielder Jose Constanza got thrown out twice on the basepaths.
The Braves squandered numerous scoring chances to become only the second team in big league history with 10,000 losses. The Phillies reached that mark in 2007.
That's a lot of losses.