More of the same for the Braves

Originally Published: November 11, 2008
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

The unthinkable downward spiral continues at Turner Field, where the Braves failed to make the playoffs for the second year in a row and lost 90 games for the first time since 1990.

A major factor in the Braves' collapse was injuries, particularly to their starting rotation: John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and Mike Hampton all spent significant time on the disabled list, which put the Braves on the road to a 4.46 ERA, 12th in the National League and second-worst in the East.

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