Aug 3, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (left) and first baseman Tommy Medica (14) hug after Cabrera hit the game winning RBI single in the tenth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Califutility: Braves Record of Fail Out West

This week’s 0 for 6 streak through Los Angeles and San Diego is bad… but it doesn’t begin to indicate the level of futility that has plagued them in the Golden State recently.  Here’s the stark record, in all its naked glory:


  • Today:  LOSS   @ San Diego
  • Saturday: LOSS   @ San Diego
  • Friday: LOSS   @ San Diego
  • Thursday:   LOSS   @ Los Angeles
  • Wednesday:    LOSS   @ Los Angeles
  • Tuesday:  LOSS   @ Los Angeles
  • Wednesday, May 14:  LOSS   @ San Francisco
  • Tuesday, May 13:  WIN   @ San Francisco
  • Monday, May 12:  LOSS  @ San Francisco
  • Monday, October 7, 2013:    LOSS   @ Los Angeles (playoff)
  • Sunday, October 6, 2013:   LOSS   @ Los Angeles (playoff)
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013:   LOSS   @ San Diego
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013:   LOSS   @ San Diego
  • Monday, June 10, 2013:   LOSS   @ San Diego


Let’s take a break right there for a moment:  over the past 14 games in California:  13 losses.  1-13 record.


Let that sink in a moment:  1-13.



  • June 6-9, 2013:  2 wins, 2 losses at Los Angeles (a series split)
  • May 9-12, 2013:  1 win, 3 losses at San Francisco
  • August 27-29:  1 win, 2 losses at San Diego
  • August 23-25:  2 wins, 2 losses at San Francisco (a series split)


then finally:

  • April 23-25, 2012:  2 wins, 1 loss at Los Angeles (a series win)


Yes, the last win of any series in that state came 2 years and 3-1/2 months ago.  But since then, Braves teams have floundered to a combined record of 7-22 in those most recent 29 games along the San Andreas Fault (more or less).

Before that, they also dropped 2 of 3 to San Diego in June 2011, 2 of 3 to the Angels in May 2011, and then… this curse appears to have begun somewhere between April 29th and May 19th, 2011, for Atlanta actually took 5 of 6 vs. San Diego and San Francisco in April that year.


But aside from that:  11-27 in their past 38 West Coast Contests.  Ugh.


Want Some Good News?

The last time Atlanta went to Seattle, they swept the Mariners.  June 27-29, 2011.

How crazy was that?  In the final game of that series, Derek Lowe bested King Felix Hernandez.


So glad they get a day off on Monday.


Tags: Atlanta Braves Losing Streak

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