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The Daily Chop: Nick Markakis’ Opening Day walk-off, Pascual Perez and more

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Sunday was a pretty quiet day around the Atlanta Braves and the rest of Major League Baseball. While we don’t have any real games to write about yet, we have plenty of good stuff planned for the upcoming week so be sure to check in with us.

Braves News

While Opening Day 2019 wasn’t a great memory, the 2018 version is another story. Atlanta erased a 5-0 deficit which was capped off by a three-run walk-off home run by Nick Markakis in the ninth.

For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tim Tucker takes us back to 1982 and the night that Braves pitcher Pascual Perez got lost on I-285 and missed his scheduled start.

MLB News

Despite entering the final year of his contract, left-hander Robbie Ray and the Diamondbacks haven’t engaged in any talks in regards to a new deal.

Finally, MLB.com’s Mike Petriello takes a look at a number of relievers who may be good fits for the new 3-batter minimum rule.