Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Thome, Draft, Angels

Four years ago today, John Smoltz struck out Mark Reynolds to become the Braves' all-time strikeout leader. His 2,913th whiff moved him past Phil Niekro. Smoltz finished his Braves' career with 3,011 strikeouts, and he is also the franchise's career leader in strikeout rate (7.98 K/9) and saves (154). He's in the top ten of almost every other significant pitching statistic as well.

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