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Nick Markakis | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.
Markakis notched an RBI single in the third inning for his only hit of the game. The veteran outfielder's power has waned with age, but he's hit 37 doubles (his most since 2010) and is working to a nice average this season. He's slashing .297/.371/.378 with three homers and 51 RBI. Sep 26 - 10:19 PM

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Nick Markakis (back) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Markakis sat out Monday's game due to a sore trapezius muscle, but it's not a major concern. He's hitting leadoff Monday against right-hander Logan Verrett.
Sep 22 - 3:04 PM

Nick Markakis is not in Monday's lineup due to a sore trapezius muscle.

The ailment kept him out on Sunday, as well. It doesn't appear to be a big deal, as the Braves are saying Markakis could be back in there as soon as Tuesday. He's batting .298/.371/.376 with two homers in his first season in Atlanta.
Sep 21 - 4:42 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Markakis has multiple hits in six of his last nine games. The good stretch has his line up to .297/.371/.376 with 49 RBI and 64 runs scored. He's been as good as advertised for the Braves in his first year in Atlanta.
Sep 15 - 10:32 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI single, and two walks in Wednesday's win against the Phillies.

Markakis led off the game with a double in the first inning and later came around to score. He walked and scored in the fourth, and tacked on an RBI single in the seventh. The outfielder continues to get on base at a high rate for the Braves, currently batting .299/.374/.377 with two home runs, 49 RBI, and 61 runs scored.
Sep 9 - 10:02 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and two walks but the Braves dropped Tuesday's game 5-1 to the Rockies.

Markakis put the Braves on the board in the fifth inning with an RBI single to center field off of Chad Bettis. He's on a seven-game hitting streak, batting .302/.371/.380 with 48 RBI and 51 runs scored at the top of the lineup.
Aug 25 - 11:01 PM

Nick Markakis had a 3-for-5 night with an RBI as the Braves took down the Rockies on Monday.

Markakis added some insurance with an RBI double in the sixth. He's on a modest six-game hitting streak and has doubled in four of those games. It's about as much power as the Braves can expect from him, as he's batting .299/.367/.378 with two home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 24 - 10:14 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday.

Markakis broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double off Kyle Hendricks in the fourth inning, but that would wind up being the extent of the Braves offense in the ballgame. He's had a nice season offensively in his first year with the Braves, slashing .298/.368/.376 with a pair of homers and 46 RBI.
Aug 21 - 7:13 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs, leading the Braves to a 6-3 victory over the Marlins on Friday.

His two-run single in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He's enjoying a very nice season in his first year with the Braves, slashing .299/.373/.378 with 41 RBI.
Aug 7 - 11:11 PM

Nick Markakis is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

It's only Markakis' second day off this season. Eury Perez is taking his spot in right field.
Aug 2 - 12:32 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

The game was the second in a row that Markakis had two hits and scored two runs, giving him 42 runs scored to go with a .292/.377/.368 line. The lack of power takes away some of Markakis' appeal, but he's been largely what the Braves thought they were getting when they signed him to a four-year deal this past offseason.
Jul 21 - 10:45 PM

Nick Markakis finally got on the board with his first home run of the season, also doubling and walking in a 2-3 effort in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

Markakis clubbed a home run to center field off of former Brave Brandon Beachy ending 393 homerless plate appearances this season. Though power deficient, the veteran outfielder has otherwise had a productive year at the dish, batting .289/.375/.361 with 31 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Jul 20 - 10:36 PM

Nick Markakis had an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Markakis' RBI single in the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie and wound up being the winning run in the low-scoring affair. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk on the afternoon. With Freddie Freeman sidelined, Markakis has become one of the Braves' lone sources of offense, and the 31-year-old is hitting .300/.387/.355 with 23 RBI and 32 runs scored this year.
Jun 28 - 4:26 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 and scored the Braves' only run as they lost in 11 innings to the Nationals on Wednesday.

With the Braves trailing 1-0, Markakis led off the ninth inning with a single. He advanced to third base on another single and came around to score the tying run on Kelly Johnson's sacrifice fly. Markakis has hit in the middle of the Braves' lineup for more than a month now and hasn't hit for much power, but has otherwise done a good job at the plate. On the season, he's batting .305/.394/.364 with zero home runs, 21 RBI, and 32 runs scored.
Jun 24 - 10:21 PM

Nick Markakis set a major league record by playing in his 393rd consecutive errorless game in the outfield Thursday.

We certainly aren't ones to make much of errorless streaks, which are largely bogus, but Markakis certainly deserves some credit for his sure-handedness. The streak dates all of the way back to 2012.
Jun 18 - 11:29 PM

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