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Chris Martin exits NLDS Game 1 with oblique injury

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Braves reliever Chris Martin suffered a left oblique injury while warming up ahead of his appearance in the eighth inning of NLDS Game 1 against the Cardinals. Luke Jackson entered the game to start the eighth inning in place of Martin.

Martin, 33, was acquired by the Braves from the Rangers on July 30 in exchange for pitching prospect Kolby Allard. Martin was good for the Rangers, posting a 3.08 ERA over 38 innings, but wasn’t as successful in 17 2/3 innings with the Braves, compiling a 4.08 ERA.

The Braves should provide more information about Martin’s status after the game.

Update (9:46 PM ET): Per MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Martin said he doesn’t expect to pitch again in the series. The Braves can add a pitcher to take his spot on the roster.

In Memoriam: Remembering those the baseball community has lost in the past year

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A few years ago Paul Sullivan of Sully Baseball noticed that Major League Baseball doesn’t have an Oscars-style In Memoriam segment at any point in the year to remember the people that the game has lost. He rectified that by producing one. Today, for the seventh straight year, he has released his In Memoriam video.

Normally it comes out at the All-Star break, as Sullivan’s thought — a good one — was that the league should make it part of the All-Star game festivities. A celebration of baseball lives to go along with everything else baseball celebrates during the Midsummer Classic.

We have no Midsummer Classic this year, but we do have this lovely, heartfelt tribute to those we lost. Great job once again, Sully.