Yet they still won the series against us
Mariners 11-2 after 13 did not see that coming after our off season moves were all about building for the future and wouldn’t surprise me if we fall in a massive hole, but it is a good start to the season and we are absolutely murdering it will the long ball at the moment.
Braves have only lost 1 game since the opening 3-game sweep against the Phils, and wouldn’t even have lost that if they’d taken advantage of about 4 innings with bases loaded and less than 2 out against the Marlins.
But won the first two at Coors, with Acuña and Swanson homering again and the bullpen reducing their ERA’s. Only run today was unearned, so doesn’t affect young starter Max Fried’s zero ERA despite him being the one who committed the two-base error. Folty due back soon, so someone will be moved out of the rotation.
Took a 7-0 lead after 4 yesterday with Teheran sailing through untouched, then, as Teheran does, gave up a heap in one inning to bring it back to 7-6. Won 8-6.
More importantly, how good are those Pirates uniforms?
12-2 after 14.
Chris Davis’s record hitless streak of 62 plate appearances is finally over. 3-5 with 4 RBI in a 9-5 win at Fenway.
Watching the Mets @ Braves game, one of the commentators…the fat ■■■■, I think, not Jessica Mendoza or A-Rod, was grizzling that Jacob de Grom wasn’t getting strike calls on pitches the Braves hitters were laying off. All of these pitches were missing the plate. I thought the secret of strikes on close calls was getting the hitters to swing.
Not like the home plate umpire in the 8th inning of the first game in the series. Mets led and probably would have won, but the umpire called a swing on an 0-1 pitch to Charlie Culberson, without appealing to first. He clearly held up. Then called him out on 0-2 on a pitch at least 4 inches off the plate. With Swanson on second, he then called Camargo out on a 3-2 pitch 12 to 15 inches off the plate. Naturally Snitker got ejected.
Braves lead 6-1 in the 8th here, 1 out, runners on 2nd and 3rd.
Homers to Markakis, Donaldson and Culberson against McNeil, who’s doubled in the 8th too.
Mets scored a couple. 6-3 bottom 8 coming up.
Braves held on 7-3. Teheran winner, de Grom loser (left trailing 3-1).
Texas scored 4 runs in the 8th to go passed the A’s 8-7
AL East is over…Tampa Bay lead the field - Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles by 5.5 games.
Checking their magic number.
Time to buy lottery tickets folks. It is the end of times. Giants have not 1, not 2, but 3 HRs at Washington…
Mets at Phillies…Matz pitching, gave up 8 runs without an out in the first, 3-run homers to Kingery and Franco, and a 2-run double to Realmuto.
Phils lead 14-3.
Braves were leading the D-Backs 5-2 in the 7th but gave up 4 runs on 2 hits, 2 hit batters and a couple of 4 pitch walks. Albies evened it at 6-6 in the bottom half, and Swanson doubled to lead off the 8th.
Yanks flogged the Sox 8-0.
Red Sox are on holiday
Jesse Biddle, Braves reliever, carried on yesterday about how he wouldn’t let the team down again, and promptly did, single then 3 walks when the scores are tied in the 10th inning.
I know a lot of teams are struggling with their middle relievers, but Atlanta had better do something about it now…and closer Arodys Vizcaino out for the season with shoulder surgery. Kimbrel on a short-term contract, if he’ll accept it. Or they’re going to have to start using their vaunted young rookie starters in middle relief.