Thursday, April 14, 2016

Game 3: Braves v. Nationals 4/13/16

I won't spend much time on this one because the game was over in about 2 hours. The Braves were absolutely hapless in this matchup, when it came to hitting. They had 5 hits, 3 walks, 0-3 with RISP, grounded into 2 double plays, and stranded 7 runners. The pitching was actually pretty good from Wisler despite the 2 homers, he only gave up 3 runs in 6 innings (technically a quality start), and the bullpen gave up 0 runs in 2 innings which is some sort of miracle.

But when you can't score nothing matters. Freddie Freeman went 0-4 and is now hitting .080 on the season. AJ Pierzynski actually hit pretty well with 2 knocks, raising him above the Mendoza line. The problem was the top 1-5 of the order went combined 0-19 with 2 walks. Those are SUPPOSED to be your best hitters. That wasn't the case last night.

Not much else to say except it was quick and painless; the game took 2 hours 12 minutes. Braves get their first shutout loss of the year, drop to 0-8 on the season, and they face Strasburg tonight since he was supposed to pitch this game but was bumped due to illness.

Braves lose 3-0


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