ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Expos at Braves – 04/03/2003
I feel like jumping off a bridge. Anyone with me? You know it’s not your night when Andruw, of all people, plays a fly ball into a three-base error leading to a first inning run. The Braves still haven’t batted with the score tied yet, and haven’t scored in nineteen innings.
The Braves had nine hits, but all were singles. Four of them were by, of all people, Vinny, though at least two of those were of the infield variety. They simply aren’t hitting the ball with any authority. You can’t win with nothing but singles, it just doesn’t work.
If there’s a bright side, it’s that (with the exception of the first inning of the season) the starting pitching has been pretty decent. Russ Ortiz was average last night, not as good as Ramirez the night before. Trey Hodges and Joey Dawley worked three scoreless innings between them.
The Braves host the Marlins tonight. Hopefully the bats will wake up, and hopefully Jason Marquis will have his good stuff.
My optimism is going fast. One concern is that the home run off Ortiz would have been a routine out in Pac Bell though 4 runs it’s the offense that’s really troubling.
It’s time to panic.
I am not pleased the the start of the season so far. Their offense is poor-to-bad. I mean 9 hits and 0 runs scored….4 times the Braves had 2 men on with 1 or fewer out and failed to score. Well, for that matter they failed to even move the runners once, or maybe even twice.
When you’ve got 2 on and nobody out and then hit 3 popups that dont even clear the infield something is wrong. I think Terry P. needs to get on top of this and fast and get this offense crankin’.
This towns not big enough for two JR’s. 😉
(posted by the original JR)