– MLB – Box Score – Braves at Reds

So, did you take the over? The Braves gave up seventeen hits today, including three homers. Three times the offense rallied to tie the game only to see themselves fall behind again.

Davies allowed nine of the hits in 4 1/3, and five runs. Two of those were Grybos, scoring when Foster allowed a mammoth homer to Adam Dunn in relief. Foster allowed another homer, which at the time put the Braves down 7-2.

Then they rallied, getting four in the sixth and one in the seventh. And then things got Kolbous, as he allowed a couple of hits, the second one a double, to put them behind again. And then after they tied it up, Bernero put the icing on the cake with another three-run homer. This bullpen is horrific, and most of them shouldn’t be in the major leagues. I have no confidence left in anyone but Reitsma and Boyer. Neither of them pitched today. The only reliever to get out unscathed was Gryboski, who gave up a triple (Andruw misplayed the ball) but got out of it when he caught a screamer to end the inning.

The offense continued to click, all the starting position players getting a hit. Betemit had a homer and a triple, and still hits eighth for some reason, and that’s only when he gets to play. Andruw was 2-2 with three walks, a double, a run scored, and an RBI. Estrada finally made up for leaving all those runners on base with the RBI single to tie it in the eighth. Johnson tied it in the seventh with a single and had two walks. The Braves even went 1-1 with a walk pinch-hitting, the hit by Jordan and the walk by Marte.

Back home for a week, beginning Tuesday with three against the Marlins. Smoltz against Burnett on Turner South to kick things off.