I’m very depressed right now.
Jorge Sosa allowed four runs, none of them earned, in 5 1/3 innings, and the Braves spent most of the game acting like they had a flight to catch, striking out 12 times. Even so, they had a chance to tie it in the ninth but Brian McCann (who had three hits on the day) didn’t quite get enough of a fly ball and settled for a sac fly.
Unearned though the runs were, Sosa did allow a two-run homer to Corey Koskie (no homers or RBI all season, suddenly he’s Babe Ruth) in the fourth. Sosa is allowing far too many homers to succeed. The bullpen didn’t help allowing six walks but somehow were charged only one run (to Cormier, who was awful).
Langerhans and Betemit in particular look lost right now; Betemit was 0-4, struck out twice (once to end the game) and hit into a double play. He’s been asked to carry a lot of the load lately and getting Renteria back can only help. Chipper had a hit but struck out three times. Francoeur had a triple in the ninth but is still only at .190. McCann was the only regular who didn’t strike out. You get the idea.
A blessed day off, then the Mets. For fun.