That’s not good. Chuck James gave up a three-run homer in the first, and when the Braves answered with two in the bottom of the inning came back with solo homers in each of the next three innings, putting the team down 6-2 and getting pulled with two out in the fourth. Chuck is going to give up some homers, but probably needs to make some adjustments.
It probably didn’t matter, as the Braves couldn’t mount a comeback anyway, but the Vulture was unable to keep it close, allowing a run in the fifth, one in the sixth, and one in the seventh. Finally, Manny Acosta was able to get through the eighth unscathed.
There were certain similarities to the Phillies game on Sunday, as the Braves’ first three hitters reached and scored two runs, but after that they did little. The Braves were limited to six hits. Two were by Andruw, which may be a promising sign.