The Official Site of The Atlanta Braves: News: Non-roster invitees lead Braves in tie

“Duo not on the current roster, but not irrelevant”, says the official site. Oh, how wrong it is. The duo in question is Brent Lillibridge and the terrifying apparition that is Joe Borchard. And, yet again, Borchard’s efforts (a double and a triple) were in a game in which nobody cared about the outcome and thus they just stopped playing, this time after ten innings.

Joseph Reyes was really bad and gave up five runs in three innings, and is probably working his way out of the team’s immediate plans, what with his 9.00 ERA. LOOGY candidate Jeff Ridgway (I just realized that a ridge and a tread are in a way related concepts; think about it) walked three to allow the Tigers to tie the game in the eighth. But it didn’t really matter. Chuck James pitched two scoreless innings, but we already know that he can pitch well for up to four innings.