It’s two, two types of Braves offensive failure in one! In the first seven innings, the Braves were held to four hits (two by McCann, one by Kotsay, and an infield single by Chipper) and never threatened at all. Jake Peavy, at your service. In the eighth and ninth, the Braves had two hits in each inning off of the bullpen, but couldn’t score any runs. Typical.
Joseph Reyes didn’t have a whole lot of stuff. He gave up just two runs in four innings before Bobby hit for him, but just didn’t seem right. Carlyle finally had an off night in his long man role, giving up two runs, though one was “unearned”.
I, of course, blame Francoeur. In this case, I kind of have a point (not that I need one) in that he was 0-4 right between McCann, who was 3-4, and Kotsay, who was 2-3 with a walk. If Francoeur had done anything they might have made a game of it, but he sucks… Escobar didn’t play. Obviously, his shoulder is not healthy, and though he can play defense he can’t swing the bat right. Li’lbridge was in the lineup in his place, and struck out three times. It’s really not fair to expect a twelve year old to face Jake Peavy and Trevor Hoffman. I kept expecting a visit from children’s services.