Reason No. 352 I hate this awful ballclub: I’m running out of things to write. They actually led 3-2 in the eighth, and I figured I had something. I could talk about how the bunt remains stupid, how in the first inning Escobar bunted after Blanco walked leading off (I don’t care if he did it on his own or Bobby made the call — it’s Bobby’s fault either way). This, of course, is a giant “WALK CHIPPER” sign and the Braves didn’t score in the inning. In the third, Blanco walked, and Escobar didn’t bunt and instead singled and Chipper singled in a run and the Braves got three runs in the inning instead of just one, which is all you’ll get when you bunt even if it works.
Well, I guess I wrote that anyway, but you get the idea. It’s hard to write about LOSS AFTER LOSS and I came really close to just writing that this team sucks and lost and there’s no damned point to continuing beyond that.
Anyway, 3-2 lead, and you know what that means — HIBERNATION MODE! After giving up two in the first Reyes settled down and went six, and Bennett threw a perfect seventh. But Bobby left him in (he actually came to bat, and walked) and after getting one guy walked the next two, then allowing an infield single to Beltran. Then Ohman came in and continued to prove that he should have been traded by giving up a two-run double to Lazarus Delgado. And Tavarez came in, because why not? and gave up a two-run single, and a double to make it 7-3. I hate this team.
Chipper was 2-3 with two walks and is hitting .365, for what that’s worth