ESPN – Braves vs. Cardinals – Box Score – August 24, 2008

If it’s Sunday, then it must be time for another lethargic Braves loss! This team makes “playing out the string” an understatement. Most of the time, they don’t just look uninterested, but unconscious.

The Braves did lead, 3-1, going to the bottom of the second. Typically, it was 3-3 by the end of the inning and 6-3 by the time Jo-Jo the Dogfaced Pitcher got out of the game in the sixth. Reyes was lucky that all he gave up was six runs (five “earned”) as he allowed nine hits, including a homer by Guess Who, and two doubles, and walked four. But all he has to do is throw strikes!

Chipper was 1-3 while Pujols was going 2-2 with three walks, and both are now hitting .359. The only Brave who is hitting at all is Marvelous Martin Prado; the slugging first baseman was 2-4 and is hitting .339… Manny Atrosta was back, throwing two innings, in the second of he loaded the bases. He managed to not allow any runs, but of the 39 pitches he threw, only 19 were strikes. Yeah, that’s not going to work.