Terrible. The Reds are a terrible team, and Kip Wells is a terrible pitcher, and the Braves were so terrible that they made Wells, who entered the game with a 5.48 ERA and was released by the Nats, look like a Cy Young candidate. In four of the first five innings, the Braves got the leadoff man on (a hit, two walks, and an error) but they never scored. The Reds took a 3-0 lead in the sixth (of course) with a two-run homer and a double and single. The Braves got one run off of the bullpen in the seventh, and got two on in the ninth, but of course they couldn’t tie it up. McLouth, who had already struck out looking with two on earlier in the game, did the same to end it, though he did drive in the Braves’ only run.
Jair Jurrjens deserved better. He’s now 10-10 and 10th in the league in ERA. He was even the Braves’ most effective offensive player, drawing two walks.
Chipper really needs a rest. So does McCann. And so do I, really.