This team is fun to watch!
After from trailing last night, the Braves kept the excitement going today once again coming from behind to beat the Cubs. Okay, I know it wasnâ€™t as big of a rally as last night, but they were still down early and Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija looked like Nolan Ryan. Then in the fifth he turned in to a pumpkin (or at least remembered he was a Cub)
New folk hero Ramiro Pena doubled with two outs in the fifth then Samardzija started falling apart. He walked Hudson and had two wild pitches that scored Pena. Tie game.
In the sixth the Braves were able to load the bases when Pena laced a single to right, platting two. Then Tim Hudson lined one to right to make it 4-1
Uggla decided to make up for losing a fly ball in the sun, by blasting his second homer of the season in the eighth.
Hudson had a rocky first, but then settled down and looked like the Hudson of old. He went six and two-thirds striking out seven.
The Braves continue to whiff at record rates, going getting mowed down 16 times today. Of course, 13 of those were by Samardzija, who looked great for part of the game, but appears to be a head case.
If you win five of every six, then who cares how much you strikeout?
The Braves (who are in first all by themselves) are taking their talents to South Beach to take on Giancarlo Stanton and a bunch of guys you have never heard of in your life.