So a team that struggles to beat the Marlins and Padres sweeps the team with the best record in baseball? Yeah, that’s how this season has gone.
On paper, this looked to be the an easy win for the A’s. They had one of their 7 Aces ® (John Lester)on the mound and the Braves were sending their top batting practice pitcher (Mike Minor.) Fortunately for the Braves, Minor outpitched Lester.
It also appears Phil Gosselin is going to get more playing time. He made his third straight start and went 1-4.
The Braves went 6-4 on the “Home Stand of Doom.” Pretty, pretty, not so bad. The Braves now fly to Pittsburgh for three big games with the Pirates. After that the schedule gets a lot easier and the Braves have put themselves in contention for a post season spot.