Not San Diego. Atlanta.
Melvin Upton, Jr. tormented the Braves. Nothing new: he tormented me his entire stay in Atlanta. He still sucks, by the way; but he homered TWICE, got another hit and drove in five runs. Is BJ fixed now, or is the Braves bullpen just irreparably broken?
James Shields shut out the little game Braves through six. The Braves helped. Trailing by one run, we loaded the bases with none out and failed to score. Joey Terdoslavich struck out. Andrelton Simmons hit into a double play. It was all Fredi’s fault. If he’d reversed the two in the batting order, the game would have been tied.
As it played out, Matt Wisler went six, gave up two runs and gave the Braves a chance to lose respectfully. The bullpen revived MUJ and put the game out of reach.
Padres had other villains. Cory Spangenberg showed why San Diego could trade Jace Peterson to the Braves, collecting a triple and a bunt single and catching everything hit his way; but BJ really boiled my cabbage.
In other news, a Cleveland Indians third baseman is on the disabled list. He was bitten by a spider. What if Dorn develops spidey-sense?
Freddie Freeman returns to the lineup Wednesday. Wednesday is an afternoon game. Both are good. Persevere.