Atlanta 3, Houston 8

It is entirely plausible that Bartolo Colon is not a good pitcher anymore. It is the gospel truth that he is not a good pitcher right now. His current mantra is to put his team so deep in the hole after the first inning or two, that his offense has little to no chance to dig themselves out of it. This game was no different. Pitching against our old friend Charlie Morton, Colon allowed five runs before he even recorded an out. Back-to-back-to-back singles followed by back-to-back homers will do that to you. He somehow managed to make it into the 6th inning after that, but two more runs that inning after he had surrendered another home run in the 5th was all Snitker could tolerate. Colon was pulled after 5.2 innings, with an ERA now a lofty 7.22. The good news is we get to see him again in five days. Yay.

The Braves tried to make a game of it in the 6th, when they managed to push across three runs, the last of which was scored on a bases loaded, two-out walk. After Morton was yanked, Danny Santana struck out to end the frame, and the Braves could not muster any other offense for the rest of the game.

The Braves have been on this cold streak for awhile now, so the next hot streak must be just around the corner. Until then, Colon delenda est. Braves pitching delenda est. Heck, the whole Braves team delenda est.

And the Natspos delenda est, because that is never wrong.

16 thoughts on “Atlanta 3, Houston 8”

  1. Then there’s Carlos Castro of the Firefrogs going 5-for-5 today with 3 HR and 8 RBI.
    Checking out MiLB is fun nowadays.

  2. And Drew Harrington, who was taken in the 3rd round last year after Anderson/Muller/Wentz and Cumberland, and thus doesn’t get much fanfare, has a 31/5 K/BB ratio and a 1.88 ERA in 7 starts after his outing today. He, like Tyler Pike, is a 22-year old that may not have that much to prove in A+.

    The 2015 and 2016 drafts look really good right now, outside of Muller’s health and Cumberland’s bat. After Harrington, the Braves took Bryse Wilson and Jeremy Walker (both in A-), and while Walker has struggled a little bit, Wilson has ridden some slightly underwhelming periphs (29/12 K/B in 26.1 IP) to a very shiny 2.06 ERA. The guy after him, 3B Matt Gonzalez, has a .724 OPS in A-. Jump down a little bit, and 9th round pick Tyler Neslony is raking to a 1.021 OPS at A+, albeit he is 23 years old.

  3. There are several guys in the Braves farm system that I don’t hear anyone talk much about that are having really good years with the bat. What do you guys know about these players and their prospects for contributing at the major league level?

    Carlos Castro
    Tyler Neslony
    Kade Scivicque
    Juan Yepez

  4. I don’t care if Gant turns out to never pitch again, the jaime garcia trade is terrible.

    30 million wasted, unlikely that any decent prospect comes back for the 3 veteran pitchers (at the moment)

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