Oh my.

It’s hard to make of what was going on in the Colosseum last night. Both starting pitchers really struggled out of the shoot. I’m really not sure what was going on with Kyle Wright. His command wasn’t horrible, and his movement was excellent. His velocity wasn’t bad. But neither starting pitcher were missing bats the first few innings.

Atlanta definitely had some luck. After two solid singles by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Dansby Swanson, a walk to Matt Olson, and William Contreras’ sac fly, Vaughn Grissom’s cue shot brought home two runs as it ate up the first baseman. Matt Olson’s home run was hit hard off the bat, but it was a line drive that just kept carrying and barely made it over.

Sean Murphy’s and Seth Brown’s homers for Oakland were also a little cheap. The ball was just flying out, bottom line.

So Kyle Wright got torched: 4 IP, 5 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, 4 K’s. He left with the bases loaded in the 5th, and Dylan Lee proceeded to nail the rare Triple Grybo.

After 18 runs were scored in the first 5 innings, Atlanta scored the go-ahead run in the 6th to make it 10-9, and then that was it. Jesse Chavez put out Lee’s mess and pitched a scoreless inning, then Raisel Iglesias, AJ Minter, and Kenley Jansen all pitched scoreless innings of their own. All 4 guys K’ed a couple apiece. Dang.

Matt Olson made a nice play to his left. He seems to be really good going to his left.

We’re tied with the Muts! What do the kids say? LFG.