File this one under “you can’t win ’em all.” Kolby Allard gave up two in the third and had just 71 pitches through five innings, so Snit sent him back out for the sixth, which he probably shouldn’t have. Amed Rosario immediately made him pay with a solo home run, which brought on the bullpen. Snit’s next five men pitched the next five innings and gave up another three runs.

The Braves did nearly all their scoring in a four-run fourth, and were white-knuckling the rest of the game. One issue with an offense that hits a ton of home runs is it can be difficult to score by any other means, and that was true last night, as three of the Braves’ runs came via Ozzie Albies‘ two long flies. The team otherwise left nine men on base. That will happen, as will the mediocre starting pitching and the okay-but-not-extraordinary relief.

You can’t bludgeon ’em all. Hope you and your loved ones enjoyed some alternative fireworks last night.