So the Braves sweep the Marlins. Let me be the first to say: Rah. It’s not particularly relevant, but I guess it’s better than being swept. I guess. Again, it would be nice if it were still relevant.
The Braves jumped up 3-0 in the first on a Renteria solo shot and a two-run homer from Teixeira. Chuck James, having his best start of the season, didn’t need anything else. He went seven, allowed just two hits, struck out six while walking only one, and threw exactly 100 pitches, 63 of them for strikes. He had problems in the third but other than that was in control all night.
The Braves added a run in the fifth, Chipper singling home KJ, but left the bases loaded in that inning. Andruw added a homer in the eighth. Soriano, pitching again in a non-save situation, allowed a homer in the ninth for the Marlins’ only run.
Renteria went 3-4, and is at .338. Chipper was 2-3 and is at .339. Unfortunately, Matt Holliday may never make another out.
Jeff Bennett, who is nothing of importance, will start tomorrow against the Brewers. I think that the Cubs should lodge a protest.