Yes, the Atlanta National League Baseball Club is now officially the FAIL until I think of another insult. What a colossally bad club. It’s like a whole team of Francoeurs. Adam Wainwright started for the Cards — it was like they were rubbing it in.
Charlie Morton was horrible and didn’t make it out of the second. The only out he recorded was on a bunt — really, I think that LaRussa was rubbing it in — and he wound up charged with four runs on five hits and five walks. You really can’t be much worse, and he was terribly lucky to allow only four runs.
The parade of horrors: Nunez allowed two runs. The prize booby was Matt DeSalvo, who allowed six runs on eight hits in one inning of work. Boyer came in because some of his arm is still attached and gave up three runs. Bennett actually pitched a scoreless inning, but Tavarez came in to give up three more runs in the eighth.
Norton didn’t start, inflicting another dose of Prado: First Baseman upon us, but had a pinch-hit homer for the only run the Braves would get before the ninth. They got a couple of even more pointless than usual runs in the ninth, KJ singling in Infante, and Brandon Jones (who is suddenly on the team now, perhaps because they’re clearly a AAA affair) doubling KJ in in turn.
DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN I HATE THIS TEAM.