For those of you who don’t believe in the Easter Bunny, it is pretty obvious he came and visited the Barves last night with all the eggs that were laid today.
The Barves “defense” committed three errors and the “hitters” left nine men on base. Not a great recipe for victory. In most games this might have been a blow out, except we were playing the Mets. So it took them 14 innings to send the Barves to their charter back to Atlanta.
David Hale had a very good outing going six and striking out five. Really, all six pitcher the Braves trotted out were solid. Gus ‘Pickles’ Schlosser went 3 2/3 and was obviously taking one for the team. He gave up the winning run in the 14th after a walk and some stellar “defense” in front of him. He did collect his first big league hit though.
In a tie game in the seventh the Braves had runners at the corners with no one out. BJ Upton popped up to short. Then Freddie Freeman (who is in negotiations with Chipper Jones about buying his minority ownership role in the Mets) ended the Barves chance at the sweep. Chipper may hold on to his ownership role a few more weeks.
Great road trip though. The Marlins are coming to town and are terrible. I imagine they will give us fits.
(For a good laugh, click on the Easter Bunny link above)