While it is only June, that was a big weekend for the Braves. Sweeping the team that is tied with you for first is always a good thing.
Even though the Braves have an off day on Monday, Fredi really needed to rest most of the bullpen. Aaron Harang gave up two runs and five hits over six and two-thirds. He was really sharp after the second inning. You can rip Wren for BJ Upton and Dan Uggla, but no one knew they would be this bad. Harang has been an incredible pick up and Wren should get a ton of credit for it. He might make the All Star Team.
Shae Simmons came on and made it interesting in the ninth, but got out of it with no damage for his first save. I wonder if Fredi was really trying to rest the pen or if they might be show casing Simmons to be apart of a trade down the road. For now, he is a welcome addition to the pen.
Over our last ten games we have gone 5-5 and picked up two games on the Nats, so there’s that. I am not really sure Miami is for real. Right now the division appears to be the Braves to lose and the schedule is about to get a little easier. It would probably be a good time to put some distance between us and Washington. Though they have done little to show they are for real either.
The Braves are at home for two against the Mariners starting Tuesday.