Aaron Blair’s debut was not spectacular, but it was okay. The bullpen did its job. The Braves outhit the Mets 12 to 7; but on the scoreboard, Braves lose 3-2. Again. But I am satisfied. Here’s why.
Aaron Blair is a stud. His first five innings in the bigs, he matched Jacob deGrom pitch for pitch. That’s studly.
Then came the sixth. Things unraveled. That’s happened this year; but Aaron looks ready. The kid can pitch. I foresee excellence with occasional bouts of “oh my gosh, I’m pitching in the big leagues.” He’ll be better his next turn. Count it.