–Freddie Freeman hit a home run, snapping a seemingly endless drought of home runs by the Braves.
–John Gant ate some innings, and kept the game from getting embarrassing.
–AJ Pierzynski got his 2,000th hit.
–Hunter Cervenka pitched a scoreless inning.
-We may have seen the last of Bud Norris.
That’s about it.
-The Braves accomplished only six hits.
–John Gant may have good enough stuff to eat innings, but not good enough to be effective out of relief or be in the rotation.
–Jason Grilli gave up another run, and sits with a 6.75 ERA.
–Bud Norris is absolutely awful. He got hit all over the field, giving up 7 hits and 6 runs in 1 1/3 innings. He’s only 31, and he was a good pitcher in the AL East as recently as two years ago, but he just doesn’t have it. I’m not sure if the Braves will release him or merely demote him to the bullpen, but a 8.74 ERA this far into the season is just not going cut it.