Happy Mother’s Day. My mum’s the greatest. How about yours?
Mike Foltynewicz sparkled. He wasn’t perfect, but he was very good. Folty struck out eight, walked nary a Snake and gave up five hits. The only blemishes were a solo home run off the right field foul pole by Chris Herrmann and the
unearnedest earned run I’ve maybe ever seen. Erick Aybar is a wasted roster spot. I know you can’t assume the double play, but really. Just catch the ball, Erick.
The Braves offensively are offensive. Give the enemy a couple of runs, and we’re cooked. Not today. Today the Braves took Folty off the hook in the eighth. Tyler Flowers singled in a run; and Frenchy ripped a double to left to knot the score. Go figure.
The Braves loaded the bases in the ninth but failed to touch home plate, so Jason Grilli toed the rubber in the tenth and struck out the side. The Braves can’t score, and the game goes to the eleventh. Herrmann homered again to give the Diamondbacks a 5-3 lead and the game.
Braves lose. Folty doesn’t. That’s a good thing.
If you haven’t already, call Mom. She loves you despite everything.