The Braves are displaying a nice knack for winning games on nights when I forget to recap them, so here’s less than they deserve in hopes they’ll do it again speedily and soon:
Let’s start with Aaron Blair. It’s been a rocky rookie year for the burly Nevadan, but last night he had his second quality start of the season. It was exactly six innings and exactly three runs, two of which came via the longball. It wasn’t a commanding performance, but it was a performance. There is something on which to build. And, hey, our last Las Vegan worked out pretty well.
Francophiles rejoice, because Jeff Francoeur homered, and Chase d’Arnaud got an RBI against his brother’s squad. (Little sib Travis d’Arnaud, the regular Mets backstop, is on the DL.) Tyler Flowers also homered, showing how much of an improvement it is to replace a sucking chest wound with mere mediocrity.
Let’s beat these bums right in their inferiority complexes.