Happy Fathers Day.
Today’s matchup delivered a treat for all who love pitching duels. My mother’s father Roy and my dad Dub would have enjoyed the game. Jacob deGrom and Julio Teheran toed the rubber as the Braves looked for the improbable sweep. I wish Gramps and Pops had been here to share it with me while the Old Righthander, Pete and Skip made the call.
The Braves won 6-0. Julio was superb. If Atlanta must be represented at the All star game, Julio’s the guy that deserves to go. He mowed down the Mutts with alacrity through eight, allowing only Michael Conforto to reach base safely with his third inning leadoff single. Every other Met came up empty for the day.
The Braves hit today. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis led the bats. Freddie reprised his hitting fool, going four for five; and Nick played like he doesn’t want to be delenda’ed. The special Fathers Day uniforms looked great, but the day belonged to Julio the Magnificent. Despite his near perfecto, he also had a single and two sacrifices. Pretty good work for our 25 year old ace.
Enjoy the rest of your day, take tomorrow off and let’s get together Tuesday in Miami.