I would apologize for the tardiness of this recap of last night’s game, but I’m not sure anyone has noticed. We here at Braves Journal appear to have lost interest in this season before the actual end. Mercifully for all concerned, the end is indeed nigh.
What happened last night? Anemic offense against a pitcher who made his major league debut this month and was seeking his first ML win. The Braves managed just two hits and no runs against said Dillon Peters. They only got one aditional hit against the bullpen, but fortunately that was a solo dinger by Lane Adams (he’s been a fun story). On the mound, Teheran was the 2017 version of himself, even though he was pitching on the road. He wasn’t terrible, but he certainly wasn’t close to good, giving up 5 runs in 6 innings (on 8 hits and 3 walks). Some guy named Stanton hit a couple of homers for the fish; he looks pretty good.
The Braves had a chance to finish second in the division had they swept this final 4 game homestand against the Marlins. Now, even that can’t happen. What’s left to see? If you care, you can see Gohara, Sims, and Fried each get one more start to close the season and make their case for next year. But as for me and my house, our attention this weekend will be focused on Knoxville. Go Dawgs.
And still and always, Natsos Delenda Est.