Albies hit the first pitch of the game into the right field seats, and the Braves never looked back. Albies added a double to finish 2 for 5, with 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs. Bottom Ender was outstanding as well, finishing a homer short of the cycle, and scoring 2 runs. Johan Camargo broke the game open with a 3 run homer in the Braves 5 run 3rd.
Brandon McCarthy could last (or was only allowed to last) 5 1/3 innings, despite being staked to a 6 – 0 lead. Fortunately, our Zombie Bullpen of Walkers added only 2 more of those to their league leading total; we’ll focus today on their 3 2/3 hitless innings. Jesse Biddle struck out 5 in 2 innings to close it, and added a double in his first major league at bat to drive in the Braves final run. A really fun moment in front of his family.
Off Monday, and at the Mets on Tuesday. Whatever happens the next 5 months, the Braves conclude April with 16 wins in the bank. Adjust your projections as you will.