Eh, what are you gonna do? Dan Straily tossed a gem at Atlanta Friday night, throwing seven scoreless innings against the Braves while giving up only three hits. Matt Wisler, making a spot start for some reason, since Max Fried‘s spot start was rained out and Fried got shipped back to Gwinnett for Reasons, I guess, went 5 1/3, giving up 2 runs to take the loss. It wasn’t a great start by Wisler, maybe not even a good start, but it was certainly a start that was acceptably cromulent.
Atlanta’s only offense came from Nick Markakis, who went 3-4. The Braves had a chance in the 4th, when Freddie Freeman led off with a walk, and Neck doubled him to third. Tyler Flowers pop-up, an intentional pass to Ender Inciarte to load the bases with one out was followed by a strike out of The Artist Formerly Known as Jose Bautista, and a Johan Camargo fly out.
Miami scored its two runs off Wisler in the sixth, when Martin Prado was tripled in by J.T. Realmuto, who was then doubled in by Starlin Castro. The bullpens finished out the game for both teams with little drama.
Anyway, the Braves are still 7-3 in their last 10, still have the NL’s best record, and are still a half game up on the Phightin’s. Could be worse, could be raining. (Looks out the window.) Oh…..