Outside the original old city of Philadelphia, but within its modern metropolitan area, lies Valley Forge. Many suffered there for our freedom. Monday is a Valley Forge on the Braves schedule. The Braves go to Monday to be cold and miserable. If they had for all games, their won loss record for Monday, they would finish the year 54 and 108. That would be not early Mets awful or rebuilding Tigers awful, but pretty bad. The old saw says “you are going to win at least 54 and lose at lease 54 and what you do in the other 54 decides your season.” Hmm.
Take, on the other hand, the “Non Monday Braves 2018.” That team is on pace for a 105 win season. That mighty juggernaut sits at 26 and 14.
And yes, by CORRELATION, this obviously relates to me. But I have been doing Mondays for about 3 years and I have always had the good day of the week. So maybe I have a great sin altering the energy flow of the universe.
The Polish Prince Mike Foltenewicz pitched well. 6 innings and only 1 run and that on a solo home run. Overall 6 hits, 2 BBs, 5 K’s. Plenty good enough to win, unless the offense fails to show up. Oh, the offense failed to show up.
Nick Pivetta went 7 innings and gave up 4 hits, 1 BB, and got 7 K’s. We will have to deal with him for years. And the Phillies got him for Jonathan Papelbon. Chief Nocahoma needs to contemplate that over and over.
Shane Carle proved mortal after all. Obviously Aaron Altherr had some red Kryptonite. You never know what kind of weird symptoms that stuff is going to cause. A 2 run pinch hit home run ended the scoring.
Maybe we can get somebody to pass out some greenies and wake this team up.
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