Lord, where to start?
The story coming in on Drew Smyly was that his ERA didn’t reflect his WHIP. He fixed that.
Pavin Smith hit the first pitch of Game 2 into the right field seats, and David Peralta added a 2-run homer as part of a 5 run 1st. Eduardo Escobar added a homer in the 3rd, as Smyly gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, and 5 earned runs in 4 innings. Drew smiley, erased it, drew poop emoji.
In the opener, Bryse Wilson allowed homers to Stephen Vogt and Kole Calhoun among the 4 hits and 3 runs he allowed in 4 innings. Calhoun and Bumgarner held the Braves to 1 hit in 14 innings, but Bumgarner won’t be officially credited with a no-hitter under current rules. I know what I saw.
Only in tennis is “love” associated with the Braves today. Still, it remains April, and after 3 weeks, what can you say about a team that’s not the team? With Max Fried, Mike Soroka, Chris Martin, Sean Newcomb, Touki Toussaint, and Ender Inciarte on the disabled list, and Cristian Pache on a “rehab” assignment, the only thing we can really assess about the current product, is the depth. It’s a long way to October.