Last night the Braves ended their fourth game in 30 hours or so. But they only played 27 innings. Strange.
Braves competed yesterday in a place famous for mimicking modern toilets. Or is it ancient compost piles? Something like that.
We experienced 2 of the new MLB created 7 inning doubleheaders games. In the first game, Kyle Muller went against Jacob DeGrom. At the end of the night, Snit’s decision to go ahead and pit Muller against DeGrom proved insightful. Muller looked a little better than his first couple of appearances. Obviously the issue for him is control and command. If those tick forward, he can be pretty good. But Muller at his best can’t compete with DeGrom at anything above his 25 percentile outcome, so thus the loss. Muller only gave up one run in 4 innings. In the 5th, Shane Greene teed them up and Newk Triple Grybo’d 3 more in.
Freddie got on by walk in front of Ozzie in the 6th after the Mets put in Seth Lugo. Ozzie took it out and that was the only Braves scoring.
So, as Ernie Banks would have said, “It’s so nice today, why don’t we play 2?” And thus they did. The Braves’ low offense thing has been going on now through 4 games. Braves still got the win in game 2 despite only scoring 1 on one of those Ronald Acuna, Jr. explosions. Cousin Ian Anderson was his usual near elite self and then Minter and Lost in Space finished it up effectively.