Willy Adames homered in the top of the first, and the Brewers scratched across another run in the fifth on a couple of singles and a ground out to take the series and the game 2 – 1. Those were the only 3 hits Charlie Morton allowed in his 6 innings. He struck out 6 and walked none.
The Braves only run was scored by leadoff man Ozzie Albies in the sixth. Austin Riley had the RBI, and was the only Brave with 2 hits. Chris Martin, Luke Jackson, and Richard Rodriguez each threw perfect innings to finish things up.
So I’m going to hurl myself against the wallsang Warren Zevon.
‘Cause I’d rather feel bad than not feel anything at all.
David O’Brien on Twitter: “#Braves are 8-9 since the break, and have neither won nor lost consecutive games in that span, a new MLB record for such absurdities. (Their streak officially started with win in Game 2 after break, since they lost last game before break and first game after break.)” / Twitter
The Braves have now officially felt the most nothing at all of all the nothing at all feeling teams in MLB history. They are hurling Adam Duvall, Jorge Soler, and Eddie Rosario against the wall to see if anything sticks. There’s a fair chance they don’t perform any better than Abraham Almonte, Guillermo Heredia, or Ehire Adrianza. What they bring is upside; a chance to get lucky that the latter don’t provide.
It’s August 1st and the Braves stand at 52- 54, 4 games behind the Mets. Two months remaining. Let’s do something different for a while.