Oh, what a beautiful morning.
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I’ve got a wonderful feeling,
Everything’s going our way.
Many on Braves Journal have been trying to coax out a game like this for the past few weeks. You hate to be greedy, but sometimes you want to eat the whole thing.
Draw it up. Good starting pitching performance for one of the young ‘uns (hopefully on the way up). CHECK. Enough runs to allow the young ‘un to pitch deep. CHECK. Enough runs to let the back of the pen finish it off (and give all of the high leverage guys a night off). CHECK.
More specifics. Touki Toussaint was mostly effective except for 2 early solo home runs. He made it to the 7th and got one out there. Then ‘ol Ed Santana finished that inning and one more. Then, Jacob Webb got the last inning.
So much offense it is hard to recap. Early, 3 straight walks in the first only lead to one run. Around the top of the 4th with the Braves trailing 2 to 1, the Braves were already 1 for 10 with runners on. The biggest offensive highlight was Adam Duvall hitting one about 445 onto the left field concourse and putting a dent in a mobile concession stand. Overall, 11 walks and 14 hits (2 HR and 3 2B).
Mac decided year’s ago that the Marlins were “PURE EVIL.” I always thought that was substantially hyperbolic, but in the past few years, “Donnie Ballgame and the Clowns of Knock Down” have fully justified the label. I wonder if the Marlins pitchers were having trouble figuring out the game plan. “‘Throw at Acuna. ” Where is Acuna?” This beat down couldn’t have happened to a more fitting franchise.
Meanwhile the short Monday night schedule meant the Phillies didn’t play, so we picked up another half. Maybe another whole tonight?