Wearing the camo gear on Monday night, the Braves see three long balls fly over the fence and take their 20th lose of the season 9-3. The Braves are now 30-20 and have the third best record in the National League behind the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds. In the American league the Texas Rangers and Boston Redsox have a better record than the Braves while the New York Yankees are tied record wise with almost two months down in the 2013 season. The Braves still hold a 4.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals in the NL East.
Last night, Tim Hudson obviously didn’t have his best stuff. He gave up home runs to Colby Rasmus in the 2nd inning and J.P. Arencibia in the 6th inning. The Blue Jays had eight hits off Hudson and touched the plate six times. Hudson has now increased his ERA to 5.37 and has a WHIP of 1.32. Timmy has dropped to 4-4 on the season.
Hudson said after his outing “I feel like there’s some work I need to do, obviously, It was not a very good night. I was bailing a little bit with my delivery. Pitches weren’t very crisp and I hung a breaking ball to Rasmus he made me pay for.”
Skipper Fredi Gonzalez said of the Braves starter “Obviously you always have concern when you’re pitchers are not performing but health is good, that’s number one. I don’t have any concern over that, the health. He’s just going through a couple of little rough patches. Huddy is a veteran guy, and we’ll get him back on track.”
On the bright side of a Braves Memorial Day defeat, Evan Gattis had three hits included a blast for his 11th home run of the early season. It was a two run shot in the eight inning scoring Freddie Freeman. Earlier in the game he hit his 11th double of the season and for the night went 3-4 raising his batting average to .271. Tuesday he will be behind the plate and Brian McCann will be the Braves DH.