At least the 2013 Atlanta Braves keeps fans on their toes…we never know which Braves team will show up on any given night. Day in and night out, they always seem to surprise us. And last night, they didn’t disappoint….well maybe
Two hits, 18 left on base, seven strikeouts….can’t say much more…
Even B.J. Upton agreed with me “It’s frustrating, but there’s not really much you can do about it. You can’t really put a finger on it. He threw a lot of sliders, a lot more than we expected him to. From watching the video, he was a lot more in the zone than we thought he would be.”
Julio Teheran pitched well on Friday, pitching into the 7th inning giving up only two runs off eight hits. Two runs should be easily accessible for this lineup, Julio, in our hitters honer I apologize.
He pitched out of a jam/scary/dangerous situations for most of the night…in the 1st inning he allowed the first three hitters of the game to reach base and was able to only allow one run. And then again in the 3rd inning, as he walked the bases loaded but was able to get a ground ball to Dan Uggla to end the inning.
Fredi Gonzalez commented on Teheran “The first inning, he minimized the damage there. He had bases loaded, there was the sac fly, and he was able to get the next couple guys out. There was another inning similar. That’s good to see a young pitcher do that and not panic.”
And once again we run into the situation of getting runners across the plate instead of leaving them on base. Earlier we couldn’t get a guy on base, now we can’t get them in! Hopefully in October we get this straightened out!
After the game Uggla said this about the run support “We didn’t put up any runs. We had a couple opportunities here and there, so we need to start taking advantage of those. But we didn’t tonight.”
Tim Hudson takes the hill today for the afternoon game, first pitch is scheduled for 4:10pm ET.