Well, I WAS gonna watch the game, but Husband INSISTED we go to this party after we had cleaned up from the BBQ. He sez, look, you wanna watch failed minor leaguers play, we’ll go see the Skeeters. FINE!!! I told him – but fortunately for him, they’re away (Ex-Stro Jason Lane was pitching – he’s a lefty, remember? and won.)
So naturally, I miss one of the 2 or 3 games we’re gonna win this month and I said to Husby – hey, they actually WON tonight and I missed it!!! and he said – it’s just as well Baby, you’d think they just might could do it again, get your hopes up. Don’t be ridiculous, I said coldly. They are now at 36 wins and can’t exceed more than 5 if they are gonna go for the Gold – I mean Tin.
So Lucas Harrell threw 6 innings of 4 hit FIVE walk ball – walked 3 in a row in the 6th inning!!! then gave up a 2 run single. And they were no doubt about it walks, not one of those ump got a postage stamp strike zone walks, neither.
What was miraculousis that Froddy came in and threw an entire inning of 1,2,3 out. AND Millsie-poo left him face TWO leftys too. Whatever is this world coming to? Wesley Wright comes in again tonight, gets 4 straight outs, then it is Wilton Lopez The Closer who hits Uggla with a pitch, then gets a nice 6-4-3 DP to end it.
Justin Maxwell, playing center instead of Mary Jane Schafer (and yes, I would say his time has come. And gone.) had himself a fantabulous game, going 4 fer 4 with a 2 run homer (a Crawford Boxes type shot) and the game winning solo homer which was a train tracks ABOVE the Crawford Boxes type shot, AND a stolen base.
Altuve had THREE walks, but got himself picked off/CS. Nothing much else of interest – except that they managed 9 hits and went ofer 5 with RISP- what else is new.
Tomorrow is the rubber game – how odd it feels to type that – with Bud Norris facing Kris Medlen, RHP, who was moved from the bullpen into the rotation when Jair Jurrjens went on the DL with, um, with, uh, a seriously injured ERA and WHIP. Man, the guy was an All Star last year – now he’s an All-Suck. Anyhow, Kris Medlen is 26 and was drafted in the 10th round of the 06 draft by the Braves. Who are pretty good at drafting pitchers. Anyway, Kris has been pitching well as a reliever and in his first start last week, threw 5 innings of 1 run ball against the Marlins.
Bud has actually had only 3 BAD games this year , giving up 9, 9 and 7 runs. He’s had no-decisions in 5 QS and 2 losses in 2 QS – he’s just had 2 games with QS and no decision – no run support, lousy bullpen. Bud has a lousy record vs the Braves in 2 games, threw 11.1 innings over 2 games giving up 11 ER – 2 HR, 6 BB, 6 K.
Hopefully, we can rely on him to remember to pitch just well enough to lose.