Every Pirate got a chance to do some damage to a disheveled Braves pitching staff. Even LaRoche raised his .167 BA today. A second series sweep will have to wait but a series win will suffice…anyways I like our chances against the Nationals.
I think we’ll still see some better things from Lerew…that is we’d better. The bottom half of the rotation has been so pathetic we need all the help we can get. Even all Anthony’s Pittsburgh family couldn’t get him a win today. We’ll see how he does in Boston.
Smoltzie goes on the hill for us tomorrow to start a long 4 game set in Washington before heading to Boston. Not much more to say about this one. Just blot it out and get ready for the Nats.
Good News: The two homers turned out to be enough to get the win and break their uncharacteristic home run drought.
Bad News: Not really bad, but I like seeing Brave wins without relying on the long ball. It’s a bit more NL and in my opinion, it’s what makes great teams have great years and produces great postseasons when they can manufacture runs.
Better News: Cox passed Sparky Anderson on the all time managerial wins list with 2,194…he got 2,195 today.
Tonight, the stories were Chuck James; 7 IP 1 H 0 R’s. It’s very encouraging to see James get a strong start and go deep into the game especially after seeing Davies have a good night. Maybe our starting pitching is going to carry us a little more than I first thought. Lerew is on the hill tomorrow. Let’s hope for another strong outing!
Willie Harris. I’ve mentioned his name in at least 4 of the last 5 blogs so of course he went 4-5 and now has a .467 avg in 30 AB’s. I’m loving Willie, the homegrown GA native, and his 4 SB’s to go along with a blistering BA to make a case for everyday play.
After a 9-2 spanking tonight, the Braves go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon and then head on to Washington to face the fledgling Nationals. Bring out the brooms!