With the temperature over 100 and Strasburg throwing 100, the Braves are like lambs to the slaughter. And a lefty, Gonzalez, going tomorrow... well the Braves fold against lefties.
The Braves just have to chalk the game today and the one tomorrow as losses and just try to win the rest of the games to the All-Star break. If Dan Uggla could break out of his slump and come into the All-Star and not embarrass the Braves, that would be great.
Itll be 100 degrees for Strasburg to you know.
He isnt exactly the picture of stamina and durability.
Also, i dont rule out Minor shutting the nats down. he isnt a bust.
'Also, i dont rule out Minor shutting the nats down. he isnt a bust.'
Famous last words.
LOL @ << the biggest debbie downer of all time >>
Actually, the real reason of my post is just to bump this thread.
"why do i get this feeling that our bullpen will make this game interesting before it's over? "
4IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Bullpen not bad in my opinion
"Not a chance to win....."
Yesterday proved if the offense shows up ATL can overcome marginal pitching. Its when the offense takes a day off and we have marginal pitching that its an automatic loss. With Hudson going, the offense usually steps up, but may not be enough with our LH-edness of the order today. Maybe the heat will get to Gio more than Huddy and ATL can work a win.
Let us not fool ourselves here...
Yesterday only proved that the Braves didn't have to face a good pitcher who can deal with heat well.
So, we end up seeing Francisco highlights against Wang.
In other words, it wasn't the offense that stepped up against good pitching, it was the offense that got a break by facing a very mediocre pitcher for a few of the middle innings.