Wednesday, April 05, 2006

First Loss

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...
Well let me know who scorned mother nature because I am going to give them a stern talking to!
In the second game of the season John Smoltz and the Braves got the first loss. In the rain of the first inning Smoltz said he had trouble gripping the ball, giving up four runs immediately, that he could never get back.
The Braves eventually scored four runs, but it was the fifth run that Smoltz gave up in the third inning that was the deciding factor.
The upside- the Braves still scored four runs, not too bad. Proof that the offense is there. Andruw doubled to get his fifth RBI of the season. FIVE IN TWO GAMES! Last year was not a mistake.
And the bullpen didn't need nearly as much to sustain itself as it did Monday. Now I am not dillusional enough to think that this one outing means all the problems are better for this season, but like I said one day at a time is as good as it is gonna get with this bullpen.
Tonight the Braves finish up the three game set in LA, with Horacio Ramirez getting his first start of the season in his home state. Lets hope having family and friends at the game is just what the Braves need to beat former teammate Odalis Perez and win the series.
First Pitch- 10:10

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