Tough night for Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves in a 9-3 loss. Braves got off to a fast start with a 2 run HR by Freddie Freeman, but Mike Minor never got it going. Despite getting 9 strike outs Minor gave up 7 earned runs.
Pirates starter McDonald looked like he might be in trouble early, but he settled in and the Braves only got one more run against the starter. The Braves split the 4 game series. The Pirates pretty much shut down the Braves offense over the last 3 games. The Braves could never get a big inning going.
The Braves finish the best April they’ve had since 2007. The team has hit well, but the starting pitching has a lot of room for improvement.