It wasn’t the Braves night tonight. Heyward had a solo home run in the 2nd inning. That was the lone bright spot. Hanson pitched six innings and allowed 2 earned runs. It could have been a lot worse. He was very fortunate to only give up 2 runs.
The bullpen wasn’t very good. O’Flaherty and Durbin gave up three runs to put the game out of reach. The offense had plenty of base runners, but no big hits. It wasn’t meant to be tonight.
Sidenote: Fredi got ejected in the 7th inning after arguing with the ump. The home plate ump issued both teams warnings after O’Flaherty hit DeJesus. Fredi came out to ask questions, but he got thrown out of the game.
Tough pitching match up for the Braves tomorrow.
Nice win last night at the home opener. Another short start for a Braves starter. We’ve now tied the record for consecutive short starts to start the season. We can break the record tonight.
Eric O’Flaherty surrendered a 3 run lead but the Braves bats were able to plate two more. Venters and Kimbrel took care of the rest.
It’s the Untouchables. Don’t forget it.