I honestly don’t know what to say. Obviously, this is a low point, and you’re going to have some low points. But the play of certain Braves — not just newcomers like first baseman/oscillating fan Troy Glaus and the indescribably terrible Melky Cabrera, but established players like Yunel Escobar, who apparently spent the offseason ramming his head into a brick wall — is monumentally depressing, unless you root for the Phillies or Mets.
Jair Jurrjens kept the Mets off the board for five innings. Sheer incompetence kept the Braves off the board for five innings, highlighted by the time when Troy Glaus flew out to right-center with one out, and Yunel, at third base, took off rather than tag up while Martin Prado at second base did tag up only to arrive at third base to find Yunel standing there and wound up being tagged out trying to get back to second. Yunel is dumb.
Finally, the Braves got a run in the sixth when Ross singled in Melky to make it 1-0. Melky immediately gave the lead back, letting Jason Bay hit the ball over his head for an RBI double in the bottom of the inning. And in the seventh, Francoeur, of all people, doubled in a run and went to third on the pointless throw and scored on a sac fly by Henry Blanco, of all people. And Manny Acosta, of all people, picked up a win with 1 2/3 innings of hitless baseball.
I honestly don’t know what the Yankee fans saw in Melky Cabrera. He has no discernable baseball skills. He can’t run, he can’t hit, he can’t field. He’s the perfect no-tools player. Glaus at least has the excuse of injuries and age.