The question isn’t so much if Jason Heyward is ready for the big leagues. We’ve got an affirmative on that one. It’s if hanging out with these bozos will mess him up. Heyward didn’t start because of his groin pull, but had a pinch-hit two-run single in the eighth that at the time tied the game at two. The rest of the team had nothing, and Infante followed Heyward with a GIDP with the go-ahead run at third.
Tim Hudson certainly pitched well enough to win, going seven and allowing two runs on five hits, and what’s more striking out four with no walks. But two of the hits he allowed were solo homers. In the ninth, after O’Flaherty allowed the leadoff man on, Moylan gave up a double, walked the next guy, and allowed a single to end the game. This all kind of sucks.