The battle of the “Great April / Horrible May” teams. Either they will at least get to mediocre (a split of this 4 game series) or somebody will “right the ship.” Braves ship is a little more right as of last night.
Mike Minor was very good, but not spectacular. 2 runs over 6 2/3 is better than a “minimal quality start.” Minor got the “win.” But, what we have needed was quality at-bats. Maybe Jordan Schafer’s yesterday will start a new trend. In a few days, we will know if it is a trend.
It was 3 to 2 when Minor left. You know you had a good inning when your pinch hitter gets to bat twice in one inning. Ryan Doumit’s triple slash for the 8th inning was .500/.500/2.000. That usually works. But, the whole game everybody worked Wily Peralta and his “followers” hard. Peralta was at 50 pitches in the 2nd inning and 22 were balls.
I remember watching local / regional spot telecasts of the Milwaukee Braves in 1965 with Dizzy Dean doing play by play. That was to whet our appetites for a team. My father had played “dead ball style” baseball for years until my mother made him stop when he broke his leg sliding into second base for THE SECOND TIME.