Well, the Braves continued their assault on Offensive Ineptitude by being shut out for the 15th time
this year, this time courtesy of the Mets and Zach Wheeler. Julio Teheran threw 89 good to very good
pitches, and one stinker that Lucas Duda drove out of the park in about 4 femtoseconds in the top of
the 6th, which drove in Daniel Murphy who had doubled.
Jordan Walden and Luis Avilan combined to suck any drama out of the game by giving up three runs in
the top of the 9th, and the Mets taunted us by letting Buddy Carlyle close out the game. And of course
he retired the side in order.
Disgusting factoids gleaned from the broadcast:
In his last four starts, Teheran has been the “beneficiary” of two whole runs scored by his teammates.
In addition to the 15 shutouts, the Braves have scored 1 run twenty-four times. In the last 35 innings,
the Braves have put up a goose egg in 33 of them. And, if that didn’t make you sick enough – they
have dented the scoreboard in a mere 6 out of the last 64 innings. With the Pirates win over the
Brewers, the Braves are now 7 back with 9 to play. Let’s just go ahead and get swept and put this
season out of our misery.