Bills didn’t pitch that well, but it ultimately didn’t matter, as the home nine ran the winning streak up to two. Break up the Braves!
Other than Bills, the Braves did quite well. Jace Peterson went 0-1 with two walks and a run scored, and he is the best leadoff hitter we’ve had since I can’t remember when. The bullpen (Avilan, Johnson, Grilli) went three innings, gave up three hits, and — no, really — no runs. I know!
Oh, and we got the 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft from the Diamondbacks in return for agreeing to pay the remaining $10 million of Bronson Arroyo’s salary. He’s recovering from Tommy John surgery and hopes to be back in August. Even if he never pitches in an Atlanta uniform, we won the trade.