Now THAT was a getaway day. The Braves got six hits and one walk, kicked the ball all over the field, and obligingly rolled over to let the Nationals complete the home sweep. I didn’t watch it and it really doesn’t deserve a recap, but here goes.
Matt Wisler wasn’t much good — in four innings, he gave up four extra base hits, five singles, six runs, and got no strikeouts — but his defense really let him down. Errors by Nick Markakis and Kelly Johnson contributed to the Nationals’ first three runs, and a botched double play ball contributed to their fifth and sixth. (That wasn’t actually called an error, because it was a double play ball and they got their man at second, and anyway I’m not sure who I’d blame more: Ciriaco for the poor short-hop to first, or Terdoslavich for the inability to pick a ball that Freeman would have caught in his sleep.)
Anyway, it wasn’t close. We’ve gotten away from the habit of posting songs in threads, but I need something to wash that out of my mouth.