Sean Newcomb followed up his impressive debut with a solid, but not spectacular start. He went six innings, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks. He had absolutely no help from the offense, because other than Ender Inciarte doubling to lead off the bottom of the 1st then being stranded at third after a groundout and two strikeouts, the Braves wouldn’t put another runner in scoring position for the rest of the game.
All in all, it was one of those games where the opposing starter was cruising and you never felt there was a chance after the first. But, Newcomb’s start does give one hope that he’s putting it together. Let’s get ’em tonight.