Yes, yesterday I called a Braves win. I was tired of recapping losses, tired of the insults trying to tie me to other losses on other days of the week for which I had no responsibility, tired of being morose.
Likewise Ozhaino Albies called it, to Danny Santana: “I told Santana, it’s time to go long now, time to go deep.” Amen.
We started it the right way. Top of 1 Joey Votto worked a 2 out walk after 10 pitches. Duh, he is Votto. On to bottom half and the Braves started pounding. Ender Inciarte walked and Ozzie doubled (moved to 3rd on the throw) and after Freddie couldn’t get it done and Neck was intentionally walked, Curt Suzuki hit a sac fly. 2 to 0 Braves.
Each team added one in the 5th.
In the 6th, Snit brought in Lucas Sims. I have long thought that somehow Sims would develop into a useful piece. Last night has place that hope into the same category with the possibility of Donald Trump and Maxine Waters being civil to each other. Upon the transforming power of God brought down to earth, but otherwise, forget it. So, he promptly gave up 2, but it could have been worse.
Well Sam I am not Freeman came in and gave up one. Like, did anybody doubt that? But, I told you, I called this a win, so it was NOT over.
Well Danny Santana doubled in a run in the 7th to tie it and it was on to extra innings. Extra Innings were formerly called “Free Baseball” by Skip Caray. This year it has been more like “Imprisoned Baseball” for the Braves. But I told you, I called it a win.
So Ozzie walks to the plat to lead off the bottom of 11. Bam. That is it.