Last night, we enjoyed the dream of Goldilocks. We didn’t have “Bad Julio” or certainly not “Good Julio”, but rather, “less than catastrophic Julio.” That was good enough. He gave up 3 runs in 5 innings because he was at 98 pitches. 4 K’s and 4 BB’s. With Mick Dundee’s chances on offense (“better than average”), and a pretty good ride through the rapidly revamping bullpen, that was enough.
The 4, 1 inning bullpen guys were Carle, Biddle, Brach (welcome aboard), and Minter. Brach gave up an infield single. Minter gave up a solid single. Otherwise, no walks, no runs and no other hits.
Ronald Acuna, Jr. and Freddie Freeman each hit solo home runs. Camargo had 2 hits and was in the middle of the offense, getting thrown out at third trying to stretch a double with 2 outs and, thankfully, Tyler Flowers scored just before the out.
The big news was on the trade front. Adam Duvall coming in (with the news reports saying he will play left against lefties with Acuna spelling out Inciarte, so let’s see if Snit gets the message). We sent out Wisler, Sims, and Preston Tucker. 3 players that seemed hard to hold on to with (a) the pitching coming up and (b) the outfielder coming over.
I have fixed Monday. The rest of you have to pull your weight for a change. Get ‘er done.