“Hey batter batter; suh-wing batter…. He can’t hit, he can’t hit, he can’t hit, suh-wing batter.”
OK, I have to admit it. I’m left-handed. I love the lefties. From Dave McNally to Tom Glavine and Steve Avery to Max Fried. The next big thing. I wish I could’ve seen Spahn pitch, the best lefty of all time, but I’m not quite that old. So I am excited to re-cap a Maxie start and I hope he remembers that curves don’t quite curve as much at Coors and I’m glad to see Tyler back behind the plate. Fried was absolutely fantastic through the first three innings and Ronald did his thing with a first pitch blast in the 2 nd and the Braves had a 1-0 lead in an unusually good pitchers duel.
Donaldson…….. Donaldson………. Donaldson……..
We had a Josh Donaldson sighting. Anytime Josh decides to start hitting, Freddie’s gonna get a bunch of RBIs. And it was 2-0. And then it was time for Lt. Dans. After his monster 3-run HR, it was 5-0 and was no longer a pitcher’s duel and the Braves were wailing on the Rockies best pitcher (pitchers if you include Freeland from last night). I luv me some Dansby Swanson. He may still be on his way to being a
stone cold star. By the end of the 6 th , both starting pitchers were done and Fried still had an ERA of 0.00
after giving up only one unearned run. Max Fried is here to stay folks.
After that our relievers made the game look like a Bugs Bunny cartoon – 1, 2, 3 you’re out; 1, 2, 3 you’re out; 1, 2, 3 you’re out. Jackson, Sobotka, and Biddle. Another couple of runs for the Braves, one each in the 8th and 9th and was time to……..
Shake it up, baby, now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now
Come on and work it on out
Well, work it on out, honey
You know you look so good
You know you got me goin’ now
Just like I know you would