Part of what makes baseball fun is that you get to see things you don’t get to see often. Isn’t that what makes the game exciting? Last night, Dallas Keuchel allowed 8 runs for the first time in almost two years! Isn’t that exciting?! He went 54 starts between the instances. Wow.
And that’s pretty much the story. Keuchel gave up 3 runs off 2 home runs before he recorded an out, so after a 3 spot in the first and a 5 spot in the 4th, and the rout was on. I missed the first inning at home, so I turned it on in the second. 3-0. Watched for a couple innings. And just like Jonathan, I’ve been known to go up to the local watering hole that has the MLB package that will put the Braves game on next to the Rays game. But by the time I get there, it was 8-0. I felt bad making the lady change the TV.
But there was some good news: Ronald Acuna hit his 30th home run. So he’s 4 steals away from a 30/30 season. Of course, 10 home runs and 14 steals away from 40/40, which would be incredible. He’s going to have to get a stolen base every 3 games from here out to get to 40, so that’s not going to be easy.
Jeremy Walker took one for the team and ate some innings. That earns him a trip back to Gwinnett for a little while, but he’ll be back soon enough.
Julio Teheran vs. Caleb Smith tonight at 7:10. The Mrs. and I are going to head down to Miami tonight to be able to catch the game tomorrow night. It’s quite convenient that two of the more depressing stadiums in baseball are within 4 hours of us.