Terrible. Braves-killer Ben Sheets did his thing, and even though the game was theoretically in doubt the whole way, you never got the feeling that the Braves were in it. Of course, Francoeur, who sucks, was back in the starting lineup, and though he was double-switched out after the seventh it was too late.
Joseph Reyes did not have it tonight, after several strong starts. He wound up giving up four runs in only 2 1/3, and left with the bases loaded. Carlyle came in, and got out of that jam and then stayed in with some great long relief, but ultimately it didn’t matter, except that Bobby managed to burn only two other relievers (and Ring for just one pitch) instead of the whole bullpen. Bennett pitched the last two.
The Braves’ only chance of a rally came in the fourth, when KJ and Teixeira singled to lead off. But McCann hit into a double play, scoring KJ but killing the rally. That was it; the tying run never reached the plate, and Sheets was perfect through the last five.