I hate the Dodgers so much.
In regulation, each team got one run on a solo homer in the second, the Braves’ by Dan Uggla. The Braves offense was undone by a combination of just not hitting and hitting into double plays when you do get a guy on base. After three double plays in the middle innings last night, we saw three in the first few innings tonight. That’s not going to get it done.
Mike Minor pitched okay, though he was probably fortunate not to give up more than the one run. He struck out seven and walked just two, but gave up six hits. He was held to just six innings, so Eric O’Flaherty, Jonny Venters, and Craig Kimbrel pitched their assigned innings. Venters got into a little trouble but struck out his way out of it.
But in the tenth, Fredi went with Anthony Varvaro, because that’s what the voices in his head said to do. True to form, Varvaro gave up a double to start the inning, a few batters later a sac fly gave the Dodgers the lead, and the Braves went meekly in the bottom of the inning. We’re probably getting swept by the freaking Dodgers.
I hate them so much.