This team does not seem to be very good. The Braves actually took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, getting two runs in the second and one in the third. Then with two out in the third, the Astros scored three “unearned” runs after a walk and an error by Juan “Frankfurterfingers” Francisco. (One of three on the day by him.) Brandon Beachy then gave up a double and a single to the next two, and tie game.
In the fourth, it was two out again when a double, then a single by the pitcher (Beachy had previously driven in a run himself) made it 4-3. The Braves, meanwhile, were in full-fledged Hibernation Mode; they had only two baserunners (a walk by Matt Diaz and a single by Martin Prado) after Brian McCann drove in Prado in the third.
Maybe Fredi knew that, so once again he brought in Livan Hernandez in a one-run game. Hernandez gave up four singles accounting for two runs in the sixth. That’s what he does. Chad Durbin gives up homers, and he gave up a two-run job in the eighth. None of this is surprising. Why Durbin has a job remains impossible to determine. Fredi eats poop.