Wow, that hurts.
Losing a game always does, but moreso when you are behind a run in the ninth with bases loaded and you just can’t get it done.
The Braves finished their first three-game series in DC this season taking the first two and stumbling through the final one following Tom Glavine’s abrupt first inning departure. It was obvious Tommy didn’t have his stuff early on. The last time we saw him was the home opener against Pittsburgh and he was classic Tommy, going five solid innings. In DC today, he struggled early on and it was obvious he was in pain. He left and it was reported he had a strained right hamstring, the severity of which, we aren’t sure of.
Bennett came in and had an “uneven” showing , allowing three earned runs in four innings. Not to mention, he walked four straight batters and walked in two runs as a result. After him, our bullpen gave us some very respectable work from Campillo, Resop, and Boyer.
The bright spot of the day, as relates to pitching? It has to be Campillo. He shut the door on six straight batters and certainly looked major league-ready.
Chipper’s 2-run homer and some smart base-running, and a late inning rally gave us hope for a come-from-behind win. But, alas, too little, too late.
- 2 out of 3 on the road
- 4 hits from the bullpen
- Got a break on McCann tagging out the runner
- Jorge Campillo!
- Escobar shows some discipline and gets walked twice
- McCann/Johnson/Diaz: all three 0-4 at the plate
- Bennett, 2 runs on 4 straight walks
- Losing another 1-run game.
Now, we head down to a warmer climate and face the Florida Marlins. The fish are doing great offensively, but may just have the worst rotation in the majors. Hopefully, we can capitalize on that and get another series in the books.
Also, keep your fingers crossed and your prayers going that Tommy’s hammy isn’t that bad.
Tags: Chipper Jones, Jeff Bennett, Jorge Campillo, Tom Glavine, Washington Nationals
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