|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Game Time: 7:35pm on
Well, that wasn't a nice way to end the series, but at least we can say that we won the series. That's three series wins in a row to start the season, and I call that a solid start. Obviously though, we are seeing that our hitting is absolutely shut down by quality starting. If you can strike out the Braves, then you've got a good chance of winning. Every regular except for KJ struck out at least once, with four of them striking out twice. I'm not panicking about our hitting just yet, but we need to get the guys below the Mendoza line to step it up and be consistent.
John Smoltz was wildly effective until the eighth inning; though I think Bobby left him in there one inning too long and let him throw too many pitches (total Monday morning quarterbacking on my part). The scarier part of the pitching on the night was Macay McBride who once again walked the bases full...again. Poor Macay has nine walks in just two and a third innings pitched...humm, don't know how to react to that one.
Now we get a chance to face the Fish, who are a tough team. D-Train on the mound tonight, let's see if we can get to him early and keep winning series.
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Washington 2, Atlanta 0 at Turner Field
Washington Record: (2-8)
Atlanta Record: (7-2)
Winning pitcher - Jesus Colome (1-0)
Losing pitcher - John Smoltz (1-1)
SV - Chad Cordero (1)