Win today and the Braves can salvage a .500 road trip, which is all you can ask of a team returning from their second 10-day road trip in little over a month.
Regardless, my confidence is waning. The Braves have been shut out six times already — nearly half as many times as they were blanked in all of 2012. I’m having a hard time believing the Keith Laws of the world who insist strikeouts don’t matter.
Not that the stat geeks will concede a thing.
Check out this exchange between DOB and some stat geeks angered by his tweet that three Braves rank among
@ajcbraves It’s lying by omission, and now the average fan (who cannot process info) thinks that K totals are the be all end all.
I wonder if these guys realize, or even care, how obnoxious and patronizing they sound? Might as well debate gun control with Wayne LaPierre.
No doubt Dan Uggla has their back. He has two strikeouts for every hit this year and at his current pace is more likely to top 200 K’s than 100 hits. Process that info, bitches!
Fortunately, K-Uggla is not in the line-up that’ll face Ian Kennedy, who has just one win and a 4.83 ERA.
Schafer lf, Simmons ss, JUpton rf, Freeman 1b, McCann c, BUpton cf, Francisco 3b, Pena 2b, Hudson p
Huddy’s ERA isn’t much better (4.70) but he’s dominated at Chase Field. If he can avoid that one bad inning the Braves should return home still in first place.