The Braves haven’t gotten a clutch hit in about a month. Bases loaded, no outs in the 12th, and no runs. Oh and five on the trip, and a bunch of games against contenders coming up. The time is nigh for the Bravos to reverse course. Unless the Natspos scuffle for the next couple of weeks, more of the same could find our boys several games out in the NL East and clawing to stay in the wild card race.
It doesn’t figure to be easy for the hitters today, as Padrees’ starter Tyson Ross has a sub-3 ERA, including 1.10 in July. Harang needs a good one, and the Braves need to find some way to score runs. Let’s hope this group can do that:
BUpton 8, La Stella 4, Freeman 3, JUpton 7, Heyward 9, Gattis 2, Johnson 5, Pena 6, Harang.