The home nine hit the quarter pole at .500. I’ll take it. Any rational observer would call that better than expected, especially given the uneven pitching.
That has begun to change. In the past 7 games, Braves starters have a 2.09 ERA, and 5 of the 9 earned runs in that stretch were in one start by Folty. The pen’s earnie in that span is even lower.
Tonight’s starter, A. Wood, has been good in his past two outings. He’s allowed 1 earned run in 12-2/3 innings since giving up 3 in the first inning vs. the Nats. The lineup: Peterson, Maybin, Freeman, Markakis, Cunningham, Callaspo, Simmons, Bethancourt, Wood.