Braves Can’t Gain Ground Against Mets in Split Double-header
The Braves drop Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Mets, 1-0.
Well, the Braves gave themselves a chance a couple of times in the game, but just could not seem to get it done.
The offense cooled a little too much this time around and failed to put a run on the board with the biggest threat coming in the 6th inning after a Pederson single and Albies walk. This eventually led to a Freeman fly out (which was so close to a three-run shot) and an Austin Riley double play.
A total of 4 hits by the club tonight just could not get it done and it really shouldn’t be expected to with how this season has been going.
This offense is bad, no matter how you look at it. Whether it is how the lineup is constructed or which players are being used or even which players are even still on the roster, it’s just bad.
The bottom half of this lineup is just a wasteland that seemingly become automatic outs. It is worrisome, but this has been prevalent all season so it shouldn’t be all that surprising.
Gotta give it to the pitching staff once again today as they all showed up to play and keep this team in the game.
Bryse Wilson got the start tonight and would complete 3.0 IP, giving up 4 hits, with 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.
Like his teammate in Game 1, Wilson did not allow a run… but he did begin to fall apart in the 4th before Jesse Chavez came in to save the day, clearing the next three batters and preventing the Mets from scoring.
Although Wilson began to falter a bit in the 4th, it was still promising to see him post three clean innings. I’d imagine Wilson could potentially be a pretty good reliever? Not an original thought of course, but how about the Braves give it a shot.
Unfortunately, Luke Jackson would give up the first one in the 5th, causing it to be the only blemish on the night, but that would be enough for the Mets, whose pitching staff put on a show. Jackson would finish giving up 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and tallying 1 strikeout.
Have to give credit to Sean Newcomb as well, who entered in the 6th and pitched a clean inning, throwing a lot of strikes, which was very promising (of course it was just one inning).
All in all, the Braves win one and lose one. Gaining nothing in the standings.
There are three games left in the series and depending on the outcomes of those three games, the Braves season remains in the balance. It is sure to be a very interesting few days as the Braves seemingly control their own destiny (in a semi-dramatic way).