Terrible, terrible. Javier Vazquez would be justified if he took a bat to the rest of the team. At least he’d hit something. The Braves were limited to four hits, two by substitute CF Gregor Blanco. Their only extra-base hit was by ACHE, with two out in the ninth. Kotchman then grounded out on the first pitch to end the game. They drew only two walks, only one against the starter — a knuckleballer. I reach new levels of disgust on a daily basis.
Vazquez was great, as usual, and got hung with a loss anyway. His one run allowed came with two out in the sixth, when he walked two (in all honesty, it looked like he struck out the second batter on a 3-2 checked swing, but I can’t tell because Fox never showed the side angle replay) and then gave up a single to Mark Kotsay. Whee! Anyway, Vazquez struck out eight, is leading the league in strikeouts, has a 3.04 ERA, and is now 5-7. He must hate this team almost as much as I do.