Quick recap; I didn’t have any outside communication but phone and text last night, so I’m just catching up now.
The Braves got four runs in the third off of Anibal Sanchez. AAG singled leading off, Tim Hudson bunted him over, and Jose Constanza — whom we shouldn’t be seeing again — couldn’t get a hit. But Prado singled to make it 1-0. His sudden running partner Freeman singled in his turn, and Uggla stepped up to homer and make it 4-0.
Omar Infante singled in a run in the sixth to make it 4-1, but that was all they got; Hinske hit a homer in the eighth to cap the scoring and mess up a save opportunity.
Strong outing from Hudson; seven innings, five strikeouts, no walks, just six hits. You’ll take that most of the time. Venters was a bit shaky in the eighth; Kimbrel was not in the ninth.
I like the trade for Michael Bourn. The Braves have needed a CF all year but it’s gotten ridiculous in the last week; none of the pitchers was really in the Braves’ plans, which isn’t to say that they aren’t better than most of what the Astros have.