The Atlanta Braves struggled in a big way during their first game against the San Diego Padres last night, to the tune of a 10-1 blowout. Like we mentioned just last week when the Braves played the Padres–they are the worst offensive team in baseball. By a wide margin.
So losing to them 10-1 is extremely bad and almost hard to do.
Most of the damage came against this year’s sad version of Mike Minor. He went just five innings against the Padres and allowed five runs on nine hits (two homers) while walking a pair and recording just one strikeout. We’ve told you all year that there shouldn’t be anything to worry about with Minor because his HR/FB rate was just absurd, but at this point it’s probably ok to start worrying.
It wasn’t all on Minor though as each and every Brave decided to let up a run or more. Juan Jamie threw the sixth and allowed a run. David Hale survived two-thirds of the seventh before being chased out of the game and allowing three runs. And David Carpenter wrapped up the game for the Braves by giving up three hits and a run in the final 1.1 innings–he did strike out three batters though, which is… something.
All in all an extremely disappointing game for the Braves and we haven’t even mentioned the offense.
It shouldn’t take too long.
The team managed four hits off of San Diego starter Eric Stults and the rest of the pitching staff. Off of Stults himself the team managed just two hits. One the season Stults has an ERA of 4.94, an FIP of 4.99 and an xFIP of 4.34.
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