Brewers Shutout Braves… Again


June 22, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Donovan Hand (48) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

This post is super late–I’d like to apologize for that right up front, last night I was in a jam with some of my other writing duties.

However, the Braves offense should really be the ones to apologize because for the second night in a row, they didn’t do anything against the Milwaukee Brewers. What’s even more embarrassing is that I’ve never heard of the pitcher who threw 4.2 shutout innings and allowed just hits–Donovan Hand.

If anyone has actually heard of this guy before this game please brag about it in the comments. The offense really can’t continue to perform like this. That Nationals have been hot and they are coming back, and our pitchers have been excellent and deserve better.

Tim Hudson had a solid outing yet again, working around four walks and seven hits to allow just two runs over six innings of work. He also struck out four batters. It wasn’t spectacular by any means but he did enough to give the team a chance to win and they didn’t take advantage of it.

Andrelton Simmons and BJ Upton were actually the only two Braves to get a hit in the game, both notching two. Simmons went 2-4 and Upton went 2-3 with a double and a strikeout. Is it too soon to start campaigning for leading BJ off? I sure don’t think so…

The Braves are off to a good start today in the finale against the Brewers, hopefully they can grab a win in an otherwise disappointing series.