Sunday, April 24, 2011

Braves walk away winners

The Easter Sunday crowd in San Francisco could be forgiven for thinking they'd seen a resurrection today. Aaron Rowand, 0-for-the-series, crushed a fat breaking ball from rookie reliever Jairo Asencio in the bottom of the 7th inning for a bases-clearing double to give the Giants a 6-5 lead. It was the last of the miracles, however. Sergio Romo promptly gave the lead back, surrendering a laser-beam shot to Dan Uggla on a fat breaking ball to make it 6-6 in the 8th. The Giants could not score the go-ahead run, and Brian Wilson surrendered three runs in the 10th to hand the game back to the visitors. It's always nice to go into a tailspin right before a 10-game road trip.

Jonathan Sanchez walked Martin Prado to start the game and he scored on a hit by Chipper Jones. Jeremy Affeldt walked two in the top of the 7th inning in front of Jason Heyward who crushed a fat breaking ball for a three-run homer to give the Braves a 5-2 lead. That looked like the game right there, but the home lads had some fight left in them before giving up the ghost. The Giants walked 16 guys in the three games. Braves rookie starter Brandon Beachy gave up a two-run homer to Buster Posey in the 4th but was otherwise impressive, striking out seven in his seven innings. The Braves are a very good team and proved it this weekend in San Francisco. The Giants look like shit and need to put together a winning streak. Maybe playing the Pirates, Nationals, and Mets will be just the ticket. Let's hope so.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once Andres comes back, Huff starts hitting, we replace Miggy, and the bullpen balances out, we'll be fine.