The Major League Braves lost…
Not spot on: The spot start for Kameron Loe was not what he had in mind; it’s not what I had in mind. He was way too hittable, especially in an out-of-the-park kind of way. But let’s not make too big of a deal about one start. The Braves still win the season series against the Mets (10-9), and I don’t believe they injured anyone this trip, their final trip of the season… so that’s a win. Good riddance.
Quiet bats: Mets starter Dillon Gee continued his stellar work against the Braves, holding Atlanta to just 4 hits through the first 7 innings. He is now 4-and-4 lifetime against Atlanta with a 2.95 ERA and a .211 batting average against (57 hits) in 73.1 innings pitched. Freddie Freeman managed another homer off Gee’s replacement, but it ultimately was not enough.
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) September 5, 2013
Cats blow save, lose in extras: The Hillcats dropped a marathon game in the opener of a best-of-3 series against the P-Nats. Lynchburg scored a single run in the 3rd inning on an Emerson Landoni single. Landoni was 3-for-4 in the game, accounting for 3 of the Cats 7 hits. Landoni is an old Yankees farm hand who has bounced around the mid-to-low minors for the past few years. Greg Ross put together possibly his best start of the year with a stellar effort: 6IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 10SO, 1HBP, 1WP. It was wasted, however, in the 9th inning when closer John Cornely walked the leadoff man, who came around to score on a 2-out double. The Cats had chances to score in extras, but couldn’t push across a run, and lost in the 14th inning. Lefty Ryan Hinson will try to put the Cats in the win column tonight when he takes the mound in the win-or-go-home game-2 of the series.
Sip faced Mobil tonight: Mississippi begins their post-season tonight in Mobile, with Michael Lee on the mound. He was signed out of the independent league last year after spending several years in the Boston organization. He’s a curious pitcher, as he has one of the lowest walk rates in the Braves system (1.41 BB/9), yet one of the highest batting averages against (.313). In 128.2 innings this year he’s allowed 160 hits, but only 18 walks. We’ll see how that approach holds up tonight.