Braves lost a close one. It was another great pitching performance from Alex Wood, only 4 hits allowed and no walks; all he needed was a little more offense. It was arguably better than his first start, in which he walked 3 and gave up 5 hits. The offense needs to get to work.
Medic! Jason Heyward is apparently fighting neck spasms and headaches as a results of those spasms:
Heyward was bothered by neck spasms that led to the splitting headache he felt after fouling a pitch during the first inning of Saturday night’s game against the Nationals. Coincidentally, he dealt with the same discomfort after he fouled a pitch during the first inning of a game played at Nationals Park on Aug. 6.
He is doing nothing to dispel the notion that despite being a talented player he is injury prone. Since homering in the 5th inning of the April 1st game in Milwaukee, Heyward has gone hitless in 17 at-bats. Perhaps a little home cooking in Atlanta for the next week will be just what the doctor ordered.
The L Word: Unlike Saturday, when each team at every level in the Braves organization won, Sunday every team that played lost.
Not much O for the G-Braves: Gwinnett lost. Reliever Luis Vazquez doesn’t seem to be panning out like the Braves had hoped. After a solo homer in his first game, he got knocked around considerably in his second game: 1IP, 4H, 4R, 1BB, 2SO, 1WP. On the offensive side, not much happened — only 5 hits and a run. The pitcher Atlanta acquired during spring training, Zach Stewart, makes his Atlanta debut today.
M-Braves rained out. Double-header scheduled for today.
No comeback in the Cats today: Lynchburg lost. Early relief woes in the Burg blew the lead and the Cats didn’t have enough offense left in the tank to come back. Will Skinner did hit his second home run of the year. Andrew Waszak makes his first start of the year on Tuesday.
Rome lost. Not much offense, not much pitching. OF Blake Brown was 1-for-3 with a double. It was his 3rd double of the season, and he’s had a hit in every game this season. It’s a better start for Brown this season; he had a horrible go of it last year at Rome, and it didn’t get much better when he was demoted to Danville. He’s got a lot of talent, but he’s a raw player. Jared Dettmann had a good start: 5IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 3SO, pitching into the 6th, where the bullpen coughed up the lead. Dettmann quietly had a great season last year at Danville after getting drafted out of a Minnesota JuCo in the 17th round.