March 18, 2007

Braves 6, Reds 5


Pitching: Harang had a weird day. He pitched five innings and took the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, 2 of which were home runs. That wasn't all that great, but he did strike out 9, which was pretty sweet. Not a big deal, not really as bad of an outing as everyone is making it out to be. Shackelford went next, giving up 2 runs and an earned run in his inning. Weathers, Cormier, and Coffey closed out the game.

Hitting: Lots o' hits today, but a lot of men left on base. Ross was the big hitter of the day and it was about dang time, going 3/3 with an RBI and a double. Alex Gonzalez led off and was 1/2. Hopper was 1/2 with an RBI, Hatteberg 1/3 with an RBI. Adam Dunn was 1/3 (another freakin' single!). Janish was 2/2 with an RBI. Hamilton was 1/4 with a double and 2 K's as his average is simply bottoming out now to an astonishing low of .474. Denorfia had a pinch-hit strikeout.

Fielding & such: Nothing to be too pleased about today. 3 errors, on Phillips, Gil, and Machado. While Hopper stole a base, Gonzalez got caught stealing on a bad decision. Shackelford got the first pickoff for a Reds pitcher this year. David Ross also picked off Orr at second base.

Hurricanes 7, Devils 2

I really don't want to get into a review of the game here, so I won't. It was bad. It was clearly awful. The Devils are struggling in the home stretch and are now on the opposite end of an Atlantic Division surge, but this team Pittsburgh is the team to beat. They could very well, and very easily, win the Atlantic. The way the Devils are playing does not please anyone.