If Mather had no experience bunting, why not bring in a pitcher to bunt. Also why didn’t Fredi put McLouth in motion. You have to make things happen. Also I know this inst his his fault but if Heyward stays at first we probably win this game because they would be able to pitch to Chipper. It’s weird how this game works.
We are basically seeing what we really have at this point in the season when we come up against one of the better hitting teams in the league.
1. Our starting pitching can hang with anybody and keep us in games.
2. Our bullpen is young and prone to lapses
3. Our offense is not taking advantage of what they are given (i.e. walks) and is not putting together hits enough to score enough runs to make up for the bullpen lapses
Pinchhitting in the .065 range will not get a team in any championship race. Two hits today? Even the worst hitting pitchers get a hit now and then. Change the bench and the Manager and the Braves are contenders.