#66, Minor’s start was worse, but it’s close. I wanna say, “no, no, these are pro ballplayers, it only looks like they don’t play their A game when the opposing pitcher is weak,” but nah. If I’ve learned anything over the years watching games it’s that they actually do behave motivationally very much like the fans figure.
Time to see some of that famous resiliency tomorrow.
I agree our offense was horrible. I was referring to just Minor’s performance. Giving up 4 runs isnt a quslity start but it isn’t horrible either. I guess giving up 3 solo shots in an inning will do that.
The home plate umpire was horrible tonight though.
I don’t think Leake is terrible. He had good stuff last night. Former #8 overall pick. He’s only 24 and he posted a sub 4.00 ERA in 29 appearances last year.
He’s like Minor – a young guy off to a rocky start still trying to figure out how to get through a major league lineup. Tonight, he just happened to bring it against the Braves. I think I remember Leake doing that to the Braves last season as well.
I thought Minor was good for most of the night. I was happy to see him get through two more innings after the 4th, too.