Braves Diary (32 & 33/162)

Friday night was a disaster, so we don’t need to get into that.

Saturday night looked like it could be a disaster. I missed the first 9 innings, so I when saw that Acuña got hit again and left the game I was a bit worried. He will hopefully be fine (nothing is broken, at least). And then Pablo Sandoval did it again, tying the game in the bottom of the ninth.

I started watching from the 11th on, and it seemed that the Braves really wanted to lose. Instead, Jacob Webb, who had a costly throwing error and then a costly loss of focus that let in two runs in the top of the 12th, got the win. (Again, pitcher wins: possibly kind of dumb!) Instead, it was the Phillies who erred, literally, in the bottom of the inning, for a stirring 4-run rally that saw the Braves pull out a win.

It’s on to the rubber game of the series on Sunday Night Baseball.