Damn, a sweep in ATL is the last way we wanted to kick off the second half.
This series was like the old days of the Braves kicking our asses while everything goes wrong for us. Bad calls, bad breaks on balls that should be caught, bad outings from our top starters all while the Braves streak to 7 straight wins, the best in baseball, led on Sunday by… Ben Sheets?!?
This feels like a terrible omen and our squad is suddenly looking awfully soft. Murphy continues to regress after his brief hot streak and while its unfair to point fingers at Duda b/c he’s nursing a hamstring injury but we need the kid to step up and show us what he’s got.
I’d love to see Lucas carry the team for at least a couple of games. Hell, I’ll take just 1 big game from him to get us going but I firmly believe he has the ability to put a team on his back and lead us from time to time.
I know he’s still growing into his shoes a bit but there’s NO REASON this kid doesn’t dominate at this level. He’s just gotta believe and up his swagger.