St. Louis – Much rain and little sleep later (at least for those of us who fly commercial), we’re here in St. Louis to see if the skidding Braves can muster something resembling their performance the last time they visited Busch Stadium.
God knows they need it, as improbable as it would be.
When the Braves came to St. Louis in September, they were playing their best ball in the past few years and hit .290 with a 2.33 ERA while sweeping three games. In the finale they handed Chris Carpenter his worst home start in two seasons (six innings, nine hits, seven runs) while Javier Vazquez dominated.
Does that seem like an awful long time ago, or what?
The Braves arrived in the wee hours today for a four-game series, mired in a five-game losing skid and lugging the worst team batting average in the National League (.228) after being swept by the Mets at Citi Field, where they totaled 18 hits and more than twice as many errors (seven) as runs