It’s not often that I bother to stay up and watch west coast games in their entirety anymore these days, especially on work nights, but I’m glad I did last night. The Braves scored three runs in the ninth inning, and came from behind to beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, and finish up a 5-2 west coast trip.
In all fairness, Brian McCann’s line drive to Javy Guerra’s jaw isn’t what technically blew the save, but no out was recorded on the play. It was Dan Uggla’s bloop single to right that knotted the game up right after it, and in was likely his last-ever plate appearance in L.A., Chipper Jones’ single to right which gave the Braves the lead.
So in a little bit of personal bias here, a mocking salute to the Dodgers ‘pen, for blowing a save in memorable fashion. And a legitimate salute to the Braves bullpen, whom between Eric O’Flaherty, Jonny Venters <3 and Craig Kimbrel, struck out six consecutive Dodgers, in a demonstration of unfunny dominance.