Atlanta is undoubtedly elastic to be leaving Chicago. The White Sox were not gracious hosts and handed the Braves three straight losses in the Windy City. The Sox have won nine in a row while the Braves are just trying to cling to their lead in the N.L. East.
Atlanta only managed two hits in Thursday’s 2-0 loss. Former USC signee Gavin Floyd was dialed in on the mound. Only three Braves runners reached base the entire game. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that you aren’t going to win many games when only three guys touch first base.
Fortunately for Atlanta the Mets lost on Thursday too. That means the Braves still have a half game lead over New York in the standings. The news isn’t all good though. Philadelphia beat Cleveland and now the Phillies are within 2 ½ games of first place.
The Braves return home tonight to open a three game series with Detroit at Turner Field. Kris Medlin (4-1, 3.33 ERA) will be on the mound for Atlanta. Gametime is 7:35.