Even we’re in awe of the first game of the Braves/Nationals doubleheader today.
- The Braves lost…
– on a blown save by Craig Kimbrel…
— because a ball went through Andrelton Simmons’ legs.
—- That’s elite defensive SS Andrelton Simmons. In fact, now is a good time to say that according to BB-Ref, Simmons has accumulated 5.4 dWAR this year, a ridiculous statistic.
Jose Iglesias also made an error today.
- And Manny Machado made multiple errors.
Koji Uehara gave up a run.
- And took the loss, though he didn’t blow a save.
– At this point, Uehara giving up a baserunner is shocking news.
— Also in this game, Jarrod Saltalamacchia stole his fourth base
—- of September.
—– He now has five career stolen bases.
Yusmeiro Petit walked with the bases loaded.
- As in, as a batter.