@ Gattis error
should be his 2nd but the one in the first inning was ruled a hit. He turned a routine play into an adventure, i never seen someone miss a pop up by that much.
That one in the first inning was a bad call in my opinion. Every replay I saw looked like Gattis still had his foot on the bag. Not sure what the ump saw. The official scorer ruling it a base-hit basically just told the ump he f***ed up, too. If it really was a base-hit then he was actually out, because the only reason he was ruled safe is because the throw pulled Gattis off the bag which is an error. And of course it lead to a 2-run Harper homer instead of a solo shot. And Justin Upton just got screwed out of his 7th HR of the year. The only way a ball bounces up that sharply and highly is if it hits the concrete or railing behind the green padding which I'm pretty sure is out of play. If not, that's one hell of a quirky in-play spot of the Nat's stadium. Should be 3-1 right now instead of 4-0. Not that it would matter. I don't see us scoring more than 1 or 2 runs tonight. Detwiler is dealing.
And I was a little too hard on Teheran and overreacted a little. he first inning Span reaches on a fluke check swing bunt, where he's called safe because the throw pulled Gattis off the bag. The Harper homer aside, he wasn't even getting hit hard. The rest of the Nationals hits were singles, and they were those annoying singles (if they're against your team) where they're hit too weakly or the OFer to come in and catch it, but hit just hard enough for an infielder to run back and make a play on it. He's settled in nicely and looked good in the last 4 innings.
Can't really blame Gattis for being a horrible 1B, he's played like 5 career game as a first baseman, the Braves are just desperate to get his bat in the lineup.
Yeah, I was more mad at Fredi Gonzalez for pitching his rookie pitcher in D.C. (when he could've easily skipped the 5th spot in the rotation with the day off yesterday) with Gattis at 1B and Chris Johnson at 3B behind him. Not to mention, even though it cost them a run, it still looked like Gattis was on the bag in the 1st inning despite the ump saying he wasn't. With the way he's hitting, you've got to put his bat in the lineup.
What the hell was Mattingly thinking? Brought in a rookie reliever to inherit a one out bases loaded situation against the middle of the D-Backs lineup. And he predictably walks 2 batters and turns a 1-0 game into a 3-0 game. Is the Dodgers bullpen shot or something? I mean who brings in a rookie who just got called-up in that situation?