Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 4/29/13
With a team as talented as the Braves, it hasn’t been easy to watch them struggle over the course of the last several games. Striking out a total of 17 times against Anibal Sanchez in the first game of the series set a terrible tone for the team’s time in Detroit. Kris Medlen was the recipient of some more tough luck. And the shuffle of players in the lineup in the absence of Jason Heyward doesn’t compare to what the Braves could have with a consistent Heyward. The Tigers scored 25 runs in the series to the mere 7 scored by the Braves. The good news is this terrible road trip is now over and the Braves can put the tough losses and rough weather behind them. Game 1: In every possible chance, the Braves seemed to have runner on the bases in front of the 3-4 punch of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. This hurt them early and often in the series. The story of the game was that Anibal Sanchez, who spent most of his career in the National League facing the Braves, struck out 17 Braves. T...
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