ATLANTA -- These were the facts according to Mike Minor Wednesday night in Miami: his pitch count was too high, his location was off, his curveball was not working, his slider was not working and Tim Hudson makes for a lousy reporter.
It was just one of those nights I didnt feel like my greatest, he said.
The key, though, was what the 25-year-old lefty glossed over during postgame interviews: he had just spearheaded the Braves second shutout in three games by tossing 5 23 innings of scoreless ball. Hes now 2-0 and, after shutting down the Cubs just five days earlier, boasts a 0.69 ERA and the sixth-lowest walk rate in the majors. Its the best start of his young career.
And hes not alone.
The Braves pitching staff both starters and relievers are off to the best start in all of baseball.
The lack of attention to this detail is understandable, too. Justin Uptons detonative beginning to his Braves career has captivated baseball fans in Atlanta and around the country (perhaps even...