Theoretically, the Atlanta Braves’ 2012 season could’ve gotten off to a worse start. After all, no one was injured, right?
That being said, a swift kick below the belt would’ve been less painful than being swept by the Mets on Opening Weekend.
After blowing a 10 1/2-game wild card lead to the St. Louis Cardinals in September, the Braves began the new year with the same inept offense that led to a disappointing finish last fall, hitting .151 with seven runs and 14 hits this weekend.
The pitching wasn’t a whole lot better, as both Jair Jurrjens and Mike Minor struggled in their season debuts. Jurrjens gave up three runs and seven hits on Saturday, lasting just 4 2/3 innings; Minor was shelled for six runs.
“It’s the third game of the season,” Minor told MLB.com following his loss on Sunday. “There is plenty of season left and plenty of games left. It’s obviously disappointing. But now we go to Houston and we’ve got a chance to win some games there.”
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