Crazy Braves’ Brain Fart Still Kinda Leads To Mets Out (Video)

The Atlanta Braves have a series from hell against the New York Mets.

As if a much needed day off on Monday couldn’t come soon enough, the Atlanta Braves do an absolutely amazing job playing horrible baseball against the haters New York Mets.

The Braves haven’t looked this listless since Sal Licata called out the NL East win around Memorial Day. After a 10-pitch-at-bat that led to a Brandon Nimmo single, Spencer Strider got Starling Marte to bottom for two…or so we thought. What happened next was seven minutes of no-heaven for anyone watching the show on their local RSN. That was stupid.

Recently acquired former/current Braves infielder Ehire Adrianza fielded the doubles game. Instead of showing it to Dansby Swanson to take Nimmo out second for the squad, he tried to tag the slipping outfielder. Too bad he didn’t tag him with the ball in the glove. It was in his hands. Then he threw it first, but Marte hit his thow. Nimmo held Adrianza’s foot as he tossed.

Using his brains because Adrianza couldn’t, Braves first baseman Matt Olson threw the ball to Swanson so he could actually tag Nimmo to pick up a single out. While the Mets wouldn’t put down a run in that first frame, it was a fightfest for Strider all afternoon. He couldn’t get out of the third inning when Braves skipper Brian Snitker pulled him in favor of left Dylan Lee.

This is what a day off yesterday looks like in absolutely lazy Major League Baseball shape…

The Atlanta Braves’ recent brain fart further shows that this team needs a day off

The Braves may be the reigning World Series champions, but who could believe this team will be repeating itself at this point? While they more than hold their own against most teams, the Mets have had their number one pick lately in a very embarrassing way. The good news is that Atlanta is almost certainly still a top 4 or 5 team in the National League, which means it’s going to be a postseason.

The only problem is that in the extended playoffs, only the top two seedlings get a bye from the newfangled NL Wild Card Series. Atlanta might have been a No. 3 seed to win baseball’s worst league a season ago, but last year was last year and that is now. Right now, the Braves have to flip a table full of snacks Angels in the Outfield style or burn some Dansby sage.

Ultimately, this is just one game in a series in which the Braves must find a way to turn the page. However, if you’re on the verge of dropping four out of five on your archrival’s seat, it’s a great way to lose whatever positive momentum you’ve built up over the past two months and make a change. Adversity is part of every game, but the Braves are swimming in the midst of their worst stretch since the All-Star hiatus last year.

As they are bitter divisional rivals, they will definitely meet again. Crazy Braves’ Brain Fart Still Kinda Leads To Mets Out (Video)

John Verrall

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