Atlanta Braves Lose Again: Jair Jurrjens Roughed Up
I am not going to say much about today’s game. I am still processing the opening day fiasco. However, the Atlanta Braves did play the New York Mets today and lost 4-2. Jair Jurrjens pitched and was tagged for 7 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, 3 Ks in 4.1 IP.
Jurrjens had a rough Spring and still looks like he is not comfortable on the mound. He looks like a completely different pitcher than he did the first half of last season. His fastball velocity was from 88-90 for most of the day. This is what has been the case throughout the Spring. Everything that he did today looked like he was laboring.
The game was essentially put out of reach when Chad Durbin made his Atlanta Braves debut with an unimpressive inning of work. He gave up a solo home run and two other hits before escaping further damage.
The Braves’ offense still looks out of sync, to say the least.