The Braves’ offensive futility is utterly gobsmacking

Associated Press

The Braves got beat 1-0 last night. Not surprising. They really can’t hit a thing. This morning, Mark Bowman of passes along a couple of reminders of just how bad they are.

He tweets that three of the Braves’ five clubs — the big club and its four minor league affiliates whose seasons are underway  — were in action last night. The entire organization went scoreless, with Atlanta losing 1-0 to Boston, Triple-A Gwinnett losing 4-0 to Columbus and Double-A Mississippi losing to Biloxi 5-0. That’s quite a thing.

As far as the big club goes, Bowman notes that Atlanta has gone 14 consecutive games without hitting a homer. The last time they did that was September 11-26 1970. Meanwhile:


I get rebuilding. I get that there are a lot of prospects in the system. But the Braves built a virtually unwatchable club of sub-major league talent for 2016. I expect at some point the brass will make a plea to the fans for patience or they’ll get defensive about this sort of criticism, but this is their doing. They have to own it.