Braves winning pitchers duel a great sign


The Atlanta Braves took Game One from the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 1-0 in 13 innings. Freddie Freeman drove home the winning run with a liner up the middle for the series lead.

The Braves struck out a record 21 times, managed only six hits against the NL's likely Cy Young Winner Trevor Bauer and the Reds bullpen, but they still won the game.

John and Hugh discuss if winning a game in this manner, without the offense that carried the Braves to the NL East pennant, is a great sign or a big concern.

Hugh Douglas isn't concerned about the offense after going 13 innings and just plating the one run, "they battled through which is a sign of a team ready to make that next step."

You certainly don't want to have to rely on Ian Anderson or Kyle Wright to match the effort provided by Max Fried and the bullpen, but the good news is that the Braves had at least one game in every series this season where they scored four or more runs, so expect the bats to wake-up at least once against the Reds.