Just a second … had to gather myself after that huge U.S. Women’s Water Polo victory against Japan. … OK, the Braves and Phillies are running 2-3 behind the Amazin’s in the NL East. After rehab assignments with the Rome Braves, Mississippi Braves and, yes, the Gwinnett Stripers, Atlanta’s Touki Toussaint (1-0, 1.35 ERA) made his 2021 debut against the Padres.
It was worth the wait. Toussaint three-hit the Tatichados in 6 ²/₃ innings, allowing one run. Philly goes with Aaron No-No-No-No-Nola (6-6, 4.64 ERA). Nola’s Jekyll and Hyde season has been all Hyde lately. He has surrendered 15 runs over his past 16 innings. That said, Philly has played their best ball at home. Taking Nola and the Phils for 20 units.
This losing streak has legs. The Red Sox, up 3-0, lost to the Yankees 4-3. Nathan Eovaldi was pulled in the eight inning up 3-2. Adam Ottavino came in, gave up three hits, two runs to cap the calamity. Down -1,110 petrocellis.