There is a reason why no pitcher has given up six home runs on six hits in a regular season game. No pitcher would still be in a game to give up that many home runs. Which is why there is no reason to panic about an outing from Julio Teheran that was a train wreck at best. Since it was the first appearance of spring, David Ross continued to call for pitches that Teheran could not locate. Randall Delgado’s four runs in the the first did nothing for the aesthetics of this opening weekend eye sore.
It may be that the two top prospects are not ready for major league hitters. Could that be yet another reason why the Braves did not move any pitchers from what seems overstock? Maybe, maybe not- maybe it was just a bad first day back at the office.
And before you get worried about Atlanta not taking advantage of the gale winds like Prince Fielder and company were able to, save your anxiety until at least May. If you won’t listen to me, it may calm your nerves to know that Dan Uggla hit a home run today. Just as with the ugly, keep a level and somewhat objective head when looking at spring games, and just enjoy the fact that baseball is back!