In some ways the recent offensive struggles were inevitable for the Braves after they had a remarkable streak of scoring runs with two outs. That’s not sustainable over the long term.
“One thing we’ve got to do a better job of is getting guys on early, not starting rallies with two outs,” Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur said. “When you start rallies with two outs you’ve got to be perfect. When you start them with one out or not outs, you at least leave room for someone to make an out. Right now we’re not doing that. It’s frustrating.”