Cubs bash 5 more HR’s. Braves gave up 12 in 4 game series. They had an 0-7 roadtrip. Mama said there’d be days like this but sheesh!
Nick Swisher’s two HR’s (2, 3) and 4 RBI gave Atlanta a 7-3 lead going to the bottom of the 5th. But on a windy day at Wrigley, Atlanta couldn’t keep the ball in the park. Very frustrating loss and series.
Miller couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead. He was cruising until the 6th. Markakis continued his good stretch at the plate with a 4th inning RBI double.
Maybin had a great catch and Simmons scored 2- runs. Folty looks to keep it going Saturday night.
Homers by Peterson (3), Johnson (3), Pierzinski (7) and Garcia (2) proved to be enough. Braves came back from 6-0 deficit. Pierzinski and Garcia homers were the most dramatic because they occurred late in the game, the former with 2 out in the 9th. Garcia hit his in the 12th with the Braves trailing by one run. Atlanta lost the next 2 games, but at least they provided some memorable moments for one night.
Theran pitched like we know he can and Peterson’s 3-run HR (2) proved to be the difference. The previous 3 games were brutal drubbings. Atlanta takes on the Giants at the Ted Monday night.
Not much to say about the last series as not much went right for Atlanta. The Braves next begin a set in Philly.
Newcomer Garcia hit a go- ahead HR (1) in the 6th, making a winner of Matt Wisler.
The Cardinals scratched together a run in the 8th (Sac fly) and that was it. They only had two hits, but it was enough. Miller can’t buy a win. He gets no run support.
After taking two of three from L.A.,the offense was stagnant for a second consecutive game. The only Braves’ runs came courtesy of a 6th inning Maybin RBI double and a wild pitch.
The sell off has started as Atlanta shipped Uribe and K . Johnson to the Mets. Maybe we’ll get them back next year. They won’t be the only guys traded. Cardinals showed why they’re the best team in the National League.