Jace Petersen hit a 2- run single in the 1st. After Howard’s 3- run HR, Atlanta tied it up in the 3rd. With 1 out, Freeman doubled and came around to score on K. Johnson’s RBI double.
Philly took the lead late and held onto the win. Caiaspo hit a solo HR (1) in the 9th off Papelbon to make it interesting. Following back- to- back walks, K. Johnson flied out to deep left to end the game. Cahill qas shaky again, lasting only 5 innings. Washington comes to town Monday night.
Braves got all the runs they’d need in the 7th, breaking a 20- inning scoring drought in the process. Simmons hit a solo HR (1), Gomes and K. Johnson walked with two out, and C. Johnson hit a pinch- hit RBI single. E. Young JR. added an RBI double. Atlanta tacked on two more runs an inning later. Grilli picked up save # 7 in the 9th. Stults goes for the series win on Sunday afternoon.
Former Brave Arron Harang held Atlanta to two its in 8 IP. Atlanta committed four errors,the last by Freeman which cost us the game. A. Wood again got no run support. We lost to the last pace Phils. Ugh.
Atlanta didn’t have much luck in New York this weekend, letting a pair of leads slip by. It’s back to the drawing board as they head into a three game set against the Phillies.
Shelby Miller allowed 2 R in 6IP and Gomes hit a 1st inning 3 -run double to take the series. He later added a sac fly. Two out of three against the Jays, followed by an off day. Atlanta heads into Gotham to take on New York.
Freeman (4), Pierzinski (3), and K. Johnson (2) all homered but it wasn’t enough to give A. Wood the victory. He cruised with a four- run lead until the 7th, when a bad safe call at first changed the entire game. Instead of two runs, Toronto got three, eventually prevailing in extras on Donaldson’s homer.
As much as Atlanta should’ve lost last night’s game, they should have won today. Those are the breaks in a long season. Miller goes for the win in the rubber match tomorrow afternoon
Gomes’ solo shot (2) and Freeman’s 2- run shot (3) in the 8th made a winner out of Cody Martin. Grili picked up save # 4. Theran didn’t have it tonight as the powerful Jays slugged four HR’s. Wood tries to secure a series win tomorrow.
The offense the last two games consists of four solo HR’s (Freeman (2), Pierzinsski (2), Maybin (2) and Kelly Johnson (1). Pitching by Cahill, and Stutts has been subpar over the same span. Theran looks to break this two game skid Friday night in Toronto @ Rogers Centre.
Christian Bentancourt scored the Braves’ first run in the 4th. He singled, advanced to third on an errant throw, and scored on a wild pitch. One inning later, Albert Caiaspo and Markakis hit RBI singles. Miller allowed a run in 5 IP for the win. Treveor Cahill makes his Braves’ debut tonight.
Juan Jamie’s inability to throw strikes essentially cost Atlanta a potential victory, leading to the go- ahead run in the 8th. Atlanta’s offense consisted of a Simmons 2nd inning 2- run triple and Jonny Gomes 7th inning solo HR (1). Braves had trouble solving Bartolo Colon again. Still, we’ll take two out of three anytime. Miller looks to start a new streak against the Fish tomorrow night.