Gomes bashed a solo HR (4) in the 2nd and Uribe hit a no- doubter (7) in the 7th. Theran went 7 IP and allowed only 1 R. Jim Johnson picked up the save.
Simmons hit a 5th inning RBI single for the game’s first run against the vaunted Max Scherzer. Maybin won it in the 9th on a chopper over 3rd base. Once again, a rookie pitcher threw well for Atlanta. Scherzer pitched a no hitter a few weeks ago.
A four- run 4th was all that Atlanta and Matt Wisler needed. Pierzinski clubbed a 2-run HR (5) and Uribe followed with a solo HR (6) Wisler capped the scoring with an RBI single to right. He pitched 5.1 solid frames. Braves go for the series win tonight.
A Juan Uribe HR (3) was the only offense. Miller allowed four runs in the 1st. Hopefully July will be a better month record-wise than June was.
Alex Wood allowed all the runs in the 5th and was ejected. Padres come to town Monday night.
The headline says it all. For the second straight day, the bullpen coughed up a lead, allowing six runs. Freeman homered twice. Braves blew 6-0 advantage.
Following a 1-2 series against LA, Atlanta split a four- game series vs. the Giants. Wood took the mound on Monday night in Phoenix. He chipped in a 2 out, 2 run single in the 2nd. Simmons added an RBI. Atlanta piled on runs.
Wood allowed 1 R in 8 IP. Miller takes the mound Tuesday night.
Newly- acquired Nick Masset (Marlins) did his best Home Run Derby impersonation Monday evening in LA. Starter Williams Perez went 6 innings, striking out 7. Braves led for most of the game.
In the 6th, a single and two walks loaded the bases. Pierzinski hit an RBI infield chopper and Simmons followed with an RBI single.
Folty went 7. 2 IP allowing 1 R on 5 H and 5 k’s He had a good fastball working. Grilli pitched the 9th for the save.
Jace Peterson’s 2- out RBI single scored Caiaspo from 3rd. Wild game. Home to first double play, Simmons picking off a runner at first. Miller had a solid outing- 6 IP, 5k’s.