Grilli gives up run in 9th; Braves lose 4-3

Braves stranded 12 runners. Jason Grilli gave up a single and double in the 9th.  Simmons was unable to make a relay throw to home because he dropped the ball.

Folty pitched good again- 6 IP, 2 R, 7 k’s.    K. Johnson (2b), Markakis (2b), and Caisapo (sac fly) had RBI’s.  Braves close out the series on Wednesday.

Braves squeak by Reds 2-1; Gosslin scores winning run in 9th

Braves won by the slimmest of margins in Cincinnati on Monday night.  Simmons tied it in the 3rd on a solo HR (3).  Phil Gosslin singled against hard throwing Aroidis Chapman in the 9th, stole second and third, and came home on a wild pitch.

Shelby Miller gutted his way through 6 IP, escaping multiple jams.  He struck out eight.  He is the undisputable leader of the pitching staff.  Braves try to make it two in a row Tuesday night.

Braves come up short; swept by Nationals 5-4

For the second consecutive day, Atlanta came up short.  Maybin and Caiaspo had RBI singles, the latter putting the Braves ahead by one in the 7th.  Alas, it was not to be on this Mother’s Day.

Homers culprit for Theran, bullpen in 8-6 heartbreaker

Another game, two more Washington HR’s.  Theran had trouble keeping the ball in the yard again. He gave up 6 runs in only 5 IP.  Atlanta went down 6-1, but tied it with two in the 7th and three in the 8th.  It didn’t matter as Cody Martin served up a no- doubter to Bryce Harper in the bottom of the 9th.  Washington has hit 12 HR’s in the last 4 Atlanta games.  Tough road trip so far.

Homers doom Stults, in 9-2 loss to Nats

Braves got out to a 2-0 lead (Gomes Sac fly, Freemaan RBI double) but Stults couldn’t hold it.  Hard to win when the other team hits HR’s.  Bullpen gave up six runs.

Braves coast past Phils 9-0 behind Miller’s gem

Shelby Miller tossed a 99- pitch complete game shutout.  Phillies had only three hits.  Braves put them away early.  Freeman hit a 2-run HR (5) in the 1st and K. J. added a 4th inning 3-run HR (6).  He later collected a single – for career hit 1,000.

Braves defeated by Phillies 5-2

The Phillies put together a 3- run 1st that A. Wood and the Braves couldn’t overcome.  Wood lasted less than 5 innings.

Theran, Braves blank Reds 5-0; earn series split

In the 1st, Simmons hit a 1- out double and scored on Freeman’s RBI double. K. J followed with a 2- run HR (5).  In the 4th, Gomes padded the lead with a 1-out solo HR (3) to left.  An inning later, Peterson singled, moved to 2nd on a balk, and scored on Maybin’s RBI single.

Theran was excellent on the mound. 6 IP, 0 R, 3 h, 6 k’s.  Many dogs took in Sunday’s game because it was Bark in the Park Day.  Didn’t see any schnauzers.

Braves come back to beat Reds 4-3

Down 3-0, Atlanta got two runs back in the 4th on P Mike Folty’s (his name’s too long) 2- run double. K.J. put the Braves up for good with a 5th inning 2- run HR (4).  Folty picked up his 1st major league win, Grilli his 8th save. Stults and Atlanta go for the series win  Saturday night.

Braves fall 5-1 to Reds, C. Johnson fractures hand

Braves suffered their third straight defeat Thursday evening.  Hasn’t been a pleasant couple of days.  We lost to the Nats 13-12 on Tuesday after being up 10- 2.  Reds went ahead with some HR’s.  C. Johnson fractured his hand on a stolen base attempt and will be out awhile.

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