Wood threw only two pitches and was forced to exit following a lengthy rain delay. Game didn’t conclude until after one a.m. Braves were behind 4-0 early. Petersen hit a 2-run single, and Maybin had an RBI. Miller looks to be the stopper Friday night.
Atlanta got out to an early 4-0 lead, thanks to a Maybin 3- run HR (8) and K. Johnson solo shot (8). But it wasn’t meant to be as the bullpen coughed up yet another lead.
Down 1-0, Pierzinski tied the game on a solo HR (6). He later added an RBI single. Maybin hit an RBI triple. Markakisis hit an RBI double in the 5th. That was it.
K. Johnson had a 2- run HR (7) and 3 RBI. Uribe and Markakis each chipped in an RBI. Pierzinski had 3 hits. Matt Wisler went 5.1 IP enroute to his third win of the season. Braves continue their series Tuesday night.
Both pitchers (Miller, Hamels) had solid games, but didn’t factor in the decision. Atlanta had a golden opportunity to win the game in the 9th with runners on the corners and only one out. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. The bullpen gave up four runs in the 10th. This area needs to be addressed in the offseason.
Maybin led the way with a HR (7), triple, and single. Wood got the win. Atlanta goes for the sweep on Sunday afternoon.
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.