Mallek Smith provided the eventual game winner and Atlanta rebounded to win three straight after an 0-9 start. Another quality start by Chacin.
Markakis les and 2 RBIs but it wasn’t enough. Stubbs chipped in a 3- run HR(1). Another tough day for the bullpen. Washington is up next in D.C.
Markakis and Freeman were responsible for 3rd inning RBIs. Another night, same result.More suspect defense. Markakis lost a ball in the lights, allowing a run to score; Erick Aybar had another botch at short. Gotta catch the ball to have a chance to win. Williams Perez takes the mound Sunday afternoon.
Braves had an early 4-0 lead ( big 3rd inning) but it evaporated. More bullpen woes. Put another one in the loss column. Atlanta tries to get off the schnide tomorrow night. I wish we had an offense like the Cubs’😦
Bud Norris pitched a great game (6 IP, 3 R) but it went for naught. Pierzinski put the Braves on the board with a 4th inning RBi single, but botched a 7th inning Freeman throw. The error led to three Washington runs. With such a small margin for error, Atlanta can’t afford to give good teams extra outs. Matt Wisler makes his season debut against the Cardinals on Friday night.
Freeman (1) and Garcia (1) homered but it wasn’t enough to secure Theran the win. He went 6 IP, allowing only two runs. Unfortunately, after a brief 8th inning lead (bases loaded walk) Grili was unable to close the door in the 9th.
Atlanta had a chance to nail Werth at home to end it, but Pierzinski dropped the ball. Atlanta fell victim in the 10th on a Daniel Murphy RBI double. Tough way to start the season. Played well for 8 innings. bud
Norris makes his Braves’ debut Wednesday evening vs. Stephen Strausburg.
The headline says it all. How Freddi G. keeps his job is beyond me. Almost 100 losses. Here’s to better luck in 2016.
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.