Maybin had a great catch and Simmons scored 2- runs. Folty looks to keep it going Saturday night.
Homers by Peterson (3), Johnson (3), Pierzinski (7) and Garcia (2) proved to be enough. Braves came back from 6-0 deficit. Pierzinski and Garcia homers were the most dramatic because they occurred late in the game, the former with 2 out in the 9th. Garcia hit his in the 12th with the Braves trailing by one run. Atlanta lost the next 2 games, but at least they provided some memorable moments for one night.
Theran pitched like we know he can and Peterson’s 3-run HR (2) proved to be the difference. The previous 3 games were brutal drubbings. Atlanta takes on the Giants at the Ted Monday night.
Not much to say about the last series as not much went right for Atlanta. The Braves next begin a set in Philly.
Newcomer Garcia hit a go- ahead HR (1) in the 6th, making a winner of Matt Wisler.
The Cardinals scratched together a run in the 8th (Sac fly) and that was it. They only had two hits, but it was enough. Miller can’t buy a win. He gets no run support.
After taking two of three from L.A.,the offense was stagnant for a second consecutive game. The only Braves’ runs came courtesy of a 6th inning Maybin RBI double and a wild pitch.
The sell off has started as Atlanta shipped Uribe and K . Johnson to the Mets. Maybe we’ll get them back next year. They won’t be the only guys traded. Cardinals showed why they’re the best team in the National League.
Miller failed to get his 6th victory again. No offense today. Same story, different day. Atlanta didn’t score until the ninth.
Two costly Atlanta errors led to four Cub runs. Atlanta didn’t get a hit until the 7th, or rather their first official hit. Markakis’ earlier chopper was changed from a hit to an error. Pierzinski’s single ended any chance of a no hitter.
It was a very close game yesterday. In the 1st, Markakis singled and went to third on a WP/ errant throw. He scored on K.J.’s 2- out RBI single. After the Cubs went ahead 2-1, Atlanta tied it in the 3rd. Maybin singled with two outs and sprinted home on Markakis’ RBI double.
The game stayed tight til late. Yuri Perez hit a game- winning two- out 2-run 1b with the bags packed in the 8th. Jim Johnson picked up save # 6 in place of the injured Grilli. Theran pitched ok for 5.2 IP. The series continues tonight at the Ted.