I hope that the Braves aren’t starting another one of their slumps. This isn’t the time.
The first eleven Braves were retired in order. It was still only 1-0 when Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones reached in the fourth, but they didn’t advance, and soon enough it was 4-0, as the Padres got single runs in each of the next three innings. Mike Minor had the minimal quality start — six innings, three runs — so you can say he pitched well enough to win, but it wasn’t well enough to really push the team to a win, if that makes sense.
One problem was that all the Braves’ baserunners came with two out. It was with two out in the eighth that they scored their one run, Michael Bourn crossing in front of Martin Prado‘s triple. But that was all they got.
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