Lucas Sims had himself a game, spreading out three hits and two walks over six shutout innings. Getting his first big league win at Coors Field last week must have gone to his head, because he went out and pitched like the top prospect he was. His bullpen came on and preserved the shutout, which is always a fun treat to the home fans.
The Braves strung together single runs in four consecutive innings to provide a lead that proved more than enough. Markakis picked up two RBI, one on a solo home run to put the Braves on the board in the 4th. Freddie knocked in a run on a single in the 8th, and the Mariners gifted the Braves a run on an error in the 7th.
Speaking of which, the error saved the Braves from committing yet another baserunning mistake in this series, as Albies was caught between 3rd and home with no place to go. Apparently, the Braves have developed an allergy to the bases and are doing what they can to avoid having to stand on one for too long. Hopefully the doctor can find a cure for them quickly, before they forget how to run the bases correctly.
Nationals delenda est.
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