Kyle Davies was impressive again, and the Braves successfully turned two double plays and avoided getting Kolbous. Davies pitched 5 1/3, struck out six, walked only one, and allowed five hits. He stayed in after getting hit on a liner back at him leading off the sixth (he threw the guy out) but left after Cameron tripled off Andruw’s glove (the second time in the series he almost made a fantastic play) and Foster, Bernero, and Reitsma finished it off.
Foster got the last two outs of the sixth, then allowed two hits leading off the seventh. Bernero came in and after a flyout loaded the bases with a single, but then got a double play to get out of it. Reitsma mowed them down, six in a row, capped with two strikeouts.
The Braves got all their runs in the fifth. Zambrano’s control problems showed up in the field this time, when with Langerhans on first and Estrada on second, nobody out, he threw a ball away trying to get the force at third. Two runs scored, then Furcal drove in Orr on a single. Marcus could have added to the runs when Furcal stole second and third, but struck out. Thing is, he got singles in his other three ABs.
The Marlins are actually losing to the Phillies. We’ll see if that lasts. If it does the Braves will be back to a half game out. They have tomorrow off, then host the Phillies for three.