Weird game. It seems like we’ve had more weird games this year. At any rate, the Braves really are playing well right now, and if I had any hope, which of course I do not, I would be very excited.
The Braves had only four hits, but eleven walks, including eight in five innings against the starter. In the first inning, he walked the bases loaded and the Braves scored runs on a McCann groundout and a sac fly by ACHE. They didn’t get a hit until two out in the third, when Chipper homered. Their fourth run came in the eighth inning on a bases-loaded walk by McLouth, his third of the game, after an infield single and two other walks.
Jurrjens sailed through the first few innings. The Marlins got the first two on in the sixth, but couldn’t get them in. After a leadoff double in the seventh, they couldn’t score on a single and left two more on. It was the sort of thing that happened to us a whole lot over the last three years… Moylan got a strikeout and a double play in the eighth, and Soriano pitched a 1-2-3 ninth.