These are the games that really show you how good Mac was at this.
For the second night in a row the Braves got the best of the Fish, but this one was a lot less dramatic.
Martin Prado connected for a solo shot in the first. This was the Marathon Homerun Jackpot inning on the radio and some lucky listener is getting free gas for a long time. I would also imagine they will be buying a Prado jersey later this week.
The most exciting play of the game happened in the sixth inning. With Dan Uggla on third and Paul Maholm at the plate, the Marlins pitched out three times expecting a squeeze. The third time they were right, except they are the Marlins and the botched the pitch out and Uggla “stole” home. Get ‘em on, Get ‘em over, Get ‘em to make a mistake.
(As I was writing this, Craig Kimbrel was notching his fourth strike out of the ninth inning. That was more exciting.)
Maholm went six and two-thirds of shut out baseball and looked better than he had in his last few outings. The Braves move to 13-4 on the season against the Marlins and Tommy Hanson will be on the mound going for the sweep tomorrow night.
Not that it matters, but Philadelphia was rallying from a five run deficit late against the Washingtreal Natspos. Don’t worry, Jason Werth just busted it open. KEEP HOPE ALIVE!
SEC Picks (home team on the right)
Ole Miss 10 Alabama 45
Arkansas 12 Texas A&M 24
Tennessee 3 Georgia 48
South Carolina 35 Kentucky 0
Towson 3 LSU 34
Missouri 28 Central Florida 10