After a fantastic April and a frustrating May, sans the dreadlocks, Ervin headed to the mound to face off against Wade Miley.
DREAD-less was a little shaky in the early innings, scattering 5 hits a couple walks and was the victim of a couple errors by Dan Uggla.
Although he seemed off-balance at first, Ervin had an effective outing getting stronger as he went. He ended up going 7 scattered six hits and gave up just one unearned run. It’s his third outing this season that he hasn’t allowed an earned run.
Gonzalez called the performance “terrific”.
2nd Inning: Arizona scored the first run of the game on a throwing error by Dan Uggla.
3rd Inning: Andrelton Simmons doubled to right, went to third on an D-bags error and scored to tie the game on a fielder’s choice.
6th Inning: Justin singled to right and scored when Evan Gattis doubled to left. 2-1 Braves.
8th Inning. Shea Simmons on to set up the win.
9th Inning: Craig Kimbrel, who came on for the save, couldn’t hang on to the one run lead. A walk, a stolen base, a double and a wild pitch brought home the tying run. Score tied at 2-2. Grrrrr!
10th Inning: JHey hit a shot to right in the 10th, a 380 foot blast. Interestingly, Chip seemed to think this was what is referred to as an, “opposite field home run”.
Arizona’s Montero hits the same shot off Anthony Varvaro, a 379 foot blast to blow the lead and tie the game for a third time.
In the top of the eleventh, Randall Delgado (remember him??) strikes out the Atlanta side. Then in their half, David Carpenter comes on to allow a single, a walk and a single to win the game 4-3, proving my theory that West Coast extra innings games are sort of like rectal exams. there’s nothing good about them except finally getting out.
Potential Headlines for tonite’s game:
“Blown save by Kimbrel”
“Braves’ bullpen stumbles in extra-innings to Diamondbacks”
“Atlanta blew two saves in a 4-3 loss in 11 innings to a team that is only 10 and 23 in
their home park”
“Dan Uggla caught with biological weapons in his locker. Threatened to unleash “hell-fury”
if he doesn’t get to play in Arizona”
“Fredi and Struggla caught in romantic triangle”
“Don’t play your players who suck no matter how much they get paid!”
“Don’t bench the guy who is 11 for 26 in favor of the guy who is 0 for 26”
“Arizona chipping in to help cover Uggla salary”
“David Carpenter heading to the All-Star game”
Funny comment of the game thread:
Cody Ross, Braves’ killer, scores the winning run.
Dwight Lowie says: He has a shaved head except on the back, he’s got really short hair cut into
the shape of a hand, like someone is slapping the back of his head. I wish that person
was me, repeatedly and strenuously.
Me – MWAHAHAHAHA!