The Braves are not good right now, but Freddie Freeman homered in the first to give Atlanta a two run lead. That’s the good news.
Road Julio Teheran showed up. So did Chris Davis. Davis hit a three run home run in the first and a two run blast in the second. After two, the Orioles led 5-2. They tacked on an earned run in the fifth and an unearned run in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Let’s face it. Our Braves probably won’t score eight runs on the rest of this road trip. They sure as heck weren’t going to score eight runs tonight.
The Braves offense continues to be offensive. After the first, Atlanta did not get another hit until the eighth, when Adonis Garcia, Jonny Gomes and Jace Peterson all singled. Peterson’s hit drove in the Braves third and final run. For the record, Nick Markakis collected two more hits in his continued celebration of his return to Baltimore.
Not counting Julio, tonight’s pitchers were good. Especially good was Andrew McKirahan. He pitched two strong innings, allowing nothing.
That’s all I’ve got to say about that. Good night and God bless.