Ho hum, another day, another win. Working out of the leadoff spot, Nick Markakis remained by far the most effective Atlantan, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and three runs batted in.
Bud Norris gave up seven hits, three walks, and four runs in 5 1/3 innings, and continues not to be very good. But Hunter Cervenka, Chris Withrow, Jim Johnson, and Jason Grilli held PURE EVIL scoreless for the rest of the game, and just like that, the Braves doubled their 2016 win total.
(By the way, Hunter is from Baytown, Texas; Exene Cervenka is from Chicago. So I assume there’s no relation, which is really too bad. But it would still be cool if we nicknamed him D.J. Bonebrake.)