(Not really, but the Braves won, and Pure Evil was thwarted.)
The Braves jumped to a 4-zip lead in the first. Designated hitting fool Nick Markakis led off with a double; Freddie Freeman singled Nick home, and A.J. Pierzynski and Kelly Johnson walked to bring sometime leftfielder Jace Peterson up with the bases loaded. Jace did what any good corner outfielder would do and whacked a double to clear the bases and close the scoring.
Jhoulys Chacin followed this onslaught with five masterful innings. In the top of the sixth, Jhoulys drove in the Braves fifth run. Then the wheels came off.
The Marlins pecked away, scoring three in the sixth and single runs in the seventh and ninth to send the game to extra innings. Jason Grilli got the blown save; but except for Jim Johnson, our parade of relievers did not distinguish themselves.
In the tenth Jeffy failed after his fashion, and AJP dribbled out to first. Then the Braves awoke. Drew Stubbs walked. Jace dropped a pop fly in front of the Marlins no-doubles defense, and Mallex Smith lined a single through the box to drive in the go-ahead run.Matt Wisler retired the Fish in order in the bottom of the frame to save the Braves third win in a row.
How sweep it is!