Folty came back and gave up a three-run homer to Justin Bour before a really long rain delay and also before I tuned in, so I don’t know how he looked. But the rain dropped some Miracle Gro on the lumber, and the Braves scored four in the 6th, one in the seventh, and one in the eighth, and no, I don’t understand it either.
Chase d’Arnaud played center field and went 2-for-5 with two RBI. He’s batting .276/.349/.366, has played every position but pitcher, catcher, and first base, and is basically our new Omar Infante. I don’t know if he can keep this up — especially considering that he’s a 29-year-old who had a total of 175 major league plate appearances before this year — but he’s been astonishingly valuable for us this season. So has Tyler Flowers, who batted seventh and hit three doubles.
Tyrell Jenkins pitched 2 1/3, but I didn’t see him either. How’d he look? Arodys was a little shaky, and so was Jim Johnson. But Mauricio Cabrera came in to shut the door, and I gotta tell you, a 102-mile-an-hour fastball is scary when the pitcher knows when it’s going. It’s terrifying when he doesn’t.
Beating the Marlins feels right and good. Let’s do it again.