Last night’s game reminded me of the children’s story “Fortunately, Unfortunately”, so with that in
mind this morning….
Fortunately, the Braves are coming off a series opening win! Unfortunately, they’re still the worst
team in the league.
Fortunately, they get to play the Marlins, who they’ve beaten like a drum this year! Unfortunately,
the Marlins are actually battling for a Wild Card this year and are much improved from earlier in the
Fortunately, the Braves have Julio Teheran on the mound! Unfortunately, Teheran has his gopherball
going on, sandwiching a Christian Yelich double between a Derek Dietrich lead off homer and a
Marcell Ozuna no doubter.
Fortunately, Julio limits the damage. Unfortunately, he has to rely on this offense to score for him.
Fortunately, Nick Markakis, Jeff Francoeur, Tyler Flowers and Eric Aybar hit consecutive singles in the
bottom of the second to make it 3-1. Unfortunately, Julio grounds into a double play to kill any
momentum, although it’s now 3-2.
Fortunately, Julio pitched into the seventh, giving the pen a breather. Unfortunately, Yelich doubled
home Martin Prado to tie it, and Chris Withrow came in to give up the single Grybo for a 5-4 Miami
Fortunately, the pen held them there. Unfortunately, the Marlins pen was just as good through the
Fortunately, in the bottom of the 9th, Tyler Flowers hit a game tying home run, and Aybar singled to
put the winning run on. Unfortunately, Snitker ordered a bunt and Jace Peterson and d’Arnaud couldn’t
bring him around.
Fortunately, in the 10th, Freddie Freeman lead off with a two base pop fly error that the marlins
misplayed. Unfortunately, Adonis Garcia couldn’t move him over, and AJ Pierzynski’s deep fly to
center was wasted.
Fortunately, with two on and two out Miami was forced to use a pitcher to pinch hit for Wittgren,
having run out of position players. Unfortunately, Jose Fernandez, who can hit, stepped up and
doubled home two for the win.
Fernandez gets to turn around and keep swinging the lumber this afternoon, starting against the
always popular To Be Determined.