[Rocky II is a slugfest. And after lots of slugging, Rocky comes out on top. So, that is kind of like this one.]
Ender Inciarte (who is demonstrating himself to be a good major leaguer) tripled to start the game. That is a good start. Adonis hit a ground ball, so it was Atlanta 1, Miami 0 after 1.
Through the first 3 innings, Braves fans got to enjoy “Good Mike Foltynewicz.” 5 strikeouts. No walks. No runs. By the 4th Braves had put up a single run on a Nick Markakis homer in the 2nd. Then, put up 5 runs by singles and a sacrifice fly (think “jabs”). So, with a 7 to 0 score, Folty turns into “Bad Folty.” Hits the first batter and gets hit by most of the others including a hit to his body after which he was pulled. Ryan Weber came on in relief with two outs and the bases loaded. He got Justin Bour to put the ball in the air in center field which obviously meant an out.
As our slugging match continued, The Marlins tied it in the top of the 6th. In the bottom of 6, Neck doubled home Huggybear to get a lead of 8 to 7.
Then, the knockout blows were landed in the bottom of 8. 3 more runs scored. Then, Jim Johnson pitched a perfect 9th.
A “Snitfully Joyous” night.