So, the Braves are 1-1 in this series after having faced Arizona’s top two starters. If you had told me Wednesday night that would happen I would’ve taken it in a heartbeat and run. So, not DOOOooomed?
Kevin Gausman had his first bad start for the Braves, going only 4 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 4 walks which led to 4 Arizona runs. A first inning solo shot to Paul Goldschmidt, and third inning RBI singles to David Peralta and Daniel Descalso. Johan Camargo hit his 17th homer in the top of the 3rd for Atlanta’s only tally off Patrick Corbin.
Ender Inciarte was tossed in the 4th for arguing balls and strikes, as the umpire’s strike zone so confused him he thought it was possible a ball in the dirt would be called a strike. Adam Dyvall came on to replace him and would, of course, strike out in a critical spot in the 8th.
Speaking of the 8th, Ronald Acuna Jr led off with a single and then stole second. Camargo doubled him home. After Freddie Freeman grounded out to the pitcher, Nick Markakis and Tyler Flowers reached on consecutive infield singles, and the Braves showed us how you can have a man on second with one out, and after two consecutive hits, get to a bases loaded one out situation. Ozzie Albies ‘drove in’ Camargo by making contact and putting pressure on the defense as everyone was safe, but Duvall, needing only a sac fly, struck out.