Braves 4, Cardinals 3 (10)

Freddie Freeman started rallies in the top of the 9th and again in the 10th, as the Braves put up 3 runs to send the game to extra innings. After the Braves suffered 8 innings of coma mode, Jordan Hicks could not record an out in the 9th. Freeman doubled, Josh Donaldson singled him in, Nick Markakis walked, and Austin Riley singled in Donaldson. Ozzie Albies tied it with a single after a 10 pitch battle with Andrew Miller; all the runs charged to Hicks.

The Cardinals outsmarted themselves in the top of the 10th, intentionally walking Austin Riley with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd to set up a lefty on lefty matchup with Brian McCann, only to unintentionally walk McCann to force in the go-ahead run. Freeman’s one out single led to him scoring the winning run.

Julio Teheran allowed only 2 hits in his 5 innings, but walked 4 and struck out only 1. The Cardinals scored 2 unearned runs in the 4th, aided by Riley machete-ing a line drive and a subsequent Donaldson throwing error. Teheran also allowed an earned run in the 5th.

Although the Braves needed only 2 of the Touki, Newky, and Lukey triplets, Uncle Scrooge’s bullpen was terrific, allowing 1 hit in 5 innings. Touki Toussaint threw 2 of them, and Luke Jackson picked up his 7th save. Jacob Webb got the win; Tyler Webb took the loss. Be kind to your web footed friends.

The Braves take their 5th straight series, this time 2 games to 1.

Natspos delenda est Tuesday, 7:20, at Sun Trust. Max Fried vs. Stephen Strasburg scheduled.

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Author: Rusty S.

Rusty S. is a Braves Journal reader since 2005 and an occasional innings-eater. It was my understanding that there would be no expectations.

18 thoughts on “Braves 4, Cardinals 3 (10)”

  1. Rusty…the precision as ever…thank you.

    One of the ads that runs regularly on home games is…

    lookie, lookie, lookie
    here comes Cooky

    …it should not be difficult for our semi professional guitarists we hide in these pages to use those three names you listed in that doggerel, record and post here please.

  2. I don’t care if it’s signing Kimbrel or trading for a good reliever from a non-contender, but please get some bullpen help sooner rather than later. The prospect of watching this ‘pen as is for another two full months (till the July 31 trading deadline) is daunting.

  3. Thank you, Rusty. Mitch Miller? Who’da thunk it? Enjoy the day off, Braves. You earned it.

  4. Here we go fellas, the weakest opponent 15 game stretch of the season coming up –
    WSH-DET-PIT-MIA-PIT before facing PHI. PHI gets STL, LAD, ARI next few weeks, let’s pass em!

  5. Off-day thoughts: Duvall hasn’t been in the line-up lately. What’s up? Interesting to read that O’Day is “making progress”, but he still isn’t throwing off the mound. Minter’s Gwinnett numbers are great, and Dayton has had a couple good outings, too. Nice to have a couple LH reliever options waiting so close-by. And speaking of southpaws, info about Gohara has been scare. Anyone have some insight about his whereabouts or status?

  6. This morning I caught on MLB TV that MLB teams as a whole are something like 3-9 Gazillion (approx) this season when trailing by 3 or more entering the 9th. The Braves have two of the three wins with last night and the epic comeback against Cleveland earlier this year.

  7. I turned the tv off after the 8th with Hicks looming. What a nice surprise this morning (I’m in NY right now). I’m such a moron. Just keep watching, Timo! What a fun team. Hope RAJ is alright, he really doesn’t look okay. But man, this was a game we were not supposed to win: from start to finish. Amazing team. Go Braves!

  8. I turned off the TV as well after the top of the 8th, but I glanced at my phone 15 minutes later and saw Riley was at the plate with men on 1st and 2nd. Got back to the TV before the Riley single. Thank you, MLB At Bat app.

  9. Bill Buchner got dead. He was much younger than a lot of us, a heckuva player whose career is remembered for a singular gaffe. He deserved better. RIP, Bill Buchner.

  10. @11 that’s a shame. I actually only know him from an excellent Curb episode a few years ago.

  11. Ironically, Buckner had a career .991 fielding % over twenty-two seasons at LF, RF, and 1B.

  12. Congrats to Dwight Lowie and his Wahoos. My Bulldogs were dominated by their defense in the Championship. Back to baseball.

  13. Gohara is dealing with an unspecified arm injury and is continuing all non-throwing daily workouts at extended spring training. There has been no announcement of a timetable for his return to pitching.

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