Doubles, wild pitches, walks, balks, and 3 run homers, as Earl Weaver once said, probably. Ronald Acuna Jr.‘s 3 run, game-tying homer in the top of the ninth capped a 4 run rally, and the Braves went 1 for 2 in save chances in extras to complete the 3 game series sweep.
Down 5 – 1 in the 9th, Tyler Flowers hit a one out double off Sergio Romo, advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch, and scored on a balk after a Matt Joyce walk. A Johan Camargo single set the stage for Acuna’s heroics.
If you’ve ever considered what a Miami team would look like if Rachel Phelps had gotten her way, you can probably hear Harry Doyle’s voice (Ball 4. Ball 8…) as Tyler Kinley walked 4 consecutive batters with 2 out in the 10th. The Braves were not able to add any Luke Leeway though, and it proved costly in the bottom of the inning when Harold Ramirez singled off Luke Jackson, and Martin Prado tied the score with a double.
Max Fried went 6 innings, allowing 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and striking out 7. The other 2 runs were charged to Touki Toussaint, who pitched a 4 hit 7th. The Marlins wasted 6 innings of 4 hit, 1 run, 7 strikeout ball from Pablo Lopez, and 3 hits and 3 RBI’s from Austin Dean, including a lead off home run.