The.Marlins love to challenge Braves hitters. That was very good news for Matt Kemp late in the game. Kemp hit a ball down the third base line and he was able to outrun the Marlins defense and picked up an infield hit. Earlier in the game the Marlins pitched to Freddie Freeman with the bases empty and Freeman smacked a double into left center field. Later in the inning Nick Markakis drove in Freeman for an insurance run.
Julio Teheran pitched a fantastic 6 strong innings for the Braves and did not allow the Marlins a run. Teheran looked like the Braves ace starter last night as he pitched his way out of early inning trouble. Julio Teheran had been taking a lot of circumstance this young season but last night he was magnificent. Once he turned the game over to the Braves bullpen (which only allowed one run) all seemed right in the world. This Braves team is not built for power and trying to score more runs than the other ball team, they are relying on quality starting pitchers and key hits from their offense.
Nick Markakis had a huge night at the plate as he drove in 2 of the Braves runs. Dansby Swanson drove in the other run as he continues to hit the ball well and reclaim his second spot in the batting order. Freddie Freeman continues to amaze as the Braves number 3 hitter. If the Atlanta Braves had a better record, Freeman would be in the conversation as the National League Most Valuable Player. Since the season is still young, we will all wait and see.
Jamie Garcia will pitch for the Braves today in the season finale. The Braves are hoping to win their 3rd straight game. The Miami Marlins are having to shuffle their lineup due to injury. The Braves know this feeling all too well. A road sweep in Miami may just be what the Braves organization needs. The starting pitching has played well over the last 2 games, the bullpen has been very good as well. It’s a day game today in Miami and hopes are high in the Braves Universe. GO BRAVES!!!!!