Maybe it was the sourdough bread? Jaime Garcia pitched such an amazing game last night, it was incredible. He pitched his way out of jams against the San Francisco Giants and did not allow a run for 6 and 2!3 innings. Not only was Garcia dominant on the mound, but he helped provide the Braves offense the help they needed. His hit to left field off of Matt Cain lead to 2 runs being scored as the Braves got a much deserved win against the Giants.
Jamie Garcia did something last night that had plagued him the last couple of games, he limited his walks. He also did something that all pitchers strive to do, he got ahead in the count. This was the first shut out thrown by the Braves in the 2017 season. The bullpen took over in the 7th inning and closed the door. Jim Johnson, the Braves closer, picked up his 10th save of the season. The bullpen bounced back from Thursday night’s blown save opportunity against the Pittsburg Pirates.
The Giants intentionally walked the Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson in order to pitch to Jamie Garcia. Garcia proved what an athlete he truly is with an RBI single. Swanson in the same inning came around from 1st base to score on a Giant’s throwing error that allowed Tyler Flowers to score. Sometimes baseball games are decided on skill and luck. The Braves used a little bit of both last night.
The 2nd game of this 3 game series is tonight with Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz taking the mound. Foltynewicz is looking to win his 4th game in a row. The Giants are struggling lately have only scored 6 runs in their last 4 ball games. The Braves are trying to gain ground on the division leading Washington Nationals. Although last night’s game did not provide a lot of offense, it was exciting none the less. Matt Cain of the Giants and Jamie Garcia both pitched masterful games. Hopefully the Braves can win tonight and secure the series win. GO BRAVES!!!!!