Sunlife Stadium has been a house of horrors for the Atlanta Braves over the course of the last few seasons. Now, the team seemingly doesn't want to leave as they improved to 6-0 at the Marlins home ballpark with a victory on Wednesday night.
Tim Hudson dominated and continued to be Atlanta's best pitcher since the All-Star Break. The right-handed veteran ended up tossing 7.1 innings while allowing just six hits and a walk. He struck out seven, and his lone mistake pitch was a solo-home run he surrender to Logan Morrison late in the game. George Sherrill allowed just one unearned one while working out of a bases loaded, one out jam and Jonny Venters recorded a save after throwing four pitches.
Top-prospect Arodys Vizcaino made his debut in the ninth but was unable to finish the inning. He was understandably nervous and didn't have complete control of his fastball. He was being squeezed quite a bit, though, and only bright days are ahead of him in Atlanta.
The Braves knocked Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez out in the second inning. Dan Uggla continued his hitting streak in the first inning with a 2-RBI single up the middle to score Michael Bourn and Martin Prado. Tim Hudson helped himself out with an RBI-single to left after Jose Constanza -- who recorded three hits of his own -- singled and stole second base. Eric Hinske delivered the big blow with a 2-RBI double to the right field gap to blow the game wide open. David Ross would also come around to score on a wild pitch.
Atlanta takes both the victory and the sweep of the series. They'll head home and have an off-day before starting a critical 10-game home stand on Friday. The Chicago Cubs are up first, with the first pitch coming shortly after the Bobby Cox ceremonies conclude.