Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson has used a catchphrase of, "Hotter than a dancing bobcat" on various telecasts throughout the years. After scoring nine or more runs for the fourth consecutive game, it's safe to say the Atlanta Braves are hotter than a dancing bobcat.
Brandon Beachy continued to dominate on the mound, working 7.1 shutout innings. He allowed just four hits -- two of which came in the eighth inning before being pulled -- and walked one, striking out five batters in the process. Beachy improved his league-leading ERA to 0.47 and is now 2-1 on the young season.
Freddie Freeman continued to amaze, recording two doubles, a single, a walk and driving in two runs. With Atlanta up just 1-0 in the fifth, Brian McCann hit a crucial 2-run homer. Every starter other than Tyler Pastornicky recorded a hit, and every starter other than Pastornicky and Chipper Jones drove in at least one run. Michael Bourn stole his sixth base of the season.
Chad Durbin worked out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth without allowing a run to score. Craig Kimbrel, appearing in his first game since Tuesday, was a bit rusty on the mound and allowed one run to score before closing out the game.
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