As we alluded to in our series preview, the Atlanta Braves always seem to play poorly when at Chase Field. Despite not having a healthy Chipper Jones in three of the four games played this week, the Braves still managed to take three out of the four games played at Chase Field this past weekend. Atlanta is now 10-6 on the young season after starting out losing their first four games.
In game one, the Braves rode a stellar start from Mike Minor to a blowout 10-2 victory. Freddie Freeman belted two home runs and drove in another with a double.
Game two featured more of the same from Freeman and the rest of the lineup, but it was Brandon Beachy who stole the show working eight spectacular innings. The club won by a score of 9-1.
The third game was a bit of a nail biter with Tommy Hanson on the mound. The Braves and Diamondbacks exchanged a scoring runs in the first two innings, and it was a solo homer from Dan Uggla that proved to be the difference as Atlanta won 3-2.
The fourth and final game saw the Braves lose by a score of 6-4. Randall Delgado pitched well except for a complete meltdown in the second inning, which included walking in a run with the pitcher at the plate and then surrendering a grand slam to leadoff hitter Gerardo Parra.
The Braves will continue their west coast road swing on Monday night as they take on Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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