Baseball can be a frustrating game. Some nights you score runs on bloops, other nights you score them on blasts. The Braves saw their seven-game winning streaked snapped on Wednesday night, falling to the Marlins by a score of 4-2. On this night, the Marlins saw their bloops drop, while the Braves saw their blasts find outfield gloves.
Miami got out to an early 3-0 lead on Ben Sheets. The club rapped out five singles in the first inning, only one of which was hit with authority. Fortunately for the Braves, Sheets rebounded nicely and still managed to work seven innings in a losing effort.
Paul Janish doubled home the first run of the game for Atlanta in the second inning to make it 3-1. The Marlins then scored another run in the fourth on a double down the line from pitcher Wade LeBlanc and a fielding error from Martin Prado.
Dan Uggla doubled in the bottom of the sixth to make it 4-2. With two runners in scoring position and two outs, Janish smoked a ball into the left-center field gap that was rundown by left fielder Greg Dobbs.
The Braves loaded the bases in the seventh inning against Mike Dunn. Freddie Freeman came up with two outs and lined a ball to right field, just to be tracked down by Scott Cousins.
Either ball could have been a few feet to the left or right and they would have dropped for numerous runs. It simply wasn't Atlanta's night at Turner Field.
The Braves and Marlins will meet for the series finale on Thursday night. It'll be Mike Minor against Nathan Eovaldi.