Atlanta 6, Miami 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, August 2, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 19685

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0
Atlanta 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 48-57 27-27 21-30 L1
Atlanta 60-45 30-25 30-20 W1

Recap


Braves 6, Marlins 1: Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each drove in a pair of runs as Atlanta wrapped up a four-game series with its third victory over Miami.

Jones doubled home two runs in a three-run first and Freeman’s two-run double was the big blow in a three-run second as Atlanta built an early 6-0 advantage against Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi.

The Braves won for the 18th time in their past 24 games, improving to 6-1 on their current 10-game homestand and remaining 2 1/2 games behind Washington in the National League East.

Miami shortstop Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a sixth-inning triple to left. Reyes, whose hitting streak ties his career high, finished 1-for-4.
 
Eovaldi (2-7) allowed five hits in the first as Atlanta sent nine men to the plate. Jones doubled to left-center, scoring Reed Johnson and Jason Heyward. Dan Uggla followed with a single to left, plating Jones and giving the Braves a 3-0 lead.

Heyward brought home Michael Bourn with a single to left in the second. Freeman’s double to deep right scored Johnson and Heyward, pushing Atlanta’s lead to 6-0. Heyward finished with three hits.

Eovaldi allowed eight hits and six runs in two innings.

Atlanta starter Mike Minor pitched well in 3 2/3 innings, allowing just two hits and two walks with one strikeout. A rain delay ended the night for Minor, who went 2-1 with a 1.98 ERA in July.

Reliever Christian Martinez (5-2) earned the victory, allowing one run on four hits in three innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game was delayed 48 minutes by rain in the top of the fourth. … Reyes scored on Carlos Lee's sacrifice fly in the sixth. ... Miami dropped to 4-11 in its past 15 contests. … Atlanta LF Martin Prado did not start Thursday, just the second time in the past 77 games he has not been in the starting lineup. … Jones tied former teammate Gary Sheffield for 64th on the all-time hits list with 2,689. … Miami OF Justin Ruggiano did not play due to back spasms. ... Miami OF Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBIs in his first rehab game for Single-A Jupiter. ... Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel issued a walk in the ninth, his first base-on-balls since May 15.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Atlanta
Nathan Eovaldi Player Mike Minor
Loss W/L No Decision
2.0 IP 3.2
1 Strikeouts 1
8 Hits 2
27.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Miami   Atlanta
Carlos Lee Player Jason Heyward
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 8 0 11 .242 16 5 1 3 0 0
Atlanta 10 0 12 .303 17 3 6 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Houston. The Braves have a W/L % of .644 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Marlins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .421 after a loss.