Ack. The game was closer than that most of the way, but the Braves only really had one opportunity to take the lead. They didn’t grab it.
Tommy Hanson actually pitched well, for the most part, striking out ten and walking none in seven innings. He allowed a solo homer in the first, and in the fifth the D-Backs put a bunch of hits together with the help of shaky defense to take control, 5-0.
The bullpen, however, did not pitch well. Kimbrel did what he’s done so many times in the minors, pitching one inning and allowing a run on one hit and three walks while striking out two. Chavez, meanwhile, was hopeless, allowing five runs on five hits including two homers; his ERA is now 8.22.
The Braves one run came on an RBI groundout by Prado in the seventh. They had a golden opportunity to get some runs in the second, loading the bases with one out, but McLouth struck out and Hanson grounded out, and they rarely threatened after that.