Bartolo Colon is a 42-year-old man who weighs 300 pounds and has a season ERA above 4, which means that he’s an excellent candidate to stymie the Braves’ offense. Shelby Miller was pitching, which means that he was also an excellent candidate to stymie the Braves’ offense.
Apparently there was an actual 9-inning game played after the interminable rain delay; I didn’t actually watch it, and I apologize if you did. The Braves got eight hits, three of them by Andrelton Simmons and one by Jace Peterson. It’s remarkable how similar their season lines are right now: .239/.313/.337 for Peterson, .262/.325/.336 for Simmons. They’re also nearly the same age; Simmons is only eight months older than the 25-year-old rookie 2B.
In previous years, the Marlins have been the spoiler team we dreaded to face, because they always seemed to play tough in September. The 2015 Braves are not that.