Recap prepared by: Rob Cope Date: September 14, 2016
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Florida Marlins today by a score of 7-5. Young starting pitcher Julio Teheran showed flashes of brilliance but ultimately had 2 innings of allowing more than 1 run, and did not make it out of the 5th inning. The offense did well with Matt Kemp contributing multiple RBIs, and Nick Markakis hit a home run. Because of the short outing by the starting pitcher, five relievers were used. Two relievers gave up important runs.
A benches-clearing ruckus ensued after some beanball wars erupted in the game. Jose Fernandez, Atlanta’s most cherished opponent, hit Markakis after Teheran hit Martin Prado in the previous inning. Nick had also hit a home run earlier in the game. Jose Ramirez then dusted Fernandez off the plate in the 7th with a high-and-tight fastball. Ramirez knew he did it, and started walking towards Fernandez. Fernandez started walking towards Ramirez, and Flowers got in his way and yelled at him. The benches cleared, and while nothing happened, it was nice to see some fight to the team. Flowers got in Fernandez’s face, and Freeman and Jace got in front of Ramirez yelling at Fernandez. Eddie Perez and Inciarte also got really heated too. I would love to see a rivalry between Fernandez and the Braves for the next decade. It’s just good television, and it was great to see the Barves having each other’s backs.