Another Friday game recap, another Braves loss. Cliff ain’t got nothing on me for snake-bitten recaps.
Did I say snake-bitten? Atlanta dropped the series opener to the D’backs as Anibal Sanchez and Zack Godley hooked up to throw six innings of one run ball apiece. Atlanta struck first in the 1st, plated their run on consecutive two out singles by Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis, and Kurt Suzuki before Godley got Johan Camargo to strike out to end the threat. However, after that, the Braves went into an early Hibernation Mode, and managed only two more hits and a solitary walk through six innings.
Sanchez was equally good, allowing five hits of his own without a walk. But in the 6th Alex Avila doubled, and came around to score on Jon Jay‘s blooper to left to tie the game.
Arizona broke the tie in the 7th, when Sam Freeman issued a one out walk to Daniel Descalso on a borderline 3-2 pitch that could’ve been called strike three but wasn’t. Dan Winkler came in to wild pitch him to second, and give up the Grybo as Nick Ahmed singled in Descalso.
The Arizona pen was leakproof, and held the Braves scoreless the rest of the way. Sometimes, like last night, you just have to tip your cap and move on.