I just don’t understand it. It doesn’t make any sense. Having rallied back from 4-1 down to take the lead, with the Marlins down to their last strike, the Braves lost when Chipper Jones lost a chopper in the lights and Craig Kimbrel, who previously had hardly ever allowed home runs, allowed a two-run walkoff homer to Omar Infante, of all people.
Mike Minor gave up solo homers to Giancarlo Stanton in the first and the third innings. Jason Heyward cut it to 2-1 with a solo homer in the sixth, but Minor allowed a two-run shot in the bottom of the inning to make it 4-1.
Dan Uggla homered leading off the seventh, and then the Braves got three more runs, all of them being driven in without balls leaving the infield — an infield single my Michael Bourn, a bases-loaded walk to Martin Prado, and an error letting Chipper reach.
Eric O’Flaherty allowed a couple of baserunners but got through the seventh, and Jonny Venters pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, though two of his outs were flyouts which indicates he’s still messed up. Then that happened.