A game that included a rain delay, the Atlanta Braves fell to the Miami Marlins on Thursday by a final score of 5-4. With the result, Atlanta now sits at 17-9 overall for the year.
Atlanta Braves fall to Miami Marlins in series finale
Drawing the start on the mound for the Braves during the contest was right-hander Kyle Wright, who was making his fourth start of the year for Atlanta. Wright would go on to shine early in the contest as well, going three scoreless' innings with only two hits and a walk allowed, while also compiling six total strikeouts.
Wright's day would however be cut short, as the Braves and Marlins would go under a rain delay in the top of the fourth inning, which lasted about two hours.
Offensively across the games first three innings, the Braves were held to only one hit against Marlins starter Braxton Garrett, which came via a third inning single from Kevin Pillar. Pillar would also steal a base shortly after.
Play would officially resume shortly after 4:00 PM ET, with right-hander Collin McHugh entering to replace Wright on the mound. McHugh would work two scoreless frames, and would be followed by scoreless innings from each of Dylan Lee, Kirby Yates, and Nick Anderson.
The Braves would eventually open the scoring in the bottom of the fifth, scoring four runs during the frame. Included in that inning was a RBI each from Pillar, Chadwick Tromp, Ronald Acuña Jr., and Matt Olson.
That lead would eventually hold until the ninth inning as well, until Miami got on the board with RBI singles from Yuli Gurriel, Avisail Garcia, and Jazz Chisholm Jr. off AJ Minter to make the score, 4-3. The Marlins would also take the lead with a two RBI double from Garrett Cooper, with Miami going on to win by the final of 5-4.
- RHP Kyle Wright: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 K
- OF Kevin Pillar: 1/2, RBI, R, SB
- OF Eddie Rosario: 2/4, R
The Atlanta Braves will now hit the road for a seven-game road trip, which begins Friday night in New York against the Mets. The probable starters are LHP Max Fried (1-0, 0.60 ERA) for Atlanta, as well as LHP David Peterson (1-3, 7.36 ERA) for New York, with first pitch set for 7:10 PM ET.