The offense continues to be impressive, the starting pitching continues to have trouble getting deep into games, and the Braves continue to win,
The Braves had chances to score in the first couple of innings but couldn’t capitalize. Tommy Hanson got in a second-and-third, none-out jam in the first but followed with three strikeouts to get out of it. With two out in the third, Martin Prado singled and Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla walked. Jason Heyward followed with a bases-clearing double for the lead.
It stayed that way for some time, until Hanson gave up a homer leading off the sixth, then two more singles leading to Chad Durbin in the game. He managed to get one out, then Eric O’Flaherty finished the inning.
The Braves got a more comfortable lead in the seventh. With two out, Prado singled in Tyler Pastornicky, then stole second. Freeman doubled in Prado, and Uggla doubled in Freeman to make it 6-1. In the eighth Michael Bourn singled in David Ross to make it 7-1.