Braves 2, Padres 1: No Coming Back In This One

Scott Cunningham

Robbie Erlin has a fine start, but the Padres could not come back to win.

1st Inning

Will Venable has been pretty good on the offensive side of the game these days, right? But, it's been a while since we've seen his defense show itself. Well, America's Finest City's Sweetheart never aims to disappoint. On a hard hit ball to center, he goes horizontal for the 1st out.

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Eliot Johnson was not as psyched about the catch though.

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2nd Inning

Tommy Medica continues his successful streak of games. A single in the inning gives him a hit in each of his 4 career games. Pretty good start to this baseball job.

3rd Inning

With BJ Upton on 1st base, Robbie Erlin threw to 1st on pickoff attempt. The ball bounces on the base path. Medica drops to his knee, takes the ball off his chest hockey goalie style, picks it up, and throws it to 2nd to get Upton out stealing. Medica does it all.

4th Inning

Somebody has to start leading sometime. Like last night, the Braves struck first. After singles from Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman, Robbie Erlin was able to record 2 outs. However, Chris Johnson would not suffer the same fate. A single to left scores the first run of the ballgame.

Braves 1-0

5th Inning

The Braves were looking to add to the lead with runners on, but Chris Denorfia was not feeling that. A single by Justin Upton leads to The Norfia using his cannon to get Johnson out at home.

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6th Inning

Freddie Freeman homers to push the lead to 2 runs.

Braves 2-0

9th Inning

Comeback time? It nearly was. Like last night, Chase Headley was tasked to face a new reliever with the Padres on the brink. And like last night, he connects with a deep fly ball to right field for a home run. But, this time, there was no tie. Headley's home run puts a run on the board. Unfortunately, no one could come up with the winning hits before the 3rd out was recorded.

Braves 2-1

Tough game, but Robbie Erlin had a good outing. He went 6 innings and collected the quality start by only allowing those 2 runs on 8 hits. He walked only 1 batter while striking out 2. Tomorrow, the Padres look to take the 2nd series from the Braves this year when Burch Smith takes on Julio Teheran at 10:35am. Breakfast baseball for the masses. Win tomorrow, Padres!

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