The Fish continued their road trip in the ATL Friday night to kick off a series with the Braves, and the bats picked up right where they left off Thursday night.
The Marlins didn't waste any time getting on the board against Tommy Hanson, who hadn't given up a home run since sometime in May. That happy streak ended on the first pitch of the game, which Maybin launched into the left field seats to give the Fish the early lead. In the very next at-bat, LoMo followed by hitting the first home run of his Major League career.
In the second inning, the Marlins put up two more runs. Chad Tracy doubled to lead off the inning, and moved to third on a single by Bonifacio. Brett Hayes collected an RBI when he hit a sac fly to plate Tracy, and Chris Volstad did the same on a single to center to help out his own cause.
The Marlins weren't done with Hanson. In the top of the sixth, Dan Uggla and Gaby Sanchez were the second pair to hit back to back solo homers, and the Marlins were on top 7-0. Bobby Cox and the inhabitants of Turner Field had seen enough at that point, and the bullpen took over for Tommy.
While his teammates were busy scoring him lots of runs, Chris Volstad had a fantastic night on the hill. He went eight strong innings, allowed six hits, and shut out the Braves until the bottom of the eighth when Jason Heyward hit a solo shot to put the Braves on the board.
Brian Sanches sat down the Braves 1-2-3 in the ninth, and the Fish have now won 8 of their last 10.
Only bad news on the night was Cameron Maybin leaving the game due to an injured groin. Hopefully he's OK, and back in the lineup soon.