The kryptonite of the Miami Marlins, the Atlanta Braves, has continuously made the Marlins ask, how is this happening? Well, we are more than confident that question was asked again on Friday night when the Braves took on the Marlins in game of two of this series at Marlins Park. Miami failed to take advantage of Andrew Cashner’s quality outing, (yes, that actually happened), as they fell to the Braves, 3-2. Miami jumped out to an early lead in the very first inning, when Martin Prado doubled home Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna.
The lead wouldn’t last for very long, as the Braves cut into the lead in the second inning. Tyler Flowers singled home Matt Kemp, cutting the Marlins lead to 2-1. Flowers struck once again in the sixth inning, when he doubled to right, which scored Freddie Freeman. Atlanta had a fantastic opportunity to take the lead in the sixth inning, as Flowers was trying to score from second after a Jace Peterson single, but Christian Yelich used a strong throw to get Flowers out and keep the score tied at 2.
A player that Marlins fans are very familiar with attributed to the Braves RBI to take the lead. Emilio Bonifacio singled off of A.J. Ramos, and then he stole second before advancing to third after J.T. Realmuto’s errant throw turned into an error. On a 2-2 count, Adonis Garcia singled to left, which scored Bonifacio, and that gave Atlanta the 3-2 lead. That’s all the Braves would need, as they defeated the Marlins, 3-2.
Atlanta has now won seven straight games, while Miami has lost three straight games. With this loss, Miami is inching closer to being eliminated from playoff contention, as they are 5.5 games back of the second NL Wild Card. Andrew Cashner pitched five innings, allowing three hits and one run in one of his best starts in a Marlins uniform.
Matt Wisler was on the bump for Atlanta, and he pitched six innings, and he allowed two hits and two runs. Brandon Cunniff was credited with the win, while A.J Ramos was responsible for the loss. Mauricio Cabrera earned the save after pitching a clean ninth inning. Atlanta moved to 11-6 on the season against the Marlins. These two squads will meet for the third game of the series tomorrow at 7:10 ET.
Hero of the Game: Adonis Garcia (.460)
Goat of the Game: A.J. Ramos (-.310)
Play of the Game: Adonis Garcia singles to left, Emilio Bonifacio scores (.341)