National League Game Summary - Atlanta at Miami|
(Wednesday, June 6th)
Final Score: Atlanta 2, Miami 1
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Randall Delgado outdueled Josh Johnson, holding
the Marlins to two hits, and paved the way to a 2-1 victory, as the Braves won
their second straight in a three-game series.
Delgado (4-5) allowed one run, struck out seven and walked one over 6 1/3
innings and also drove in a run.
"Today, he was probably the best [opposing pitcher] we have seen," Marlins
manager Ozzie Guillen said.
A night after Tim Hudson twirled a five-hit shutout, Braves pitchers only
allowed three baserunners and struck out nine.
"It was a good effort by the pitching staff today," Braves manager Freddi
Gonzalez said. "We played some good defense, nothing flashy, made all the
routine plays and just got enough runs."
Brian McCann delivered three hits, including a rally-starting double in a two-
run fourth inning.
Johnson (3-4) was dominant as well. He only gave up two runs in 7 2/3 innings
and struck out nine.
"I loved the way JJ threw the ball," Guillen said. "His breaking ball was
pretty good today and his command was way, way better."
After McCann lined his double into the left-field corner, Dan Uggla drew a
walk. Then Freddie Freeman grounded a single through the right side, scoring
McCann, advancing Uggla to third and giving the Braves an early lead.
Jason Heyward followed with a ground ball to second base. Freeman was retired
at second, but the throw to first hit Freeman's elevated hand and was ruled
interference, retiring Heyward and bringing Uggla back to third.
Johnson intentionally walked Andrelton Simmons to get to Delgado and minimize
the damage. However, with Simmons running, Delgado hit a ground ball behind
Jose Reyes at shortstop for a single to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead.
Miami got on the board in the fifth after Giancarlo Stanton became the first
Marlin to reach base against Delgado. Stanton led off the inning with a double
down the left field line, then scored three batters later when Bryan Petersen
delivered a base hit into left.
The Marlins were hitless the rest of the night. After Delgado walked Stanton
in the seventh, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez called on Jonny Venters, who
came in and retired Logan Morrison and Justin Ruggiano to end the inning.
John Buck sent a fly ball to the right field warning track against Eric
O'Flaherty in the eighth, but the Marlins still went down in order.
Craig Kimbrel picked up his 17th save in easy fashion, not allowing a base
Hanley Ramirez is 1-for-14 against the Braves this year...The Braves are 9-2
on the road against the Marlins in their last 11 meetings...Reyes' 15-game hit
streak was snapped...Johnson's three-decision win streak ended...Johnson is
5-4 with a 2.29 earned run average against the Braves in his career (102
innings, 26 earned runs), and in his last four starts against Atlanta, he has
struck out at least eight...Atlanta is 5-1 in its last six games...Atlanta is
25-15 with McCann in the lineup, and 6-10 without him...After losing five
straight decisions, Delgado has two straight wins.
06/06 23:54:15 ET