Okay, that’s just weird. The Braves were only no-hit for one inning and avoided Hibernation Mode pretty much all night. And they scored eleven runs.
In the second, McCann led off with a double, then came home on another double by Hinske. The Brewers tied it up in the bottom of the inning, but the Braves came back in the fourth when Infante doubled in Heyward, back in the lineup and hitting third with Chipper back on the shelf. In the sixth, Glaus’ second solo homer in as many nights made it 3-1.
Then the offensive explosion, as McCann singled in Prado, and Hinske hit another double, a two-out job, to score Heyward and McCann. The Brewers cut the lead to 6-3 with runs off of O’Flaherty and Moylan in the bottom of the inning. But amazingly, the Braves came back for more runs, four of them, in the eighth. Conrad, playing for Chipper, hit a solo shot, Heyward drove one in with a fielders’ choice groundout, and Glaus doubled in McCann and Heyward. They got one more in the ninth with an infield single by McLouth.
I am so used to the Braves just stopping scoring once they’ve got a few runs and a decent-sized lead. It’s nice to see them pour it on once in a while. Heck, this year it’s nice to see them score at all.
With an afternoon game, I’m letting this stand as the game thread.