Well, if Mike Minor wants to win the fifth starter job back from Brandon Beachy, that’s not the way to do it. Handed a 1-0 lead in the first after doubles by Prado and Chipper (followed by a single to center by McCann that Chipper was throw out on), Minor walked the first three men he faced in the inning. Vegetarian Fatboy followed with a single to make it 2-1, though Minor managed to get out without further damage.
The Braves couldn’t get any runs across, despite chances, in the next couple of innings, then Fielder scored on a Yuniesky Betancourt double in the fourth. Minor was finally chased in favor of Cristhian Martinez after a run scored in the fifth; one more of Minor’s runs scored to make it 5-1.
In the top of the sixth, Chipper and McCann singled, and Heyward hit a laser over the fence in right to make it 5-4. But they didn’t get another hit in the game; their only baserunner was a leadoff walk to Heyward in the ninth.