They just have to make it interesting. Well, at least they held on.
The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first. Michael Bourn did what he was acquired to do, singling, stealing second, going to third on a groundout and then scoring on another groundout. The Braves then got three straight singles for another run.
It stayed there until the fifth, when the Braves seemingly put it away with four runs. After Brandon Beachy for some reason held at third on a grounder to second, then got thrown out at home on a grounder to third, Freddie Freeman singled in a run, then Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer. 6-0, easy game.
But in the sixth inning Beachy totally lost it. After getting ahead of the first batter, he walked him, then allowed a single, threw a wild pitch, then another single, then another wild pitch, then a homer to make it 6-4. Anthony Varvaro came in and walked the first man he saw, then there was a rain delay. After that ended, he got out of it. Eric O’Flaherty finished up that inning, then he, Jonny Venters, and Craig Kimbrel each threw a perfect, two-strikeout inning to finish up.