He got a lot of run support this time, but this is the Mike Minor I was expecting entering the season. He was outstanding, going eight innings, striking out nine with no walks, allowing two runs (one “unearned”) and just generally being dominant.
Also dominant, the Braves’ offense, especially Freddie Freeman. Freeman hit a two-run job in the first inning to take the lead. After the D-Backs worked their way back to tie it, it was all Braves.
In the sixth, Jason Heyward doubled in Brian McCann, then Juan Francisco‘s single scored Dan Uggla and Heyward. In the seventh, Freeman’s second two-run homer of the evening made it 7-2. Then in the eighth, Prado doubled in Minor and Michael Bourn, making it 9-2, and Freeman doubled him in to make it 9-2.