Sevierville, TN… Tennessee sports bars are most accommodating! …. Five big screens , Â despite conflicting local interests they readily switched Â one of them to the Braves game an hour before the first pitch… Embarrassingly helpful … Great fried chicken Â and buffalo chips, Oktoberfest beer… What is going to happen tonight? Cliff Lee??
Huddy Â gets no more than his due, pre-game… Such a shame that’s as much as we shall see of him. Fox shows Medlen, since Hudson’s injury he’s 8/2. Marlins firing at will in their front office.
Reed Johnson (LF) Â hits 2nd, Uggla 8th, Gattis catches for Mac – how’s Mac? Great pictures here but no sound.
First 5 outs of the game were caught in the outfield. FF first hit of the game in the 2nd – lead off.
CJ Â hits Lee with hard grounder, Lee OK apparently.
Uggla, 2 outs, runners 1st and 3rd, takes yet another called strike 3. Â Why is it that hitters mired in dreadful slumps, add to the misery they repeatedly inflict on us by doing this….See BJ also.
Medlen Â lucks out on strike 3 to Â Rollins, walks Uttley, K’s Ruiz.
After 4…. Lee getting 3rd strike on Braves’ hitters with 93 mph fast ball- just outside.
We need to get a run for this guy – Medlen is pitching beautifully thru 6, Gattis throws out a very rare base runner. Lee after 6, 80 pitches, 11K’s… we’ve had a grand total of 3 hits so far in this game -all singles.
7th…. Heyward Â RF, Â BJ CF, JuP LF (Reed OK?). Â Uttley 1 out single, Ruiz obliges double play -2 hits each.
Lee’s current 52/1 Â K/walk ratio is absurd . FF strikes out, last 2 highly doubtful. Gattis battles, full count, flies out.
After 8, Medlen Â at 100 pitches, 1-2-3 including the dreaded Asche – we can’t let Kris lose this game — in the dugout hand shakes all round, he must be coming out. What a performance!!!
CJ LEAD OFF HOMER BOTTOM OF THE 8TH – DUGOUT MOB SCENE.
Scary catch Janish, 1st out in 9th. Kimbrel 1-2-3, totally dominant.
What a wonderful baseball game.