Cameron Maybin led off the bottom of the tenth with a walk-off home run, giving the Braves a 2-1 win in both the game and the series. Hooray!
Shelby Miller’s winless streak continues and is now at 16. What did you expect? He did not pitch a no hitter; he did not pitch a shutout. He gave up two hits and a run and got what he deserved: a no decision. Miller obviously does not know how to win. Two hits. One run. Jeez Louise. When is competitive fire and the desire to win doused by stoic acceptance? Shelby Miller may never win another game as long as he pitches for the Braves.
The Braves’ bullpen was awesome. Ross Detwiler allowed a baserunner he inherited from Miller to score on a ground out, but that was that.
The Braves almost won it in the bottom of the ninth. Andrelton Simmon’s second single was followed by blind hog Jonny Gomes being given a walk by the man in blue; and Michael Bourn split the gap between centerfielder Ender Inciarte and rightfielder Yasmany Tomas, but Ender’s game saving catch sent the game to extra innings.
Good win. Poor Shelby. On to San Diego.