The Atlanta Braves dropped their second consecutive series tonight with another loss to the San Francisco Giants, 3-1. With this loss, the Braves have now lost five straight and are barely holding on to their lead in the NL East.
The long ball was yet again the bane for Atlanta tonight, as the hot-hitting Giants used three solo home runs to get each of their runs on the board. Each of the homers came off of Julio Teheran: Brandon Belt hit one during the second inning, Buster Posey hit another in the fourth inning and Michael Morse capped off the slugfest with a homer in the seventh inning.
Obviously, giving up three homers is bad, but aside from that Teheran was actually really good. He only needed 87 pitches (64 of which were strikes) to get through his seven frames, and he allowed just four hits. He also struck out seven batters while walking none.
Unfortunately for Teheran and the team as a whole, the offense continued to sputter. They combined for just five hits on the day, and also struck out seven times. Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton combined for the only Braves run of the day with Upton driving in Heyward with an RBI double in the fourth.
The Braves will look to salvage the series and avoid being swept at home, and in back-to-back series’ tomorrow.
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