May 4, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) celebrates a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Braves fall to Giants 4-1 for sixth straight loss


The struggles continue for the Atlanta Braves as the team dropped their sixth straight game and the San Francisco Giants completed their sweep of the team in Turner Field after a 4-1 game.

Atlanta’s offense continued to struggle and couldn’t even put an earned run across the board, as Madison Bumgarner got out of his funk with six solid innings of work. He gave up just three hits and struck out nine Atlanta batters while walking just one. The sole run the Braves scored came off the bat of Jason Heyward, whose sacrifice fly in the third inning drove in Ramiro Pena from third base.

That run would tie the game at one, but San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford put the Giants back in front with a solo home run in the next inning. He homered again in the eighth inning to give the Giants two more insurance runs.

Alex Wood had another solid (albeit short) outing on the day. He went five innings and struck out seven batters while walking just one and giving up two earned runs, but he needed 104 pitches to do it.

Offensively, there wasn’t much to get too excited about except for the fact that Chris Johnson had a two-hit day. As a team, Atlanta went 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six runners on base.

They’ll try and get back in the win column tomorrow night as they begin a home series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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  • Sealift67

    Without consistent contact from the 1-2 spots the 3-4-5 guys are easy marks
    as free swingers. FO has to be thinking hard about Tommy LaStella before the
    pitching staff becomes demoralized. I also have my eye on Joey T who I
    know doesn’t get a lot of love on this board.

    • Carlos Collazo

      I’m actually a pro Joey T guy as well. What did you think about going with Jason-Justin at 1-2?