Dan Straily Plus Three Relievers Shut Out Braves
With 7,792 in attendance on a Players Weekend contest at Marlins Park on Friday night, Miami Marlins pitching limited the hard-hitting Atlanta Braves to three hits.
The Miami Marlins earned their 10th shutout of the season, and their second against the Braves. Atlanta was held scoreless for the seventh time this year. Marlins starting pitcher “Thunder” Dan Straily pushed his all-time record against the Braves to 5-3. His five victories against Atlanta is his most against any team. In six innings of work, he limited the Braves to three hits and a walk, striking out four. He placed 65-of-98 pitches over the plate and posted a 72 GameScore.
Despite earning the victory, Straily was slightly out pitched by opposing starter Mark Foltynewicz (10-8, 2.67). “Folty” allowed just two hits in his six innings, walking two and striking out eight for a 73 GameScore.
Johan “JC” Camargo was the first player from either team to reach base, touching Straily for a one-out double in the second inning. This was Miami’s 17th games against Atlanta this season, and it was Camargo’s eighth double in those games. Ozzie “Puchi” Albies followed Camargo with a walk, but Tyler “MMBB” Flowers grounded into a 6-4-3 double play to end the Braves’ threat.
Straily opened the third inning by striking out Dansby “Dans” Swanson in a 10-pitch at bat. Foltynewicz also went down swinging before Ronald “Sabanero Soy” Acuna laced a double off Straily on a 3-0 pitch into left field, but was stranded when Ender “Game Ender” Inciarte popped out to Brian Anderson.
Freddie “Freddie” Freeman opened the fourth inning with a single into right field, but was stranded on first after Straily worked two flyouts and a groundout. In the bottom of the inning, Foltynewicz struck Rafael Ortega and got J.T. “Real” Realmuto to fly out before losing his perfect game bid on Brian “Andy” Anderson’s 27th double of the season. Anderson came home when Derek “Deets” Dietrich singled into center field.
JT “T” Riddle drew a walk to open the fifth for the Miami Marlins. Miguel “Miggy Ro” Rojas struck out, Magneuris “Miyagui” Sierra grounded out, and Straily drew a walk before Ortega struck out.
The sixth inning would see Straily work a 1-2-3 inning, which would finish his night with nine consecutive outs. Anderson reached base in the bottom of the inning on a Camargo fielding error, but was left on first.
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Tayron “El De Bocachica” Guerrero issued a walk to Nick Markakis to open the seventh in relief, then got three straight fly outs to strand him there. Rojas singled in the bottom of the inning, Miami’s third and final hit of the night.
Drew “Steckasaurus” Steckenrider got two to strike out in his inning of work. Realmuto and Anderson drew walks with one out in the eight, then Braves reliever Brad “B-Rad” Brach intentionally walked Dietrich to load the bases. The bags were left full of Fish after Brach got Dean to strike out and Riddle to fly out into left.
Adam “Acon” Conley racked up his second save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
The two clubs combined for six hits, and only Anderson and Dietrich reached base twice, with a walk and a single each.
The Marlins get another shot at the Braves tonight at 7:10PM EDT, when Wei-Yin “Weigh-In” Chen (4-9, 5.20) gets to face off with previous Marlin Anibal “Alejo” Sanchez (6-4, 3.13).
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