Miami Marlins (2-6) at Atlanta Braves (4-3)
Just into the new season, on Sandy Alcantara’s second start of the year, the Marlins surprised the Braves with a late rally.
Freddie Freeman doubled in Ender Inciarte in the first inning to get to Sandy early. Dansby Swanson doubled the lead in the fourth when he doubled Johan Camargo home. Alcantara only lasted four innings, striking out zero and walking five along with four hits.
Tayron Guerrero, Nick Anderson, and Drew Steckenrider each tossed scoreless innings, followed by Sergio Romo, who earned the victory with 1 1/3 innings of perfect work. In the top of the ninth inning, score still tied at two, Alfaro connected for his third of the season and second of the game for two runs. Adam Conley came in to close the door, despite allowing a pair of baserunners in getting the last two outs.
Unfortunately, this victory didn’t give Miami quite the shot-in-the-arm we were hoping for. They went on to lose 24 of their next 31 contests before going on a relative hot-streak in June.