Braves Fall To Dodgers 2-1 In 10 Innings

Perhaps the Braves need more lessons on how to manufacture runs.

The Braves offense failed to take advantage of numerous scoring opportunities and lose 2-1 in 10 innings to the Dodgers.

Both starting pitchers, Mike Minor and Nathan Eovaldi, allowed solo home runs in the second inning. Minor allowed one to A.J. Ellis while Eovaldi served one up to Dan Uggla.

Minor was effective otherwise. He struck out seven in six innings while allowing six hits.

Meanwhile, Eovaldi didn't have his best command. He only allowed three hits, but walked five, including Alex Gonzalez twice (!) in six innings.

Outside of the first, the Braves put at least one runner on in each inning and failed each time. Here's some of how they failed:

Two on in the third: Martin Prado hits into double play.
Back-to-back walks in the fourth: two fly outs and a strikeout.
Leadoff walk in the fifth: force out and double play.
Runner at second, one out in the seventh: two strikeouts.
Two on, two out in the ninth: Brooks Conrad strikes out looking.

In the 10th, Anthony Varvaro gave up a leadoff double to Dee Gordon and James Loney sacrificed him to third. Juan Rivera hit a sacrifice fly to score Gordon. Just like the rest of the game, the Braves went quietly in the 10th against Javy Guerra.

Brian McCann struck out four times and Jason Heyward struck out twice, each one swinging. The Braves were 0-for-7 with RISP.

The Dodgers have won six in a row. The Braves will try to avoid the sweep Sunday; Delgado vs. Kershaw.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker