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