Marlins Play Better Under Water, Win 6-3

Kevin C. Cox

On a rainy night, the Fish best the Braves.

The rain came, but it didn't stop the game.

Mike Minor wishes it had come down a bit harder. The Braves were able to grab a couple early runs courtesy of a two-out RBI single by Andrelton Simmons and a solo shot by Brian McCann, and they were hoping to make it through the top of the 5th before the rains washed out the game, making it official.

Then Donovan Solano doubled to start the fifth. Minor struck out the next two hitters before making the critical mistake of walking the pitcher, Rick Nolasco. As if the Baseball Gods were watching, Minor gave up a three-run shot to the next batter, Justin Ruggiano, and the Braves were all of a sudden down on a sodden evening.

The homer seemed to knock the wind out of the Braves' sails. They never mustered much of an offensive attack after that, and the Marlins would grab three more before the end of the night - that Adeiny Hechavarria and Jeff Mathis were the main contributors tells you all you need to know about the Braves' night.

Tonight certainly wasn't Minor's best start of the season, but with 6 innings of 4-run ball along with 9 strikeouts and 3 walks, it wasn't terrible. The real rough patch came from Cory Gearrin, who hasn't been very good over the past month or more.

Win Expectancy Chart

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Source: FanGraphs

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