The Braves didn’t scratch in the first inning but the Marlins sure did. Marlins leadoff hitter Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first with a double to right and was advanced to third on a Giancarlo Stanton groundout. Christian Yelich walked behind him and Justin Bour came to the plate and hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Gordon and give the Marlins an early lead of 1-0. Brian Anderson would walk next to put runners on first and second for Derek Dietrich who homered to right and gave the Marlins a 4-0 lead. The Marlins were not done as A.J. Ellis singled to center and then Miguel Rojas tripled him home to give the Marlins a commanding 5-0 first inning lead.
The Braves had their many chances but could never string together offense when they needed to. The Marlins added on in the second after a Christian Yelich walk, a Justin Bour single and a Brian Anderson double to stretch their lead to 6-0.
The Braves still couldn’t scratch and the Marlins continued to pour it on in the fifth when Miguel Rojas singled to left and Dee Gordon did the same in front of Giancarlo Stanton who continued the singles parade, scoring Rojas and advancing Gordon to third but was thrown out stretching at second by Nick Markakis. Ian Krol came into the game and immediately gave up a (you guessed it) single to Yelich to score Gordon bringing the massacre to 8-0.
The Braves finally came through in the top of the seventh when Lane Adams hit a laser double to left (109 MPH exit velocity) and was brought to third on a Rio Ruiz single. Dansby Swanson was next up and ripped a line-drive single to left to get the Braves on the board 8-1. Matt Adams was brought in to pinch hit and was as clutch as usual, hitting a single to right to score Ruiz giving the Braves their second run 8-2.
Matt Wisler came in to pitch the bottom of the eighth inning for the Braves and that ended not so great as he allowed a single to Brian Anderson, hit Dietrich with a pitch, allowed another single to Ellis and capped it off with a 2 run single by Tyler Moore to cap the scoring for the night at 10-2.
The Braves would go quietly in the ninth and go on to continue their losing streak with just one game left in the season.
Giancarlo Stanton still sits at 59 home runs as he enters action tomorrow against Max Fried.
Dee Gordon entered the 60 stolen base, 200 hit club Saturday night with three hits and 2 stolen bases.
We will see you tomorrow for the 2017 Braves season finale.