For the 23rd time this season the Braves won a game in their final at bat. That, by the way, leads the Major Leagues and is a big reason why Atlanta easily the most entertaining team in baseball. The latest drama came Sunday when the Braves scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 7-6 at Turner field.
Brian McCann capped the comeback win with a solo homer that the umpires had to review for a couple of minutes before deciding it cleared the right field wall.
McCann on his game winner
Remember just a few days ago we were talking about this team blowing a 10-1 lead at Colorado and losing? Remember when this team lost nine straight and didn’t seem like it could score a run? Remember when Chipper Jones blew out his knee and was lost for the season? Oh yeah, don’t forget this is Bobby Cox last year in the Braves dugout.
This team has more plotlines than an Oliver Stone film.
I didn’t even mention they are in a pennant race with the two time defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies. Philly won again on Sunday, 5-0 over the Padres, to remain within two games of the Braves in the N.L. East standings.
Tonight the Braves open a home series with the Mets. Jair Jurrjens will get the start on the mound with the first pitch slated for 7:10.
Philadelphia is out west to face the Dodgers.