Jun 3, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) climbs the wall in an attempt to catch a Seattle Mariners catcher John Buck (4) two run home run in the seventh inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Lose To Mariners "We Just Let Them Hang Around"

Many runs often, but zero after the 2nd inning.

That was the story Tuesday night as the Atlanta Braves came out swinging the bats in the 1st inning off of Erasmo Ramirez.  The Braves put four runs on the board in the 1st inning and added another one in the 2nd inning but that was it.

Jason Heyward started off the bottom of the 1st inning with a leadoff double, B.J. Upton singled to move Heyward to third and then Freddie Freeman singled in Heyward.  Evan Gattis hit his 12th home run of the season to score Upton and Freeman.

In the top of the 2nd inning with one out Chris Johnson made a throwing error to first and later Seattle was able to score two runs off the bat of Brad Miller and James Jones to make the score 4-1.

Then, in the bottom of the 2nd inning B.J. hit his fifth home run of the season to put the Braves up 5-1.

The Mariners added three runs in the 4th inning when Stefen Romero hit a three run homer to center field to tie the game.  Later in the 7th inning, John Buck hit his first homer of the season off Alex Wood adding two runs to the board and making the game 7-5.

This was Buck’s seventh homer against the Braves in the last four years.  This man seems to always come up with a huge hit or damaging homer against the Braves.

Wood took the lose on Tuesday and is now 5-6 for the season.

“You got the error early in the game and that costs us two runs right there,” said Fredi Gonzalez.  “We let them hang around and they got some big hits.  We swung the bats, we had five runs early but we just let them hang around and they beat us.”

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  • fireboss

    The fans in the Twitterverse are really strange. The “Floyd is crap” calls started after it became obvious he was fighting it. This in spite of the fact that he had a 2.37 ERA the second lowest FIP (3.16), an 8.3 K/9 and 3.3 K/BB ratio. Every pitcher has a bad day and Floyd was fighting through it pretty well. Fredi tried again to get him through the magic 5th instead of going to Wood early and squashing their uprising. The other story no one is talking about is how ineffective the Braves bats were after the AAA pitcher with the 6.00 ERA, 1.500 WHIP , 2.1 HR/9 and a hitters line against of .280/.348/.500/.858 left the game. Chip seemed surprised that “the strikeouts returned” when good pitching appeared. I wasn’t. Until we start hitting GOOD pitching consistently our claim to be a post season contender is dubious at best.