clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Magic Number is 3! Braves Hook Fish, 6-1

John Thomson came up with one of his best performances in recent memory, and Jeff Francoeur, Rafael Furcal, and the Jones boys homered to lead the Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Florida Marlins.

Meanwhile, in Cincinnati, the Reds held off the Phillies this time for a 3-2 win.

That brings the magic number down to 3. The last 2 victories were impressive for Atlanta as everything seemed to just click. Last night it was the timely hitting. Today it was strong pitching and a 10 hit performance by the offense. The bullpen hung in there again today and is showing signs of stepping things up.

LaRoche picked up a couple of hits today as he continues his hot hitting. Andruw finally hit homer #51 and Francoeur hit lucky #13. The Braves also stole 3 bases, showing some aggressiveness that they haven't shown as of late.

One really interesting note. I thought the Braves drew a nice crowd last night of almost 40,000, but no way was I expecting 52,000 people at Turner field today. I realize it's fan appreciation weekend, but this is still an impressive showing by Braves fans. Nice job!

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Battery Power Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Atlanta Braves news from Battery Power