The Braves were largely held quiet at the plate on Wednesday, though they did mount a late rally to chase Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ from the game in the ninth inning. Atlanta advanced the tying run to second base against Toronto closer Ryan Tepera, but were unable to score and dropped the series finale to split the two-game affair. Anibal Sanchez got the start for the Braves, and completed five innings, allowing four runs and striking out seven.
In case you missed it, the Braves-Blue Jays game on Wednesday was available for viewers exclusively through Facebook, rather than on regular broadcast networks such as FOX Sports. Fans on social media were largely displeased with the viewing experience, and while Facebook may have a foothold in baseball at the moment, their offering will need to improve if they are to gain support. AJC.com posted information concerning the game and why there would be no other means of watching the game available, in the link above.
The Braves optioned left-handed pitcher Luiz Gohara to Triple-A Gwinnett over the weekend. On Wednesday, Gohara made his first start since the demotion, and the results were somewhat mixed.
Braves prospect Luiz Gohara gave up five hits and two earned runs in 3 1/3 innings is his first Triple-A start since being sent down to the Gwinnett Stripers Wednesday night in Lawrenceville.
Gohara (0-3) had seven strikeouts and a walk and threw 69 pitches.