Braves Slip Up in Rain-Shortened Contest vs. Dodgers
July 5, 2017
The Braves dropped another game that saw a big inning from their opponent; this time, falling to the Baltimore Dodgers by a score of 9-5.
The game ended in the eighth following a lengthy delay that concluded with the umpire crew determining that the field conditions were unplayable.
The host Dodgers opened up their offensive night with a run in the first on a RBI single. There would be no runs until the fourth, where Baltimore would put up six after a triple, a pair of doubles, and a single put the game out of reach.
The Braves would not go down quietly, however, as Chandler Miller’s solo shot in the fifth proved the offense had life Wednesday night.
Herndon added another in the sixth, only to be overshadowed by a pair of Dodger runs in the bottom half that put the team up 9-2.
Richard Constantine closed the deficit slightly in the seventh, blasting a three-run homer, scoring himself, Brett Norwood, and Kyle Benjamin. It would be too little, too late as Baltimore maintained a lead into the night and into the weather.
On the mound for the Braves, Connor Jones tossed 1.2 innings of one-hit ball, striking out five of seven batters faced.
With the loss, the Braves drop to 12-15 and sit in third place in the CRCBL South Division.
The team’s next game will be Thursday, July 6 when they take on the Gaithersburg Giants on the road. First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m.