The Braves pen blew two chances to move into a playoff spot in their series against Colorado, where the all-star game was moved.
In their first Statis-pro series after Acuna's season ending injury (we leave players on 10-day DL in game but not if they hit 60-day DL or will miss the season), and the first game since they acquired Pederson of the Cubs.
Albies hit 2 homers and more shockingly Jackson hit 2 triples, and the Braves led 9-3 after 7 innings, needing only a scoreless inning or to hold the Rockies to 1 run, but Minter failed to wrap it up for the 5-run sweep credit, so they just received credit for a 2 games to 1 win.
The second game they wasted 7 scoreless innings from Ian Anderson in a 2-1 10 inning loss. The Rockie likely heading somewhere else in a trade in the week ahead, Trevor Story, homered int he first game ti start the rally of Minter then went 4 of 5 woth a double, and drove in the winning run in the 10th.
Marquez not only went 8 innings allowing only one run, but also doubled at the plate.
Milwaukee 42-30 --- New York 48-30 ---
Los Angeles 43-35 -2 St. Louis 39-33 -6
Chicago 43-35 -2 Cincinnati 37-35 -8
Arizona 39-39 -6 Atlanta 43-41 -8
San Diego 35-37 -8 Washington 35-37 -10
Wild card if today: StL at ChC and Cin at LAD