JUPITER, Fla. — Henderson Alvarez made a mistake, along with Evan Gattis made him pay.
Gattis’ fourth-inning homer helped the Braves edge your Marlins, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon from Roger Dean Stadium. The great time was the Atlanta catcher’s 1st in Grapefruit League perform.
Braves right-hander Yunesky Maya threw three shutout innings, tearing three hits. Maya is definitely vying for a long-relief role.
Making his or her second Grapefruit League start, Alvarez came off three perfect innings against the Cardinals. And the right-hander was breezing by means of his first three innings on Wednesday before he surrendered a one-out home run to Gattis. The particular no-doubt blast to left came up on the first pitch, plus it put Atlanta in front.
Alvarez lead Miami’s 2013 season by throwing a no-hitter against the Tigers. They followed that up with about three perfect innings in Grapefruit Group play, before he granted a one-out single to B.J. Upton in the first inning. Alvarez next picked Upton off first foundation.
In the bottom of the first inning, Adeiny Hechavarria dropped any bunt single off Yunesky Maya. Yet Hechavarria was picked off first.
Alvarez’s afternoon was over after 3 2/3 innings and 54 pitch. He allowed one operated with five hits with just one strikeout.
Ryan Buchter had an impressive perfect inning inside the fourth inning for Atlanta, impressive out Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones. David Carpenter tossed a scoreless sixth inning, working around a two-out hit-by-pitch for you to Reed Johnson.
‘With the split team, we had to bring Maya around, and he did a nice job,’ Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ‘Buchter, he continues, his last two or three outings, he extended to come in and be impressive, especially to left-handed hitters. Father did what he exactly what he’s supposed to do.’
The Marlins confronted in the sixth inning, putting runners on first and 3 rd off Hector Daniel Rodriguez. But the lefty got from the by striking out Williams and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Marlins closer Steve Cishek granted a pair of runs in the 5th on a Jose Constanza sacrifice bunt and a Steven Lerud RBI sole.
Miami catcher Rob Brantly broke up the shutout that has a two-out homer in the bottom of the 9th.
Up next: The Braves will send Freddy Garcia towards the mound to face the Cardinals with Thursday at 1:05 r.m. ET in Jupiter. Garcia are going to be attempting to complete four innings and also bounce back from the rough day trip he experienced against the Marlins about Saturday while his spouse was in labor. After working 5 perfect innings in his first two Grape fruit League season starts, Garcia granted the Marlins six earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings. Still, together with Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor all likely to begin the season within the disabled list, Garcia seems to be the lock for a rotation place.