Braves suffer their 10th shutout loss of the year with 4-0 defeat to the Marlins

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Aaron Harang continues to suck against the Marlins.

Aaron Harang has never had good results against the Marlins, so he would've had to be perfect to best Jarred Cosart. He was anything but, and despite nine hits by Atlanta's offense, exactly zero runs crossed the plate because of three double plays.

Two batters into the game, the Braves were down 1-0 on Donovan Solano's home run. Solano would be a pest in this game, earning himself three hits; his second hit came in the third inning after a two-out walk to Christian Yelich, which permitted Giancarlo Stanton to hit a seeing-eye single that sneaked into center field, scoring the second Marlins run. Yelich doubled with two outs in the fifth and Solano struck again, driving home Yelich with a single.

A one-out walk to Jarrod Saltalamacchia led to trouble in the sixth; Adeiny Hechavarria then doubled him to third; a passed ball allowed a fourth Miami run to score. The passed ball was a result of Harang and Evan Gattis getting crossed up and gave the Marlins an insurance run. It didn't matter much because Jarred Cosart had the benefit of three double plays turned behind him. No Braves hitter reached second base until the sixth.

Atlanta loaded the bases in the eighth on three singles - all nine hits the Braves had were singles - but Andrelton Simmons struck out looking and Freddie Freeman grounded out on the first pitch.

The one bright spot in the game for the Braves was Jason Heyward's three hits.

Win Expectancy


Source: FanGraphs

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