In a very precarious situation it was two rookies who cam ein to help Atlanta’s Tim Hudson beat Josh Collmenter of Arizona. Backed by a rather key defensive play by the first baseman Freddie Freeman and then two others in the ninth inning were struck out by the closer Craig Kimbrel with having a runner on the third, then Hudson and the Braves had beat Collmenter and the Diamondbacks to a 1-0 win on Sunday after a complete three game sweep. Baseball spreads
Hudson was combined with Jonny Venters and then Kimbrel were on a five hit shoutout. Alex Gonzales was the guy who homered for the game’s only single run. Hudson allowed for just three this and with three walks and then seven strikeouts in the seven innings. Baseball lines
The manager for the Braves Fredi Gonzales said “He was outstanding,” “Wow. What a performance. He got out of a couple of jams and gave us the opportunity to win.”
Kimbrel had managed to get out of trouble’s way and earned his 39th save. Kimbrel had walked Chris Young with just one out of in the ninth. Then Young had advanced to third on Miguel Montero’s single up the middle. Kimbrel then was seen hitting a 100 mph on the Turner Field radar gun prior to striking out Paul Goldschmidt on a ball which was paced at 99 mph. then then struck out Sean Burroughs at the end of play. Baseball betting lines
Kimbrel said “I felt confident the whole time,”
The catcher for the Braves Brian McCann said “It was huge,” “We had the two best teams from the West come to town and we took six of seven.”
The Diamondbacks have now lost their fifth straight match to the longest skid of the season. The Braves on the other end have won four games in a row and six of the seven and begun the 8th day games ahead of the Giants in the NL wild card race.
Kelly Johnson of Arizona had led off the sixth with a triple to the right. Just after one out Chris Young had it a popup that Freeman chanced into—the foul line and caught while running with the back to the place.
McCann said “He’s such an athlete, I knew he was going to make that play,” “I just caught it and dove for the plate.”