The Braves offense knocked out Brad Hennessey in the third inning on their way to a 7-1 easy win.
Horacio Ramirez (10-7) ate 7.2 innings, giving up just 1 run on 6 hits, walked 3, struck out 2. He lowered his ERA to 4.54. Boyer got the last out in the 8th, Brower got into a jam as usual in the 9th but Foster got out of it.
The Braves scored 4 times in the first. After the first out in the 1st, this followed: Walk. Walk. Single. Double. Infield single. Single.
Then, they added 3 more in the 3rd to put the game away, ultimately, with a 7-0 lead. The Braves had 16 hits on the night.
Offensive contributors: Jeff Francoeur is not human. He had yet another big night, going 4-4 with an RBI and scored. His batting average is now at .432. Kelly Johnson was 2-4 with a double, a walk, 2 RBIs, and scored. Brian McCann was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Rafael Furcal was 3-5 and scored. Andruw Jones was 2-3, walked twice, and scored. Marcus Giles was 1-3, walked twice, and scored.
The Marlins won; the Nationals, Phillies, and Mets are playing right now. The Braves lead the division by 6 games at the moment and seem to be pulling away.
John Smoltz will pitch tomorrow against Kevin Correia.