It didn’t look like a night for wonderful pitching and extra inning heroics when 7:05 p.m. rolled around for the match-up between the Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins on Monday night. After over an hour of rain delay, the game got underway at a soggy Turner field.
After a stirring performance of the National Anthem, by our very own TFC men’s choir, the pitching rivalry between Tommy Hanson and Alex Sanabia soon heated up.
For the majority of the game, their arms were the only things that were hot. With only a solo shot home run by Brian McCann in the bottom of the fourth, and a scored run by Mike Stanton of the Marlins, the game was soon tied up and sent into extra innings.
It was cold bats as usual for the Braves until the bottom of the 11th. After putting two runners in scoring position, Omar Infante hammered a ball down the third base line to bring in Nate McLouth for the win.
That evening was a great moment for Atlanta Braves, even if we were underwater.