The Miami Marlins fell back into second place in the National League East with their 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Tom Koehler was cruising along and looked like he was on his way to putting the Marlins in first place. Then, the seventh inning happened and it involved the Braves putting two go-ahead runs on the board.
Koehler ended up going seven innings in which he allowed three runs on seven hits. The right-hander walked a high total of four but also struck out five.
Chris Hatcher worked the eighth in perfect fashion to keep the deficit at only one. Dan Jennings took over for the ninth and allowed a hit in a scoreless inning. The work by the bullpen was exceptional overall but the offense was unable to mount a comeback.
The two runs for the Marlins came early in the first inning via a Giancarlo Stanton two-run home run. It was the 16th home run of the year for the slugger and also gave him 51 runs batted in on the season.
Miami had five hits total and only one extra-base hit, which was the Stanton blast. That led to the Marlins only have two men in scoring position for the game and the team was 0-2 in those situations.
The Marlins will try to even the series on Saturday with Jacob Turner set to be on the mound in a nationally televised afternoon tilt.