Marlins Bullpen Implodes in First Win for Braves

The Braves won their first game of the season after Miami blew a 3-0 lead on Friday

The Atlanta Braves entered Friday's game at 0-9 before beating the Miami Marlins by a final of 6-3.

Atlanta was the only remaining team in the National League without a win, and looked headed to a tenth straight loss. The Marlins were ahead 3-0 and still leading in the eighth inning. That was before Atlanta scored four runs off Miami's bullpen.

David Phelps and Chris Narveson were each charged with two earned runs. Phelps had started the inning in a jam and Narveson did little to escape it. Bryan Morris was needed in order to finish the ugly inning. Narveson who made the team due to an injured Mike Dunn now has a 14.73 E.R.A on the year.

Wei-Yin Chen started the game for Miami and ended up allowing two runs in 6.1 innings. Both runs would score in Chen's final inning when he simply may have run out of energy. The lefty allowed four hits, walked one and struck out six while coming away with a no-decision.

The ineffectiveness of the pen was matched by a lack of a timely hit in the loss. Miami had 12 hits, but stranded 13 runners. The Marlins were 4-16 with runners in scoring position. Those missed opportunities proved to be costly for Miami.

Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich and Martin Prado all doubled. Dee Gordon, Yelich and Ozuna all had multi-hit days as well. The top three hitters in Miami's lineup reached base a combined seven times, and scored only three times.

The Marlins will send Tom Koehler to the mound on Saturday in the second game of the series.

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