ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 11-5 win over theDiamondbacks a come-from-behind triumph that nearly featured an equal amount of runs (11), hits (11)and offensive ********* batsmen (10) for Atlanta.
1. The Diamondbacks handed this one to the Braves on a silver platter, pure andsimple
Let's start out by acknowledging the pink elephants in the room: You can't walk five batters in a singleinning ... and live to tell about it. Not on the road, not against a first-place team.
You can't botch a seemingly routine relay throw from left field to third base in the eighth inning (JasonKubel's throwing error off Jason Heyward's RBI double) with the winning run just 90 feet away fromhome.
Nor can you let a powder-keg offense like the Braves (47-34) ravage a suspect bullpen for five hits and sevenruns during crunch time.
And yet, that's how things broke for the sloppy Diamondbacks (42-38), who still have the luxury of being theonly winning club in the National L...