B.J. and Justin Upton hit home runs off Carlos Marmol in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves a 6-5 win over the Cubs. The Cubs had a 5-1 lead over the Braves into the eighth. B.J.’s dinger tied the game and Justin’s won the game.
This could become a familiar scene in Atlanta. It’s why these two transactions were my favorite off-season moves.
Older brother B.J. has actually been struggling and this home run was his first of the year. Justin, on the other hand, hit two home runs tonight and leads the NL with five.
On a side note, how long are the Cubs going to stick with Marmol in the closer’s role?
UPDATE: Well, apparently not long at all. This morning, Cubs manager Dale Sveum removed Marmol from the closer’s role this morning in favor of Kyuji Fujikawa. The Cubs obtained Fujikawa from Japan in the off-season.