Another one-run loss drops Braves into third place in NL East

2. The game was the Braves’ third consecutive one-run defeat, following back-to-back walk-off losses in Philadelphia. They are 8-11 in one-run games this season.

“The last few years, we’ve won these games,” Snitker said. “We’re not now. It’s what happens in some years. But as long as we are playing these games and giving ourselves a chance, at some point in time we’ll start winning them. … We’re not getting the big hit, making the pitch, whatever it is, but it is the same game every night.”

The latest loss dropped the Braves (29-32) into third place in the National League East, five games behind the first-place Mets and one game behind the second-place Phillies.

3. It wasn’t a good night for Charlie Morton, the Braves’ starting pitcher, who had won his past three starts.

Staked to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Morton allowed a run in the bottom of the inning. Given a 2-1 lead in the third, he allowed three runs in the fourth, two of them on a two-out single by Jazz Chisholm. A one-out walk to .149 hitter Isan Diaz and a hit-batter started the trouble in the inning. Morton was done for the night after the fourth, having allowed four runs on four hits and four walks.

“I was fighting myself all night with my command,” Morton said. “Too many balls, too many missed locations and then giving up the timely hits. I…

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