I hate the Dodgers, so I love it when the Braves humilate the Dodgers. The Braves’ third straight not-as-easy-as-the-score-indicates win brought them back to .500 and completed a sweep.
Jair Jurrjens looked great, striking out eight in seven innings of work (getting seven innings was nice, too) and allowing but three hits and walking three. He allowed one run, on an arching solo homer in the fourth, which tied the game at one. As usual, the Dodgers couldn’t do anything with men on base. May it continue.
The Braves got a single run in the first, KJ walking, going to second on a Chipper single, and Teixeira singling him home. Kelly did it all by himself in the fifth, leading off with a solo homer. Chipper had to leave the game after doubling with one out, reaggravating his quadriceps injury; he played through it in Washington and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him play tomorrow. Prado, in his place, almost broke the game open in the seventh with a bases-loaded two-out gapper, but the Dodgers got a great play from Ethier to save the day for the moment.
Boyer pitched the eighth and got in a little trouble, but got out of it. Then Prado got the two-out hit, a triple to score KJ again, making it 3-1. Teixeira followed with a two-run homer, then Francoeur doubled and was singled home by Kotsay. Ohman pitched the ninth and looked terrible as usual, but the outfielders were able to run down his mistakes.