ESPN – Braves vs. Padres – Box Score – July 12, 2008

So, the Braves actually won a game behind the awesome offensive power of… Brent Lillibridge? Huh?

After the usual nothing through the first two innings (except a McCann walk) Lillibridge led off the third with a double. Morton bunted him to third, and Blanco hit a sac fly to bring him home, 1-0. Morton gave up a two-out double in the fourth that tied the score.

In the sixth, Maddux walked McCann again, this time to load the bases after Chipper and Teixeira singled. You can be pretty sure, since it was Maddux, that he meant to do that. But Francoeur (who still sucks) came through with a single to make it 3-1. Hooray! And in the ninth, the Batboy struck again, this time with a home run. Amazing.

Morton looked strong, striking out four in five and a third. He wasn’t too wild (three walks, 60 strikes in 99 pitches) but wasn’t too economical either. After giving up back-to-back singles in the sixth (two of the four hits he allowed) he was pulled for Ohman, who finished the inning. The bullpen did a great job. Ohman got two outs, Boyer went two perfect innings and struck out three, and Gonzalez finished it.

Game Thread for today. Here’s the video.