ESPN – Braves vs. Phillies – Box Score – July 25, 2008

It was closer than the score indicated.

For eight innings, the only run came on a Brian McCann solo homer in the fourth. The Braves were doing their left-on-base thing, twice leaving the bases loaded, with twelve total for the game. Jair Jurrjens, however, was doing great, and getting great defense, in particular from Infante (playing third with Chipper sitting it out). Jurrjens went eight innings, throwing 100 pitches (62 strikes) and giving up just three hits and one walk, striking out six.

Bobby hit Norton for him in the ninth, and Norton doubled leading off. Blanco bunted for a single, and Escobar was walked. Teixeira lined a single, scoring Norton. McCann had been walked (once intentionally) in his last two PA, but there was nowhere to put him this time. They would have been better off walking him, as he hit his second homer of the night to make it 6-0. Even Francoeur got involved with a one-out hit, and KJ doubled him home. Norton finished the scoring with an RBI groundout.

Will Ohman is apparently the current holder of the Bobby Cox Is Trying To Kill Him Chair, and was out there relieving again. He gave up a two-run homer to Howard to make it 8-2, but that was all… The Braves had fourteen hits, and everyone but Escobar had at least one.