ESPN – Giants vs. Braves – Box Score – August 16, 2008

It was Critic-Silencing Night at the Ted, as Jeff Francoeur had four hits (for the first time this year, because he sucks) and Mike Hampton went six innings for the win. If L’il Jonny Schuerholz was there, they could have made it a complete set.

The Giants called up some guy — I don’t know his name, he’s not a prospect and he won’t be around after this — whom the Braves knocked out of the game in the third inning. Francoeur was in the middle of it, doubling in KJ and later scoring in the second, and then singling in a run in the third. Hampton singled in the fourth run of the third and sixth of the game, chasing whatever his name was.

Norton started at first, and hit a two-run homer in the fourth to make it 8-0. Hampton gave up a couple of runs in the fifth, but the Braves got one back in the bottom of the inning, making it 9-2. Hampton settled down in the sixth, and finished with seven hits allowed, two walks, and four strikeouts. In all honesty, he didn’t pitch nearly as well as Jurrjens did last night, but Jurrjens had to go up against Matt Cain.

Gotay hit for Hampton (even though he’s hitting 100 points lower) and doubled in Francoeur in the sixth, and came in on a Chipper groundout, making it 11-2. After the usual scoreless inning from Carlyle, who surely is going to go lame soon, Matt “Not Really a Major Leaguer” DeSalvo made his Braves debut, giving up a run in the seventh. Bobby brought in Nunez to pitch the ninth, which was a mistake, because he wound up having to get him after three hits, two walks, and two runs, Bennett coming in to finish it.

The Braves had sixteen hits. In addition to Francoeur’s four, Escobar, McCann, and Infante had two, and Chipper had a hit and two walks.