Jeff Francoeur sat, and the Braves scored nine runs. Funny how that happens. They opened it up with two runs in the first, with KJ and Escobar hitting back-to-back doubles and Chipper a single. Kris Medlen walked the leadoff man in the bottom of the inning and went to 3-2 on the next batter. But then the batter swung at ball four up around his eyes, McCann threw the runner out trying to steal for a double play, and Medlen settled down, allowing just one hit in the first five innings.
In the third, Chipper gave him some extra breathing room with a two-run homer. In the fourth, they broke it open, with Chipper singling home KJ for his fourth RBI of the day and ACHE finally hitting his first homer as a Brave, a three-run shot to make it 8-0. The next batter, Kotchman, was hit on the leg and had to leave the game; he will apparently be okay. There was, of course, no retaliation by the Braves. Yunel and KJ had another pair of doubles in the fifth to make it 9-0; they each had three doubles on the day.
They finally got to Medlen with three hits in the sixth, scoring a run. Bennett gave up a run in the seventh, Acosta one in the eighth, but Moylan managed to give up only a single in the ninth.
The Braves had fifteen hits, three apiece by the first three batters. McCann walked four times. Medlen had nine strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone after the leadoff man.