Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves – Box Score – July 01, 2009 – ESPN

You can’t win much more convincingly than that. The Braves chased Cole Hamels in the fifth inning, while Jair Jurrjens took a no-hitter to two out in the seventh.

The early offense was mostly provided by MVP candidate Martin Prado and Chipper Jones. In the third, Prado doubled home two runs, including Blanco from first (see, it can be done!) and then scored on a Chipper single. In the fifth, Chipper doubled home two including Prado from first; Prado can not be stopped even by Brian Snitker, and ran through the stop sign. Chipper came home on a McCann single to make it 6-1; that was it for Hamels. Diaz homered to make it 8-1, and then Diory Hernandez (!) hit his first homer to make it 9-1.

The Phillies still didn’t have a hit. Their run came on a walk, a two-base throwing error on a pickoff, and a sac fly in the fourth. Jurrjens just got stronger after that, getting a lot of lazy fly balls. The hit finally came with two out in the seventh, courtesy of Paul Bako, of all people. Bobby lifted Jurrjens at the end of the inning having allowed just that one hit (they got one more off of Medlen in the eighth) with four walks and six strikeouts.

Diaz had three hits; Chipper, McCann, and Prado had two each. Everybody had one except the slumping Kotchman.