Echhh. Well, what do you expect when team star Martin Prado goes 0-5?
The Cubs did all their damage in the first two innings, a two-run homer in the first and two more in a sloppy second inning. The thing about Jair Jurrjens is that he isn’t dominant, so he wins by not giving up homers and not making mistakes; when he gives up a homer, it’s usually not going to be a good day. It wasn’t a good day, though six innings and four runs isn’t too bad.
The Braves got a run in the fourth on a single by Escobar, and loaded the bases on an error. But Diaz struck out, and Jurrjens grounded out. A really aggressive manager might have pulled the trigger on a pinch-hitter there, but you can’t really expect that. McLouth hit a homer in the sixth, but the Braves didn’t really threaten much after that; their best scoring opportunity was two on and two out in the seventh, when McCann grounded out to end it.
The Braves actually had as many hits as the Cubs, but the Cubs had four doubles while the Braves had no extra base hits but the homer. That’s basically why they lost. Francoeur had a pinch-hit infield single, but he sucks. Bobby has indicated he will play soon.