What a waste. If the Braves hadn’t tied it up with two outs in the ninth, everybody could at least have gone home.
Jair Jurrjens was brilliant, but Mat Latos was better, or at least more effective, taking a perfect game to the fifth inning before ACHE broke it up. Jurrjens loaded the bases in the first but got out of it, and was pretty great from then on, except for one pitch he hung to Gonzalez for a homer in the third. He left with two out in the eighth, having allowed five hits and striking out seven, and only able to lose it. At least the Braves managed to get him off the hook.
Matos left after the seventh (with only 89 pitches thrown) and it almost came back to bite the Padres. The Braves loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, but Infante and Prado popped up. In the ninth, McCann singled with one out. Gorecki ran for him, and stole second. ACHE walked, and LaRoche hit a single to score Gorecki. Diaz, for some reason, tried to bunt for a hit, and couldn’t. The Braves loaded the bases again with two out in the tenth, but ACHE struck out against a LOOGY. Medlen allowed a leadoff double in the twelfth, and almost got out of it, but gave up a two-out double to the punchless David Eckstein to lose it.