Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves – Box Score – September 19, 2009 – ESPN

This team… Even when they win, they’re frustrating. How could you have hope if your closer gives up four runs in the ninth?

The Braves led the whole way, led by another dominant start from Javier Vazquez, who shut out the Phillies for seven innings. He struck out six, and allowed three walks and three hits. The Phillies never seriously threatened, and got only two men as far as second base off of him.

The Braves took a lead on an LaRoche single in the second. In the third, they got two runs, but with the bases loaded and one out were unable to add any more. I’m tired of that. Prado scored McLouth on a sac fly in the fourth to make it 4-0. In the fifth, Diaz hit a two-run homer. Then it was Hibernation Mode time, but surely that would be enough.

It almost wasn’t. Moylan came in to pitch the eighth (Vazquez was at over 100 pitches) and handled it with no problem. But Soriano had nothing. He allowed a two-run homer to Guess Who and then allowed a double and a walk before getting two outs. He then allowed two more hits to put the tying run on base before getting a flyout to end it. Please, shut him down.