You thought things couldn’t get any worse. But they did!
The Braves actually led 3-0 after an inning. Jair Jurrjens got the Cardinals in order, then Omar Infante singled and went to third on two Cards errors, and came home on a Jason Heyward single. Derrek Lee‘s first homer as a Brave made it 3-0. The next two Braves reached base, two. They would have only four hits the rest of the night.
The Cardinals erupted for five runs in the second off a clearly not-right Jurrjens, capped by a two-run homer from the legendary Skip Schumaker. He loaded the bases with nobody out in the third, but somehow got out of it, but in the fourth allowed a run on a sac fly, then a solo homer to Albert Pujols, making it 7-3 and chasing him.
The Cardinals scored a run off of the Lisp, then two runs off of Scott “Why Am I In The Major Leagues?” Proctor, and a run off of Kenshin Kawakami. It was basically just pouring it on. The Braves got a run in the ninth on an Eric Hinske groundout, and who cares?