Example 34,631 on the problems with the “win” stat: Brandon Beachy was pretty clearly the person most responsible for the Braves getting the win today, going six innings and striking out seven, against four hits and a walk. He was never in danger of getting a win. He got a no-decision, and was in line for a loss when he left the game, having allowed the Brewers’ lone run on a third-inning solo homer by Rickie Weeks. Nonetheless, he was brilliant.
The Braves couldn’t get a hit with a runner on base; against a wild lefthander whose name I won’t bother looking up, they drew three walks and had three singles. But in the eighth, they got to old teammate Takashi Saito. Martin Prado hit a homer to tie it leading off, then Dan Uggla gave them the lead with a solo homer of his own with two out.
Pretty good relief work. Peter Moylan relieved George Sherrill with one on and one out in the seventh, getting the win for an inning’s worth of work. Jonny Venters got a DP on his second pitch, erasing a Moylan runner, and Craig Kimbrel struck out the side (actually he struck out the middle batter twice when the umpire screwed up on a foul-tip call) in the ninth for the save.