Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Box Score – May 07, 2011 – ESPN.

So, Julio Teheran wasn’t great, but then it didn’t much matter, as the Braves were (as usual) completely stifled by Kyle Kendrick, who is now 6-1 in his career against Atlanta.

Teheran went 4 2/3, allowing but four hits and two walks, but the hits included a monstrous solo homer by Ryan Howard in the fourth and a triple by Shane “Burn In Hell” Victorino in the fifth that scored the third run of the game and chased Teheran. Teheran only struck out one, and his command was off, but you could see from time to time that he was just a little bit away from being strong.

You could say that about the Braves’ offense against Kendrick, as they had at least three shots that would have been homers, or at least off the wall, on a normal night. (The wind was blowing in.) As it was, they rarely threatened except in the sixth, after Kendrick was gone, when Joe Mather, of all people, doubled leading off and Martin Prado walked, but they didn’t get anything after that, and were limited to five hits and three walks — the same as the Phillies — on the day. Linebrink, Sherrill, and Gearrin finished off, so at least the good relievers got some rest — though the bad ones pitched pretty well in fact.