This was not a fun game to watch. Jair Jurrjens had good stuff for five innings, but was pitching behind a hapless offense and once he lost just a little bit gave up two runs — on a homer and a single-triple combination with two out in the sixth) and thus gets hung with a “loss” that was really unfair.
There was no chance at a “win”, however, because the offense for the first six innings off of the legendary Josh Collmenter was two hits by Freddie Freeman. No walks, no other hits, one hard hit ball (to deepest center by Dan Uggla; you can’t hit it out to dead center in that park) and really very little expectation that anything would change.
Kirk Gibson hasn’t gotten to the chapter on riding your starter in Managing the Deadball Way yet, so he pulled Colander (uh, Calendar, Commentator, whatever) after that (pinch-hitting with two out in the bottom of the sixth, actually) and the Braves did get two hits (by Freeman, again, and by Alex Gonzalez) leading off the seventh. So, of course, it was Bunting Time! After Nate McLouth‘s seventh sacrifice of the season, Brooks Conrad popped up (the eighth popup of the game by the Braves, I believe) and Martin Prado grounded out.
The Braves finally got a run with two out in the ninth, when Brian McCann doubled and Uggla hit a routine lineout that Justin Upton dropped, but Freeman, the only guy who did anything all night, struck out swinging to end it.