I mean, Jair Jurrjens wouldn’t want to be greedy. Two runs is plenty! Jurrjens was superb in the early going and very good in the middle part of the game, and he’s now 6-1 with a 1.56 ERA, which is pretty good even in the neo-deadball era that Fredi Gonzalez is helping to create. Through the first four innings, Jurrjens was doing prime Greg Maddux material, something like 39 pitches, 33 strikes. He started getting squeezed a little and wound up with “only” 71 strikes in 97 pitches, striking out four and walking just one.
Charlie Morton has a 2.61 ERA, but c’mon, it’s Charlie Morton and you can do better than that. (You can certainly do better than being struck out 1-2-3 in the ninth by Evan Meek, but that’s another story.) The Braves got one run in the second on singles by Alex Gonzalez and Freddie Freeman and a sac fly from Brooks Conrad (starting in Dan Uggla‘s overmuscled, underhitting place). In the third, Jordan Schafer (leading off, don’t ask me) walked and scored on a Martin Prado double. That was it for the offense.
Jurrjens gave up a two-out single in the eighth and was pulled for Jonny Venters, who then struck out a pinch-hitting Matt Diaz, who is still better than Uggla. Craig Kimbrel struck out two in the ninth for the save.