Well, at least we scored. What a frustrating game.
The Phillies jumped on top in the first, with Chase Utley hitting a two-out solo homer and then Tim Hudson giving up three straight singles to allow a second run. After that, he pitched well — until the sixth.
The Braves clawed back into it. They had several chances, such as two on, none out, that they didn’t capitalize on, and they didn’t really do that much when they did capitalize. In the fourth, Dan Uggla hit a solo homer. They got one run out of a bases-loaded, none out situation, Alex Gonzalez scoring Uggla on a sac fly, but couldn’t get the hit to take the lead.
And then the Phillies immediately got two runs on a walk, two doubles, and a wild pitch in the bottom of the inning, getting the lead back to two runs. The Braves cut it to one in the seventh, mostly on the strength of Michael Bourn‘s legs, as he doubled, stole third, and came home on a groundout, but again that was all they got.
For some reason, Fredi went with Cristhian Martinez in the seventh and not any of the top relievers. And he allowed two runs to let the Phillies put the game away. I don’t get Fredi.