Not what you expect from Tommy Hanson versus Roy Halladay, especially the latter. Hanson struggled from the beginning and was out in the fourth inning with four runs allowed and two runners on base. Cristhian Martinez came in and got out of the jam, but then he allowed two runs in the fifth and it was 6-0 and surely the Phillies would win.
But in the fifth the Braves got three straight singles from Chipper Jones, Eric Hinske, and Tyler Pastornicky to load the bases. Juan Francisco popped up, but Michael Bourn and Martin Prado each singled, two runs in and the bases loaded. After Freddie Freeman popped out, Brian McCann homered to tie the score.
In the sixth, Jason Heyward‘s pinch-hit single scored Hinske and Pastornicky, and knocked Halladay out. But the lead didn’t last long. Eric O’Flaherty allowed a three-run homer to Carlos Ruiz in the seventh to make it 9-8. Then in the eighth a three-run double off of Kris Medlen made it 12-8 and the Phillies looked pretty safe again.
But the Braves came back in the bottom of the inning. Pastornicky singled in Dan Uggla to cut it to three, then Bourn drew a bases loaded walk to make it 12-10. Prado singled in two to tie it, and then Freeman’s sac fly scored Bourn, making it 13-12.
Craig Kimbrel by all rights should have gotten the save, but a two-out infield single by Shane the Unclean One Victorino tied it. The Braves left the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning. Jonny Venters threw a perfect tenth, but the Braves also went in order. Chad Durbin got through the eleventh without a baserunner. And with nobody out in the eleventh, Chipper hit a two-run homer with Uggla on board to win the game at last.