Game 15 Recap: Braves 1, Nationals 0

So the Braves bats are still in hibernation even though their pitching is working, but that's not what ultimately won them the game. No, with the Braves inability to score runs for themselves, the Nationals helped them out by walking in a run in the ninth inning.

With two out in the ninth and a runner on first, Jordan Schafer worked a walk, then a pitcher switch and the old swap out the switch hitting pinch hitter for another pinch hitter thing we saw last night. Martin Prado replaced Greg Norton and worked a walk, and then Kelly Johnson followed with another walk to push pinch-runner Omar Infante across home for the lone run of the game.

For once this season, walks worked in the Braves favor!

Starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens threw 7.2 scoreless and effective innings, and the closer duo of Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano combined to set down the final four Nationals batters with three strikeouts.

An off-day tomorrow, then we're off to Cincy (and so am I, for Saturday and Sunday's games).


Final - 4.22.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1
Washington Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
WP: Mike Gonzalez (1 - 0)
SV: Rafael Soriano (2)
LP: Garrett Mock (0 - 1)

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