Another quality start from our starter, and another loss to waste that quality start. The inconsistent offense continues.
Recapping the recaps:
"We continue to waste [Jurrjens'] good outings with bad offense," Chipper Jones said. "Until we start doing something at the top, we're going to continue to struggle."
With the top three hitters in his lineup combining for two hits in 10 at-bats, Atlanta manager Bobby Cox was forced to watch [Jair Jurrjens] suffer another tough-luck loss. The Braves have totaled three runs in his past four starts, and just one of those runs scored while he was the pitcher of record.
The kid has a 1.72 ERA this season. Our offense is maddening.
[Casey Kotchman] had a chance to cap his night with the potential game-winner, but flied out with the bases loaded to end the eighth inning. It was the latest example of offensive frustration for the Braves, who put five runners aboard in the seventh and eighth innings and came away with only a run.
"We had some runners on tonight we just didn't get the giant hit that we were looking for," manager Bobby Cox said. "We had the right guy up though."
Hobbsy said it to me multiple times this weekend and it is so true, the LOBs are killers.
|Final - 4.27.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|St. Louis Cardinals||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||3||8||0|
|WP: Joel Pineiro (4 - 0)
SV: Ryan Franklin (6)
LP: Jair Jurrjens (2 - 2)