Too much wildness from Jair Jurrjens early in the game, and not enough offense any time after that. This was one of those games that looked like we should have come back, but time and again we just didn't put enough hits together.
The time recovering from injury may have done Nate McLouth some good as he looks like he's the next Braves batter ready to explode. He's riding a 7-game hitting streak and is 7-for-his-last-13 with 2 homeruns. Martin Prado didn't live up to his player of the week honors, and went 0-for-5, and Matt Diaz did his best Frenchy impersination while playing right field, going 0-for-4 wtih 2 strikeouts and 5 men left on base. Speaking of Jeff Francoeur, he actually got a pinch hit in the seventh -- only the second pinch-hit of his career (2-for-7).
The Braves rollercoaster rolls on. We can only hope they've reached the bottom of this dip and are heading up again.
|Final - 7.6.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|WP: Randy Wells (4 - 3)
SV: Kevin Gregg (15)
LP: Jair Jurrjens (6 - 7)