Ugh! That was a heart breaker. First we go ahead in the first, and Javier Vazquez escapes a bases loaded jam of his own in the first. Then the Marlins tie it on a homer in the third, then we take the lead in the fifth. Then the bottom drops out of the game in the sixth when the Marlins score 5 runs -- I don't think I was watching the same game Bobby Cox was trying to manage at that point. Why not use Peter Moylan to get out of a bases loaded one-out jam like you did last night? Why use Kris Medlen in that situation.
It looked like all hope was lost, then in the seventh, Chipper Jones laced a pinch-hit 3-run double to bring the Braves within one run. Then with a chance to tie the game with a runner on third and only one out, the absolute waste of space pinch hitter Greg Norton strikes out -- useless.
But a ray of hope. With the first pitch in the ninth inning Yunel Escobar hit a game-tying homerun. Then we came back to earth, and Wes Helms took a Mike Gonzalez 2-2 pitch over the teal monster for the walk-off win. Shame. We had a lot of other opportunities in this game, but we couldn't make 'em stick.
Oh well. We played them hard, and they did the same. We still have a chance to win the series on Thursday.
|Final - 9.2.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|WP: Leo Nunez (4 - 4)
LP: Mike Gonzalez (3 - 4)