That might have been the worst played Braves game of the year, and yes, I'm including the 17-to-2 thumping in San Diego. The Braves just didn't have any mojo tonight, and the Phillies had plenty. Basically Philadelphia singled us to death and took advantage of just about every walk that Braves pitchers issued.
The Braves once again had plenty of chances to score and add on when they did score, but key strikeouts and un-clutch hitting doomed their fate. Derek Lowe once again looked mighty unspectacular on the mound, and for the first time this season the Braves bullpen failed to keep the game close.
It would have been nice to take this game. Jamie Moyer was the latest in a series of opposing starters to handle Atlanta batters. He basically just let everyone get themselves out, with the only two runs off of him coming on two errors by Chase Utley in the fifth inning.
Difficult game. And there's still not enough guys hitting their weight in our lineup. We can only hope that they'll come alive in New York, but like they said on-air, both the Mets and the Cardinals have two of the top-5 ERAs in the NL, so we'll be facing more tough pitching. Somehow we're going to have to figure out how to hit good pitching.