This is the kind of game I was talking about in the series preview today. Those Marlins, they got ahead first, then as soon as we got ahead, they came right back, then went ahead later in the game, then took advantage of the bad part of our bullpen (that's bad bad, not good bad). Pesky little fishies.
Chipper Jones had all sorts of problems at the plate tonight. He grounded into a double play to kill a rally in the first inning. He grounded into a force out with a runner on second in the third, and he lined out weakly with the bases loaded for the final out in the seventh inning. They he grounded out again for the second out in the ninth inning. All told, he left eight men on base while going 0-for-5. I love the guy, but why is he still batting third?
The rest of the team didn't do any better, going only 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position with one of those hits coming off the bat of Jason Heyward during a failed comeback attempt in the ninth inning.
Kenshin Kawakami deserved better. He went six innings, and if not for a pinch hitter, probably could have gone longer, as he had thrown an efficient 79 pitches, while walking none. He actually lowered his ERA while picking up his seventh loss.
Crummy loss. The Braves played kind of flat. I have an icky feeling.
|Final - 5.25.2010||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|WP: Anibal Sanchez (4 - 2)
LP: Kenshin Kawakami (0 - 7)