Braves Beat Brewers 2-1 Behind Chipper, Prado and Jurrjens

ATLANTA - JULY 15: Starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens #49 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Turner Field on July 15 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

That was a nice way to start the 2nd half.

Jair Jurrjens was pretty good on Thursday and went 6 2/3 innings and only gave up 5 hits on the night. The Brewers scored their only run on the 4th pitch of the game when Corey Hart hit his 22nd HR of the season to right field. 

The Braves offense struggled with RISP, but Martin Prado and Chipper Jones both hit solo-HRs in the 3rd to put the Braves up 2-1. Alex Gonzalez had a solid debut and went 1-for-3 with a 2B and BB. Jason Heyward also returned and despite going 0-for-4, took some great swings and hit the ball hard.

The bullpen combination of Moylan, Venters and Wagner was fantastic (yet again) and worked 2 and 1/3 innings of shutout baseball. Only Moylan allowed a base-runner on an infield single from Hart.

The Phillies are losing getting killed in Chicago and the Mets have a tough game against Tim Lincecum in San Francisco, so it could be a profitable night for our beloved Bravos.

Full recap to come.

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