Braves Fall To Dodgers 6-1

After an encouraging 9th inning on Tuesday night, the Braves bats went right back to sleep against Jon Garland.

Garland dominated the Braves for all nine innings and allowed just one run. The Braves recorded just four hits and two walks against the soft-tossing righty, and their run came courtesy of a Martin Prado sacrifice fly in the third inning.

Derek Lowe was hit early and often by his former team and only pitched three innings before being mercifully removed. He gave up nine hits and walked a batter while giving up the five runs. He'll need to rebound in his next start.

Cristhian Martinez, Jairo Asencio, and Eric O'Flaherty combined to pitch the final five innings and they did solid work outside of Martinez giving up a solo home run to Andre Ethier

There wasn't too much hitting on the Braves side, but Nate McLouth looked good yet again in the 8th spot in the lineup. He went 2-for-3 and hit his third double in three games. Jason Heyward struck out three times (Garland had recorded a total of 2 strikeouts before tonight's game) and is now hitting .190 with an OPS of .747.

Not a good night for Atlanta after such a promising late-inning rally on Tuesday night. They'll conclude their series in Los Angeles tomorrow afternoon. It'll be Jair Jurrjens against Clayton Kershaw, and first pitch is at 3:10EST. It wouldn't be surprising one bit if Heyward, McCann, and/or Uggla get the day off.

MVP:

Jon Garland - W, 8IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 4K

LVP:

Derek Lowe - L, 3IP, 9H, 5ER, 1BB, 5K

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