Atlanta Braves Win Series Against San Diego Padres - Series Recap

After a tough loss in thirteen innings on Monday night, the Braves battled back to win the final two games in San Diego. Let's take a look at the good, bad, and ugly from the series:


1st Inning Scoring - A Jason Heyward home run on Monday night, a Chipper Jones home run on Tuesday night, and a RBI groundout from Chipper on Wednesday afternoon. That'll work. Let's keep this trend up.

Chipper Jones Ties and Passes MIckey Mantle's RBI Total - Chipper now has the 2nd most RBIs of any switch hitter in history. If he's not a near-unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame on his first ballot, there is something seriously wrong with Cooperstown.

Jair Jurrjens Complete Game - Jair wasn't dominant on Tuesday night, but he gutted his way to the first complete game of his career. 

Tommy Hanson's 10 Strikeout Game - Not too much to say about this one. Tommy Hanson had full command of his four pitches and he made the Padres look silly at the plate.

David Ross - All the guy does is wait for his turn to start and he produces whenever he's called upon. Two homers on Tuesday night and he was great behind the plate as always.

Cory Gearrin - Cory made his Major League debut on Monday night, and he pitched the 8th inning of Wednesday's game. Three innings pitched, no hits, no walks, three strikeouts. He's earned himself a spot in the bullpen.


Ryan Ludwick's Monday Night - The single-handedly beat the Braves behind two home runs. Boo this man.

Nate McLouth - 3-for-13, 5 K, 0 BB, 0 RBI

Dan Uggla - 2-for-12, 2 K, 1 BB, 0 RBI


Monday's Bullpen Management - This has already been discussed a ton. There's no need to beat an already dead horse, but Fredi Gonzalez really dropped the ball with his bullpen on Monday.

What's Next:

The Braves will kick off a 7-game home stand tomorrow night against the St. Louis Cardinals. It'll be Tim Hudson against Chris Carpenter for the first game of the series.

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