A Big Game From Dan Uggla Helps Atlanta To a 10-1 Victory Over San Diego

Talk about a complete 180 from the game a night ago. One night after getting destroyed by San Diego 11-2, the Braves got the bats going and beat the Padres 10-1.

The Braves jumped out to an early lead in the first inning. Jason Heyward doubled down the right field line with one out, and scored on a single from Chipper Jones that just got under the glove of a diving Jason Bartlett. Chipper's single gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead.

Atlanta scored again in the second inning, as Padres starter Dustin Moseley walked Dan Uggla with one out. Two batters later, Nate McLouth singled to center field but the ball went under Cameron Maybin's glove, allowing Uggla to come around and score from first to make it 2-0 Braves.

Jair Jurrjens gave up the lone San Diego run of the night in the third inning, as Alberto Gonzalez led off the inning by crushing a home run to left field to cut the lead in half at 2-1.

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Atlanta got that run back in the sixth inning, as Jason Heyward hit his second double of the night with one out. An intentional walk to Brian McCann put runners on first and second for Freddie Freeman. Freeman lined a single up the middle that scored Heyward to make it a 3-1 game. 

Nothing came of it, but I have to mention Dan Uggla's great at bat in the sixth, as he worked a nine pitch walk from Mosleley. That ended Moseley's night, and he finished with a line of 5.2 innings pitched, five hits, three runs (two earned) while walking four and striking out three. Ernesto Frieri coaxed a pop-up to the catcher from Alex Gonzalez to escape the jam.

Jurrjens worked out of a two on, none out jam in the bottom of the sixth, his third of the game. He wasn't particularly sharp as he walked four, but he was effective and worked in and out of trouble in his six innings of work.

The Braves broke the game open in the seventh inning. Brian McCann beat the shift with a bunt to reach with one out. Freddie Freeman doubled off the left field wall to put runners on second and third for Dan Uggla. Uggla continued his great game at the plate with a single to left that score McCann to make it 4-1. Alex Gonzalez scored Freeman with a sacrifice bunt to the right side to up the lead to 5-1.

Nate McLouth then hit a ground-rule double to left that brought in Uggla to give Atlanta a 6-1 lead.

The Braves weren't done scoring quite yet, as they put up four runs in the ninth inning. Jordan Schafer finally got into the hit column with a triple to left center and scored on a double from Chipper. Brian McCann walked to put runners on first and second, and Dan Uggla crushed a high fastball to to centerfield for a three-run homer to complete his great game at the plate.

Uggla finished the game 2-3 with two walks, four RBI's and that home run. Jair Jurrjens earned his tenth win of the season. Eric O' Flaherty, Jonny Venters, and Scott Linebrink combined to pitch three scoreless innings to finish out the game.

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