Win, win, win... I love it. This is a nice little streak we're on, but I still feel the Braves are like a boxer on the ropes. With their second Central Time Zone first pitch because of the rain the ATL, the Braves had to wait another 2 hours to start this game. Jair Jurrjens took over from there. Mark Bowman noted on Twitter that Jurrjens "has now allowed two earned runs or less in 23 of his 31 starts." So the fact that he only has 12 wins tells the story of our season -- not enough offense when it counted.
We got some offense Thursday night, though. Brian McCann slugged a 3-run 2-out homer in the decisive 4-run fifth inning, and every batter in the lineup, including the pitcher had a hit on the night. Nate McLouth went 2-for-4 to bring his numbers in September to .413/.500/.652.
Both Colorado and Philly won last night, so no progress in either post-season race, though we could put a large dent in that deficit this weekend when the Phillies come to town.
Get your game recap here, I turned in last night after The Office. I can't prepare myself well enough for long rain delays. West coast games are one thing, because you know they're coming, but long rain delays just kill my schedule. It looks like that rain won't be going away either, as the forecast calls for showers for the next three days (especially during game time).
|Final - 9.17.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|New York Mets||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0||3||9||0|
|WP: Jair Jurrjens (12 - 10)
LP: Nelson Figueroa (2 - 6)