The Braves actually won a game they were supposed to win. They actually got enough offense for the win when their starting pitcher gave them a quality start. They actually won a game in which their bullpen was shaky, but persevered.
Javier Vazquez was an escape artist tonight, creating bases loaded and runners-on situations and then wiggling his way out of them -- with help from his defense.
The offense was supplied by two almost identically placed homeruns off the bats of Adam LaRoche and Nate McLouth. Good thing we got the longball; our 3-4-5-6 hitters were hitless, and 2 of the Braves 5 hits came from the pitcher, Vazquez.
|Final - 9.8.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|WP: Javier Vazquez (12 - 9)
SV: Rafael Soriano (22)
LP: Felipe Paulino (2 - 8)