Jair Jurrjens (4-2, 1.96 ERA) and the Braves are going for their third series sweep of the season today against RHP Scott Richmond (4-2, 3.64) and the Jays. It would be the Braves first series sweep against an AL team since they swept the Orioles in 2005. It would also be their first ever sweep against the Jays.
By the numbers:
9: the number of assists Diory Hernandez had in last night's game. He becomes only the fourth rookie in Braves history to have nine or more assists in a game.
6: this series marks the sixth consecutive non-losing series for the Braves.
3: the number of innings Tom Glavine pitched last night at Gwinnett, where he threw 33 of 56 pitches for strikes and was clocked at a solid 85 MPH.
1: Matt Diaz's ranking amongst pinch hitters since 2006. He's batting a baseball-leading .311 off the bench.