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Game Recap - 7/7/10

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Braves 7 (50-35), Phillies 5 (43-40) WP: Medlen (6-1) LP: Moyer (9-8) SV: Wagner (19) Big win for the Bravos, which gives the team yet another series win, this time over the hated divisional rivals in Philly. Kris Medlen started, and pitched...I guess adequately would be a good word. 3 of the 4 runs he allowed came off homers, which has been a real problem for him this year. The rest of the line...whatever. He gave the bullpen some time off, going 6 2/3. Meds allowed 7 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Like I said...adequate. Got the job done. The bullpen was a mixed bag. Jonny Venters did what he does: 2 straight outs. Then Takashi Saito came in for 2 outs, and got into some trouble, allowing 3 hits and a run before getting out of his jam with a 2 run lead. Then Billy Wagner came in for the 9th, iced the Phillies in order, and that took care of that. The Braves offense started off with a bang, as Martin Prado lined Jamie Moyer's third pitch of the game over the left field wall for his 9th homer of the year. After Moyer got into a nice groove, Prado came back in the 6th and hit his second homer of the game and 10th of the season. That completely opened the floodgates for the Braves offense. Omar Infante singled. Chipper Jones doubled. Troy Glaus walked. Then Brian McCann stepped in and delivered the big blow, a huge 3 run double to right center. That made it 5-2 Braves. Not content with that lead, Matt Diaz came up and :gasp: did something: hit a big homer to dead center field to make it 7-2. The Phillies battled back, but not enough. Big win. Offensive highlights for the evening...Martin Prado had 3 hits, including those 2 homers. His OPS on the season is up to .875, and his SLG is an even .500. Yeah, I feel stupid for talking about his lack of power now...dude has totally turned it on and is an absolute stud. NL ALL-STAR (chuckle) Omar Infante had a couple of hits, and all-world (guffaw) outfielder du jour Melky Cabrera had a pair of doubles. The rest of the Braves offense was cold...Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Troy Glaus, and Matt Diaz each only reached base once, but all 4 made their reaching count. Chipper has very quietly moved his OPS up to .781, which isn't something to retire over. McCann and Glaus each have OPSes over .810. People making a racket about offensive struggles need to chill...everything will be fine, especially when Jason Heyward comes back soon. In divisional news...the Mets lost tonight! That puts them 3 out, and the Phillies are now 6 out, the largest deficit they've had in the division since September 2007. Yikes. Also worth noting: the Braves are the first National League team with 50 wins, and now have the best record in the league. Shame the team plays in the tough NL East...this could be all over if the team was based in the Central. Offday tomorrow, but I'll make sure to post something...probably about Billy Wagner, kinda like I did about Rafael Soriano last season. Maybe something about Prado too. We shall see.

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