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Game Recap - 9/11/10

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Braves 6 (82-61), Cardinals 3 (73-67) WP: Kimbrel (3-0) LP: Boggs (2-3) What a game...it was fitting that Alex Gonzalez would get the walk-off hit after stranding 6 men in his previous 5 hitless at bats on the day. But when the opportunity came in the 12th inning with men on the corners and 1 out, all he needed was a fly ball...he got a fly ball, and it went over the fence. We call that a home run, and we call that a VICTORY. The game should have probably been over earlier though, but Bobby Cox overmanaging was in full force once again, double switching Derrek Lee and Nate McLouth out of the game after the Braves batted in the 7th inning. McLouth would reach base 3 times on the day and drive in the Braves first 2 runs, while Lee reached twice. Both are among the hottest hitters on the team...so you gotta get them out of there, right? It got a little ugly...the Braves walked 8 times, had 11 hits, and only put 6 runs on the board...12 more men stranded. Ugly when you look at it that way. Plenty of standout players, in addition to the 2 I mentioned. The top 3 (Infante, Heyward, Prado) all reached 3 times, and Brian McCann reached twice. Heyward actually hit a solo homer in the 7th to give the Braves a lead they'd cede in the 8th. Melky Cabrera? 0 for 5. Yet, he's still getting trotted out there every day. I see no reason for McLouth not to be playing every day at this point. Tommy Hanson was on point today, and got stuck with a hard luck no decision. He allowed a pair of runs in 7 innings, striking out 5, walking none, and allowing only one extra base hit, an Albert Pujols double that brought in the first 2 Cardinals runs. No shame in that. The bullpen was solid, as usual...Jonny Venters allowed an unearned run, due to an error by Prado on a grounder. Peter Moylan would get out of that inning easily, but not before the tying run scored. After Moylan left, the usual gang did their thing: 4 scoreless innings from Billy Wagner, Takashi Saito, Kyle Farnsworth, and Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel struck out a pair. Think of how well he's pitching right now, and the fact that Jesse Chavez was on the roster instead of him for much of the season. That could end up biting the team in the ass. In some good news, the Mets managed to beat the Phillies 4-3...so the Braves are back to being tied for first in the NL East. The Padres also beat the Giants, so the Braves (and Phillies for that matter) have a 2 game lead in the wild card race. Good times... Braves look to take 3 out of 4 from the Cardinals and make a nice statement after how bad this week started tomorrow at 8 PM. The pitching matchup is hugely in favor of the Braves, with ace Tim Hudson going against Kyle Lohse, who has a 7.13 ERA on the year and some pretty laughable rate stats. Thats something that puts a hop in my step...

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