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Game Recap - 9/24/11

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Nationals 4, Braves 1

WP: Wang (4-3)
LP: Beachy (7-3)
SV: Storen (41)

Sometimes, I just don't know what to say.

The Braves were befuddled by Chien Ming Wang today, and only tallied four hits in Wang's six innings, while he didn't walk a batter. The team scored just run, coming on a solo homer by Freddie Freeman in the 5th. The Braves fared better against Washington's bullpen, putting four runners on base, but they didn't score at all. The best opportunity for runs came in the eighth, with Brooks Conrad on third and Michael Bourn on first with Martin Prado at the dish and one out. On a 1-2 pitch, Bourn ran. Prado checked his swing, and Bourn was out. He flew out to right on the next pitch to end the scoring threat, and any chance the Braves had at winning the game. The only Brave to reach base multiple times was Dan Uggla, who singled and walked. Freeman, who struck out three times in addition to his homer, was the only Brave to have an extra base hit.

The Nationals on the other hand, didn't have an extra base hit. But, they did something against Braves starter Brandon Beachy that the Braves couldn't do against Wang: walk. Beachy walked four and allowed five hits in his six innings, and those walks resulted in four runs, all coming on singles. Beachy struck out nine, but that wasn't the story. He had an inability to finish off hitters, as four of the Nationals nine baserunners against Beachy reached on two strike pitches. This has been a problem for Beachy all season, and it reared it's ugly head yet again today. On the positive side, Beachy did get 21 swinging strikes on his 108 pitches, a great total. He also only allowed three air outs, another positive sign. But this start could have been so much better if Beachy was able to finish off just half of those hitters that reached on two strike counts.

After trailing all game, the Cardinals won in the ninth against Carlos Marmol of the Cubs, with the game winner coming on a walk off wild pitch that was nowhere near the plate. The wild card lead is back down to two, with four left to play. If the Braves are going to clinch, they'll do it at home against the Phillies. Tomorrow, Mike Minor will face Ross Detweiler in DC, Edwin Jackson takes on Randy Wells in St Louis. Gametime for the Braves is 1:35, gametime for the Cardinals is 2:15.
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The team scored just run, coming on a solo homer by Freddie Freeman in the 5th. The Braves fared better against Washington's bullpen, putting four runners on base, but they didn't score at all. The besthttp://congtysangoviet.com/san-pham/bang-gia-san-go-go-nam-phi opportunity for runs came in the eighth, with Brooks Conrad on third and Michael Bourn on first with Martin Prado at the dish and one out. On a 1-2 pitch, Bourn ran. Prado checked his swing, and Bourn was out. He flew out to right on the next pitch to end the scoring threat, and any chance the Braves had at winning the game. The only Brave to reach base multiple times was Dan Uggla, who singled and walked. Freeman, who struck out three times in addition to his homer, was the only Brave to have an extra base hit. 


The Nationals on the other hand, didn't have an extra base hit. But, they did something against Braves starter Brandon Beachy that the Braves couldn't do against Wang: walk. Beachy walked four and allowed five hits in his six innings, and those walks resulted in four runs, all coming on singles. Beachy struck out nine, but that wasn't the story. He had an inability to finish off hitters, as four of the Nationals nine baserunners against Beachy reached on two strike pitches. This has been a problem for Beachy all season, and it reared it's ugly head yet again today. On the positive side https://goo.gl/uVv4eH, Beachy did get 21 swinging strikes on his 108 pitches, a great total. He also only allowed three air outs, another positive sign. But this start could have been so much better if Beachy was able to finish off just half of those hitters that reached on two strike counts.


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