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Game Recap - 9/7/11

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Phillies 3, Braves 2

WP: Madson (4-2)
LP: Moylan (1-1)

All week, the Phillies announcers talked about how if you wanted to beat the Braves, you should get ahead of them after six innings. Well tonight, the Phillies were ahead until the sixth inning, when the Braves tied it up before taking the lead in the seventh. And....they gave it right back, as Jonny Venters had a rough outing and coughed up the lead. In the ninth, because it was a tie game on the road, there was no reason to use Craig Kimbrel, right? So Peter Moylan was put in, in his second appearance off the DL in a crucial game. His inning went ground out-walk-single-single, and that's ballgame. Two of the hitters he faced were lefties, which Moylan can't get out at all. After Carlos Ruiz singled and lefty Ross Gload came up to pinch it, why wasn't someone, ANYONE else put into the game? Like say, maybe the best reliever in baseball? Fredi's bullpen use is atrocious. He'll use Kimbrel with a three run lead at home against the bottom of the order, but not in a tie game on the road in the ninth with the winning run in scoring position? Just silly.

Anyway. The highlights of the game. Brandon Beachy was excellent. He only went 5 2/3, but allowed just two hits, and one earned on a solo homer by Raul Ibanez. Beachy walked just one, and struck out seven. All in all, a solid performance as per the norm by Beachy. Eric O'Flaherty was actually used for more than an inning, getting four outs while striking out two and allowing just one runner to reach base, that coming when he plunked Chase Utley in the head.

Offensively, the Braves should have gotten more than two runs. Jason Heyward reached base four times, on a pair of singles and a pair of walks, and scored just one run. Chipper Jones and Brian McCann each reached base twice, and neither scored a run. The team did go 2/8 with runners in scoring position, but still stranded eight. Dan Uggla and Eric Hinske, hitting in the five and six holes tonight, went 0/6 with a walk. Hinske was double switched out for an ailing Freddie Freeman, who singled in Heyward to plate the team's second run. I think I forgot to mention that the Braves got no hit for the first five innings of the game. Yeah, that's not a good way to finish the series in Philly. This was also the first time all season that the team was swept. No big deal to me, but some fans are freaking out about it. Whatever, it's the best team in the NL.

We have a doubleheader tomorrow in New York, yippee! Game one will feature Mike Minor against Chris Schwinden in his major league debut, while game two features the return of Julio Teheran against Dillon Gee. First game starts at 4:35, with the second following after that game ends. Try not to get too caught up in the beginning of the NFL season, OK guys? 
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Anyway. The highlights of the game. Brandon Beachy was excellent. He only went 5 2/3, but allowed just two hits, and one earned on a solo homer by Raul Ibanez. Beachy walked just one, and struck http://congtysangoviet.com out seven. All in all, a solid performance as per the norm by Beachy. Eric O'Flaherty was actually used for more than an inning, getting four outs while striking out two and allowing just one runner to reach base, that coming when he plunked Chase Utley in the head. 


Offensively, the Braves should have gotten more than two runs. Jason Heyward reached base four times, on a pair of singles and a pair of walks, and scored just one run. Chipper Jones and Brian McCann each reached base twice, and neither scored a run. The team did go 2/8 with runners in scoring position, but still stranded eight. Dan Uggla and Eric Hinske, hitting in the five and six holes tonight, went 0/6 with a walk. Hinske was double switched out for an ailing Freddie Freeman, who singled in http://bit.ly/cach-chua-benh-tri-nhanh-nhat Heyward to plate the team's second run. I think I forgot to mention that the Braves got no hit for the first five innings of the game. Yeah, that's not a good way to finish the series in Philly. This was also the first time all season that the team was swept. No big deal to me, but some fans are freaking out about it. Whatever, it's the best team in the NL.


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