I suppose that one good turn deserves another, or in this case, one 8-run inning deserves to be paid back. After our "ace" gave up 8 runs in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, the Braves batters put together their own 8-run inning in Wednesday's game and exacted at least some measure of revenge. The Braves put up 8 in the second inning, highlighted by a mammoth homerun from Brian McCann.
Adam LaRoche followed in the 6th inning with a mammoth homerun of his own. The more I watch LaRoche this go-around with the Braves, the more I am convinced that his swing is even more fluid than it was during his first stint with Atlanta. He also seems to be really enjoying his time back with the Braves. Should we start drumming up the sign Adam chants already?
Not to be outdone by the offense, starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens didn't need but a few runs as he held the Mets to just a pair of runs through 6 innings of solid work to finally win his 10th game of the year. This was his 5th attempt to try and win his 10th game. He has now had two excellent outings in a row after being beaten around to begin August.
Amazingly, the only regular in the Braves lineup without a hit was Mets-killer Chipper Jones. The only other lineup regular without more than one hit was Garret Anderson, everyone else had 2 or 3 hits. Rookie Reid Gorecki got his first major league hit, a run scoring single in the ninth inning.
It was great to see the Braves bounce back with some confidence after they took a beating the day before. Now all we have to do is beat Johan Santana...
|Final - 8.19.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|New York Mets||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||10||1|
|WP: Jair Jurrjens (10 - 8)
LP: Bobby Parnell (3 - 5)