This sucks. Francoeur sucks. Corky Miller, the Hamster, sucks so much that he does the Hamster Dance.
Not much chance in this one, seemingly. Chipper is out with a minor tear/pull of a groin muscle (the difference is negligible) and will probably miss a game or two more. The Hamster started because it was a day game after a night game and McCann’ knee and ankle are acting up. Jorge Campillo gave up two runs in the first, with as usual Utley and his evil understudy Victorino in the middle of the action. But Teixeira hit a two-run two-out homer to tie it.
The Phillies took the lead in the third. The Braves could have at least tied it in the bottom of the inning, but Francoeur hit into a so-predictable double play with the bases loaded. They did tie it in the fourth but left two men in scoring position. The Braves left two men on in each inning from the second to the fourth, then basically stopped threatening.
Carlyle relieved Campillo with one out in the sixth, and got through that. Ohman pitched two great innings, striking out three without allowing a baserunner. But Boyer had nothing, got only one out, and allowed three runs. Since it was no longer close, Acosta could come in and finish the ninth with no harm.
I hate this team.