Seriously, Jair Jurrjens could sue for nonsupport. If he took a bat to the outfielders’ heads, nobody could blame him. Jurrjens went seven and allowed eight hits — seven of them singles — struck out nine, and didn’t walk anyone. It was a great outing that with a little luck could have been a shutout, and he got hung with a loss because of bad offense, and the bullpen didn’t help any either.
The Giants got a run in the first (a “manufactured” run that made Joe Simpson happy, if nobody else) and one in the third. The Braves couldn’t do squat. They got a hit and a walk in the first, but nothing. In the third, they got the first two on but Chipper flew out and then Blanco got himself doubled off of second on a flyout by McCann. In the sixth, Chipper singled home Kotsay (who had doubled leading off and went to third on a wild pitch) but McCann grounded into a double play. (The second baseman dropped the ball but they still turned it. Dude is seriously slow.)
The bullpen stunk up the joint in the eighth, Ohman giving up a leadoff homer and then a hit. They were lucky that Bennett only allowed Ohman’s run to score, as he gave up hits to the first two he faced. Tavarez came in to give up another in the ninth. Meanwhile, the Braves in the last three innings got an infield single from KJ and a walk by Kotchman.
Francoeur, who sucks, was 0-4.