Seriously, for the first time, I thought that maybe they really were lying down. I mean, I’m sure they’re not, but they don’t seem to be nearly as interested in winning as they were in New York. The only Brave who seemed much into it was Francoeur, who had a couple of hits and scored the team’s only run (with two outs in the ninth). KJ in particular was out of it, costing the Braves a run in the eighth when he forgot how many outs there were and turned a double-play groundout into a run-scoring groundout.
Jair Jurrjens had a terrible first inning, giving up four runs, but after that settled down. His control was way off, and he walked five while striking out only two. Meanwhile, the Braves were getting shut down by some guy off the street, “J. A. Happ”, whom I believe was a broker at Lehman Brothers until last week but gave up only three hits in six innings.
Chipper was 1-3 with a walk and is hitting .365. Pujols was 0-4 and is hitting .354.