You want run support, Jurrjens? We’ll show you run support! Of course, it won’t be until you’re out of the game, but what the heck.
The Braves went up 2-0 in the first on solo homers by KJ and McCann. And then, it was Hibernation Mode time. They had a good chance to get a run in the fourth, after Prado doubled with McCann on first, but Jeffy predictably failed to get the runner in with one out, and Diory Hernandez couldn’t pick him up. The Jays got a run basically on the legs of Vernon Wells in the fourth, when he singled and stole second and third, coming home on a one-out grounder. In the sixth, Wells scored again, this time on a terrible little flare single that maybe nobody could have caught but I am going to blame on Garret Anderson anyway.
Moylan came in to start the seventh, and predictably allowed an infield single, then hit a guy and walked the bases loaded with one out. O’Flaherty came in to get one guy, and then, and then Bobby peculiarly went with Bennett, who somehow got a flyout to end the inning. And then the Braves erupted. Jeffy singled leading off, and Hernandez finally got his first hit on a grounder to make it first and second. Schafer worked a walk to load the bases, and Bobby could go with Chipper as a pinch hitter.
Chipper singled off the glove of the first baseman, making it 3-2. And then KJ struck again with a ground-rule double, making it 5-2. Kotchman was walked intentionally to load the bases, showing exactly what the Jays think of ACHE, who hit a sac fly to make it 6-2. And then McCann struck again, hitting a homer into the bullpen (tying KJ with five for the team lead) to make it 9-2. They got one more run in the eighth, with Schafer doubling Hernandez from first to third (he should have scored); the run came in on a Norton grounder.
Bennett gets the win. Soriano was already warmed up so he pitched the eighth; Manny Acosta, who was born for this situations and is up in place of Parr, pitched the ninth.