Kris Medlen had another inning he’d just as soon forget, this time the second, but otherwise pitched well. It didn’t matter much, because the Braves were shut down by Tim Lincecum.
Medlen gave up four hits, two singles and two doubles, and walked the pitcher in the second inning. He was great the rest of the time, allowing just a walk. Maybe he has problems from the stretch or something. At any rate, he showed promise, he was just out of his class this time.
Lincecum, unsurprisingly, was outstanding, allowing five hits, not walking anyone, and striking out eight in eight innings. Chipper was back in the lineup and doubled in the first inning; it was the Braves’ only extra-base hit. They got singles from ACHE, Francoeur, Hernandez, and Schafer. Their best chance to score was in the seventh, when Francoeur and Hernandez singled back-to-back, but Schafer and the pinch-hitter Norton couldn’t get it done.