What a sad state of affairs. I guess I have to recap it. Jair Jurrjens had another fine outing despite the lack of stakes, going eight innings and allowing two runs on five hits and three walks; he struck out nine. He left with the game tied, because the offense didn’t come to play against yet another pitcher with an ERA over 5. The Braves’ only runs in regulation came on a two-run single by McCann in the sixth.
Soriano pitched the ninth, and got his 100th and 101st strikeouts of the year, which should help him make more money this offseason. Call the Cubs, Rafael. Moylan came in to pitch the tenth, and didn’t have it, allowing a hit and a walk, and then a two-out, two-run double that seemingly ended the game. But LaRoche a soft single to lead off the bottom of the inning, and KJ followed with a pinch-hit double to score him. (I don’t know why he risked it, to be honest, but don’t really care.) It looked like KJ would be stranded, but Norton, of all people, had a pinch-hit single to tie the game with two out.
Bobby had seen enough and wanted to go home, so he brought in Acosta, who gave up a two-run homer to basically lose the game. Not that it matters.