After tonights performance, Javy Vazquez added another great outing to his resume. He went 7 strong innings striking out 9 batters, giving 3 base on balls and allowing 4 runs. Before tonights game, his ERA and total strike outs were in the top of the list of the National League. After tonights game, his ERA was raised to just 2.98, wich I really think its still very very good. But maybe the most amazing thing from tonights game, was when Javy struck out Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder for the 4th time in the game, with the tying run on third.
Javier Vazquez is really living for his expectations as he continues to dominate and to give the Braves a chance to win important games. After his performance in the WBC playing for team Puerto Rico, he really took that confidence he gained in the tournament and used it to just play great for the Atlanta Braves. Good job Javy and just keep it up so that the team could continue to have chanches to be contenders for the playoffs.
Braves 8 Brewers 4
What about them Braves??????????
Tonight, the San Francisco Giants sent to the mound Tim Lincecum to face an Atlanta Braves offense that has been unstoppable. Obviously when people talk about Lincecum, they include in the conversation strikeouts and domination.
Tonight only one of them came true. Trough the first 3 innings, Tim struck out 7 batters and surrendered just one base per balls. It all started striking out the two first batters of the game, at that point I said, “Oh no, its gonna be a long night for the Braves”.
But when Chipper Jones came up to the plate and hit a line drive to left field on a first pitch swing, I started jumping on my seat and screaming, “Thats what you have to do against this guy!!”…. And apparently Terry Pendleton thought so too. After Chippers hit, McCann and Anderson did the same thing (swinged at the first pitch for a hit) and by that Chipper scored the first run of the ball game.
In the bottom of the third inning, posibly the hottest Brave in the team, Yunel Escobar, hit a towering home run to center field off Lincecum with two men in base. This blast was the game changer for the Braves because from there on they never looked back again. And by this giving the Freak
But the real MVP of the game was a guy called, ummm oh yeah!, Jair Jurrjens!! Tonight he proved why everybody is saying that he is the best pitcher of the Atlanta Braves organization. He tossed 7 2/3 strong innings allowing just 3 hits, 1 base per balls, 1 ER and struck out 9 batters. After tonights win against the Giants, Jurrjens is 9-7 with a 2.67 ERA. Rafael Soriano got his 14th save of the season, in a scary way alowing a run, but he saved it!
Braves 4 Giants 2
So overall, great game for the Bravos and tonight they showed how you take down a Freak.
What about them Braves????????