What’s on Tap 7-31-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 31-07-2010

Tagged Under : Barry Enright, Braves, Bronson Arroyo, Diamondbacks, Hisanori Takahashi, Jair Jurrjens, Joe Blanton, Kevin Correia, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Ricky Nolasco, Ross Detwiler

Saturday’s games:

Braves vs. Reds

Jair Jurrjens (3-3, 4.37 ERA) and the Braves take on Bronson Arroyo (10-6, 4.21 ERA) and the Reds this afternoon in Cincinnati. First pitch is 4:10 p.m.

Phillies vs. Nationals

The Phillies look to even up the series with the Nationals today in Washington. Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.85 ERA) takes the mound for Philadelphia. Ross Detwiler (0-1, 0.00 ERA) starts for the Nationals. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks

The Mets send Hisanori Takahashi (7-5, 4.47 ERA) to the mound as they try and take game two against the Diamondbacks. Barry Enright (2-2, 2.73 ERA) starts for Arizona.  Game time is 7:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Marlins vs. Padres

Ricky Nolasco (11-7, 4.35 ERA) and the Marlins look to take game two in their series with the Padres. Kevin Correia (7-6, 5.09 ERA) gets the start for the Padres. First pitch is 8:35 p.m. in San Diego.

NL East Recap 7-29

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 30-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Angel Pagan, Anibal Sanchez, Blake Hawksworth, Braves, Cardinals, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Ruiz, Cody Ross, Derek Lowe, Diamondbacks, Esmerling Vasquez, Francisco Rodriguez, Giants, Ian Desmond, Ike davis, Joe Saunders, Jose Contreras, Justin Upton, Kyle Kendrick, Madison Bumgarner, Marlins, Matt Capps, matt diaz, Mets, Miguel Montero, Mike Morse, Mike Stanton, Nationals, Omar Infante, Pablo Sandoval, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Raul Ibanez, Ronny Paulino, Scott Olsen, Wil Nieves, Wilson Valdez

Mets vs. Cardinals

Cardinals Mets BaseballThe Mets beat the Cardinals 4-0 Thursday afternoon. Ike Davis hit his 15th home run of the season in the bottom of the 3rd, a three-run shot to center field. Angel Pagan scored in the bottom of the 5th on a single by Carlos Beltran. The Cardinals were held to just four hits all day.

R.A. Dickey got the win, going 8.1 innings and gave up no runs on four hits. Blake Hawksworth took the loss, throwing 6 innings and allowing four runs on seven hits.Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 22nd save of the season.

Braves vs. Nationals

Braves Nationals BaseballThe Nationals beat the Braves 5-3 Thursday in Washington. Mike Morse grounded out, scoring Adam Dunn in the 2nd, and Ian Desmond hit his 7th homer of the season, to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead. Atlanta tied it up in the 4th on a two-run shot off the bat of Matt Diaz. Washington responded in the bottom of the inning with a two RBI single by Wil Nieves. In the 6th, Atlanta cut the Nationals lead to 4-3 on an RBI single by Omar Infante. In the 8th, Dunn hit a solo shot to center field, making it 5-3 Washington.

Scott Olsen got the win, going 6 innings and giving up three runs on five hits. Derek Lowe took the loss, lasting 5 innings and allowing four runs on five hits. Matt Capps recorded his 26th save of the season for Washington.

Marlins vs. Giants

Marlins Giants BaseballFlorida won their game over the Giants 5-0. Double by Mike Stanton in the 2nd and 4th innings gave Florida a 2-0 lead. Cody Ross scored on a sacrifice fly by Ronny Paulino in the 4th. Ross doubled in the 8th to drive in the Marlins 4th run. Paulino drove in his second run of the game in the 8th on another sac fly. The Giants were kept to just one hit in the game. Pablo Sandoval singled in the 5th to give San Francisco their only hit.

Anibal Sanchez got the win, pitching a complete game and holding the Giants to just three baserunners. Madison Bumgarner took the loss, going 6 innings and allowing three runs on six hits.

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

APTOPIX Diamondbacks Phillies BaseballThe Phillies won their 8th straight, beating the Diamondbacks in walk-off fashion 3-2. A double by Carlos Ruiz in the 5th and a solo shot by Raul Ibanez in the 6th gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. Miguel Montero cut the lead to 2-1 in the 7th with his third home run of the year for Arizona. Montero drove in the tying run in the top of the 9th on a ground out to score Justin Upton. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 11th when Wilson Valdez singled home the game-winning run.

Kyle Kendrick went 6.1 innings and allowed one run on four hits in his no decision. Joe Saunders also had a no decision, throwing 7 innings and giving up two runs on nine hits. Jose Contreras got the win for Philadelphia. Esmerling Vasquez took the loss for Arizona.

What’s on Tap 7-29-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 29-07-2010

Tagged Under : Anibal Sanchez, Blake Hawksworth, Braves, Cardinals, Derek Lowe, Diamondbacks, Giants, Joe Saunders, Kyle Kendrick, Madison Bumsgarner, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Scott Olsen

Thursday’s games:

Mets vs. Cardinals

R.A. Dickey (6-4, 2.55 ERA) and the Mets close out their series with the Cardinals this afternoon. Blake Hawksworth (4-6, 5.23 ERA) gets the start for St. Louis. Game time is 12:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves send Derek Lowe (10-8, 4.48 ERA) to the mound against Scott Olsen (2-2, 3.77 ERA) and the Nationals. First pitch is 12:35 p.m. in D.C.

Marlins vs. Giants

The Marlins go for the win as they finish their series with the Giants. Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 3.59 ERA) takes the mound for Florida. Madison Bumsgarner (4-2, 2.43 ERA) starts for the Giants. Game time is 3:45 p.m. in San Francisco.

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 4.60 ERA) and the Phillies take on Joe Saunders (6-10, 4.62 ERA) and the Diamondbacks in Philadelphia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

NL East Recap 7/27

Filed Under (Daily Recap) by samlevenstein on 28-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Wainwright, Andres Torres, Angel Pagan, Aubrey Huff, Brian McCann, Brian Wilson, Buster Posey, carlos beltan, Carlos Ruiz, chris young, Cody Ross, Cole Hamels, Dan Uggla, david herndon, davis wright, edgar renteria, Freddy Sanchez, hyjer morgan, Ian Desmond, Ike davis, Ivan Rodriguez, jason werth, Jeff Francoeur, Jon Niese, jordan norberto, Josh Johnson, Juan Uribe, Justin Upton, Kelly Johnson, Luis Castillo, Mark Reynolds, Matt Cain, Matt Capps, matt holliday, Miguel Batista, miguel monetero, Placido Polanco, Randy Winn, Raul Ibanez, Rodrigo Lopez, Roger Bernadina, Ryan Howard, ryan ludwick, Shane Victorino, Tommy Hanson, Wes Helms

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Justin Upton scored in a bases loaded walk in the first inning for the Diamondbacks.  The Phillies scored 2 runs in the third when Ryan Howard singled home Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz walked with the bases loaded scoring Raul Ibanez.  Mark Reynolds hit a solo shot in the fourth to time the game and added another in the fifth when Stephen Drew singled home Adam LaRoche.  In the bottom of the inning Jason Werth homered scoring Ryan Howard to take the lead.  The diamondbacks took the lead in the 6th when they scored 2 runs Adam LaRoche hit a sac fly to score Chris Young and a Miguel Montero ground out scored Kelly Johnson.  The Phillies then took the lead in the bottom of the inning when they scored 3 runs when Raul Ibanez singled home Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard homered scoring Raul Ibanez.  In the seventh Cody Ransom homered scoring Carlos Ruiz adding 2 more runs for the Phils.

Cole Hamels pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts.  Rodrigo Lopez pitched 5 innings giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, and 4 strikeouts.  David Herndon got the win pitching 1 inning giving up  1 hit, 2 runs and no strikeouts.  The loss went to Jordan Norberto who did not record an out and pitched 2 hits and 2 runs.

ian-desmondBraves vs. Nationals

The Nationals beat the Braves in a score of 3-0. Nyjer Morgan scored in the first for the Nationals on a throwing error by Brian McCann.  In the third the Nationals added 2 more runs when Ian Desmond singled home Ivan Rodriguez and Roger Bernadina.

Miguel Batista won and pitched 5 innings giving up 3 hits, no runs with 6 strikeouts.  Tommy Hanson got the lose and pitched 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts.  Matt Capps got his 25th save of the season giving up no hits with 1 strikeout.

*Jul 11 - 00:05*Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets beat the Cardinals in a score of 8-2. Ryan Ludwick singled home Matt Holliday in the first.  The Mets struck back in the second when Ike Davis grounded out scoring David Wright.  In the third Jeff Francoeur homered scoring Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis.  In the fifth they added on 2 more runs when David Wright hit a sac fly to score Luis Castillo and Carlos Beltran singled home Angel Pagan.  In the sixth Jose Reyes homered scoring Jon Niese for 2 more runs in the inning.  In the eight the Cardinals added a run when Randy Winn grounded into a double play scoring Ryan Ludwick.

Jon Niese got the win and pitched 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 1 run, and 1 strikeout.  The loss went to Adam Wainwright who pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, and 6 strikeouts.

Marlins vs. Giants

The Giants beat the Marlins in a score of 6-4. The Giants scored 2 runs in the third when Aubrey Huff doubled home Andrés Torres and Buster Posey singled home Aubrey Huff.  In the fifth the Marlins tied it up when Cody Ross homered scoring Wes Helms.  In the bottom of the inning the Giants reclaimed the lead when Freddy Sanchez singled home Andres Torres.  The Marlins again tied it up when Dan Uggla hit a solo shot in the seventh inning.  In the eighth Juan Uribe and Édgar Rentería both went deep adding 3 more runs for the Giants.  The Marlins added 1 more run in the ninth when Dan Uggla hit another solo shot.

Matt Cain pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, and 6 strikeouts.  Josh Johnson pitched 7 innings giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, and 5 strikeouts.  The win went to Sergio Romo who pitched 1 inning giving up no hits and the loss went to Brian Sanches who pitched 0.1 of an inning giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. Brian Wilson got the save but gave up a run and a hit with 2 strikeouts.

What’s on Tap 7-27-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 27-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Wainwright, Braves, Cardinals, Cole Hamels, Diamondbacks, Giants, Jon Niese, Josh Johnson, Marlins, Matt Cain, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Rodrigo Lopez, Stephen Strasburg, Tommy Hanson

Tuesday’s games:

Braves vs. Nationals

The Braves and Nationals face off tonight in D.C. Tommy Hanson (8-6, 4.12 ERA) starts for Atlanta. Stephen Strasburg (5-2, 2.32 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.40 ERA) and the Phillies begin their series with the Diamondbacks tonight in Philadelphia. Rodrigo Lopez (5-9, 4.58 ERA) starts for Arizona. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets send Jon Niese (6-4, 3.54 ERA) to the mound against the Cardinals as they begin a six-game home-stand. Adam Wainwright (14-5, 1.94 ERA) gets the start for St. Louis. Game time is 7:10 p.m. in N.Y.

Marlins vs. Giants

Josh Johnson (10-3, 1.61 ERA) takes the mound for the Marlins as they take on the Giants in San Francisco. Matt Cain (8-8, 3.10 ERA) starts for the Giants. First pitch is 10:15 p.m.

NL East Recap – 7/26

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by treilly on 27-07-2010

Phillies Vs Rockies

Blanton outpitches Santana

The Phillies completed a four game sweep of the Rockies on Monday winning 5-4 over Colorado.

Things didn’t look good early on for the Phils as starter Joe Blanton surrendered 2 runs right away in the top of the first inning. Jason Giambi and Ryan Spilborgh each drove in a run with RBI singles to give the Rockies and early 2-0 lead.

Philly came fighting back in the 2nd inning with a 2 RBI triple off the bat of Brian Schneider to tie the game up at 2-2 for the Phillies. Two batters later Jimmy Rollins drove Schneider in with a fielders choice to put the Phils on top by the score of 3-2.

In the 6th inning the Phillies tacked on 2 more runs with RBI singles by Ibanez and Polanco to make the score 5-2, Stater Joe Blanton settled in nicely throwing 6 innings while allowing only 2 runs.

In the 9th inning things got interesting after Brad Lidge Surrendered a 2 run homer to make the score 5-4 he then loaded the bases for Rockies Ryan Spillborgh with 2 outs. Lidge was able to escape the trouble and come away with the save making Spillborgh hit a soft ground ball back at him

Marlins Vs Giants

Rays Marlins BaseballFlorida got themselves back above .500 again with a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Ricky Nolasco kept the Giants line up in check all game throwing 6.1 innings while allowing only 1 ER on 4 Hits with 7 Strikeouts. Mike Stanton led the Marlins offense driving in 2 runs on a solo home run and a Late RBI Double that turned out to be a big insurance run. Dan Uggla also went deep for his 19th homer of the season.

Leo Nunez came on in the 9th to close out his 24th save of the season.

What’s on Tap 7-26-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 26-07-2010

Tagged Under : Barry Zito, Braves, Cardinals, Giants, Jason Hammel, Joe Blanton, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, Ricky Nolasco, Rockies

Monday’s games:

Phillies vs. Rockies

The Phillies send Joe Blanton (3-6, 6.03 ERA) to the mound as they finish their series with the Rockies. Jason Hammel (7-5, 4.23 ERA) starts for Colorado. First pitch is 1:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Marlins vs. Giants

Ricky Nolasco (10-7, 4.50 ERA) and the Marlins begin a four-game series with the Giants tonight in San Francisco. Barry Zito (8-5, 3.45 ERA) gets the start for the Giants. Game time is 10:15 p.m.

The Braves and Nationals have the day off. They begin their series against each other tomorrow in D.C.

The Mets have the day off. They begin their series with the Cardinals at home tomorrow night.

Nl East Recap 7-25

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by klake13 on 26-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Ben Francisco, Brad Davis, Brad Lidge, Braves, Brewers, Brian McCann, Casey Blake, Casey McGehee, Chipper Jones, Chris Volstad, Clayton Kershaw, Clint Barmes, Cody Ross, Dave Bush, Dodgers, Eric Hinske, Hanley Ramirez, Ian Desmond, J.A. Happ, Jair Jurrjens, Jeff Francis, Jesse Chavez, Jimmy Rollins, joe beimel, Jonathan Lurroy, Jorge Sosa, Josh Willingham, Kenley Jansen, Marlins, Melky Cabrera, Mets, Nationals, Nyjer Morgan, Pedro Feliciano, Phillies, Prince Fielder, R.A. Dickey, Rickie Weeks, Rockies, Ross Detwiler, Russell Martin, Ryan Madson, Ryan Spilborghs, Wes Helms

Braves vs. Marlins

Braves Marlins BaseballThe Marlins beat the Braves 5-4 in 11 innings. An RBI single in the first by Brian McCann and a home run off the bat of Eric Hinske in the 3rd gave Atlanta a 2-0 lead. Florida got on the board in the bottom of the 4th, scoring four runs in the inning. Cody Ross drove in Hanley Ramirez with a single, followed by two more runs thanks to a triple by Wes Helms. Helms would score the 4th run of the inning on a single by Brad Davis. A sacrifice fly by Melky Cabrera in the 6th cut the Marlins lead to 4-3. Atlanta tied up the game in the 8th on a double by Chipper Jones. It would remain 4-4 until the bottom of the 11th when Ramirez scored the winning run on a walk-off single by Helms.

Chris Volstad went 6 innings, giving up three runs on five hits in his no decision. Jair Jurrjens got a no decision as well, throwing 7 innings and allowing four runs on six hits. Jorge Sosa got the win for Florida. Jesse Chavez took the loss for Atlanta.

Nationals vs. Brewers

Nationals Brewers BaseballThe Nationals fell to the Brewers 8-3 Sunday. Milwaukee jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on a single by Jonathan Lucroy and a wild pitch by Ross Detwiler allowed Prince Fielder to score. Milwaukee scored three more in the 4th thanks to a throwing error by Ian Desmond and a two run shot off the bat of Rickie Weeks. A sacrifice fly by Josh Willingham and an RBI single by Adam Dunn in the 6th got the Nationals on the board and cut the Brewers’ lead to 5-2. Nyjer Morgan singled home a run in the 7th making it 5-3. Milwaukee responded in the bottom of the 7th with a three-run shot off the bat of Casey McGehee.

Ross Detwiler took the loss in his first game back since undergoing hip surgery in February.  Detwiler lasted only 3.2 innings and gave up five runs on three hits. Dave Bush got the win, going 6 innings and allowing three runs on six hits.

Phillies vs. Rockies

Rockies Phillies BaseballPhiladelphia beat the Rockies 4-3. The Rockies, Clint Barmes, drove in the game’s first run in the 1st.  The Phillies responded in the bottom of the inning with a two-run shot to left field off the bat of Ben Francisco. Ryan Spilborghs homered in the 4th for Colorado to give the Rockies a 3-2 lead. The Phillies came back in the 7th as Jimmy Rollins drove in and scored the Phillies’ 3rd and 4th runs.

J.A. Happ got a no decision, throwing 5 innings and allowing three runs on four hits.  Jeff Francis also got a no decision, going 5 innings and giving up two runs on six hits. Ryan Madson got the win for Philadelphia. Joe Beimel took the loss for Colorado. Brad Lidge recorded his 9th save for the Phillies.

Mets vs. Dodgers

Mets Dodgers BaseballThe Mets fell to the Dodgers 1-0, finishing their road trip with a 2-9 record. Russell Martin doubled to left field in the 8th inning, scoring Casey Blake from first base for the game’s only run. The Mets threatened in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings, but couldn’t break through against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.

R.A. Dickey left the game after landing awkwardly while pitching to Martin in the 6th.  Dickey was pulled after pitching 5.2 brilliant innings, and giving up two hits.  Kershaw pitched 8 very good innings to get the win. He allowed seven hits and no runs. Pedro Feliciano gave up the winning run giving him the loss. Kenley Jansen recorded his 1st save for the Dodgers.

NL East Recap 7-24

Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 25-07-2010

Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Anibal Sanchez, Atlanta Braves, Brooks Conrad, Carlos Monasterios, Colorado Rockies, Dan Uggla, Drew Storen, Eric Hinske, Florida Marlins, George Sherrill, Greg Dobbs, Ian Stewart, James Loney, JD Martin, Jim Edmonds, Jimmy Rollins, John Axford, Jose Reyes, Kris Medlen, Kyle Kendrick, Los Angeles Dodgers, Manny Parra, martin prado, Mike Pelfrey, Mike Stanton, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Oliver Perez, Philadelphia Phillies, Raul Ibanez, rod barajas, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, Troy Glaus, Ubaldo Jimenez, Washington Nationals

Braves vs. Marlins


The first place Braves used late inning heroics on Saturday night to defeat the Marlins by a score of 10-5 in Miami.


braves2The Braves got off to a quick start as Martin Prado led off the game with a home run off of starter Anibal Sanchez.  However, the Marlins answered back with a run in the bottom of the first, and used long balls from Dan Uggla and Mike Stanton to build a 5-2 lead against Atlanta starter Kris Medlen.  The Marlins held that lead until the top of the eighth, when the Braves exploded against Florida’s bullpen.  Troy Glaus walked with the bases loaded, and Eric Hinske followed with a 2-run single to tie the game at 5.  Brooks Conrad then followed with a pinch-hit grand slam off of Marlins reliever Burke Bandenhop to give the Braves a 9-5 lead.  The Braves added another run to cap off an 8 run inning.


Braves reliever Jesse Chavez (2-1) pitched a perfect seventh inning in relief and earned the victory, while Jhan Marinez (1-1) picked up the loss for Florida.



Rockies vs. Phillies


The Phillies jumped all over Cy Young candidate Ubaldo Jimenez and rolled to a 10-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Philadelphia.


Rockies Phillies BaseballJimenez (15-2) held the Phillies off of the scoreboard for the first two innings, but then failed to record an out in the third as the Phillies scored seven runs.  Ryan Howard hit a 3-run triple to put the Phillies on the board, and then scored on a wild pitch.  Later in the inning, Greg Dobbs singled home a run, and Jimmy Rollins tripled home two more as the Phillies build a 7-0 lead.  Jimenez was charged with 6 runs over his 2+ innings, allowing just 3 hits but walking 6.


Those seven runs were more than enough for Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (6-4).  Kendrick pitched seven innings and allowed just one run on a solo homer by Ian Stewart.  The Phillies added two more in the sixth courtesy of a Raul Ibanez two-run homer, and Rollins singled home another run in the seventh to cap off the Phillies scoring.  The Rockies scored a run off of Jose Contreras, but Vance Worley pitched a scoreless ninth inning to close out the game.



Mets vs. Dodgers


The Mets offensive struggles continued Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles.  Despite strong pitching, the Mets couldn’t score a run when they needed to and fell 3-2 to the Dodgers in 13 innings.


95701077JG011_NEW_YORK_METSMets starter Mike Pelfrey made it through five innings for the first time since June 25.  He allowed two runs and six hits over those five innings, and departed with New York trailing 2-0.   Dodgers starter Carlos Monasterios pitched five scoreless innings, but LA went to the bullpen in the sixth, and the Mets finally broke through.  Rod Barajas singled home a run, and Jose Reyes singled home another to tie the game at 2.  The Mets threatened to take the lead, but left the bases loaded.


From there, the bullpens took over.  The Dodgers emptied their bullpen, and called upon their last pitcher, George Sherrill, for the 13th.  Sherrill pitched a perfect inning, and the Dodgers finally broke through in the bottom of the frame.  The Mets were forced to call upon Oliver Perez as they ran out of relievers.  Perez came in to bail the Mets out in the 12th, and retired the first batter in the 13th before facing James Loney.  Loney hit a long home run to right center to send the Dodgers fans home happy, and hand the Mets yet another walk-off loss.  Sherrill (1-1) picked up the victory, and Perez (0-4) suffered the loss.



Nationals vs. Brewers


The Nationals mounted a ninth inning rally to tie the Brewers in Milwaukee, but the Brewers answered in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Nats by a score of 4-3.


Nationals Brewers BaseballNationals starter J.D. Martin was forced the leave the game in the third inning after aggravating a bulging disk in his back.  Ryan Braun and Jim Edmonds homered to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead.  Brewers starter Manny Parra pitched well, but allowed a run in the fifth and a run in the sixth as the Nats tied the score.  The Brewers scored in the bottom of the sixth on a double by Jonathan Lucroy, and took a 3-2 lead into the ninth.  John Axford came on to attempt the save for Milwaukee, but the Nationals loaded the bases with no outs.  Pinch hitter Adam Dunn hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Ryan Zimmerman with the tying run, but Axford retired the next two Nats to limit the damage.


In the bottom of the ninth, Drew Storen came in for the Nationals.  With one out, Storen allowed a single to Rickie Weeks and walked Joe Inglett to bring up Ryan Braun.  Braun singled off of the left field wall to bring home Weeks and give the Brewers a walk-off victory.  Axford (6-1) picked up the victory despite blowing the save, and Storen (2-2) was tagged with the loss.

What’s on Tap 7-25-2010

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Whats on Tap) by klake13 on 25-07-2010

Tagged Under : Braves, Brewers, Chris Volstad, Clayton Kershaw, Dave Bush, Dodgers, J.A. Happ, Jair Jurrjens, Jeff Francis, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Phillies, R.A. Dickey, Rockies, Ross Detwiler

Sunday’s games:

Braves vs. Marlins

The Braves and Marlins both go for the series win in the rubber game this afternoon. Jair Jurrjens (3-3, 4.25 ERA) gets the start for Atlanta. Chris Volstad (4-8, 4.78 ERA) take the mound for Florida. First pitch is 1:10 p.m. in Florida.

Phillies vs. Rockies

The Phillies send J.A. Happ (1-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound as they continue their series with the Rockies. Jeff Francis (3-3, 4.63 ERA) starts for Colorado. Game time is 1:25 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Nationals vs. Brewers

Ross Detwiler (-,- -.–) makes his first start for the Nationals since having hip surgery in February. Dave Bush (4-8, 4.34 ERA) gets the start for the Brewers. First pitch is 2:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.

Mets vs. Dodgers

R.A. Dickey (6-4, 2.73 ERA) and the Mets look to end their road trip with a win as they close out their series with the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 3.15 ERA) starts for the Dodgers. Game time is 4:10 p.m. in L.A.