The Atlanta Braves won game 2 of their 3-game set on the road against the San Francisco Giants last night, shutting them out by a final score of 5-0. The Braves now have a record of 22-16 while the Giants stand at 25-15.
Mike Minor was great in his start for Atlanta. He worked 6 2/3 innings of shut-out baseball, allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks while recording 6 strikeouts. Minor earns his 1st win of the season.
Ryan Vogelsong started the game for the Giants, and is charged with his 2nd loss of the season. Vogelsong allowed 7 hits in 6 innings, giving up 4 earned runs, 3 of which came in the last inning he pitched. He struck out 8 Braves and allowed just 1 walk.
The Braves scored 1 run in the 4th inning on an Evan Gattis RBI triple; it was Gattis’1st triple of his career. They then scored 3 runs in the top of the 6th thanks to RBI’s from Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons, and B.J. Upton. Freddie Freeman drove in another run in the next inning on a fielders choice RBI. San Francisco was held to just 5 hits on the night; Atlanta had 9. Every starter in Atlanta’s lineup recorded a base hit with the exception of Mike Minor.
The Braves and Giants play the rubber game of their series today at 3:45 EST. Julio Teheran (2-2, 1.71 ERA) will start the game for Atlanta, while Madison Bumgarner (4-3, 2.83 ERA) will be on the mound for San Francisco. The Braves are off on Thursday before beginning a 3-game weekend series on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals.
By Chris Castle