Joe Blanton has always been a second half pitcher, and it really showed tonight in Atlanta. It wasn't an 80-pitch complete game shutout, but it was a great start that unfortunately wasn't backed up by much offense from his team.
In the bottom of the first, Chipper Jones popped up a sacrifice fly to Shane Victorino, which allowed Martin Prado to score. Shane mistakenly thought Ryan Howard was at first covering his position, but he wasn't, so that counted as an error for Shane when he threw the ball to no one. It didn't matter seeing that Prado would have scored regardless of a throw, but it counted as Shane's first error since 2010. 273 Games to be exact.
Michael Bourn scored in the bottom of the third on an RBI infield single from Jason Heyward. 2-0 Braves.
In the next inning, Chase Utley went yard to center field to put the Phillies on the board with a run. 2-1 Braves.
Blanton was cruising along, but the Braves made him work tonight. After 94 pitches and seven innings, Joe wa...