Found July 28, 2012 on
Buzz On Broad:
Final: Phillies 1, Braves 2.
WP: Mike Minor (6-7, 5.18 ERA)
LP: Joe Blanton (8-9, 4.59 ERA)
SV: Craig Kimbrel (30)
In order for a team to be a serious contender, both their offense and pitching have to click and perform efficiently at the right time. For obvious reasons, the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies have been unable to do just that. With tonight's loss, the team may feel out of the playoff race, and trades may subsequently follow.
Starting Pitching Summary:
Joe Blanton: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR, 4.59 ERA
Mike Minor: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO, 1 HR, 5.18 ERA
In the 'Pen:
Antonio Bastardo (8th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 5.08 ERA
Craig Kimbrel (9th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 1.35 ERA
Bottom of the 1st (Phillies 0, Braves 1): Chipper Jones out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Shane Victorino. Martin Prado scores.
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor struck out nine and combined with Craig Kimbrel on a four-hitter, Jason Heyward had two hits and drove in a run, and the Atlanta Braves edged Joe Blanton and the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Saturday night.
Minor (6-7) allowed one run on four hits and no walks in eight innings. His nine strikeouts matched his season high. He retired the last 13 batters he...
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Player of the game. :)
Mike's gameface and smileface are so different - love it! And, can I just say, I'm pretty tired of people saying he doesn't belong in our rotation. He clearly does. He's had a rough inning here and there but for the most part he's been awesome. Seems like Glavine always gave up runs in the first but then he settled in and now? Now his number...
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