As usual, the Braves were no-hit for the first four innings. Kris Medlen started and had a weird game, giving up nine hits, but all of them singles, and not walking anyone in four and a third. The Phillies got a run in the second when they put three of those singles together.
Basically, you’re thinking “that will be enough” as the Braves hadn’t shown any sign of scoring. Medlen broke up the no-hitter himself in the fifth (and was immediately erased on a double play). But suddenly, without warning, the Braves got singles from Chipper and McCann leading off the sixth. Glaus struck flew out, but Hinske (playing left field) followed with a double to score Chipper and tie the game. Melky, of all people, singled in McCann, then Hinske came in on a sac fly by Infante to make it 3-1.
Meanwhile, the Braves’ bullpen thrived as the Phillies metamorphosed into the Braves, unable to get a hit against four and two-thirds innings of relief. O’Flaherty finished the fifth. Kimbrel was super-wild and got one out against two walks in the sixth, but Moylan got a double play to get out of it. After Moylan’s control broke down in turn in the seventh, Venters came in and got Howard with two on and two out. Saito and Wagner finished the game with no problems, the latter with the benefit of an insurance run driven in by Glaus in the top of the ninth.