So, the Phillies won nine of nine games in Atlanta this season. That’s not good. I’d be more upset, of course, if I hadn’t given up two months ago.
The Phillies scored two runs in the first inning. The Braves got one back in the bottom of the first on a double by McCann. They tied it in the second when Kotchman actually hit a homer, his first as a Brave. I don’t care how depressed he is, he needs to hit more of those.
At any event, it stayed that way until the sixth, when Hampton gave up a two-run homer to Burrell to take the loss. The Braves got one run back on an error, but never really threatened to tie it up in the last two innings.
Chipper was 1-3 with two walks. Pujols was also 0-3 and Chipper remains 11 points up in the batting race; he’s ten points up in OBP.