After a shaky first start, Brandon Beachy sparkled. Seven innings, three hits, one “unearned” run, six strikeouts and two walks. The Braves took the lead in the first when Michael Bourn led off with a single, Martin Prado bunted him over (sigh) and after a Chipper Jones walk Brian McCann hit a sac fly. The Brewers tied it up in the next inning after a two-base error by Prado and an RBI single, but as indicated that was all they would get.
The big blow of the game — though it wouldn’t have been enought for Durbin insurance — came in the third when Chipper homered to score Bourn and Prado made it 4-1. Jason Heyward hit a solo homer in the fourth to make it 5-1.
It stayed that way for awhile. Beachy left after seven, giving way to Kris Medlen, who allowed a hit but erased it on a double play. In the bottom of the inning, a pinch-hit single by Eric Hinske scored two, and that was enough to bring the Worst Pitcher on Earth into play.
WPE led off the ninth with a double. He then got a foul popup, then another double to make it 7-2. The next batter just got under another gift; the one after didnt’t, hitting a two-run homer to make it 7-4. Durbin somehow finished the inning with a strikeout; I would guess that the batter was drunk, or high.