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Braves Vs. Phillies Final Score: Jimmy Rollins Home Run Gives Phillies Advantage In 3-1 Win

A two-run home run by Jimmy Rollins in the first inning put the Phillies ahead of the Braves, where it remained the entire game for a 3-1 score.

Rodrigo Lopez was knocked around some early, allowing the home run to Rollins and a RBI triple by Ryan Howard that almost went out in the third. Lopez allowed three runs on five hits in five innings, walking three and striking out three.

Cristhian Martinez came in behind Lopez and pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out one. Martinez was a little shaky, as he has been at times this spring, but he held the Phillies scoreless while displaying stamina with two more innings of work.

Craig Kimbrel did his usual thing, allowing a hit, walk and committing an error but pitching a scoreless inning.

Martin Prado went 2-4 with a double. Nate McLouth added two singles in four trips. Brandon Hicks drove in the only Braves run on a RBI single off Danys Baez in the seventh, part of a two-hit day for him. Hicks is pretty hot at the moment.

Brooks Conrad added a double for the only other damage. Wilkin Ramirez went 0-4 with a strikeout. Ed Lucas went 0-3 with a strikeout.


I have a feeling the Braves watched Martinez closely today after Proctor's terrible innings lately. He didn't do himself a service by allowing three baserunners, but he kept the Phillies scoreless over two innings. Neither reliever wants to step up at the moment.

Lucas hasn't hit much lately, but I don't think it matters much at this point. I have a feeling he will make the cut. Ramirez isn't helping his long shot case.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.