The Braves lost their first game since the 4th of July on Tuesday night, dropping a blowout to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 9-0. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak, their longest of the season. Jair Jurrjens was rocked early and often by the San Francisco lineup, and the Braves were unable to do much of anything against soft-tossing lefty Barry Zito. (Surprise!)
Jurrjens lasted just 3.1 innings, surrendering eight runs on eight hits and three walks. He struck out only one batter, and his fastball sat in the mid-80s throughout the night.
Georgia native Buster Posey was the hero for the Giants, driving in five of their nine runs. He came up with two-out singles in the first and third innings, and then essentially ended the game with a three-run, bases loaded double in the fourth to make the score 8-0. Gregor Blanco added an insurance run in the fifth with an RBI single.
It'll be Mike Minor against Ryan Vogelsong tomorrow night in a 7:10 p.m. start.
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