Runners Left On Base: A Phillies Tradition

The Atlanta Braves beat the Phillies 4-0, their second straight loss to start the season.

Kelly Johnson led off the game with a solo home run off Jamie Moyer. Chipper Jones later scored on an error by Chase Utley giving the Braves an early 2-0 lead.

Johnson later hit an RBI single and Jones eventually hit a solo home run of his own. The Braves had a total of five home runs this series, each by different players.

Moyer lasted five innings allowing the four earned runs on eight hits and two walks. The umpire wasn't giving him much of the corners, and he struck out just two.

The story once again was the Phillies offense, which was silenced by Jair Jurrjens, who pitched 5.2 scoreless innings. Charlie Manuel even changed the order of the lineup, moving Victorino second and splitting up the lefties with Jayson Werth, but to no avail.

The Phillies were able to manage seven baserunners, four hits and three walks, but were not able to get any runs in. The Phillies left 11 men on base, and in many innings with two outs.

The Phillies bullpen was superb once again, but so was the Braves. Unlike Sunday, the Phillies were unable to spark up a rally in the ninth and went down 1-2-3, putting the loss in the books.


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