Chipper Jones seems to have a rapidly shrinking bucket list this season, and last night he checked off another item when he tied Mickey Mantle for second most all-time RBI by switch hitters.Â His two run shot gave the Braves an early lead over the Padres who had bested them the night before in 13 innings.Â Jair Jurrgens actually was the hero in the 8-2 Braves victory, at least to his gassed bullpen, pitching Atlanta’s first complete game since 2009 and JJ’s first ever.Â Â David Ross also made his case for game MVP hitting two home runs while giving McCann a much needed night off.Â Â Tommy Hanson faces Matt Latos as the Braves take on the Padres again this afternoon in attempts to go 5-5 for this excruciatingly long west coast swing.
Cory Gearrin was the bright spot in Monday’s extra innings loss.
I can attest to Cory’s work on Twitter as he personal reached out to me for supporting him through my tweets.
Wednesday 4/27, 3:35 PM ET at PETCO Park
Radio: ATL: 680 AM/93.7 FM, WNNX 100.5 SD: XPRS 1090, XEMO 860
TV: ATL: SPSO
Tommy Hanson, RHP
2-3, 3.21 ERAHanson has commanded his fastball better in his past three outings and put himself in position to find more success with his breaking pitches. He held the Giants scoreless until they plated a seventh-inning run Friday.
Mat Latos, RHP
0-3, 5.94 ERALatos is coming off an outing in which he walked a career-high five batters and has lost each of his three starts. In his last start, he served up a pair of home runs to the Phillies and three runs total over 4 1/3 innings.