Brewers Blank Braves 2-0
The Braves dropped their 7th straight game at Miller Park on Friday night. The Brewers shut out the Braves, 2-0. The shut-out is the 10th time this season the Braves have been held scoreless, they lead the majors in that category.
Julio Teheran had another decent night on the mound, but received no run support from the Braves offense. Teheran pitched 6.1 innings, 2 ER, and 5 K’s. Those numbers do not do justice to how much trouble Julio Teheran pitched out of during the game. The Brewers were getting runners on base, but Teheran managed to pitch well and leave 6 runners on base in the games first 4 innings.
The Brewers starter, Wily Peralta, has struggled against just about any team he has faced recently. He did not struggle against the Braves on Friday. Peralta only gave up 2 hits to Atlanta hitters. He did have trouble as he walked 4 Atlanta batters. However, it did not make much of a difference, as Braves could not capitalize on any of the walks. Peralta went 7 innings, 2 H, 4 BB, and 4 K’s. He improved his record to 5-8 this season.
Before the game, a lot of talk has circled around the top of the Brewers lineup. Braves fans found out exactly why on Friday. The 1-2 hitters in the Brewers lineup, Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura, were a combined 6-8, and scored both runs. Segura scored his run by way of a solo shot in the 5th inning.
Aoki did it with the glove as well. The Braves best chance for a run came in the 5th inning. After B.J. Upton was downed at the plate on a squeeze attempt, the Braves had runners on both 1st, and 2nd. Andrelton Simmons sent a ball that seemed destined for the gap in right center field. Aoki came out of nowhere with a diving catch for the 3rd out and kept the Braves off the board.
There is not much to report of the Braves side as B.J. Upton, and Chris Johnson had Atlanta’s only hits during the game. The new contacts for Dan Uggla seemed to do some good. Uggla showed good patience at the plate, as he drew 2 walks
The loss sees the Braves lead in NL East drop to 5 games over the Nationals. Braves look to get the bats going tomorrow afternoon as Tim Hudson takes the mound.