Diamondbacks Defeated, Split Series with Braves

May 31, 2009 by  

azhb_default_articleKris Medlin of the Atlanta Braves took the mound with a misleading over 9.00 ERA as he pitches masterfully against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Justin Upton sat out today as Arizona played the final game of the home stand. Manager A.J. Hinch would comment that he only wanted Upton to rest as they prepare for a tough road trip.

The D-backs would give up the lead to the Braves early on as Scherzer would give up two runs immediately with at total of eight earned runs total for the day. On the Braves’ side of things, Medlen would keep Arizona to only on hit through most of his six innings pitched. The Braves would go on an offensive rampage that the D-backs we unsuccessful in rebounding from. With a total of seven doubles and two home runs, it was clearly a good day for the bats of Atlanta.

Scherzer would hit Braves’ first baseman Casey Kotchman who would limp off the field with a shin contusion. Arizona was only able to put together three runs as they leave seve runners on base for the day. Despite the Atlanta lead, the Arizona bullpen would only give up one earned run for a total of two for the entire series. The team hopes that this may be an indication of improving relief.

The Diamondbacks will hit the road to face the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers and the third-place San Diego Padres. These games are critical for the team as they continue to look to gain ground in the National League West.

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W: Medlen L: Scherzer S: None

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