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Tough loss
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Phillies 12, Braves 11
Brian McCann (right) and Jeff Francoeur celebrate after scoring in the third. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
With a 10-3 lead in the seventh inning, Braves pitchers couldn't find the strike zone. Four bases-loaded walks by Atlanta pitching helped the Phillies to an eight-run inning and cost the Braves the chance of sweeping the champs.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (2-1)
Lost 1
Philadelphia 12, Atlanta 11   PHI
Philadelphia (1-2)
Won 1
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
2 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 1   11 12 1
Philadelphia
0 2 1 0 0 0 8 1 X   12 11 0
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: ATL | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Phillies stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Infante, 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .500
Johnson, K, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 3 4 .154
Escobar, Y, SS 5 2 2 0 0 2 1 .308
McCann, C 4 2 2 3 1 1 0 .273
Kotchman, 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .231
Francoeur, RF 5 1 1 2 0 1 2 .231
Diaz, M, LF 4 2 2 3 1 0 1 .500
Schafer, J, CF 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 .300
Vazquez, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  a-Norton, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
  O'Flaherty, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Boyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Campillo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bennett, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Anderson, G, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
Totals 39 11 12 11 6 11 15  

a-Walked for Vazquez in the 7th. b-Struck out for Bennett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Escobar, Y (2, Blanton), Diaz, M (1, Blanton), Infante (1, Blanton), Kotchman (1, Durbin).
HR: McCann (2, 1st inning off Blanton, 1 on, 2 out), Schafer, J (2, 5th inning off Happ, 1 on, 1 out), Diaz, M (1, 9th inning off Lidge, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Diaz, M 6; Kotchman 3; Schafer, J 4; Francoeur; Infante 3; Escobar, Y 3; McCann 5.
RBI: McCann 3 (5), Francoeur 2 (3), Diaz, M 3 (3), Schafer, J 2 (3), Infante (1).
2-out RBI: McCann 2; Infante.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez; Kotchman; Johnson, K 2.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Infante (1, throw).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 5 1 0 1 1 3 5 .071
Victorino, CF 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 .154
Utley, 2B 4 1 2 2 1 1 0 .364
Howard, 1B 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 .250
Werth, RF 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 .091
Ibanez, LF 3 3 2 3 2 0 2 .273
Feliz, 3B 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 .222
Ruiz, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333
  c-Stairs, PH 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .000
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Bruntlett, PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blanton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cairo, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Happ, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Condrey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Coste, PH-C 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.000
Totals 34 12 11 12 10 6 20  

a-Struck out for Blanton in the 4th. b-Struck out for Happ in the 6th. c-Walked for Ruiz in the 7th. d-Walked for Condrey in the 7th. e-Hit a sacrifice fly for Madson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Howard (1, Vazquez), Utley (1, Vazquez), Feliz (1, Campillo).
3B: Victorino (1, Vazquez).
HR: Ibanez (1, 2nd inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Howard 2; Victorino 4; Ibanez 5; Feliz 3; Ruiz; Utley 3; Coste.
RBI: Ibanez 3 (3), Utley 2 (2), Feliz (1), Stairs (1), Coste (1), Rollins (1), Victorino (1), Howard (1), Bruntlett (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rollins 2; Feliz; Ibanez; Werth 2; Victorino.
SAC: Blanton.
SF: Bruntlett.
Team RISP: 5-for-17.
Team LOB: 11.

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vazquez 6.0 5 3 3 4 5 1 4.50
O'Flaherty 0.1 1 2 2 0 0 0 10.80
Moylan 0.0 2 4 4 2 0 0 -.--
Boyer (L, 0-1) 0.0 0 2 2 2 0 0 -.--
Campillo (BS, 1) 0.2 2 1 1 2 0 0 13.50
Bennett 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton 4.0 9 7 7 2 6 1 15.75
Happ 2.0 1 2 2 1 2 1 9.00
Durbin 0.2 1 1 1 3 0 0 9.00
Condrey (W, 1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Madson (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lidge (S, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 4.50

Moylan pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.
Boyer pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Campillo pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Howard (by O'Flaherty).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 102-61, O'Flaherty 17-11, Moylan 16-7, Boyer 9-1, Campillo 21-9, Bennett 14-10, Blanton 89-56, Happ 32-20, Durbin 29-12, Condrey 4-3, Madson 7-7, Lidge 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 10-2, O'Flaherty 1-0, Moylan 0-0, Boyer 0-0, Campillo 1-1, Bennett 1-1, Blanton 3-2, Happ 3-0, Durbin 0-1, Condrey 0-0, Madson 3-0, Lidge 1-0.
Batters faced: Vazquez 28, O'Flaherty 3, Moylan 4, Boyer 2, Campillo 6, Bennett 4, Blanton 23, Happ 8, Durbin 6, Condrey 1, Madson 3, Lidge 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Moylan 2-2, Boyer 3-2, Campillo 3-3, Bennett 2-1, Condrey 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 50 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 44,939.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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