Freeman, Braves Walk-Off Gnats For 10,001st Win

The Atlanta Braves, 2 days after winning their 10,000 game as a franchise (1 of 3 other teams to do so), won their 10,001st in stylish fashion. After a topsy-turvy day that saw the Braves go up by two,  down by 4,  up by 1,  down by 1, then tied, the Braves came through in the bottom of the 9th on Freddie Freeman's first hit of the game: a game winning RBI single. They are 56-39 on the season.

Jair Jurrjens had his first terrible outing of the year, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits through 5 innings, which brought his MLB's second best ERA up to 2.26.

The new lineup of Jordan Schafer first and Martin Prado second looks like it will have a big impact on run production going forward. Schafer has been getting on base and stealing second more often then earlier in the season. This is good for the Braves because Prado is a contact hitter with lead-off capability, and with Schafer's speed, a single will score him. We saw this today as Schafer got on with a walk in the 1st, and Prado singled him home.

In other news, Dan Uggla has a 6 game hitting streak! His batting average is still only at .189, but it's still nice to see Uggla get a streak of some kind.

Ugglometer: .189. Up .06 points. (since the installation of the Ugglometer, Dan Uggla has risen his batting average .016 points. A small, but welcome rise from .173.

Tomorrow the Braves take on the same Colorado Rockies they swept in the 4-game series before the All-Star Break.

The Match up will be the Braves' (5-7) Derek Lowe, versus the Rockies' (5-8) Jason Hammel, both have ERA's in the mid 4.00 range. First Pitch at 8:40 at Coors Field in Colorado.

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