Jair Jurrjens pitched a one-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Orioles tonight, giving him 11 wins on the season, the most in the NL. Yes you heard correctly. Jair Jurrjens has more wins than Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, all of the Phillies pitchers. Yet, not one analyst, sports reporter, or ESPN Personality has Jurrjens in their top 5-10 pitchers in the league.
It seems as though he is being overshadowed by Halladay and Lee, even though he has a better record than them both.
Jurrjens pitched his second career complete game (second this year) and his first ever CG shutout. He lost the no-hitter in the 7th, but he didn't let that get to him, as he showed why he should at least be in the conversation for N.L. Cy Young. He's 11-3 on the year, with a 1.89 ERA.
Jason Heyward got back to his power strokes, hitting a 2-run bomb to straight away center in the bottom of the 6th.
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Unfortunately, Dan Uggla continued his terrible offensive season, going 0-4 with three strikeouts. Once he realizes he is trying to do too much, his batting average will rise from its pitiful .178 position.
With the Phillies' come from behind win today, the Braves moved neither North or South, staying 4 games back. They Are, however, 3.5 games in first in the Wild Card race, pending an Arizona, or Brewers win or loss.
Tomorrow's matchup will be the Braves' Tim Hudson looking for his 7th win of the season, and maybe another home run, against the Orioles' Jake Arrieta (9-5 on the year). This should be a good match up, but Hudson must want more run support than he's been getting.
Tune in tomorrow at 7:10 p.m. at Turner Field.
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