It was a great afternoon for baseball as the Braves faced off against the Dodgers in the second game of the three-game series. Chuck James took the hill for the Braves in place of Tom Glavine, who finds himself on the disabled llist for the first time in his 22-year career. After a not so stellar first appearance of the season, James didn’t look bad at all today. He threw for 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run. That run came on an Andruw Jones solo home run that landed deep in the left field seats. This also amounted to all of the run production to Dodgers would have on the day.
The Braves’ offense was held pretty stagnant with the exception of the 5th inning when they beat up on Chad Billingsley, who struck out 9 batters through 5 innings. Johnson, Escobar, Chipper and Teixeira all came across the plate to create a 4-run 5th inning, and enough offense for the Braves to win 4-1.
The Braves face off against the Dodgers in the final game of the series tomorrow afternoon, looking for their first true sweep of the season and to get back to .500 on the season. Jair Jurrjens will be up against Hiroki Kuroda for the Dodgers.
Tags: Andruw Jones, Chuck James, Los Angeles Dodgers
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