August 14, 2012 at 12:57 am by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Eric Stults, 68 game score
Least Valuable Padre: Nick Hundley, -.090
Most Valuable Brave: Jason Heyward, .014
Least Valuable Brave: Offense
2nd – (SD) Cameron Maybin sac fly RBI for 1-0 Padres lead, .031
5th – (SD) Chase Headley RBI single for 2-0 Padres lead, .023
6th – (SD) Yonder Alonso RBI single for 3-0 Padres lead, .025
7th – (SD) Headley solo homer for 4-0 Padres lead, .045
8th – (ATL) Martin Prado RBI triple for 4-1 Padres lead, .029
The Braves fell victim to the curse of the soft-tossing left-hander again, as Eric Stults allowed one run on five hits in seven-plus innings. While Stults pitched very well, he also benefited from a .192 BABIP as the Braves managed six line drives off him. Stults induced eight ground balls to 12 fly balls along with two infield fly balls – both from Dan Uggla, which is not a good sign.
Mike Minor, on the other hand, gave up a ton of hits and three runs as a result. He maintained good control, avoiding any walks and throwing 57 strikes, but he left a lot of pitches up and over the plate, especially his breaking stuff. I think Minor was fortunate he wasn’t facing a more potent offense tonight.