August 28, 2012 at 12:59 am by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Yasmani Grandal, .206
Casey Kelly, 68 game score
Least Valuable Padre: Chase Headley, -.049
Most Valuable Brave: Paul Maholm, 54 game score
Least Valuable Brave: Brian McCann, -.099
2nd – (SD) Yasmani Grandal two-run homer for a 2-0 Padres lead, .195
Casey Kelly’s final line was very impressive for a major league debut, pitching six shutout innings on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts. It wasn’t as dominating as the line indicates, as he induced six ground balls, five fly balls and four line drives, and benefited from a .200 BABIP, but it was a great outing for Kelly.
Paul Maholm was also hit a little bit, giving up five line drives while allowing eight hits in 6.2 innings. But he again held his strikeout rate well while getting double-digit ground balls and limiting walks.
The Braves offense had a .174 BABIP while producing a 26% line drive rate for the game, which should tell you they ran into some loud outs. Jason Heyward’s double was the only extra base hit for the team.