August 29, 2012 at 12:45 am by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Kris Medlen, 81 game score
Least Valuable Brave: Jason Heyward, -.104
Most Valuable Padre: Andrew Werner, 63 game score
Least Valuable Padre: Carlos Quentin, -.108
1st – (ATL) Chipper Jones RBI double for a 1-0 Braves lead, .117
5th – (ATL) Dan Uggla solo homer for a 2-0 Braves lead, .124
The Padres pretty much never had a shot against Kris Medlen, who pitched eight shutout innings on five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. Medlen induced nine ground balls, seven fly balls and two line drives while throwing 71 strikes and only 28 balls. He threw 24 changeups, 19 were strikes and he received eight whiffs on the pitch. He had a total of 11 swinging strikes in the start.
With the eight shutout innings, Medlen’s scoreless streak increased to 28.1 innings.
Dan Uggla hit a home run as one of the two Braves runs and also struck out three times. Chipper Jones had the other extra base hit for Atlanta, which also drove in the other run. Martin Prado and Reed Johnson each had two singles.
And Craig Kimbrel is still really good.