September 23, 2012 at 1:15 am by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Freddie Freeman, .265
Least Valuable Brave: Jose Constanza, -.019
Most Valuable Phillie: Domonic Brown, .005
Least Valuable Phillie: Roy Halladay, 17 game score
1st – (ATL) Freddie Freeman three-run homer for a 3-0 Braves lead, .275
2nd – (ATL) Jason Heyward three-run double for a 6-0 Braves lead, .125
The Braves bombarded Roy Halladay for seven runs in just 1.2 innings, the second shortest start of his career. His 17 game score ties for his lowest this season with… a start against the Braves on May 2 in which he gave up eight runs in 5.1 innings.
Halladay’s two 17 game scores against the Braves this season ties for third lowest of his career and lowest since 2007.
Mike Minor benefited from a huge lead early by throwing strikes, hitting the zone 59 times out of 91 pitches and walking one. He also benefited from a .077 BABIP on an equal amount of ground balls and fly balls with two line drives.
Minor also struck out six, recording 17 total whiffs over his six innings. His curveball was especially good, receiving nine whiffs, while his changeup and slider had three each.
The top five hitters in the Braves lineup combined for all nine hits and drove in all eight runs. The only player outside the top five that took part in a run was Brian McCann, who scored on Jason Heyward’s double in the second.