:{Sarah}: asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

Baseball games....?

Can anyone find me a baseball game that happened on anytime on april 18-20 and an article describing what happened ? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    With Braves starters battered and bruised, the Braves had to turn to their long reliever, Jeff Bennett, to make his second spot start of the season on Friday night and he did so in remarkable fashion.

    Bennett gave the Braves the shot in the arm they needed and Chipper Jones gave the Braves all the offense they needed. Bennett ran out of gas before lasting long enough to qualify for the win, but he gave the Braves a solid 4.2 innings, giving up just two hits and three walks, and most importantly, keeping the Dodgers off the scoreboard. While Bennett’s start may not go down as a win in the books, he outpitched his counterpart, Derek Lowe, and gave his team a chance to win, and they did.

    The Braves offense started to click in the bottom of the second when they received two gift runs from the Dodgers defense. Jeff Kent made an error on a ground ball hit to him, allowing Mark Teixeira to reach base to open the inning. After a double by Brian McCann, the Braves had runners at second and third, when Nomar Garciaparra watched a slow roller from Jeff Francoeur all the way up the line, allowing a run to score and Francoeur to reach safely. Gregor Blanco drove in the other run with a single that deflected off Lowe’s glove, giving Blanco time to reach and McCann time to score from third base.

    Bennett kept the Dodgers at bay until the fifth inning when he was removed in favor of Will Ohman. Bennett had allowed a double to Rafael Furcal and walked Matt Kemp, leading to his removal with two out in the fifth inning. Ohman entered the game and struck out Andre Ehier to end the Dodgers’ threat.

    The hot bat of Chipper Jones supplied the offense the rest of the way for the Braves, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning and followed that with a solo homer to lead of the seventh inning for the Braves. The pair of homers gave the Braves a 6-1 lead and moved Chipper into a tie for a major league leading six homeruns and 18 runs batted in on the season.

    Along with being tied for the league lead in homers and runs batted in, Chipper has a major league leading .455 batting average and is also leading the majors in both slugging (.773) and OPS (1.259). He is fourth in the majors with a .486 on-base percentage.

    The Braves and Dodgers will play the second of a three game set on Saturday with Chuck James getting the start for the Braves in place of the injured Tom Glavine. On Friday night, Glavine was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his 22 year career.

  • 1 decade ago

    With Braves starters battered and bruised, the Braves had to turn to their long reliever, Jeff Bennett, to make his second spot start of the season on Friday night and he did so in remarkable fashion.

    Bennett gave the Braves the shot in the arm they needed and Chipper Jones gave the Braves all the offense they needed. Bennett ran out of gas before lasting long enough to qualify for the win, but he gave the Braves a solid 4.2 innings, giving up just two hits and three walks, and most importantly, keeping the Dodgers off the scoreboard. While Bennett’s start may not go down as a win in the books, he outpitched his counterpart, Derek Lowe, and gave his team a chance to win, and they did.

    The Braves offense started to click in the bottom of the second when they received two gift runs from the Dodgers defense. Jeff Kent made an error on a ground ball hit to him, allowing Mark Teixeira to reach base to open the inning. After a double by Brian McCann, the Braves had runners at second and third, when Nomar Garciaparra watched a slow roller from Jeff Francoeur all the way up the line, allowing a run to score and Francoeur to reach safely. Gregor Blanco drove in the other run with a single that deflected off Lowe’s glove, giving Blanco time to reach and McCann time to score from third base.

    Bennett kept the Dodgers at bay until the fifth inning when he was removed in favor of Will Ohman. Bennett had allowed a double to Rafael Furcal and walked Matt Kemp, leading to his removal with two out in the fifth inning. Ohman entered the game and struck out Andre Ehier to end the Dodgers’ threat.

    The hot bat of Chipper Jones supplied the offense the rest of the way for the Braves, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning and followed that with a solo homer to lead of the seventh inning for the Braves. The pair of homers gave the Braves a 6-1 lead and moved Chipper into a tie for a major league leading six homeruns and 18 runs batted in on the season.

    Along with being tied for the league lead in homers and runs batted in, Chipper has a major league leading .455 batting average and is also leading the majors in both slugging (.773) and OPS (1.259). He is fourth in the majors with a .486 on-base percentage.

    The Braves and Dodgers will play the second of a three game set on Saturday with Chuck James getting the start for the Braves in place of the injured Tom Glavine. On Friday night, Glavine was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his 22 year career.

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