LAst Night's Action: Nowhere Near Perfect
Atlanta Braves defeat LA Dodgers 9-3. Yeah Chad Billingsley was pitching a no-no. For four innings. Then the wheels came off in the fifth inning with a three-run double by Gregor Blanco. Billingsley went 5 1/3 innings giving up six runs, five earned on six hits and four walks. For the Braves, Jair Jurrjens brought his record to 9-4 going six innings giving up one run on five hits. Perhaps the telling moment of the night was the very last at-bat for the Dodgers. Matt Kemp came up with two men on and struck out giving him the golden sombrero for the night (four strikeouts).
Texas Rangers defeat LA Angels 3-2. Joe Saunders pitched a good game giving up only three run to the powerful hitters of the Rangers in eight innings. But that just wasn't good enough as the Angel's offense reverted back to their modus operandi. Ranger's start Matt Harrison in his first start in the big leagues confounded the Angels hitters giving up only two runs on five hits in the seven innings he pitched.