ATLANTA Jo Jo Reyes, fighting a blister on his left index finger and an overall case of the blahs, felt miserable before managing to pitch out of a bases loaded jam with no outs in the second inning.
pumped me up a little bit, Reyes said, after he and four Atlanta relievers played a successful game of damage control, leading the Braves jerseys to a 5 2 win over the Oakland Athletics jerseys on Sunday.
The A had at least one baserunner in every inning but left runners stranded at third base in the second, sixth, seventh and eighth. The A were 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position, leaving them 4 for 40 in their last six games of a nine game road trip.
should be embarrassed to go 2 7 on this road trip, said Oakland Mike Sweeney. a better team than that.
The Braves jerseys won two of three in their first interleague series of the season, as the A couldn take advantage of ample scoring chances.
just didn get it done, said Bobby Crosby, whose first inning homer gave baseball jerseys form china Oakland a 1 0 lead. had lots of opportunities but couldn capitalize. I expect we be fine. Right now we struggling a little bit. Maybe we pressing a little bit.
Boyer struck out cheap Gregorio Petit jersey, who was 2 for 3 in his major league debut, and pinch hitter Daric Barton.
Reyes (2 1) gave up eight hits with two walks but only two runs in five innings.
He said the blister on his left index finger bothered him after the first inning, and he said that wasn his only problem.
felt like everything was going in slow motion today, Reyes said. felt like I didn have anything on my fastball. I didn feel comfortable in the bullpen.
didn want to come out. It got worse in that last inning but I didn want to pull myself out of the game. It was real sore today. first had problems with the blister on May 8, when he lasted only 2 2 3 innings of a win over San Diego. He then gave up five runs in a loss at Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Justin Duchscherer (3 3) gave up seven hits and three runs in five innings for the A was boosted by his second inning escape from the bases loaded jam. Reyes struck out Duchscherer and cheap Rajai Davis jersey and ended the inning on Crosby grounder to Teixeira at first base.
The A knocked Reyes out of the game when Emil Brown led off the sixth with a single and scored on Jack Hannahan double to center.
But the A left runners on second and third in the sixth when reliever Jeff Bennett struck out pinch hitter Daric Barton and ended the inning on Sweeney grounder to third baseman Chipper Jones.
can let a team like the Atlanta Braves jerseys off the hook like that, Sweeney said. had opportunities to blow the game open. We didn get it done. We don deserve to win that game. Acosta recorded the final two outs in a non save situation after Will Ohman struck out Sweeney to open the ninth.
After Crosby homer, the Braves jerseys pulled even in the bottom of the first. cheap Brian McCann jersey, who hit his first career homer off Duchscherer in 2005, drove in Escobar with a double to right.
Escobar two run single in the second gave Atlanta a 3 1 lead. Escobar, who was thrown out at second, drove in Kelly Johnson and cheap Gregor Blanco jersey, who opened the inning with singles.
The Braves jerseys led only 3 2 before adding two runs in the eighth off Alan Embree. Jones led off with a single and moved to third on Mark Teixeira double to left. With two outs, Infante pinch hit triple to right drove in Jones and Teixeira.
had as many hits (11) as they did, said A manager Bob Geren. just couldn get the big two out hit. (Infante) got the big two out hit. had two hits and a walk in his major league debut. He had a fourth inning single for his first hit. One out later, he was picked off first base by McCann.
Petit, who was recalled from Triple A Sacramento on Friday, added a sixth inning double off Jeff Bennett.
Notes: The Braves jerseys are 7 0 in home day games. Frank Thomas, a
native of Columbus, Ga., made a rare appearance in his home state, striking out as a pinch hitter in the sixth. Petit started for Mark Ellis (hamstring strain), who ran and took indoor batting practice but missed his sixth straight game. Geren said Ellis is close to being able to play.