Birthday Boy Peavy Outduels Wisler as Braves fall to Giants 4-0

 

After a promising Memorial Day weekend, the Atlanta Braves fell 4-0 to the San Francisco Giants and were the victims of a pitching gem tossed by Giants starter Jake Peavy. Peavy went 7 innings with one hit and no earned runs. Braves pitcher Matt Wisler was not bad as he tossed 7 innings with 4 hits and 4 earned runs.  However, it should be noted that three of Wisler’s earned runs did not happen until the eighth inning. 

The Giants were held in check up until the top of the 6th, when Peavy hit a broken bat single. Center fielder Denard Span then drove Peavy in with an RBI triple to make it a 1-0 contest. There was not much more trouble until the top of the 8th, when the Giants brought up 7 men to the plate and scored 3 runs to tack on and make it a 4-0 game. That 4-0 tally would hold as the bullpen of the Giants would only allow Braves catcher Tyler Flowers to reach base as he walked in the bottom of the 8th.

 The Braves simply could not get the offense going. Their lone hit of the night came off the bat of Tyler Flowers in the fifth inning. Matt Wisler entered the game having one of the lowest run supports of any starter in the MLB, so Atlanta certainly did nothing to help erase that statistic. 

With the win, Peavy improves to a 2-5 record, and Wisler also falls to a record of 2-5. After tonight’s loss, the Braves fall to 15-36.  Williams Perez will get the start for Atlanta and will face Giants RHP Albert Suarez. 

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