Padilla Flotilla Sinks; Phils Lose to Atlanta 7-2

Chipper Jones homered and drove in three runs and Jaret Wright pitched six effective innings as the Atlanta Braves posted a 7-2 victory over the Phillies. The Braves jumped on Phillies starter Vicente Padilla for five runs and then coasted to sweep the short two-game series in Philadelphia.

Chipper Jones homered with two outs in the fourth inning against Philadelphia starter Vicente Padilla (5-7) before breaking open the game in the eighth with a two-out, two-run double that gave the Braves a 7-2 cushion.

Jaret Wright (14-6) allowed two runs in the second but settled down to win for the 12th time in 13 decisions. The right-hander surrendered eight hits and struck out five in six innings en route to his career-high 14th win.

Wright helped himself with an RBI single in the second that gave Atlanta a 2-0 lead. One batter later, Rafael Furcal plated Charles Thomas with a sacrifice fly.

Padilla allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings for the Phillies, who have lost three in row after winning three straight.

Marcus Giles had three of the eleven hits by the Braves, whose franchise-record streak of games reaching double digits in hits was extended to 12.

J.D. Drew doubled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to eleven for the Braves, who continued to play well after compiling a 20-8 record in August.

The Phillies have an off day on Thursday and then continue their homestand with a weekend series against the Mets Friday night. Gavin Floyd will make his long awaited major league debut Friday against the Mets Matt Ginter (1-3, 4.61).


ATLANTA (7) VS PHILADELPHIA (2) - FINAL ATLANTA a b r h rbi bb so lob avg R Furcal ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .291 M Giles 2b 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 .306 J Drew rf 4 1 1 0 1 2 3 .307 C Reitsma p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 K Gryboski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 C Jones 3b 3 1 2 3 2 0 2 .257 J Estrada c 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 .327 A Jones cf 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .264 A LaRoche 1b 4 1 3 0 1 1 0 .265 C Thomas lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .311 J Wright p 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .125 A Alfonseca p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-D Wise ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234 Totals 39 7 13 7 4 7 19 a-grounded to first for A Alfonseca in the 8th. BATTING: 2B - J Drew (23, V Padilla); A LaRoche 2 (21, T Worrell, V Padilla); C Jones (14, G Geary). HR - A Jones (23, 3rd inning off V Padilla 0 on, 1 Out), C Jones (26, 4th inning off V Padilla 0 on, 2 Out). SF - R Furcal. RBI - J Estrada (67), J Wright (4), R Furcal (52), A Jones (75), C Jones 3 (76). 2-out RBI - C Jones 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Estrada 2, C Jones 1, A Jones 2, J Wright 1, D Wise 1, R Furcal 1. Team LOB - 11. FIELDING: DP: 1 (J Wright-J Estrada). PHILADELPHIA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg J Rollins ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .281 J Michaels lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .257 B Abreu rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .291 J Thome 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .281 D Bell 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .290 P Polanco 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .278 M Lieberthal c 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .256 M Byrd cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .228 V Padilla p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .115 a-R Howard ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 R Cormier p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 F Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-L Collier ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296 G Geary p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T Worrell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 33 2 9 2 0 7 12 a-struck out looking for V Padilla in the 5th; b-singled to left center for F Rodriguez in the 7th. BATTING: 2B - P Polanco (15, J Wright). 3B - J Rollins (10, J Wright). SF - M Lieberthal. RBI - P Polanco (35), M Lieberthal (47). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Abreu 1, P Polanco 1. Team LOB - 5. ---------------------------------------------------- ATLANTA - 121 100 020 -- 7 PHILADELPHIA - 020 000 000 -- 2 ---------------------------------------------------- ATLANTA ip h r er bb so hr era J Wright (W, 14-6) 6 8 2 2 0 5 0 3.19 A Alfonseca (H, 8) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.07 C Reitsma 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.39 K Gryboski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.05 PHILADELPHIA ip h r er bb so hr era V Padilla (L, 5-7) 5 9 5 5 2 3 2 4.16 R Cormier 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.80 F Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.43 G Geary 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 6.44 T Worrell 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.97 HBP - C Thomas (by V Padilla). Pitches-strikes: J Wright 86-55; A Alfonseca 19-12; C Reitsma 10-6; K Gryboski 11-8; V Padilla 91-60; R Cormier 26-16; F Rodriguez 13-8; G Geary 17-12; T Worrell 14-11. Ground balls-fly balls: J Wright 7-4; A Alfonseca 1-1; C Reitsma 0-2; K Gryboski 2-1; V Padilla 8-4; R Cormier 1-1; F Rodriguez 2-0; G Geary 2-1; T Worrell 1-0. Batters faced: J Wright 24; A Alfonseca 4; C Reitsma 3; K Gryboski 3; V Padilla 27; R Cormier 5; F Rodriguez 3; G Geary 6; T Worrell 4. UMPIRES: HP--Rob Drake. 1B--Brian Onora. 2B--Jerry Crawford. 3B--Phil Cuzzi. T--2:55. Att--35,031. Weather: 81 degrees, clear. Wind: 14 mph, left to right.


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