The San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves in game two of their three-game series by the final score of 3-1 at Turner Field.
Much like yesterday the Giants got all of their offense from solo home runs. Brandon Belt got things going in the second on a shot to right-center, Buster Posey followed that up with a homer to center, and Michael Morse hit his eighth of the season and second in as many games in the top of the seventh inning.
Ryan Vogelsong was strong on the mound and earned his first win of the season on his second-straight quality start after allowing just one run in six innings. He also allowed five hits and struck out six, although he was not his best control at times and ended up walking four.
The one run scored on him came on a double off the bat of B.J. Upton in the third and at the time made it a 1-1 game. He also got out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning.
In the final two innings Jeremy Affeldt, Juan Machi, and Sergio Romo helped the San Francisco Giants keep the 3-1 lead. Romo picked up his ninth save of the game.
Vogelsong’s counterpart Julio Teheran did not pitch all that badly himself, but without run support was given the loss. Teheran ended up going seven innings and allowed those three runs — all of which were solo shots — on just four total hits.
He also had seven strikeouts compared to no walks. It was a tough outing for him, again because the few times he made mistakes he payed dearly. Still, he got no help from his offense and ended up being left out to dry by it.
Tomorrow the San Francisco Giants will go for the sweep of the Braves who have now lost five-straight including the first two of this nine-game home stand. The game tomorrow afternoon will feature two southpaws, with Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Alex Wood for the Braves. Bumgarner will try to break a streak of three-straight losses.