Final
  for this game

Braves, Phillies try to gain ground in the NL East

Aug 11, 2007 - 2:23 PM Atlanta (61-55) at Philadelphia (61-54) 7:05 pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Atlanta Braves visit the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday with both teams needing a win to gain ground in the National League East.

The Phillies took Friday night's contest, 5-4, and leaped over the Braves into second place in the standings, moving three games behind the New York Mets (64-51) in the East.

Atlanta, which took two of three from New York earlier in the week, will send Lance Cormier (0-2, 15.58 ERA) to the mound. The righthanded converted reliever will be making his third start this season - fourth appearance - after spending time on the disabled list.

Cormier's struggles - he has allowed 15 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings this season - are part of a bigger problem for the Braves, who failed to find help for the back end of the rotation amid a flurry of moves at the trade deadline.

Philadelphia, which has won four of its last five games, will counter with the struggling Adam Eaton (9-7, 6.09). The veteran righthander is 2-3 with a 7.35 ERA over his last nine starts, allowing opponents a .335 batting average and .955 OPS.

The Phillies could be without center fielder Aaron Rowand, who left Friday night's game with blurred vision in his right eye.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 13 0
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 5 9 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ATL - LANCE CORMIER, RON MAHAY (5TH), OSCAR VILLARREAL (6TH), RAFAEL
    SORIANO (8TH), BOB WICKMAN (9TH) AND BRIAN MCCANN
    PHI - ADAM EATON, CLAY CONDREY (4TH), JOSE ME

    Aug 11 10:02 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY AARON ROWAND (19) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF RAFAEL SORIANO.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 7, PHILADELPHIA 5
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G DOBBS (.289, 1-FOR-3)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 9:35 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ANDRUW JONES SCORED JEFF FRANCOEUR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A JONES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 7
    PHILADELPHIA 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: Y ESCOBAR (.318, 1-FOR-3)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 9:24 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PAT BURRELL SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, P BURRELL ON FIRST, T IGUCHI ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    PHILADELPHIA 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.268, 0-FOR-2)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 8:34 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TADAHITO IGUCHI SCORED CHRIS COSTE AND CHRIS
    ROBERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T IGUCHI ON SECOND, J ROLLINS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    PHILADELPHIA 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.267, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 8:33 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KELLY JOHNSON SCORED ANDRUW JONES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K JOHNSON ON FIRST, Y ESCOBAR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    PHILADELPHIA 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.340, 1-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 8:10 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JEFF FRANCOEUR (14) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF ADAM EATON.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 5, PHILADELPHIA 1
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A JONES (.213, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 7:58 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JIMMY ROLLINS (21) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF LANCE CORMIER.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 4, PHILADELPHIA 1
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: T IGUCHI (.370, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 7:52 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY MARK TEIXEIRA SCORED CHIPPER JONES.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M TEIXEIRA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 4
    PHILADELPHIA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.270, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 7:46 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KELLY JOHNSON (13) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF ADAM EATON SCORED WILLIE HARRIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3, PHILADELPHIA 0
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.338, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 7:44 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 1 1 1 0
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: ATL - LANCE CORMIER
    PHI - ADAM EATON

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.288, 20 HR, 68 RBI)
    T IGUCHI (.377, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
    P BURRELL (.264, 17 HR, 59 RBI

    Braves vs. PhilliesAug 11 7:14 PM