Final
  for this game

Reyes looks for elusive win vs. Cardinals

Aug 24, 2008 - 6:44 AM Atlanta (57-73) at St. Louis (72-59) 2:15 p.m. EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- After snapping a season-long six-game losing streak on Saturday, the Atlanta Braves will be in search of consecutive wins for the first time in over two weeks when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

The Braves rebounded from an 18-3 thrashing on Friday with an 8-4 victory on Saturday, thanks to seven runs over the last four innings.

Atlanta starter Jo-Jo Reyes (3-9, 5.18) will be looking to snap his own losing streak in the finale.

The 23-year-old lefthander has lost five consecutive decisions, going winless in his last eight starts. In five of those, Reyes has not made it out of the fifth inning.

Last time out, Reyes pitched six innings in his return from Class AAA Richmond, allowing two runs, four hits and three walks, while striking out five without receiving a decision against the New York Mets on August 19. The Braves went on to lose, 7-3.

Atlanta is winless in Reyes' last seven starts.

St. Louis sends Braden Looper (11-10, 3.94), who has been stellar over the last month, to the hill. The righthander has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last six starts but is 2-3 during that span.

Looper has pitched seven innings in each of his last five starts, including a seven-hit, two-run performance in a 12-3 win in Atlanta on July 28.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
    ST LOUIS 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 6 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ATL - JO-JO REYES, BLAINE BOYER (6TH), MANNY ACOSTA (7TH) AND BRIAN
    MCCANN
    STL - BRADEN LOOPER, RUSS SPRINGER (8TH), RON VILLONE
    (8TH), CHRIS PEREZ (8TH) AND YADIE

    Aug 24 4:53 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOE MATHER SCORED SKIP SCHUMAKER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MATHER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3
    ST LOUIS 6 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A PUJOLS (.359, 2-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Braves 3, Cardinals 6  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 24 3:59 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JOE MATHER SCORED BRIAN BARTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C IZTURIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3
    ST LOUIS 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A PUJOLS (.359, 2-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Braves 3, Cardinals 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 24 3:28 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRIAN BARTON SCORED YADIER MOLINA AND AARON
    MILES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B BARTON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3
    ST LOUIS 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: C IZTURIS (.254, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves 3, Cardinals 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 24 2:50 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GREGOR BLANCO SCORED JEFF FRANCOEUR.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G BLANCO ON FIRST, J REYES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3
    ST LOUIS 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: Y ESCOBAR (.289, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves 3, Cardinals 2  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 24 2:42 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JO-JO REYES SCORED OMAR INFANTE AND MARTIN PRADO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J REYES ON FIRST, J FRANCOEUR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 2
    ST LOUIS 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: G BLANCO (.256, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves 2, Cardinals 2  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 24 2:42 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ALBERT PUJOLS (28) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF JO-JO REYES SCORED JOE MATHER.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0, ST LOUIS 2
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R LUDWICK (.308, 31 HR, 95 RBI)

    Braves 0, Cardinals 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 24 2:26 PM