The Braves ran into the Roy Halladay buzz saw last night in Philadelphia. The Phillies ace held the Braves to just one run in a 3-1 Philly win. Halladay only needed 93 pitches to throw his major league leading seventh complete game of the season.
Halladay breaks down his outing
Atlanta’s lone run came off a Chipper Jones solo homer in the top of the first inning.
Chipper Jones on Halladay
The Braves still have a two game lead on the Mets in the N.L. East standings. The Mets lost to the Reds last night. Philly’s win pulls them within four games of the lead.
Meanwhile, Braves outfielder Jason Heyward isn’t ruling out playing in next week’s All-Star game. The rookie right fielder has been out for the past week with a thumb injury and wasn’t expected to be back until after the Mid-Summer Classic. He’s holding out hope he will be able to make an appearance in next week’s game. Braves radio network announcer Mike Morgan’s advice to Heyward is “better to be safe than sorry”.
Morgan on Heyward and the All-Star game
Heyward is the second youngest player ever voted to start and All-Star game.