The Braves won a battle of first place teams against the Padres last night. Jason Heyward had three hits and Matt Diaz homered for Atlanta in a 4-1 win at Turner field.
Matt Diaz on his recent surge in production
Jair Jurrjens pitched seven innings and struck out seven to earn the win on the mound. He improved his record to 3-3 on this season and has been impressive since coming off the disabled list. Right now everything seems to be going right for Jurrjens and his teammates.
Jurrjens and the Braves are rolling
Here’s some even better news for the Braves: The Phillies and Mets lost. Again. Those two teams recent slide is helping Atlanta pad its lead in the N.L. East standings. The Braves have a 6 ½ game lead over the Mets and lead by seven games over the Phillies.
The Braves face the Padres again tonight in Atlanta. First pitch is at 7:10.