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Braves 9, Brewers 4
Craig Counsell turns a double play to get Matt Diaz out. (Morry Gash/AP)
The Brewers came close -- Ryan Braun's two-run homer even briefly evened the score -- but there was a wasted chance in the seventh that sealed their fate. Prince Fielder fanned for the fourth time against Braves starter Javier Vazquez, leaving the tying runner stranded at third base.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (50-47)
Won 1
Atlanta 9, Milwaukee 4   MIL
Milwaukee (48-48)
Lost 2
July 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 1 3 0 0 1 0 3 1   9 17 0
Milwaukee
0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0   4 7 0
Standings thru 7/24/09  |  Recap: ATL | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Brewers stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 4 3 2 2 2 0 0 .257
Prado, 2B 5 1 2 4 1 0 0 .326
Jones, C, 3B 4 2 3 1 2 1 3 .293
McCann, C 6 0 0 0 0 1 8 .300
Escobar, Y, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .310
Anderson, G, LF 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 .293
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Soriano, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Diaz, M, RF-LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .305
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .279
Vazquez, P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .103
  a-Norton, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .128
  1-Johnson, K, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217
  Church, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Totals 43 9 17 8 6 4 23  

a-Singled for Vazquez in the 8th.
1-Ran for Norton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (3, Parra, M), McLouth (20, Parra, M).
HR: Prado (6, 3rd inning off Parra, M, 2 on, 0 out), Jones, C (12, 6th inning off Villanueva, Ca, 0 on, 2 out), McLouth (15, 8th inning off Smith, C, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Diaz, M 2; Kotchman; Anderson, G 3; Vazquez 2; Jones, C 6; Escobar, Y 2; McLouth 6; Prado 5; Norton.
RBI: Prado 4 (25), Jones, C (48), McLouth 2 (52), Anderson, G (37).
2-out RBI: Jones, C; Anderson, G; Prado.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Diaz, M 2; McCann 3; Vazquez.
GIDP: Kotchman.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: McLouth (13, 2nd base off McClung/Kendall).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kendall, C 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .243
Counsell, 2B 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 .296
Braun, LF 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 .310
Fielder, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .309
McGehee, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .315
Cameron, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Hart, RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .259
Hardy, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .229
Parra, M, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .083
  Villanueva, Ca, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  a-Catalanotto, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259
  Smith, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  McClung, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Stetter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Lopez, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .307
Totals 32 4 7 4 3 12 11  

a-Flied out for Villanueva, Ca in the 6th. b-Struck out for Stetter in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hardy (11, Vazquez), Counsell (15, Vazquez).
3B: Braun (4, Vazquez).
HR: Braun (19, 5th inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Braun 7; Kendall; Hardy 2; Counsell 3; Hart.
RBI: Counsell 2 (19), Braun 2 (66).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fielder 2; McGehee.
SAC: Parra, M; Counsell.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Counsell-Fielder-Hardy-Counsell).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vazquez (W, 8-7) 7.0 7 4 4 3 9 1 2.98
Moylan 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.07
Soriano, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.54
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Parra, M 5.0 10 4 4 3 3 1 6.42
Villanueva, Ca (L, 2-7) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.18
Smith, C 1.2 4 3 3 1 1 1 3.67
McClung 1.0 2 1 1 2 0 0 5.03
Stetter 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.87

Game Scores: Vazquez , Parra, M .
WP: Vazquez.
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 110-74, Moylan 13-7, Soriano, R 16-11, Parra, M 106-63, Villanueva, Ca 25-15, Smith, C 34-23, McClung 24-10, Stetter 3-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 5-4, Moylan 1-0, Soriano, R 0-2, Parra, M 4-6, Villanueva, Ca 2-0, Smith, C 1-3, McClung 1-2, Stetter 1-0.
Batters faced: Vazquez 31, Moylan 3, Soriano, R 3, Parra, M 27, Villanueva, Ca 4, Smith, C 10, McClung 7, Stetter 1.
Inherited runners-scored: McClung 2-1, Stetter 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 78 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:25.
Att: 41,941.
Venue: Miller Park.
July 24, 2009
July 24, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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