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Craig Kimbrel blows save for Braves in top of ninth

Sep 28, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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Craig Kimbrel gave up a single, two walks and then a sacrifice fly to Chase Utley, allowing the Phillies to tie the Braves 3-3 in the top of the ninth.

Kimbrel remained in afterwards, but he was pulled after another walk, this one to Hunter Pence, loaded the bases.  Kris Medlen, making just his second appearance back from Tommy John surgery, got Michael Martinez to pop-up to end the top of the ninth.  Martinez previously entered the game as a pinch-runner for Ryan Howard.

The Braves will send up Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and maybe Jack Wilson in the bottom of the ninth. With the Cardinals up seven, the Braves will almost certainly have to win tonight in order to force a playoff.

  1. jeffro33 - Sep 28, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Where’s Calcaterra?

    “Phillies future is murky at best”….

    Thanks for the jabs Craig. Thank your team for not having your back…

  2. pkers - Sep 28, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    I’m rooting for the playoff…mostly to give Pujols a chance for that extra RBI.

  3. southpaw2k - Sep 28, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    I’m willing to bet the reason Calcaterra didn’t write this post is due to either a.) he picked up his television and threw it out his window, or b.) he threw himself off the top of the tallest building he could find.

  4. kandh2004 - Sep 28, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Hahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahh. Losers

  5. prionogenic - Sep 28, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Sucks when your team loses…hopefully, unlike Craig, Phillies fans won’t have to deal with this this year

  6. channingtaintum - Sep 29, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Papelbon just one-upped him.

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