Glavine shuts down the GreenJackets

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Tuesday June 2, 2009

Rome, GA – Facing their second future Hall-of-Famer in a three-week span, the Augusta GreenJackets fell 3-0 to the Rome Braves behind six shutout innings of three-hit ball from Tom Glavine, the major league’s winningest active pitcher. The GreenJackets were shutout for the second night in a row and just the third time this season.

Glavine gave up a first inning double by Ben Woodbury and a pair of hits in the second inning. The Jackets had runners at first and second thanks to a hit and a Rome error with two outs in the second when Vladimir Frias singled to right in one of the night’s turning points. James Simmons was trying to score from second but was thrown out at the plate by Luis Sumoza to preserve what was a 1-0 Rome lead for Glavine, who went on to retire the final 12 hitters he faced in his six innings.

Rome cracked the board in the first inning on a wild pitch to score Jahdiel Santamaria, who doubled to begin the inning. Paul Oseguera did not have the strikeout punch he’s been known for in the early going but finally found a groove to match zeroes with Glavine.

In the fifth, the Braves got to Oseguera again. He walked two to lead off the inning, though one was caught stealing, before Ryan Barba drilled his second home run of the year into the Braves bullpen beyond the left field fence. The two-run home run gave Rome a 3-0 lead behind Glavine and a solid effort from J.J Hoover out of the Braves bullpen.

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