Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens' second start was not quite as successful as his first.
Jurrjens did not throw a bad game. But he did give up a few dinks and dunks that cost the Braves runs.
On the other side, though, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched solidly after the first inning, giving up only a two-run homer to Mark Kotsay the rest of the way.
The Braves need to hit the ball more and play more consistently to take advantage of their strong pitching staff. When a starter gives up four runs or less, Atlanta should be able to put up enough runs to win.
But it is still early in the season, and the team is built well. The Braves are still well on their way to being contenders in the National League.