The previously red hot Atlanta Braves were cooled off in New York to begin the week. Now it would appear they’re frozen after dropping their weekend series opener 1-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies. The fact the game ended 1-0 is painful enough for Atlanta. That they only mustered two hits against Aaron Harang, who was in their rotation last season, adds some salt to the wound. But the kicker has to be their defense, which committed four errors on the evening. The final one led directly to the game’s only run, as Freddie Freeman was unable to handle Ben Revere’s ninth-inning chopper. Freeman and the entire infield were drawn in on the play to cut down the winning run at home. It might have worked, but the ball squirted away before Freeman could corral it, which allowed Freddy Galvis to sprint home. It goes down as a game-winning RBI for Revere, and a walk-off error for Freeman, who committed only five errors all last season. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ] Galvis had three hits in the game, including his single leading off the ninth. He advanced to second on a sacrifice and third on a passed ball by A.J. Pierzynski, so that’s even more sloppy defense from Atlanta. Unfortunately, it goes as a no-decision for Harang, who was lights out in his eight innings of work. He struck out six and lowered his ERA to 1.37. Overall, the Phillies will take any win they can get after dropping 9 of their previous 11. KING FELIX OVERWHELMS THE TWINS Felix Hernandez against the Minnesota Twins offense is not a fair fight, but it’s a challenge the Twins were forced to take on Friday night. Hint: They didn’t win. The King of Seattle’s rotation lived up to his moniker with an efficiently dominant outing, as he shut out the Twins on just five hits. In fact, the Twins had zero baserunners until two outs in the fifth. Hernandez, perhaps humoring them or perhaps toying with them, allowing a pair of runners in the sixth, but escaped without allowing a run. He ended up needing just 102 pitches to complete his first shutout since Aug. 27 2012.
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