For one of the rare times this year, the Braves got blown out, 10-3. Damian Moss’ control problems are catching up with him at last. About half his pitches were balls, he threw 123 pitches total, and didn’t get out of the sixth. Suddenly, Moss looks like a problem, losing his last couple of outings and having his ERA rise 7/10s of a run in the process. Maybe he’ll correct it, and he’s been skipped a couple of times recently; let’s see what he does in regular rotation.
Gary Sheffield has reached base in 40 consecutive games, a franchise record. He’s the one Brave hitting consistently of late, but Andruw Jones did have three hits today, and Chipper Jones two; the outfield accounted for six of the Braves’ ten hits. If the three of them all get going at the same time, we’ll be okay. As it is, the Braves still lead Montreal by 9 1/2 games.