Sorry, brief recap today because after being figuratively ill I’m now literally ill. Anyway, that’s more like it.
The Braves got three-hit games from Francoeur (who missed the cycle by the double) and McCann. Francoeur more or less sealed it with his homer in the sixth that made it 8-1, but they poured on some more after that. Surprisingly after the events of recent days, Randolph didn’t seem interested in trying to come back, sticking with the abhorrent Bartholome Fortunato, who allowed the Braves’ last eight runs.
Andruw was out; Jordan started in left and scored twice and drove in two, including one on a solo homer. Chipper had two hits and two walks; LaRoche had three walks. Renteria had a pair of singles to keep his hit streak going.
Smoltz was terrific, going six, allowing one run on a solo homer and just two other hits, striking out eight. Ken Ray pitched a perfect seventh. McBride struggled with his control and had his defense let him down to allow two runs in the final two innings.