So, a humidor? Whatever works, I guess.
John Smoltz, whose option was picked up today, gave up three runs in the first three innings, but after that he put it together, striking out seven in seven innings and not walking anyone. He only needed 99 pitches, 70 of which were strikes, and got the strikeouts when he needed it. He did allow nine hits, but in that place, humidor or no, you’re going to allow some hits.
Andruw had four RBI. He gave the Braves a lead with a sac fly to drive in Marcus in the first, and then had a sixth inning three-run homer, scoring Aybar and LaRoche to take the lead. Aybar drove in two with a bases-loaded single in the ninth to give the Braves some breathing room. Aybar was the only Brave with multiple hits, two to go with a walk.
Kali and Wickman each gave up walks but nothing else in finishing the game off. And that’s pretty much it.
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