Only eight more games, only eight more games…
The Braves gave Hudson a couple of leads, but he couldn’t hold it. First he gave up a two-run homer in the second to turn a 1-0 lead over. The bad inning was the fifth, in which he gave up three runs to turn a 3-2 lead to a 5-3 deficit. He gave up another run in the sixth. In all, 5 1/3, six runs on nine hits, four walks, and a homer. I blame the humidor. The bullpen held up pretty well, Paronto in the sixth and the Vulture in the seventh and eighth.
McCann did most of the work on offense. He moved Andruw into scoring position in the second with a single (Francoeur brought him home), doubled in Andruw and LaRoche in the third and just LaRoche in the eighth. Bobby then pinch-run for Brian even though Brian didn’t represent the tying run. Marcus had a couple of hits but hit a GIDP to end the game.
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