Ecch. Not that I needed anything else to make me tired of the f-ing Nats. I think half their wins are against us. Of course, nearly half their games have been, seemingly.
First, the good news: Chipper and Escobar were back in the lineup, so hopefully Lillibridge can go back to
middle school AAA. Tom Glavine is also back, taking Smoltz’s place on the roster. Glavine did great, he went six and gave up two runs on six hits, one walk, and two strikeouts. You can’t ask for anything more from him.
The Braves still trailed 2-1 entering the sixth, but Chipper hit a solo homer to tie it. The Braves had a golden opportunity to take the lead in the seventh, runners first and third, none out, but couldn’t get a run home. Then the Nats exploded for four runs off of Blaine Boyer, two of them Grybos by Campillo. (Hey, that rhymes!) The Braves got a run in with two still on with one out in the ninth, but Escobar struck out and Chipper got under a pitch he almost hammered.
I have nothing more.