Okay, okay, so Hampton has pitched well in a game. He still hasn’t pitched in a game that mattered.
The game was scoreless through four. In the fifth, the Braves loaded the bases; Prado grounded into a double play to score McCann. Hampton followed with a double to score KJ, and then came in on a double by Escobar. The Giants got one run back in the bottom of the inning.
In the seventh, KJ singled in a run, then the Braves got runs on a sac fly and a wild pitch. The Giants got a run back on a solo homer in the bottom of the inning, but it was 6-2. Hampton went seven, allowing just four hits, striking out two and walking one. Of course, the Giants are a bad team, but then so are the Braves.
Bennett came in to pitch the eighth, and he had nothing and let the Giants back into the game. It was 6-4 with two on, one out when Ohman came in; he got one man, then Boyer got the last out of the inning. The Braves got five runs in the eighth, capped by back-to-back doubles from Kotchman and Infante. Gonzalez pitched the ninth, getting another Atlanta Save.
KJ had a big night, going 3-3 and scoring three runs. Francoeur, who sucks, had two hits, as did Prado; the Braves had 14 hits in all.