So, the Braves got a shot in the arm (as opposed to the usual shots across the back of the head) from Jamie Parr, whose nickname will either be “Man in Motion”, “St. Elmo”, or “Klinger”, I haven’t decided which. He went six innings and allowed just two hits — both to Ronnie Belliard. He wasn’t really that impressive. He struck out just three while walking the same number, but got a whole lot of help from his defense. He had a bad flyball/groundball ratio (5:9) as well, and he’s not, from what I can tell, the kind of pitcher who can get away with it. He didn’t allow too many homers in the minors. Bennett, Tavarez, and Gonzalez finished up.
The Braves, of course, couldn’t risk a homer because they couldn’t score much. KJ tripled in the third, and after Chipper was walked came in on a sac fly by McCann. Blanco’s bases-loaded groundout in the fourth scored Kotchman, who is back. Chipper was walked three times and had a hit in his only official AB. KJ had two hits, a double to go with his triple, but the Braves had only five total hits, as did the Nats.