I guess I have to recap this thing. I guess. Ugh. Well, I can talk about Javier Vazquez. He was great. Javier made one mistake, allowing a homer to Delwyn Young — yes, the Delwyn Young — in the fifth. It was a solo shot, but why should Vazquez expect more than one run, anyway? He allowed only two other baserunners, one on a single and one on an error that the first base umpire blew the call on. Meanwhile, he struck out twelve in eight innings. No decision.
Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth and got the loss. He very easily could have gotten out of it unscathed, but gave up a little dribbler up the middle to allow two runs, the second on the infamous intentional walk. He wasn’t giving up anything hit hard.
The only guy who did anything on offense was Jeffy, who was 2-3 with a walk and drove in the Braves’ only run in the fourth. Go figure, he still sucks. The Braves left eight men on base. Barbaro Canizares was called up, played first base and hit cleanup. He was 1-4 with a single and two strikeouts. The Braves are headed for Baltimore for interleague play; Canizares may DH there.