The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the third on a solo homer by McLouth, but an RBI double in the top of the fourth tied it. Tommy Hanson struck out nine in seven innings of work, allowing but the one run, getting a no-decision. Gonzalez pitched the eighth with no difficulties, but Soriano gave up a leadoff double in the ninth, then gave up a single to PTG Orr to bring in the winning run. The Braves got runners first and third with two out in the ninth, but Infante grounded out pinch-hitting… ACHE had his 2500th and 2501st career hits tonight, which I suppose means something to Angels fans.
I know it’s desultory, but I’m just playing out the string. The Braves stranded eight men and grounded into three double plays, which would upset me more if it wasn’t, you know, a meaningless game in the last week of the season with little to play for. It would have been nice if they’d gotten a win for Hanson, but he had a nice rookie year… Soriano did strike out three, getting him close to 100 strikeouts for the season.