What a way to lose a game. Leading 1-0 with a runner on and one out in the eighth, Peter Moylan allowed a fly ball that should have been out two. But Heyward and McLouth collided with one another (neither seems to have called for the ball) and it went all the way to the wall for an inside-the-park homer, the first homer Moylan has allowed in over two years. McLouth was hurt on the play and left the game, so there was some good news.
The Braves’ lone run came in the top of the inning, on doubles by Heyward and McCann. This came after the usual parade of stranded baserunners. It started in the second, with a bases-loaded, one-out situation when McLouth struck out, and continued all the way to the ninth with Yunel stranded at second representing the tying run. (Yunel reached base all four times he went to the plate, with a hit and three walks.) The victim of all of this was, of course, Kenshin Kawakami, who went six innings, walking four and striking out eight. “We got absolutely no runs for him,” said Bobby after the game, with no exaggeration.