Well, you’re just looking to win two of three, aren’t you? [ROLLS EYES]
Tim Hudson had one of those games — they didn’t score for him, and the other team put all their hits together. From the second to the seventh, he didn’t have to go to the stretch, but in the first he allowed three singles to produce two runs. It was just bad luck, really. The fourth hitter of the inning hit a soft ground ball that was in the wrong spot to get a double play, or even a force, moving two runners up, and the fifth hitter hit a ball that bounced off Hudson and into right field to score two runs.
The Braves had a chance to tie it up or even take the lead in the first, as Prado led off with a single, Blanco bunted his way on, and then instead of taking the out, Ricky Nolasco walked Conrad, who was trying to bunt. But he struck out McCann on a high fastball, then Hinske hit a fly ball to the warning track to score a run. Melky was up next, and of course was easily out. The Braves did not get a hit with runners in scoring position in the game.
The Marlins made it 3-1 with an Uggla homer in the fourth. McCann cut it back to one with a solo homer in the sixth. But the Braves blew an excellent chance to get a run in the eighth after Blanco reached on a terrible error by Hanley Ramirez, and went down 1-2-3 in the ninth.