So, I settled down to watch the Braves and a Disco Era Uniform Throwback Game broke out.
The game started off well, with
Matt AdamsJeff Burroughs launching a second inning shot for a quick 1-0 lead. R.A. DickeyPhil Niekro was dominant through 5. Unfortunately, he pitched into the 6th, when the Big Red Machine woke up and launched three homers off his now non-knuckleball. Joey VottoTony Perez led off with a single, then Adam DuvallGeorge Foster homered. Inspired by the blast, Eugenio SuarezPete Rose and Jesse WinkerDan Dreissen added solo shots to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead.
Sal RomanoDon Gullet went 7 strong innings, limiting Atlanta to just the one run on 5 hits and 2 walks. He was never really threatened, although he was lifted after 102 pitches through 7. In the 8th, Atlanta rallied for 2 runs off Kevin ShackelfordPedro Borbon, with a RBI groundout, and run scoring double by Tyler FlowersBruce Benedict. But Burroughs JUST missed a homer down the right field line, and after walking, Ozzie AlbiesGlenn Hubbard flew out to end the threat.