Braves Journal, The House That Mac Built

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23 May

ESPN.com – MLB – Recap

ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Braves at Expos – 05/22/2002

Thanks to Tom Glavine, the Braves recorded their first complete game of the season. Thanks to Andruw Jones, who made a spectactular diving catch with two out in the ninth, it was a shutout. The win came after a loss on a blown save Tuesday, only John Smoltz’s second of the season. While the Braves were splitting with the Expos, the Mets and Marlins were both losing twice. The Braves now are in second place, a half game behind the Mets and a half game ahead of Florida. The Braves now go back home to play the Reds, starting tomorrow. Unfortunately, Gary Sheffield might miss time with a hamstring pull suffered running out a ground ball in the fourth inning last night.

Also on the injury front, Mark DeRosa had surgery on his ankle, and is expected to miss about two months. Wilson Betemit paid a visit to Dr. Andrews in Birmingham, and is going to try to play through the broken bone in his foot, something I am not at all happy to see. I seem to recall George Lombard trying that with the same injury, which eventually cost him an entire season when they finally had to remove the bone. Of course, that’s Lombard, who can hurt himself sneezing.

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