So we’re playing baseball again, and the Braves won 4-2. I like to think they played poorly for the last couple of weeks because of the impending strike. Hey, you can’t prove that’s not the case. The Good Damian Moss showed up tonight, pitching eight innings, the first seven in shutout fashion. He allowed one run in the eighth, and John Smoltz allowed one in the ninth but still got his 47th save.
Darren Bragg was the hitting hero. He drove in Moss in the fifth with a double, then later scored on a passed ball. He scored another run in the seventh, and Chipper then scored on another passed ball. The Expos really were sloppy.
Jason Marquis pitches tomorrow against Javier Vazquez. The Expos really should win that; Jason hasn’t had anything of late. After the game rosters expand. I don’t know how many players the Braves will call up, but they’re playing with only three outfielders right how and they desperately need at least one more. Sept. 1 will mark the last game of this long road trip, then the Braves return home.