Greg Maddux gave up six runs in the first, another in the second, and that was it for the night. It’s not something you expect; his ERA, which led the league coming in but does no longer, rose about a third of a run. I’m going to guess it’s a fluke unless it happens again. The Braves lost 13-3 in the end. Trey Hodges relieved Greg and didn’t pitch any better, giving up five runs in his two innings.
Since it was a lost cause Vinny felt free to hit his first home run in three months. Javy hit one as well. The Braves had only one other hit, by Chipper. You can’t be beaten much more badly than they were last night. Bobby took the opportunity to clear the bench and get pretty much everybody some playing time.
Posts will be short for the duration simply because these games aren’t very important. The Braves are three games up on the Diamondbacks for the best record in the NL.