For a west coast trip, that actually went pretty well. The Braves went binary early on — 1001100 — but broke out for a three-run eighth to make the game fairly secure, though using three relievers to pitch to three men in the sixth and seventh meant that the Saito-Wagner pair had to pitch again.
Martin Prado jacked a solo homer with one out in the first to give the Braves the lead. They scored a run in the fourth when Heyward doubled in Yunel, and another in the fifth when McCann doubled in Chipper from first. (Originally scored a double and an error, but the scorer changed his mind.)
Meanwhile, Tim Hudson was not really pitching well, but getting out of it somehow. He finally couldn’t in the sixth, which was led off with a homer, later followed by a two out double and a single to make it 3-2, after which Bobby went to Medlen. (Peculiarly, he double-switched McLouth out for Smelky with the pitcher’s spot due up and McLouth having made the last out… but only let Medlen face one man anyway. He got a groundout to end the threat.) Hudson was squeezed a little but simply wasn’t getting the Padres to swing and miss, walking five and not getting a single strikeout. That won’t work.
O’Flaherty faced Gonzalez in the seventh and got him, followed by Moylan getting the next two guys. The Braves finally got a big inning in the eighth, mostly with two out. Chipper started things with a walk and a stolen base, but McCann and Glaus couldn’t get him home. Yunel could, with a single, then scored again in front of a Heyward double that would probably have been a homer in most other parks, hit over the head of the left fielder. Hinske pinch-hit and brought Jason home to make it 6-2, and Saito and Wagner had no problems at all finishing up.