– MLB – Recap – Expos at Braves – 09/08/2002

The Expos may have fallen out of the playoff hunt, but you can’t blame their trade for Bartolo Colon. Colon beat the Braves for the third time, and really it just keeps getting worse. Yesterday he pitched a seven shutout innings to beat the Braves 7-0. The Phillies lost, so the Braves clinched a tie in the division. The Phillies play today but the Braves don’t; with a Phillies loss the Braves can clinch the division while eating lunch.

Neither Chipper nor Andruw Jones played. Chipper’s neck is still stiff, and Andruw had puffiness around his eye after being hit in the helmet Saturday. I assume they’ll be available Tuesday. Mark DeRosa played left field. If you can explain how the Braves have only four outfielders after roster expansion feel free, because I can’t. And Marcus Giles still didn’t get a start, though he did pinch hit.

Tom Glavine gave up four of the runs, in six innings. He didn’t pitch well, but it wasn’t like he was shelled. Albie managed to do that, giving up three runs in two innings. I suppose it didn’t matter, but he’s really awful. Kevin Gryboski pitched an inning, giving up a hit and two walks, but no runs… The Mets are next. It would be nice to clinch against them, though they’re actually playing well now.