The Bad Greg Maddux made an appearance, not that the Braves gave him much run support, and the Phillies evened the series. I didn’t think Maddux was actually pitching that badly — lots of flares and other seeing-eye singles — but that’s what happens sometimes when a pitcher isn’t overpowering.
The Braves offense was hopeless against Braves-killer Vicente Padilla, getting only four hits. Oddly, two were by Andruw and one by Giles, the two slump victims… Disguised somewhat by Marcus’ struggles, Rafael Furcal hasn’t been hitting either, and he’s down to .299. And Vinny is at .257 after his usual 0-3, and the Personal Catcher and pinch-hitter Darren Bragg were useless as usual.
Night game tonight. It’s still early in the season, but this is pretty big. The Braves don’t want to let the Phillies have too much hope.