Essentially nothing happened after I gave up. At least nobody scored. The Glavine Hex is no more, as the Braves were held to six hits and two walks, all by the first five hitters in the order, giving credence, at least for a day, to the doubters who think that the bottom of the order will be a drag on the lineup.
Good news is that after Cruz allowed the one run, he settled down, giving them 2 2/3 innings of one-run baseball. Nitkowski needed only five pitches in the sixth. Base12 got through the seventh but needed a lot of pitches, loading the bases in the process. Will Cunnane had two perfect innings to finish things off. So a pretty good start for the pen, at least, though teams tend not to try as hard when they’re up five runs.
Actual Ace (as opposed to Putative Ace) Mike Hampton tomorrow against Steve Trachsel, as we see what further horrors the good people at Fox SportsSouth have in store.