Well, you can’t win them all. Not against a team as good as the Marlins, anyway. Mike Hampton allowed four runs in the first and the Braves never could get caught up. It was 4-3 going to the bottom of the seventh, but Hampton got tired, then Base12 came in to make sure that the Marlins could blow the game open, allowing two inherited runs and a run all his own. I don’t get it.

The Braves actually outhit the Marlins, 14-13, and there weren’t lots of walks or power to mix things up either. The Marlins just bunched a lot of their hits in the first and seventh, and the Braves couldn’t get the one hit with runners on to get over the hump. JD Drew had a big game, with four hits, Johnny Estrada had three, and Andruw hit his fourth homer of the year.

Hampton’s ERA for the year is now 8.41. I think we can be worried… Sunday Night game tomorrow, John Thomson against Dontrelle Willis, whom the Braves missed last time. Willis is 3-0 with no runs allowed in 19 1/3 innings to start the season. He’s also 6-8 with a double and a homer. Jeez.