Amazing. Mark DeRosa had two hits! Two extra-base hits, one a homer! I wax sarcastic, but it’s a good sign if he can at least provide a little offense. Typically for him, he didn’t manage to be the player of the game; that was Furcal, who homered and twice singled, and also walked, scoring three of the Braves’ six runs. Adam LaRoche, whipping boy #2, had three hits.
Russ Ortiz pitched a complete game. I wouldn’t call it a great start — I don’t think any start where you only strike out two is great — but it was very good. He allowed a first-inning run but was great from there, and retired the last 17 men in a row.
All the regulars had hits except Nick Green… Estrada left the game after getting hit by a pitch on the leg. No word on severity, but I’m sure he wants to play in the upcoming four-game series with the Phillies.