I just realized… with this long rain delay, and Alfonseca and Cruz having pitched last night, we’re certain to see Travis Smith. Heck, there probably won’t even be enough people left in the outfield seats to fight over Cabrera’s and Lowell’s homers.
UPDATE: My God, is he awful. A 7.03 ERA now. I mean, I’ve seen some bad pitchers over the years, but he wouldn’t have been able to last on Tanner’s teams. And here he is in position to pick up a win, depending upon the Braves’ ability to stay ahead and the whim of the official scorer.
Shows what I know… I would have used Ortiz to hit for Smith there. Certainly not Hessman. Why bring in the guy most likely to strike out with a runner on third and one out? Meanwhile, Charles Thomas is like DeWayne Wise with ability.