That’s no good. Wright went only 2/3 of an inning, giving up five runs, including two on bases-loaded walks. Tim Drew came in to give up the other six in 3 1/3; it was 9-0 before the Braves scored. Wright had had some control difficulties in recent starts, but nothing like this, and the Braves can’t afford for him to relapse.
The Braves got most of their runs in the last two innings off of the back of the Padres’ bullpen. The one run they scored off of Peavy was a solo homer by Chipper, who’s now homered in five straight… The Braves struck out 13 times. None of them were by Andruw, yet it is almost certainly entirely his fault.
The Marlins and Phillies both lost, so continue to trail by 8 and 8 1/2 respectively… The conclusion of the series is a night game again tonight, which once again there’s no way I’ll be able to stay up for. Then the Braves begin a now-rare four-game series in LA.