– MLB – Box Score – Braves at Reds

That game wasn’t as comfortable as it should have been, but a win’s a win. Everyone contributed with the bat, and the Braves never trailed, and they take the series.

Kyle Davies is a lot like Jorge Sosa; he looks really good for four innings but runs out of gas in a hurry. Through three and two-thirds, he had a one-hit shutout going, but then allowed a walk followed by a homer. He allowed another run in the sixth and didn’t get through the inning. Still, he struck out seven, walked three, and allowed four hits.

All the position players had hits. Andruw hit a solo homer to give the Braves the lead in the third, and Francoeur hit a solo homer in the eighth for one of his two hits. Furcal went 2-4 and drove in two. McCann got another start at catcher and went 2-4 with a double and a walk and scored a couple of runs.

Blaine Boyer was impressive again in relief, going an inning and a third, striking out one and allowing no baserunners. Kyle Farnsworth had some trouble in his first key appearance for the Braves. With two out, he allowed a homer (though it wouldn’t have been anything but a routine catch by Andruw in a real ballpark) which was followed by a Furcal error and a double, but got out of it. Reitsma went an inning for an easy save after the Braves got two runs in the top of the ninth.

The Mets lost, the Phillies and Natspos won. The Marlins are beating the Cardinals, whom the Braves face next. Smoltz will face Mark Mulder tomorrow night, which remarkably will be on TBS.