– MLB – Box Score – Braves at Nationals

John Thomson’s quest to go through the entire season without a decision continues, as the Braves again rallied to win after he’d left the game having pitched well but trailing.

L’il Tony Armas three-hit the Braves for 6 1/3, but in the eighth they got three runs off of Gary Majewski. Martin Prado (who had walked twice earlier) got his first career hit with a leadoff triple. Diaz couldn’t get him home, but Orr drew a walk, bringing up Betemit, who hit a 1-2 fastball over the wall in right center.

Bobby tried to get a two-inning save from Reitsma, but you can imagine. He gave up two hits in the eighth (one of the infield variety) and left with two on in the ninth. Remlinger came in and got Nick Johnson for the save.

Thomson wasn’t as sharp as he’d been, allowing seven hits and five walks, but got a couple of double plays and pitched out of jams all night. Cormier pitched a perfect seventh for his first win as a Brave.

The Braves host the Brewers for three starting tonight. Chipper should be activated Tuesday, at which time Prado probably will be sent down, though he should probably hit a homer tonight to make sure. Renteria wanted to play last night.