– MLB – Box Score – Braves at Phillies

That sucked. The Braves came back from 3-0 down to take a 4-3 lead, and Mike Remlinger was totally ineffective in the eighth, allowing a two-run homer to Aaron Freaking Rowand to lose the game.

Smoltz gave up three runs in the third, but really wasn’t hit hard — four singles, one on the infield, and a HBP. Just one of those things, and John was generally really effective — five strikeouts, no walks, and just three other hits.

The Braves got a run on a bases-loaded Smoltz GIDP in the fifth. Andruw tied it in the sixth with a homer with Chipper aboard, and Francoeur (after LaRoche was foolishly intentionally walked with two out) drove in Chipper in the eighth. But Langerhans grounded out with the bases loaded, and after Remlinger’s problems the Braves went down in the ninth on nine pitches.

Renteria kept his hit streak going with an infield single in the sixth. Andruw was the only Brave with two hits. Cormier, as you probably know, was put on the DL today and replaced by Moylan… Thomson versus Lidle tomorrow, on paper a pretty good matchup for the Braves, but you know what they say about that.