What a freaking nightmare. The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the first; by the end of the inning it was tied. They went up 3-2, then lost that lead. John Thomson (who still has a 2.16 ERA) picked an awful time to have his first bad game of the season. He went six, allowing five of the runs, four earned, and gave up two homers.
Macay McBride made his season debut and got the first two men in the eighth, then walked David Bell of all people. Then Bobby brought in Moylan, who allowed two straight hits to stick McBride with a run. Nice work, Peter, and your ERA doesn’t take a hit at all!
Renteria had two hits and scored two of the runs, the other by Chipper. Andruw, as you might expect, drove in two, the other by LaRoche. But while the 2-6 guys had six hits between them, the other starters were shut out (McCann had two walks, one intentional) and Langerhans struck out with the bases loaded and the game tied in the sixth.
Now onto the Mets. The pitching matchups look good but the Braves just aren’t playing well now, and Marcus in particular can’t go 0-5 again.