– MLB – Box Score – Dodgers at Braves

No Reitsma, and the bullpen still can’t pitch like human beings with control of all their limbs.  Today it was Remlinger (who couldn’t get out of the eighth) and Tyler Yates (who was called up in place of Cormier, but couldn’t get anyone out and may not be around much longer himself, and isn’t Chuck James ready yet?) who were the prime culprits, allowing five runs in the last two innings.

Jorge Sosa was pretty good, seven innings, three runs (as you can tell if you do the math), seven hits, no walks, four strikeouts.  He had one bad inning, the fourth, when he allowed an RBI single to Drew and a two-run homer to somebody named “Ethier” who may in fact be an elf.  Other than that he was solid, and generally didn’t have to pitch out of trouble over and over again.  Seven innings was a bit of a stretch, but they needed some innings from their starter, and got them.
Andruw drove in Giles with a single in the first, but after that had some trouble popping up with runners on.  LaRoche hit a homer in the bottom of the fourth to cut it to 3-2, and Pena drove in the tying run in the sixth with an infield single.  But after Marcus led off the seventh with a double, Renteria bunted him to third.  I disagree with that strategy, because when you bunt with a runner at second, you know that you aren’t going to drive him in.  Chipper screwed up and grounded out to second, but Marcus got into a rundown that allowed him to get all the way to third.  Andruw then popped up with a runner in scoring position for the second time.

Good day for Langerhans, two hits and a walk.  The Braves had eight hits and three walks among them…  Hudson versus Brett Tomko tomorrow night.