– MLB – Box Score – Braves at Mets

Showing up for the game were Willy Aybar, Matt Diaz, and Brian McCann, and it’s really hard for three players to beat an entire team — and McCann hit into two double plays.

That may not be fair to John Smoltz, who clearly tried even though he didn’t have the stuff. As it was, he was throwing a ton of pitches but somehow got to the sixth with the score tied at one. It really wasn’t any surprise when he allowed a two-run homer to Delgado to break the tie. Not his fault, the team didn’t give him any support after a solo homer by McCann in the second.

After Kali got through the seventh, McBride allowed a solo homer to Shawn Green to make it 4-1. Not that it mattered, as the Braves were no more likely to get two runs off Billy Wagner than three runs. Or any more likely than Jeff Francoeur writing the Great American Novel, for that matter.

The Braves had seven hits, three by Aybar, two by Diaz, and one by Prado in addition to McCann’s homer. Bobby hit Francoeur third even though Francoeur sucks.

Game thread for second game, recap coming eventually. Sometime in the future. And in connection with the Mets’ game 2 starter…