John “I Have To Do Everything Around Here” Smoltz rebounded from his problems in his last two starts (the short start in his last outing might have helped) and went eight innings; Wickman nailed it down. Smoltz allowed eight hits and one run, struck out eight and walked three. In the fifth, the Marlins took a 1-0 lead on an infield single by Cabrera.
In the sixth, Marcus and Renteria singled, and Andruw hit a grounder that the Marlins botched, allowing Marcus to score and tie up the game. Marcus then doubled in Langerhans, the LF of the Day, with two out in the seventh to take the lead. Wickman was 1-2-3 in the ninth.
The Braves had eight hits, oddly two each by four different players. Also, three of the players were the 1-2-3 hitters Giles, Renteria, and LaRoche, and you’d think they’d have put it together for more than two runs, but nope. 3B of the Day Aybar had the other two.
I was at the Alabama game: Recap Here. Mike Shula is going to be a piÃ±ata for the next several days, I’m afraid.