ESPN – Braves vs. Indians Box Score, June 17 2007 – MLB

I don’t blame Kyle Davies. He’s not a good pitcher, but he had a nice beginning to his start, four innings of shutout ball. But the offense looked particularly hapless, and he had to pitch perfectly. He allowed the first two to reach in the fifth, but almost got out of it; a line single scored the first run. He didn’t get out of the sixth, in large part due to an awful play at first base by Thorman, who misplayed what should have been out one, allowing two runs to score and the batter to reach second. By the end of the inning it was 5-0.

The Braves finally got something going in the eighth. Thorman hit a solo homer, Escobar and KJ walked, and Harris doubled in Escobar. But Renteria and the Joneses couldn’t get anyone home. In the ninth, Francoeur and Thorman singled with one out, but Escobar grounded out and Johnson flew out to end it.

Once again, the Braves outhit their opponents in a loss, 8-6. This is frustrating. Andruw looks horrible and McCann doesn’t look a whole lot better… Chipper singled in the first, his 2000th career hit. He added 2001 with a leadoff double later but was, of course, stranded.