Yech. Tim Hudson looked strong for 3 2/3, then gave up a homer to Ortiz and after that looked like Kyle Davies. It wouldn’t have mattered if he’d righted the ship, because the Braves had no offense.
Hudson couldn’t get out of the sixth; it was 3-0 with one out and a runner on third in the inning when Bobby pulled the plug at 93 pitches. The runner scored on a sac fly, but the bullpen was pretty sharp, Villarreal, Paronto, and McBride allowing one hit among them.
But the Braves didn’t seriously threaten. The first three spots in the order combined for five hits and two walks, but the rest of the team had a total of one walk, by Chipper. Andruw (.202) looked hopeless again, but this time he had company. You aren’t going to win many games when the last six spots in the order are a combined 0-21.