Guys, I don’t think that the complete game thing is going to happen. Hudson took a 4-0 lead to the ninth, walked the first two men, got the next two, then allowed a single and was pulled… only to see Wickman blow the save. It’s the second time this year that basically this has happened. Luckily, this time the Braves were able to win in extras. Barely.
The Braves took a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning when Francoeur doubled past that sloth the Giants have in left field to score Chipper and KJ singled him and McCann home. Chipper’s homer in the fifth made it 4-0, but the Braves weren’t able to build on that. Luckily, Hudson was dealing. He wound up going 8 2/3 with six hits allowed, four strikeouts and three walks. It was the walks that killed him.
The Vulture pitched a strong tenth, then Moylan had few problems in the eleventh and twelfth. In the thirteenth, Julio drew a one-out walk. Woodward ran for him, which turned out to be a mistake, as most uses of Woodward are. Escobar singled, then a wild pitch put them at second and third. Harris grounded out, Woodward being thrown out at home. Renteria came through, though, with a double to score two, and Chipper singled him home to make it 7-4.
Unfortunately, Bobby went to the tag team of Fredo and Kali to finish. Ledezma got the first guy, then walked the sloth. Woodhead fielded a grounder and tried to throw the sloth out at second, but hit him instead, bringing the tying run to the plate. Kali then came in to walk the bases loaded, followed by a single to score one. Somehow he got the next two to get the save.
Renteria and Chipper had three hits apiece. Three Braves — Harris, Andruw, and McCann — went 1-6.