ESPN – Braves vs. Nationals – Box Score – April 11, 2008

For a while there, it was looking like the dread one run game, but the Braves got some insurance with two out in the ninth and it didn’t come up. Kind of a pity, because Moylan was really on in the ninth.

Tim Hudson was on all night, allowing just three hits, all of them singles, and walking two with five strikeouts. One of their five baserunners was erased on a double play, and another thrown out trying to steal second. Washington’s biggest “threat” was in the fourth, when they got a leadoff single and a sac bunt to get him to second. That was the only runner to reach second base, and after a two-out walk came the only time they had two runners on.

But the Braves weren’t doing any better, until Escobar hit a two-out homer in the sixth for a 1-0 lead. It stayed that way until the ninth, when Escobar, Chipper, and Teixeira loaded the bases with none out. The chance almost got away when Francoeur (in one of his periodic PAs where he looks like he’s never held a bat before) and McCann struck out, but Diaz, who was in a monster slump, singled up the middle to score two runs. Moylan closed it out, getting two strikeouts.