ESPN – Braves vs. Nationals – Box Score – April 13, 2008

Wow, a one-run loss. That’s new.

Tom Glavine started, got in early trouble, and left the game with a hamstring pull, the bases loaded, and a run in without getting an out. Jeff Bennett did a pretty good job of getting out of that jam with only one run scoring, and the Braves trailed 2-0, which could easily have been worse. But in the second he (CHOOSE ONE) lost the plate/got squeezed by the umpire and walked in a pair of runs with two out, and third allowed another run to make it 5-0.

The Braves got back into it, Chipper hitting a two-run homer in the sixth, followed by a sac fly from Francoeur. In the eighth, they got a gift run on one of the most egregious misplays of a fly ball that I’ve ever seen. And in the ninth, they had a real chance with two out, as Escobar walked and Chipper doubled down the line. It wasn’t quite enough for Escobar to score, Teixeira was walked, and McCann hit a liner that held up long enough to be caught to end the game.

Jorge Campillo, whose existence I have previously ignored, did a fine job in two innings of work, striking out three and not allowing any baserunners. Resop still sucks, but the Braves made some nice plays behind him to prevent any damage. Guess which one will probably get sent down when someone else is needed.