ESPN – Brewers vs. Braves – Box Score – August 01, 2008

Apparently the Braves took my desire to heart. They didn’t forfeit the game, but they put up the forfeit score of 9-0.

Chuck James was terrible. He allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings; called up to take Corky Miller’s spot on the roster (good-bye, Hamster!) he basically was to pitching what Corky was to offense. He finally left the game after allowing two homers in the third inning. At any event, whatever James was doing in AAA, he either didn’t do it last night or it doesn’t work in the majors.

The Braves were held to five hits — all singles — and three walks. Kotchman finally had a hit in a Braves uniform, and also a walk; Sammons continued his good work with a hit and a walk. The Braves’ best opportunity to score was a bases-loaded, two-out situation in the fourth, but pinch-“hitter” Norton flew out. They had only one hit from that point on, an infield single by Kotsay in the fifth. Terrible ballclub.