Yay, a win! Too bad it doesn’t matter. Like, at all.
Okay, so I’m bitter.
The Braves jumped out to a first-inning lead. Blanco worked a long PA for a walk, his first of three for the day (he singled in his only AB). After the usual pointless bunt by Escobar, he came around to score on a double by Kotsay, who in turn came in on one by Infante.
It stayed 2-0 for awhile, as Campillo was extra-sharp. He went seven innings, didn’t walk anyone, struck out six and allowed six hits, only one for extra bases. 68 of his 101 pitches were strikes. He now has a 2.58 ERA; raise your hands if you predicted that. Too bad it’s all going to waste.
Sorry, I’ll try to do better.
Campillo came in to score in the fifth after reaching on an error. Norton pinch-hit for him in the seventh, and came around to score on an Escobar single after drawing a walk. In the eighth, Francoeur, who sucks, drove in the final run of the game with a single. Bennett and Ohman pitched the eighth, and Gonzalez finished up with the Atlanta Save. Hooray!