Aaaand… the post-Kotsay Era is pretty much just like the Kotsay Era. Mike Hampton went eight innings, allowed three runs on eight hits. I’d say that he deserved better, but he’s Hampton: he’s been through worse.
The Braves were no-hit until the fifth, when KJ tripled with one out. Slugging First Baseman Marvelous Martin Prado grounded out to bring him home, which would have been great except they were already losing 3-0. Francoeur singled after him; Jeffy actually had two hits, which means he is officially red-hot. It’s all relative. That was half of the team total. This is a terrible, terrible ballclub in almost every respect. But don’t worry, Elmer Dessens will save the day!