Well, that didn’t go well.
Kris Medlen looked pretty good through three; he allowed one run with a two-out rally in the first inning. He didn’t retire anyone in the fourth inning. He allowed a hit, threw a wild pitch, walked the next two, then hit the pitcher to force in a run. It looked to me like he was overthrowing; the ball tended to be up and in on righthanded hitters. McCann says that Medlen complained that he couldn’t grip the ball properly, and Bobby said his velocity was off in the fourth inning. At any event, he completely lost the strike zone and Bobby pulled him.
Unfortunately, he pulled him for Klinger Parr, who got the first two… then gave up a grand slam. It really didn’t matter, because the offense never showed up and they could just as easily have lost 2-0. The Braves had just four hits — two by Francoeur, who still sucks — and never got a runner past second. After the fourth, they didn’t have a single baserunner, and Chipper left the game after banging a bunion on his right big toe. Parr gave up the other three runs, but like I said, it really didn’t matter. They were never in it.