Getting June out of the way early, I see. The Braves were outhit 15-6, and the remarkable thing is that they were still in it in the seventh inning. Kawakami did not follow up his good start well, leaving with two out in the sixth and three runs allowed; a fourth run scored after he left, because Bobby still doesn’t understand that Moylan shouldn’t pitch with runners on. If anything, Kawakami pitched worse than the four runs indicate; he allowed nine hits and four walks, and struck out two. To be fair, the Braves had a patchwork infield behind him, Hernandez at short and Prado at second, and Prado in particular played remarkably badly, including screwing up on a double steal in the third when he had the runner at the plate but threw the ball about five feet up the first base line.
The Braves trailed 4-1 after six, but the Giants had hit for Randy Johnson (who had thrown only 79 pitches) and the Braves got back into it with two runs in the seventh, both driven in by Garret Anderson, Pinch-hitter Extraordinaire. But they couldn’t get one more hit to tie it, and then O’Flaherty gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning (Acosta had to bail him out) and that was that. The Braves had just one hit in the last two innings, a double by McCann.
Chipper struck out four times and was obviously in pain. Yunel is still out. This is not at all a good thing.