And the collapse continues… The game story blames KJ; he committed an error on what should have been a double play ball in the fourth, and the Diamondbacks went on to score four runs in the inning. On the other hand, Derek Lowe gave up five hits in the inning, including a double, so it wasn’t all KJ. At any rate, Lowe took the blame. It should also be noted that KJ scored both of the Braves’ runs
first runs and drove in their other one. Lowe gave up ten hits on the game, though he didn’t walk anyone; he struck out just two. He could have had better luck, and KJ should have turned the double play, it’s just that when you allow a bunch of balls to get hit these things happen.
Scoring only two runs also happens when your 6-7-8 hitters (Jeffy, Hernandez, Schafer) go a collective 0-10 with six strikeouts. The top five hitters all had at least one hit. Chipper was still in the lineup, and in better form, doubling home KJ in the third to tie the game. Yunel, however, is still out. Buddy Carlyle was placed on the DL — apparently, extreme suckage is now an injury — and Jorge Campillo was activated. Campillo pitched the eighth, allowing one hit.