If I hadn’t given up, I’d be really upset about now. As it is… ehhh.
Tim Hudson was great, and the Braves look like they’re really going to have a tough decision about his option. He went seven innings, striking out six while walking just one, and allowed one run on four hits. The run, and three of the hits, came in the second inning. In his last five innings, he was perfect.
Hudson left the game leading 2-1 after David Ross, who scored both of the Braves’ runs, hit a solo homer. But Mike Gonzalez, after getting the first two, gave up a solo homer of his own to tie the score. The Braves’ only threat after that was a two-walk “rally” in the eleventh. In the twelfth, in his second inning of work, Kawakami allowed two runs. The Braves went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning, striking out swinging each and every one. I really don’t have any confidence that the Braves, who are now only three games over .500, can finish that way.