Eleven runs? To the Padres? That’s embarrassing. Needing tons of sleep as I do, I missed much of this, and I am glad.
Derek Lowe was in “minimize damage” mode, allowing a single run in the second, then getting out of a jam with only one run scoring in the third. But you can’t do that all night. After two quick outs in the sixth, it was double, infield single, walk, single, single, and George Sherrill in in a 5-0 game.
The Braves cut it to 5-2 in the seventh on a Freddie Freeman homer, but that was as close as they’d get. Fredi brought in Jairo Acensio, who may want to think about changing his name again. Three of the six runs he allowed were “unearned” due to a Dan Uggla throwing error, but he did lots to give up the runs — four hits, one of each type, and two walks. The Lisp came in to mop up, far too late to do anything.