This was almost one for the Miserable Braves Loss Type-Index. Tim Hudson gave up a two-run homer in the first inning, then pitched valiantly all night, keeping the Braves in it while they blew several chances. Eventually they tied it up — only to lose with two out in the ninth when Martin Prado committed a two-base error and Eric O’Flaherty gave up a single to a lefthanded hitter.
After Todd Helton, again, homered in the first, the Braves cut the lead in half in the second when Jason Heyward singled and scored on a two-out David Ross double. And then it sat there. Jordan Schafer led off the third with a single, then stole second, and was stranded. Hudson singled in the fifth, then Schafer grounded into a double play. Prado reached on an error eading off the sixth, then Freddie Freeman doubled, and somehow they didn’t score in the inning. Finally in the eighth, Dan Uggla singled home Schafer with two out to tie it. But all in vain.