Let me get this straight — we had a taker for Derek Lowe and we decided not to do the deal? Was alcohol involved? On either side?
Lowe gave up a run in the second on a sac fly. In the third, he blew a first-and-second bunt attempt, but it worked out, as Michael Bourn doubled in one run and Lowe scored on a Martin Prado groundout. In the fourth, Jose Constanza singled in a run, and it was 3-1. I’d kind of like to skip the rest of the game, beginning with the Braves leaving the bases loaded.
Fifth inning, one out. Walk, single, single, groundout to first on which Freddie Freeman threw high to the plate, everyone safe, 3-2 Braves. Rick Ankiel then hit a grand slam, his third homer in two days and fourth of the season against the Braves (he has two against everyone else combined) to make it 6-3.
Stinky Lowe allowed a triple and a homer to make it 8-3 before finally being replaced in the fifth; there’s little point in going on from there. Cristhian Martinez allowed one run in long relief, on a homer that at least wasn’t to Ankiel. Uggla and Freeman maintained their hit streaks.