Okay, now I’m worried.
Derek Lowe gave up eight hits and four runs in the first three innings. He settled down after that, allowing just one hit from the fourth to the sixth, but the damage was done and the offense was unable to come all the way back.
In the fourth Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to make it 4-2, and in the fifth Brian McCann singled home Michael Bourn. But after that they just couldn’t get anything going. They didn’t get another runner in scoring position until two out in the ninth, when Jason Heyward stole second and went to third on a throwing error, but Bourn popped up to end it.
Anthony Varvaro had two good innings in relief of Lowe. That’s about all we have for a bright side.