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The Braves were involved in a pitching duel for the 3rd straight night, but this time they came up short. Sosa (1-6) gave the Braves 6.1 solid innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits, 3 walks, and a strikeout. He was hurt by 2 key errors, and a microscopic strike zone (which I'm tired of seeing from umpires). In the bottom of the 3rd, Brian Jordan couldn't catch a high throw from Edgar Renteria on a Vinny Castilla groundball, and was charged with an error. Castilla went to 2nd after the next guy walked, and scored on a 2 out RBI single. The only run the Braves would get would be a solo homer by Sosa himself to lead off the 6th, as the Braves have gone into an offensive slump since the Brandon Webb game. Mike Thompson, who was drafted way ahead of Jake Peavy, pitched 7 strong innings. In the bottom of the 7th, with the score 1-1, the Padres loaded the bases with 1 out and chased Sosa. Chad Paronto induced a groundball from Josh Barfield to Chipper who had a play at the plate, but Chipper couldn't field it cleanly and everyone was safe. Remlinger came on to strike out the next 2 batters, and Ken Ray pitched a scoreless 8th, but the Braves couldn't score off of Scott Linebrink and Trevor Hoffman. Offensive contributor: Jorge Sosa was 1-2 with a solo homer, his 2nd of the season. Brian McCann made a pinch-hit appearance, and grounded out. The Mets and Phillies are tied in the 16th inning. The Braves will lose a game in the standings to somebody. John Thomson against Chris Young late tomorrow night.

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