Although he didn't have nearly as many strikeouts as he's been having, Hudson didn't really have a bad night.† He limited the Dodgers to seven hits in eight innings and three earned runs.† He indicated after the game that he couldn't get his breaking ball working, but the game still could have been a win had the offense been able to hit Derek Lowe.† Lowe limited the Braves to three hits in his seven innings of pitching.†
KJ and Renteria each extended their hitting streaks, coming up with a hit a piece.† KJ's was a two-run single in the ninth that almost sparked a comeback, but unfortunately that didn't happen.† The only player who managed more than one hit off Lowe was Willie Harris.† He singled in the third and then stole second and third.† He followed in the fifth inning with a leadoff double.† Langerhans who?
Despite the fact that Hudson pitched eight innings, the game saw three Braves relievers.† Yates came on first and gave up two hits and†three earned runs. Colyer followed giving up another two hits.† Paronto finished the game off, getting the final two outs.†
Final Score:† Braves 3, Dodgers 6
This afternoon Davies faces Wolf.