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We Destroyed Them... Now, If Only 6 Was 9

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Braves 8, Marlins 0

Well, when it rains it pours, I guess. We held the Marlins to 3 hits and struck 'em out 16 times (Smoltz got 10 strikeouts in 5 shoulder-wincing innings, and is now 6 from 3000). Meanwhile, Chipper Jones went 4-4 by himself, doubling and launching two homers and raising his average to .443 -- which leads baseball by, like, a lot. Chipper, Tex, and McCann homered back-to-back-to-back in the 5th inning, which looked cool and sort of sent a signal that it was going to be one of those nights for the offense. Every regular in our lineup got a hit except the pitchers, and even Brayan Pena chipped in with a pinch double, which hopefully will help his trade value. Yunel, McCann, and Kotsay also doubled, and Kelly Johnson also homered.

Our bullpen miraculously no-hit the Fish after Smoltz left the game, with Carlyle, Acosta, Resop, and Ohman managing to acquit themselves quite well. Basically, this game was exactly as one-sided as it looks in the box, and this is what our offense looks like when everything's clicking. It raises our record to 6-9, and all I'm thinking about is that Jimi Hendrix song... if only 6 was 9...

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