Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Live Blog: San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves

Top of the 9th inning: Soriano relieves Gonzalez. Holy shit I love this guy! Three up, three down another two strikeouts for Soriano, he is so electric. Braves win, 3-2

Bottom of the 8th inning: Dan Brocail relieved Meridith and got the Braves, three up three down including one strike out.

Top of the 8th inning: Mike Gonzalez relieves Smoltz. Gonzalez gets them 1-2-3 and in impressive fashion. He got a couple of soft groundouts and blew away Cruz Jr with a 95 mph fastball.

Bottom of the 8th inning: HUGE inning! It started off bad, with two straight groudouts, but Kelly hit a single, then Willie singled then Chipper just missed a 3-run homer, but it was ruled a ground rule double and KJ scored. Next up was Andruw, who hit another opposite field hit, this one scoring Harris. Braves now lead 3-2

Top of the 7th inning: Three up three down for Smoltz, he's been great these past few innings.

Bottom of the 6th inning: Andruw singled and then caught everyone off by stealing a base(1st of the season). He then advanced on a ground out by McCann but we were unable to get him in with a couple of groundouts. Oh and Maddux was relieved by Cla Meridith.

Top of the 6th inning: Smoltz fought back after giving up the lead-off double, he got a couple of ground balls and finally he struck out Brayan.

Bottom of the 5th inning: Long inning, first Woodward singled, then Smoltz bunted him over to second, then he advanced to third on a wild pitch, then KJ struck out, Big Willie came through again with an RBI single and then a stolen base but Chipper struck out to end the inning. San Diego leads 2-1

Top of the 5th inning: Another three up three down inning for Smoltz, he struck out Maddux and got a couple of groundouts.

Bottom of the 4th inning: Three up three down for Maddux. He's looking great tonight, great for him, bad for us.

Top of the 4th inning: Three up three down for Smoltz, Brayan did double but he tried to stretch it and was thrown out at third.

Bottom of the 3rd inning: Maddux walked Harris and Chipper reached on an error by Blum, but the Braves got nothing as Jones flied out to left.

Top of the 3rd inning: Much like the second, Smoltz got two quick outs before Adrian Gonzalez took him deep. Then Smoltz was able to come back and strike Cameron out. San Diego leads 2-0

Bottom of the 2nd inning: A couple of balls were hit hard, like Thor's, it was maybe a foot short. Francoeur did get a single, but other than that, Maddux cruised easily again.

Top of the 2nd inning: Started off great, didn't quite end as well. Smoltz struck out the first two batters he faced and then on a 2-2 pitch, Blum hit a solo homerun. And then Maddux came up and was able to fight through the glare off of Smoltz's head and he hit a single right up the middle on the first pitch he saw. But Smoltz recovered and got a ground out to end the inning. San Diego leads 1-0

Bottom of the 1st inning: Good inning for Greg Maddux, he did walk Chipper however, but Andruw flew out to center, no harm done. Let me just say, for the record it's weird rooting against Maddux, but ya gotta do whatcha gotta do.

Top of the 1st inning: Easy inning for John Smoltz, can't say the same for Woodward. Woodward made an error on the first ball he saw but it didn't hurt as Chipper was able to gun down the other Giles, Brian, as he tried to stretch a single into a double. Gonzalez grounded out to second and before that, Sledge popped up to second.

Tonight's Line-ups

San Diego

1. Marcus Giles 2B
2. Terrmel Sledge LF
3. Brian Giles RF
4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
5. Mike Cameron CF
6. Russell Brayan 3B
7. Geoff Blum SS
8. Rob Bowen C
9. Greg Maddux P


1. Kelly Johnson 2B
2. Willy Harris LF
3. Chipper Jones 3B
4. Andruw Jones CF
5. Brian McCann C
6. Jeff Francoeur RF
7. Scott Thorman 1B
8. Chris Woodward SS
9. John Smoltz P

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