Monday April 14, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves are off today after winning
two out of three in Washington. Atlanta starter Tom Glavine left with an injury before recording an out yesterday, and the Nationals ended a nine-game losing streak by holding on to edge the Braves 5-4.
Jair Jurrjens is scheduled to start for Atlanta tomorrow night
as they begin a three-game set at Florida to wrap up a ten-game
road trip. The finale of a four-game series last week in Colorado
was postponed until June because of snow. Glavine (0-1) matched the shortest start of his 22-season, 303-win career, departing with a strained right hamstring after letting all four batters he faced reach base. After throwing his 16th pitch, Glavine walked off the mound, then briefly doubled over.
He was replaced by Jeff Bennett, who got a double play grounder
that scored a run to give Washington a 2-0 lead. Both runs were
charged to Glavine.
In the second inning, Bennett issued four walks in a row -- a
string that included Cristian Guzman's first free pass of the
season and two with the bases full that forced in runs. Bennett
helped along Washington's struggling offense again in the third by
hitting Paul Lo Duca, who came around to score on Aaron Boone's RBI