Rodrigo Lopez, RH John Smoltz, RH (7-2, 4.37) (7-5, 2.88) 2B B Roberts SS R Furcal CF L Matos LF K Johnson SS M Tejada 2B M Giles 1B R Palmeiro CF A Jones RF J Gibbons 1B A LaRoche 3B C Gomez 3B W Betemit LF L Bigbie RF R Langerhans C G Gil C B McCann P R Lopez P J Smoltz
Game time is 1:05 on WJZ and TBS.
John Smoltz is not the pitcher want to run into when your team is on a four-game losing streak. Certainly not the last three games of Buzzsaw John Smoltz, either. After the complete roller coaster ride of yesterday's game ended with an abrupt tossing from your seat, heads smashing off the rails and all this, the team's spirits may start to get low. Things like this can really screw with players. Not all of them, but enough of them.
Lopez, inconsistent, etc. Let's win. Let's not lose.