Just got back from the game. Another rough start put the team in a hole early. And Smoltz was in top form. It could have been a lot worse, but the team battled to stay in, but really lacked the crispness they had previously. It was actually pretty amazing that they were even in the game. This was a game that they really could have stolen. Several guys including Young and Fick had good, but unfortunately it didn't yield anything. I didn't expect much from Fick with limited at bats. Young hit a perfect shot, but Langerhans was just too well positioned. Kearns hit another shot but again, the defense was in place to make a break on the ball. You can't ask for more from the hitters, because there is nothing more they can really do there. Unfortunately, they just couldn't take advantage of some other opportunities to plate batters or move guys over. The little things added up including yielding too many runs unnecessarily. They were lucky to make it as close as they did, but they didn't play well enough to take advantage.
It will be nice to see these guys play in some decent weather. This is getting ridiculous.