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Smoltz to start as Braves go for sweep

Jun 27, 2007 - 3:31 PM ATLANTA (Ticker) - John Smoltz takes the mound as the Atlanta Braves look to get a sweep in the finale of a three-game series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Smoltz (8-4, 3.14 ERA) is coming off his worst start in two months, surrendering five runs and eight hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over six innings in a 5-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Friday.

The 40-year-old righthander has posted a 1-2 record with a 4.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts in three starts this month.

If Atlanta completes the sweep, it will be the first since the opening series of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies from April 2-5.

The Nationals will counter with Micah Bowie (4-2, 3.63), who has not lost since moving to the rotation on May 20.

Bowie is 4-0 with a 3.60 ERA in seven starts this season. Washington is undefeated when the 32-year-old lefthander gets the start this season.

Despite Bowie's success, the Nationals have struggled recently, losing eight of their last 11 games, including a 6-2 setback on Tuesday.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
    ATLANTA 1 0 2 4 3 2 1 0 x 13 22 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: WAS - MICAH BOWIE, LUIS AYALA (4TH), BILLY TRABER (5TH), SAUL RIVERA
    (7TH), JON RAUCH (8TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER, JESUS FLORES (7TH)
    ATL - JOHN SMOLTZ, OSCAR VILLARR

    Jun 27 10:43 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF FRANCOEUR SCORED CHRIS WOODWARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J FRANCOEUR ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 13 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: S THORMAN (.229, 9 HR, 30 RBI)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 10:17 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRIAN MCCANN (7) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF BILLY TRABER SCORED JEFF FRANCOEUR.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0, ATLANTA 12
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M DIAZ (.339, 2-FOR-3)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:56 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY CHIPPER JONES SCORED YUNEL ESCOBAR.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C JONES ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 10 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A JONES (.199, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:36 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED PETE ORR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, Y ESCOBAR ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 9 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.329, 3-FOR-3, 3 RBI)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:35 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY YUNEL ESCOBAR SCORED MATT DIAZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y ESCOBAR ON FIRST, J SMOLTZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 8 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E RENTERIA (.325, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:34 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF FRANCOEUR SCORED CHIPPER JONES.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J FRANCOEUR ON FIRST, A JONES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.266, 1-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:12 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANDRUW JONES SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A JONES ON FIRST, C JONES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.273, 0-FOR-0, BB, SF, RBI)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:10 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHIPPER JONES SCORED YUNEL ESCOBAR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C JONES ON FIRST, E RENTERIA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A JONES (.196, 0-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:09 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, Y ESCOBAR ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.325, 2-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 9:03 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JEFF FRANCOEUR SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C JONES ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.263, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 8:36 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHIPPER JONES SCORED YUNEL ESCOBAR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C JONES ON FIRST, E RENTERIA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A JONES (.197, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 8:33 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHIPPER JONES SCORED YUNEL ESCOBAR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C JONES ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    ATLANTA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A JONES (.198, 12 HR, 45 RBI)

    Nationals vs. BravesJun 27 7:50 PM