Chad Billingsley (0-2) vs. Chuck James (0-1).
COMMENTS: Andruw Jones returning to Turner Field is like a high school reunion disaster. He's a heck of a lot fatter, his wheels aren't as fast, and he hasn't really done much of anything since he left. Last night, Jones' ninth-inning double to get him 1-for-3 was meaningless, and his .167 average on the season is pathetic. But at least he's got company down there, with No-Punch Nomar also at .167 (0-for-4 last night) and Mendoza Martin at .196 (0-for-3, including a fly out with the bases juiced in the second inning that would have shifted momentum on a dime). Chan Ho Park's entrance in the seventh, and prompt HR served up to Larry Jones, was the capper on top of Derek Lowe's shaky 5R 3ER evening.
Shake it off, boys, and open up a can of whupass today!