Braves 2, Reds 0
When we got in the clubhouse tonight, Edinson Volquez was studying video of the home he gave up to Brian McCann.
“I wanted to see where it was,” he said. “It was in middle of the plate. That’s what happens when you throw it there in the big leagues.”
It was the first home run Volquez allowed after 32 2/3 innings work. It followed Corey Patterson's drop of flyball from Chipper Jones earlier in the inning.
That was the ballgame.
Volquez looked good -- consistently 94, some 95s, at least one 96. He went six innings, allowing the two runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out nine.
Unfortunately for the Reds, Tim Hudson has looked better. The Reds had three singles and Hudson struck out a season-high 10.