Atlanta 8, Florida 7
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 9 1
Atlanta 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 X 8 11 1
WP: T. Smith (2-3) S: J. Smoltz (41)
LP: G. Mota (9-7)
 Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Atlanta
-J.D. Drew tripled to deep left, M. Giles scored
-C. Jones hit sacrifice fly to left, J.D. Drew scored
Top 2nd: Florida
-A. Gonzalez homered to deep left, P. Lo Duca scored
Bot 2nd: Atlanta
-A. Jones homered to deep left
-C. Thomas homered to deep right
-J.D. Drew singled to left, M. Giles to third, M. Giles scored, J.D. Drew to third on left fielder M. Cabrera's throwing error
Top 3rd: Florida
-P. Lo Duca doubled to deep left, L. Castillo, J. Conine and M. Lowell scored
Top 6th: Florida
-A. Gonzalez homered to deep left
Top 7th: Florida
-J. Conine singled to center, L. Castillo scored
Bot 8th: Atlanta
-R. Furcal hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. Franco scored, A. Jones to third
-M. Giles singled to right, A. Jones and C. Thomas scored
 Florida
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Pierre cf 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .320
L. Castillo 2b 3 2 1 0 2 1 1 .293
J. Conine 1b 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .276
M. Cabrera lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300
M. Lowell 3b 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .289
P. Lo Duca c 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 .295
J. Encarnacion rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .236
A. Gonzalez ss 4 2 3 3 0 0 1 .237
I. Valdez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .180
    B. Howard p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Willis ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .211
    D. Weathers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Harris ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230
    G. Mota p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    A. Benitez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 33 7 9 7 6 6 13  
 Batting
2B - P Lo Duca (28, K Gryboski).
HR - A Gonzalez 2 (23, 2nd inning off R Ortiz 1 on, 1 Out, 6th inning off J Cruz 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - A Gonzalez 3 (77), P Lo Duca 3 (79), J Conine (78).
2-out RBI - A Gonzalez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Lowell 1, A Gonzalez 1.
GIDP - L Harris, J Conine.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - J Pierre (43, 2nd base off R Ortiz/J Estrada), L Castillo (20, 2nd base off A Alfonseca/J Estrada).
CS - J Conine (5, 2nd base by A Alfonseca/J Estrada).
 
 Fielding
E - M Cabrera (9, throw).
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Furcal ss 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .282
M. Giles 2b 4 2 3 2 1 1 0 .307
J.D. Drew rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 .312
C. Jones 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .250
J. Estrada c 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 .313
J. Franco 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .298
A. Jones cf 4 2 2 1 0 2 2 .267
C. Thomas lf 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 .288
R. Ortiz p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105
    K. Gryboski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Wise ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .216
    R. Colon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Cruz Jr. p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240
    T. Martin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    A. LaRoche ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
    A. Alfonseca p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
    E. Marrero ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .316
    J. Smoltz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 33 8 11 7 5 7 16  
 Batting
2B - M Giles (22, I Valdez); J Estrada (36, I Valdez).
3B - J Drew (7, I Valdez).
HR - A Jones (29, 2nd inning off I Valdez 0 on, 0 Out), C Thomas (5, 2nd inning off I Valdez 0 on, 0 Out).
SF - C Jones , R Furcal.
RBI - J Drew (91), C Jones (93), A Jones (90), C Thomas (25), R Furcal (58), M Giles 2 (43).
2-out RBI - M Giles 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Jones 1, A Jones 1, J Drew 1, D Wise 1, J Franco 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - C Thomas (3, 2nd base off A Benitez/P Lo Duca), M Giles (17, 2nd base off A Benitez/P Lo Duca).
CS - R Furcal (6, 2nd base by D Weathers/P Lo Duca).
 
 Fielding
E - J Estrada (9, throw).
DP - 3 (J Estrada-M Giles, M Giles-J Franco, R Furcal-M Giles-J Franco).
 Florida
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
I. Valdez 2.0 8 5 4 0 0 2 5.11
B. Howard 3.0 0 0 0 2 4 0 5.09
D. Weathers 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.31
G. Mota (L, 9-7) 0.2 2 3 3 1 1 0 2.51
A. Benitez 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.22
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Ortiz 2.1 3 5 5 4 3 1 4.19
K. Gryboski 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
R. Colon 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.07
J. Cruz Jr. 0.2 2 1 1 0 2 1 13.50
T. Martin 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
A. Alfonseca 1.0 2 1 0 1 1 0 2.57
T. Smith (W, 2-3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.75
J. Smoltz (S, 41) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.87
WP - B Howard 2.
IBB - C Thomas (by B Howard).
Pitches-strikes - I Valdez 49-32; B Howard 41-25; D Weathers 38-19; G Mota 25-16; A Benitez 5-4; R Ortiz 68-32; K Gryboski 9-6; R Colon 24-17; J Cruz 21-14; T Martin 2-2; A Alfonseca 19-9; T Smith 8-8; J Smoltz 15-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - I Valdez 4-2; B Howard 1-4; D Weathers 2-2; G Mota 0-1; A Benitez 0-1; R Ortiz 1-3; K Gryboski 1-1; R Colon 4-2; J Cruz 0-0; T Martin 0-1; A Alfonseca 1-0; T Smith 3-0; J Smoltz 2-1.
Batters faced - I Valdez 14; B Howard 11; D Weathers 7; G Mota 5; A Benitez 2; R Ortiz 14; K Gryboski 3; R Colon 6; J Cruz 4; T Martin 1; A Alfonseca 5; T Smith 3; J Smoltz 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Greg Gibson. 1B--Larry Poncino. 2B--Gerry Davis. 3B--Bruce Dreckman.
Time: 3:11.
Attendance: 28,632.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
ATLANTA'S RUSS ORTIZ STRUCK OUT FLORIDA'S LUIS CASTILLO IN THE FIRST INNING FOR THE 1,000TH STRIKEOUT OF HIS CAREER.
THE HOME RUNS BY ATLANTA'S ANDRUW JONES AND CHARLES THOMAS IN THE SECOND INNING WERE BACK-TO-BACK.

Updated on Friday, Sep 24, 2004 11:12 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Florida
A. Gonzalez A. Gonzalez
3-4, 2 HR
3 RBI
 Atlanta
M. Giles M. Giles
3-4
2 RBI