Well how 'bout that. I was there for Smoltzie's 150th save and remember cheering loudly for Eli Marrero and Mark DeRosa that night, but cheering the loudest when Smoltz came bursting out of the 'pen. Looks like we'll get to see that again soon.
"I would have walked off the mound after the first inning if we hadn't been short on pitching," Smoltz said. "Even during those first four starts, I haven't been happy at all. I've been in a lot of pain. ... People say that I was lights out in those other starts. I was lights out for three innings and then gutted myself through the rest of those games."Full article at MLB.com.
Also, in case you haven't heard, Hammy hurt his boob again. I'm not a pessimist, but I just can't imagine him pitching seven innings like JJ pitched this afternoon.