Hammaker(13-6) had a strong outing. He gave up just 6 hits and 2 walks in 9 innings. Atlanta tried unsuccessfully to come back in the 9th.
Joe Johnson(0-3) absorbed the loss. He allowed just 1 run and 3 hits in 7 innings. Despite losing Eddie Haas was optimistic after the game. 'We'll get over this one. Sometimes the breaks fall your way, sometimes they don't. Any one of a dozen little things go different, and we come out on top.'