Turner Field | 1:05 | Maholm vs. Buddy Carlyle | Box
The ball always finds the new guy.
This afternoon, the new guy was Jose Castillo. He'd earned just six starts at the hot corner to date this season. His seventh wasn't lucky.
Castillo's fifth-inning throwing error proved to provide the Braves' winning run, and time and again he looked uncomfortable fielding the position. Since Jose Bautista will be out for the next two weeks, it's imperative that Castillo settles in at third. Our ground ball pitchers will ensure that he gets more than his fair share of chances.
Buddy Carlyle threw eight strong innings, Edgar Renteria went 4 for 5 from the second spot in Atlanta's order, and the Braves sunk the Pirates, 5-1.
Paul Maholm allowed two earned runs through six---another quality start---an...
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