There really wasn't too much to say after last night's loss to one of the best pitchers in baseball.
Bobby Cox does the only thing he can, praise Roy Halladay:
“Doc was on top of his game tonight. It’s just a great performance. You figure you’ve almost got to throw a shutout to beat him. He’s that good. He has been for years. When he gives up runs they’re little ground-ball base hits and things like that. He never walks anybody. I think he went ball 3 three times tonight. He just doesn’t do it….It’s no shame only getting one run off a guy like that, when he’s like that.”
Talking Chop explains the Braves' last gasp:
The game only lasted 2 hours and 14 minutes. Doc had his nastiest stuff going all night, striking out seven and walking just one. The Braves had a chance against Roy in the eighth after Gregor Blanco lead off with a bunt single, but he was caught stealing on a missed hit-and-run by Brooks Conrad. Blanco looked safe on the replay, but the call was made and the Braves never got another runner on base.
And Derek Lowe just got beat:
"Sometimes you just get beat," Lowe said. "The guy pitched a tremendous game. We can talk all day about what-ifs. He beat us, and that's really the end of the story."
The Braves need to go out there and forget all about that tonight.