Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson was removed after seven innings of solid work and replaced by reliever Jonny Venters. Hudson through 106 pitches over seven innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits and four walks. The run came after Brooks Conrad dropped a pop-up in shallow right field.
Venters appeared in the first two games of this series going 2 2/3 total innings while giving up two hits and striking out three. He worked around two base hits by striking out the side to maintain the Braves one run deficit.