MIAMI (AP) -Aside from
losing track of the count while at bat, the
were pretty much flawless Monday night.
They came up with fielding gems and clutch hitting, and rookie
allowed only two hits in seven innings to beat the
It was quite a turnaround from Sunday, when the Braves committed four errors, issued eight walks and lost to Washington 15-6.
''Yesterday those Little Leaguers from Columbus who won the World Series could have beat us,'' Jones said. ''Today was as
solid a game as we have played from first pitch to the end of the ninth inning.''
Campillo (5-4) retired the first 12 batters, and he and two relievers combined to retire the final nine Marlins.
each had two hits, drove in a run and scored once, and shortstop
twice robbed Florida of hits.
''We need to do something on this trip and get it going, and tonight was a great start,'' manager
Amid such a polished performance, Jones' brain cramp stood out. He lost track of the count in his fourth at-bat and started
up the baseline after ball three.
''I'm just glad I didn't get all the way to first,'' Jones said with a sheepish grin. ''Then I swung at ball four and ball
five after that.''
Jones struck out to finish 1-for-4, dropping his average to .556 (20-for-36) against Florida this year.
The 29-year-old Campillo, who moved into the rotation in May, walked one and lowered his ERA to 2.83. His effort was a welcome
turnaround for the Braves, who had given up 23 runs and 31 hits in their past two games, both losses.
''He has been that good all year long,'' Cox said. ''Nobody really swung well at him, which is normal. He does that all the
The Marlins lead the majors with 140 home runs, but they're a fastball-hitting team, and Campillo rarely topped 80 mph. It
was reminiscent of the Marlins' loss Friday to junkballer
of Philadelphia, who has beaten Florida 10 times in 10 career starts.
''He was like a right-handed
, except his fastball was a little better,'' said
, who had one of Florida's two hits. ''He hit the corners with all of his pitches, and that's difficult to do.''
each pitched one perfect inning.
(2-1) allowed three runs in six innings in his third major-league appearance for the Marlins, who fell a game behind the idle
NL East leaders, Philadelphia and the
New York Mets
The Marlins' first baserunner was
, who walked to start the fifth.
singled with one out, but Campillo got
to hit into a double play.
''We didn't put anything together,'' Jacobs said. ''He just throws a lot of stuff, mixing his pitches up, and we weren't able
to get anything going.''
Hermida singled leading off the seventh for the Marlins' other hit.
''I know those guys are really dangerous,'' Campillo said. ''But I felt really good.''
Lillibridge's glove work erased two potential singles. He ranged to his left to snare a grounder and spun to throw out
in the third, and made a diving stop of a grounder hit by pinch hitter
in the sixth.
Atlanta took a 1-0 lead in the second on Kotsay's bases-loaded single with none out, but Volstad escaped further damage. Lillibridge
and Campillo tapped into forceouts at the plate, and
Blanco walked in the fifth, stole second and came home on a two-out single by
. Teixeira followed with an RBI double to make it 3-0.
doubled home a run in the ninth.