PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- J.D. Drew homered and knocked in three runs and
pitched seven effective innings as the
rolled to a 9-3 rout of the
A former first-round pick by the Phillies in 1997 who never signed with the team, Drew routinely is booed when he returns here. He got the last laugh in this one, hitting a two-run homer in the third and delivering an RBI double in the eighth that opened an 8-3 lead.
"I know they won't ever forget around here," Drew said. "It's definitely something you come in and expect. So you got to be prepared for it. The big focus for me is control what I can control and that's my concentration and my effort."
Thomson (4-2) did his part on the mound in winning his second straight start. The righthander gave up three runs - one earned - and eight hits, walking one and striking out six.
DeWayne Wise added three hits and two RBI and
's two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth for Atlanta. The Braves had hits from eight of their nine starters.
"Everybody swung well," Drew said. "We were able to get some balls up and put some good swings. Everything worked out well."
(4-5) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings before departing with inflammation in his right elbow. Padilla will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. "Fortunately, the problems that we've had so far with regard to injuries have been things that have resolved themselves fairly quickly," Phillies general manager Ed Wade said. "We hope in Padilla's case, we'll be able to work around it and get him the time to cool it off and then go from there."
Wise and Drew combined to help Atlanta use a two-out rally in the third to score three runs. Wise delivered a RBI single before Drew belted the next pitch over the right field wall for a 3-0 lead.
Philadelphia used a pair of two-out rallies of its own to tie the game.
came through with a run-scoring single in the third before Furcal's throwing error at shortstop and
' RBI double knotted the contest in the fourth.
The Braves took the lead for good in the fifth when Padilla unraveled after getting the first two outs. He walked Drew on four pitches, then hit former Phillie
with a pitch before
doubled off the left field fence for a 4-3 advantage.
"Padilla felt fine warming up," Phillies manager
said. "In the fifth inning, he felt (his elbow) tightening up."
Atlanta broke open the game in the eighth against
, capped by Drew's RBI double.
"He can be an All-Star player in a heartbeat," Cox said of Drew. "(There's) nothing he can't do. He's had some major (injuries), but he's got all the ability. He's proven it right now."