A Big Whiff
Boston Red Sox pitcher John Smoltz strikes out during the third inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, June 25, 2009, in Washington

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"Most of the time when the linescore is the way it is, I'm going to be very disappointed, but I really can't at this point," Smoltz said. "I lost a little rhythm there in the first inning ... but very encouraged with how good I can be and the way I felt and the stamina and everything going forward." -- John Smoltz on start No. 1

He Had Complete Game

Michael Jackson | 1958-2009

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