Smoltzuzaka Strikes Again

John Smoltz puts his hand to his face as he walks off the mound after being taken out of last night's game. He surrendered five runs, including three homers, in the sixth inning.

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"I�m trying my best to not get frustrated over the results, but they do frustrate me because I felt like the game was well in hand.One pitch I�d like to have back, but at the end of the day I gave up six runs. Shake my head, and battle. It�s unacceptable." -- John Smoltz (1-3 with a 6.31 ERA)

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