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Smoltz leaves start vs. Mets with discomfort in throwing shoulder

Updated: April 27, 2008, 11:06 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- John Smoltz left Atlanta's 6-3 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday with what he called "discomfort" in his throwing shoulder.

The Braves right-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in a season-low four innings. He also gave up his first two home runs of the season.

Smoltz (3-2) came in having allowed just two runs in his first four starts, for a 0.78 ERA.

Smoltz said the discomfort prevented him from delivering pitches the way he wanted. He was vague about what ...

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