Wolf makes debut in loss to Braves

Wolf makes debut in loss to Braves

at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Thursday, March 1

Braves at the plate: Kelly Johnson contributed a first-inning leadoff single and a second-inning sacrifice fly that accounted for the game's first run. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a two-run sixth-inning single and Yunel Escobar enjoyed a three-hit performance.

Dodgers at the plate: Matt Kemp's double highlighted a two-run fourth inning that included singles from Juan Pierre and Olmedo Saenz. Wilson Valdez's fifth-inning double provided the only other extra-base hit.

Braves on the mound: Starter Kyle Davies needed just 17 pitches (11 strikes) to complete two perfect innings that included one strikeout. Lance Cormier, who is battling Davies for the fifth spot in the rotation, allowed two earned runs and four hits in two innings.

Dodgers on the mound: Randy Wolf surrendered four hits and one earned run in two innings. Chad Billingsley allowed two unearned runs and three hits in two innings.

Grapefruit League records: Braves 1-0; Dodgers 0-1.

Up next: John Smoltz will make his first start on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET, when the Braves host the Pirates at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Jason Schmidt will make his Dodgers debut in Friday's 1:05 p.m. game against the Nationals at Vero Beach.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.