Just how rare was Julio’s gem? The last Brave to throw a complete-game 1-0 shutout was Russ Ortiz in September 2003 against the Marlins and Josh Beckett.
And Ortiz drove in the run with a two-out single to score Javy. That game was Ortiz’s 20th win.
Something tells me Julio is destined to be a better Brave than Russ Ortiz. Well done, Julio. Well done.