NEW YORK (AP) -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 will happen next.
``The next couple of days I should know what paths we're looking at,'' Smoltz said.
Smoltz started the season on the disabled list with tightness in the back of the shoulder.
``He's been dominating all season,'' manager Bobby Cox said. ``This is the only time he didn't dominate.''

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