You know, the Mets are a really bad team. I’m planning to taunt them at length sometime soon, but I just wanted to point that out.
The Braves beat them 5-2. Tom Glavine started but was held to only two innings, in which he gave up one run. Trey Hodges pitched 3 2/3, and got his second win; callup Andy Pratt also got into the game, his first career action, and John Smoltz got his 55th save.
As you might expect, the Braves had almost a spring training type situation, with a bunch of players seeing action. Chipper got his 100th RBI then left the game. Gary Sheffield, who had been used sparingly, also only played a half game, and so did Andruw; at the end of the game the outfield was Wes Helms, Darren Bragg, and Matt Franco. And Vinny Castilla had another home run. You can see this as evidence he’s going to recover his mediocrity, or maybe the general exhibition game nature of recent games means they’re not really trying to get him out. But I bet Bobby thinks he’s recovered.
Season ends tomorrow, then we’ll see the Giants on Wednesday. With Arizona and SF clinching the division and wildcard respectively, the makeup game isn’t needed.