That’s more like it. The Braves took a 3-0 lead in the first, and actually held on. When the Mets cut it to 3-2, the Braves actually got out of Hibernation Mode long enough to get an insurance run. Weird.
With Chipper still sitting out, the Braves put together a first-inning rally. Anderson, who had the best day he’s had in awhile, Slugging Third Baseman Martin Prado, and KJ all scored and eight men came to the plate. Of course, it was Hibernation Mode from there, but Campillo looked to make it hold up. He made one mistake, a two-out two-run double from Pedro Martinez of all people in the sixth.
They got an insurance run in the seventh, Anderson driving in B-Jones, and the bullpen was solid. Ohman got one man but gave up a hit, but after that Bennett got through the rest of the seventh and all the eighth with no damage. Gonzalez pitched the ninth, and struck out two in getting the save.
Pujols was 0-3 with a walk. Chipper has an 11-point lead in BA and ten in OBP.
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