Nothing like a dose of the Astros to cure what ails you. Houston took a 1-0 lead in the first, but only had four hits after that inning (it’s like they’re the Braves or something) and the Braves, atypically, refused to go into Hibernation Mode, scoring eight runs in the fifth through seventh innings combined.
Considering the Bizarro World aspects of this series, Troy Glaus had a big day, doubling in the Braves’ first two runs in the third, singling in a run in the fifth, and singling in another run (just missing a two-run double) in the sixth. The Braves’ cleanup hitter is now hitting .221 and slugging .325, which is a vast improvement though still terrible.
Heyward had another homer, his seventh (and third over the last three games) and drew a walk. It’s almost as if being selective helps a guy hit homers or something. Nah, it can’t be. Infante (leading off and playing short) and Prado each went 3-5. Tim Hudson scored the Braves’ first run and went 6 2/3 before leaving with cramps. It’s worrisome that he only struck out one and his K rate continues to be very low.