– MLB – Recap – Braves at Cardinals – 05/05/2002

The Braves we were expecting put in a cameo appearance today, and the team is back to .500 again, winning 4-2. Greg Maddux was sharp, going six and giving up no runs. He only threw 65 pitches, but apparently Bobby wanted to be cautious. Spooneybarger and Smoltz each gave up a run, but John finally finished it off. And Gary Sheffield was 3-5, including a double, bringing his average up to .230. Bobby made a move in the starting lineup, flipping Gary to the three spot and Chipper Jones to cleanup, and it seems to have paid off. Every Brave starter got at least one hit; when that happens, you expect more than four runs. But a win’s a win.