I kind of wish I still had my Andruw-o-meter. Andruw Jones was 3-5, with two homers, four RBI, raising his average to .300 (with .399 OBP and .579 slugging percentage, both highest on the team) in the Braves’ extra-innings win over the Rangers. The big blow was a three-run shot in the tenth. Andruw’s on an eight-game hitting streak, and it’s not one of those with a lot of 1-4 games. He’s had multi-hit games, hit for power, and drawn walks. Bobby Cox compared what’s going on with Andruw right now to what happened when Sammy Sosa found himself to become one of the game’s elite hitters. And Andruw’s about five years younger than Sosa was at that time.
Kevin Millwood had a good start, six innings, two runs. Those two runs came in an odd sixth inning where a lot of balls seemed to fall just right for the Rangers, and he looked much better than he has lately… John Smoltz got the save, and looked very strong. The Braves’ defense didn’t, committing three errors.