I don’t really know what happened in this game, because I wasn’t paying much attention. Paul Byrd gave up two solo homers, including one to Gerald Williams, of all people, and got the loss because the Braves — despite putting up a more-or-less normal lineup — only managed the one run, Chipper doubling home Drew.
The Braves would need a win in the nightcap and one tomorrow for Bobby to get his 2000th win this season in Atlanta. More importantly, they’re only a game and a half up on the Dodgers now, and staring at the possibility of facing the Cardinals in the first round, which we do not want to happen, okay?
A more patchwork lineup in the nightcap, though with four regulars or platoon regulars, so it’s not as bad as it was in the two earlier doubleheaders. (Still, why did Bobby play Julio in the first game against the righty, and now has LaRoche facing Glavine, even though Julio hits Glavine well, or did last year at any rate? Must be seniority.) Wright’s doing his job so far, though the Mets lineup is pretty much David Wright and the Seven Dwarfs. I don’t know yet if I’m going to recap that one today or not. If not, I’d look for it at about 10:30 ET tomorrow morning.