Okay, so the Braves, as usual, fell behind 4-0 in the first inning. But here’s the thing — they actually came back! Andruw hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, and then the team scored four in the second to take the lead. Weird.
Hudson really wasn’t pitching well, and was hurt on a comebacker before he could record an out in the third. Enter Peter Moylan, who saved the day. (The season? It’s still early, but I was getting pretty desperate.) Moylan got out a jam, pitched three innings, didn’t allow a hit, and struck out three. The Braves got single scoreless innings from Boyer, Yates, Soriano, and Wickman, each of whom allowed a baserunner.
Most of the offense came from the 3-4 spots. Andruw went 2-5 and drove in three runs. Renteria outdid him, 3-5, two runs scored and four RBI, including a homer in the fourth and a double in the sixth for insurance runs. Willie Harris had two hits and a walk and generally ran around a lot to make the Cubs miserable. Even Thorman had a hit, as unlikely as that sounds.