It wasn’t that close. The Braves had fourteen hits and walked ten times, and were able to score their 12 runs without a homer. Big games were from Chipper, Francoeur, and KJ. Chipper was 2-3 with three walks, scored once, and drove in four, three on a capping bases-loaded triple in the eighth. Jeff was 4-5 with an RBI and scored three runs. Johnson was 3-4 with two walks, scored three times and drove in one.
Chuck James took a two-hit shutout to the sixth before allowing a solo homer, and finished with 6 2/3 innings pitched (a long outing for him) four hits, three walks, and five strikeouts. He also had a pair of hits, one of them an RBI double, and later scored. Kali had no real trouble in an inning and a third, but Fredo allowed two runs in the ninth to make it look more respectable.
Brian McCann had a rough day, 0-6 with four strikeouts. If everyone else is getting on that has to be frustrating. Even Andruw had a hit and a walk and briefly got to the Mendoza Line, though he’s back to .199 now.