Jo-Jo Reyes picked up his first career win, though he might want to be a little more efficient next time. Reyes went only five innings, but threw 100 pitches — 55 of them strikes. He did strike out seven, but walked three and allowed three hits. He gave up one run, in the third; after loading the bases, he gave up what looked like a double, but Diaz made a good play to hold it to a sac fly.
The Braves had taken a first-inning lead on Francoeur’s two-out single to score Escobar. Another two-out single, from Renteria, scored Diaz in the third. Another two-out single, by Escobar, scored Diaz in the fourth. And yet another two-out single, from McCann, scored Chipper in the fifth. Where were all these two-out singles when we needed them?!?!?!?
The Braves needed four pitchers to get through the seventh. Kali got two outs but left with two men on. Ring faced one man, who singled to load the bases. Acosta gave up a two-run single to the only man he faced, and Mahay had to finish the inning. Soriano pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save.
Chipper was 0-3 with two walks, and stands at .337, falling one point behind Holliday for the league lead. Renteria had two hits and is at .335, good for third. Diaz is also hitting .337 but isn’t eligible.