Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves – Box Score – May 02, 2009 – ESPN

Rain again. This time, after two innings, knocking Jurrjens, and Roy Oswalt, out of the game. Normally I’d think that was a pretty good exchange, but the Astros bullpen held the Braves to one run over the seven innings they pitched, that one run on a wild pitch. Basically, the Braves didn’t bother to return from the rain delay. Buddy Carlyle gave up three runs in the fourth to take the loss, and the Braves never seriously threatened to get back in the game. The only good news is that Bobby got through the game with only three relievers, none of them key performers, while the Astros used five.

Kelly Pipp was back in the lineup today, hitting seventh, while Schafer led off. Schafer had two hits, but struck out three times and was picked off first; KJ was 2-3 with a walk. The Braves had seven hits, but six walks; the Astros twelve and none. The Braves struck out nine times.