Wait a minute, let me check that… Yes, it does appear that the Braves actually won a game! This despite spending five innings in Hibernation Mode. Thank you, Tommy Hanson.
It started out like a number of games in the losing streak. The Braves took the lead in the first on a McLouth homer and a run-scoring error. And then gave it right back in the second on a HBP and three straight singles. But then they got the lead back in the third. Weird. Glaus walked, then Heyward hit another homer.
They didn’t do much after that, but the Astros didn’t do anything as Hanson allowed only one baserunner (a leadoff single in the fourth) outside their offensive surge in the second. For the game, he threw just 99 pitches, struck out seven with no walks in eight innings. Of course, it’s just the Astros. Wagner got his old team in the ninth, walking one but erasing him on a DP.
I’m going to let this stand as the game thread.