Where’s this great offense people were talking about? We’re all the way back to the opening Mets series now. A fine outing by Tim Hudson was wasted.
The Braves were limited to four hits (and four walks). They had a couple of chances, but couldn’t take advantage. In the fifth, they had Heyward at second and David Ross at first with one out, but the inexplicable Jack Wilson fouled out and Hudson grounded out. In the sixth, they had Martin Prado at second with one out, and Prado at third and Dan Uggla at first with two out, but Chipper lined out.
In the seventh, the Cubs got a leadoff single followed by a bunt and a groundout. Hudson should have been out of it, but the hapless Wilson let the inning-ending groundout go off his glove for the game’s only run. They called it a hit. Kris Medlen got through the eighth with no problem.