The streak is dead! Eight days after Freddie Freeman treated us to a walk off hit in the 10th inning, the Braves finally remembered how to win again. It wasn’t one of those offensive outbursts that we’re all hoping we’ll get to see soon and the team still turns into pumpkins when runners get into scoring position, but a win’s a win and no one can take it away from us.

Gavin Floyd made his Braves debut and turned in a performance worthy of the Good April Braves starting pitchers. He went 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits. The Braves turned some nice double plays behind him, too, which was nice after Monday night’s defensive miscues cost them that game. Nobody was expecting anything like what Floyd provided in his first start back from Tommy John (one day shy of the anniversary of his surgery). He impressed his manager so much that Fredi hinted after the game that Floyd would get another start in 5-6 days. So, there’s that to speculate about.

David Carpenter pitched the eighth and looked pretty sharp, striking out two in a perfect inning. He picked up the win when Regression came through in the bottom of the inning, breaking up a tie game with a hit—an actual HIT—with a runner in scoring position. Craig Kimbrel looked like his long layoff didn’t bother him, and he picked up his ninth save of the season by completely blowing the Cards away. He was pretty filthy.

Justin Upton really enjoys hitting solo home runs, and back in the 2-hole of the lineup he hit a no-doubter in the 4th for the Braves’ first run. We face Wainwright tonight, so getting that win was actually pretty big. He and Mike Minor will face off at 7:00.

We weathered a 7-game losing streak and are back in first place. I don’t want to sound greedy, but let’s go for two in a row!