I considered not recapping this under my “I don’t recap exhibition games” policy. I mean, it’s a regular-season game, but has no bearing on anything really important. Bobby treated it like an exhibition game, too, starting several reserves and pulling most of his regulars before the end. Even Francoeur took some innings off. Anyway, I’ll recap the only remotely important thing about this game first.
Chipper went 1-2 with a walk, and is still at .339. He has a percentage points lead on Holliday, also at .339 after going 2-4.
The Astros took an early lead, not that it matters, 1-0 in the second. The Braves rebounded to make it 2-1 in the third, but the Astros tied it in the fourth. The Braves bust out in the middle innings, two in the fifth and three in the sixth. Jo-Jo Reyes got the win. Brandon Jones finally got his first major league hit, a two-run double to cap the scoring in the sixth. He also drove in a run on a groundout.