Braves 2, Cubs 0: Hey, it's not like Chicago didn't have their chances. The Cubbies collected ten hits and three walks yet failed to push a runner across home plate. Javy Vazquez was very good but not great but his relief crew picked up the slack, combining on the shutout. Andres Blanco went 2-for-4 for the Cubs but still stranded four runners.
Mets 6, Cardinals 4: Who needs Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado or Jose Reyes when you've got...uh...Daniel Murphy and Omir Santos? Yes, half the Mets team is hurt but manager Jerry Tranuel is said to be looking out for "the spirit of the team". I guess he means all the dead Mets like Bob Apodaca. Stars or not, the Mets can still win ball games when their starter (Tim Redding of all people!) goes seven innings and the team puts 18 men on base during said game. Also, it helps to not use Bobby Parnell in a late and close sitch.