Good Pitching Stops Good Hitting Right. Coming into the series everybody was picking the Braves, but the Cubs have been great. The Big Story is that the Atlanta Bats have yet to get started other than Giles and DeRosa who are a combined 6 for 12.
Lets look at the Braves main bats.
Gary Sheffield .100 Avg, .308 OBP, .100 SLG, .408 OPS, 0 RBI
Season .330 Avg, .419 OBP, .604 SLG,1.023OPS
Larry Jones .100 Avg, .182 OBP, .100 SLG, .282 OPS, 2 RBI
Season .302 Avg, .402 OBP. .517 SLG, .919 OPS
Andruw Jones .111 Avg, .333 OBP, .111 SLG, .444 OPS, 1 RBI
Season .277 Avg, .338 OBP, .513 SLG, .851 OPS
Javy Lopez .333 Avg, .333 OBP, .333 SLG, .667 OPS, 0 RBI
Season .328 Avg, .378 OBP, .687 SLG,1.065OPS
Also Robert Fick is 0 for 10 in the series. The Cubs pitchers are getting the job done on the Braves hitters so far. The Cubs need to rough Ortiz up early and they will be getting ready for the NLCS. A Look at the Cubs hitters a little later. It seems like the Cubs are hitting their stride at the right time.