The Astros get right out to work.
Biggio singles, and Berk
Earns a walk.
Ensberg, a knock,
Scores the first run as a perk.
Pettitte, the pick by his skip,
With a great ERA, also WHIP,
Gets two quick outs,
Easing the doubts,
Then gives up a homer to Chip.
Inning three, Hudson loses command.
The ball wildly flies from his hand.
Two walks and two hits
Are giving him fits
Two runs down isn’t quite what he planned.
Andrew Jones in the fourth overthrew
A sac fly, but later came through,
Put the throw in the past
With a much needed blast
Helping the Braves to score two.
Abruptly in frame number five
Hudson’s command comes alive.
Pettitte’s sharp, too.
This inning flew.
It goes quickly when both pitchers thrive.
The sixth is quick, too, but alas,
Hudson then runs out of gas.
Ensberg once more
Drives in a score.
The Braves have a two-run morass.
In the eighth frame, Atlanta’s relief
Puts fans into stunned disbelief.
The Astronauts soar,
Five runners score,
The crowd’s hopes all turn into grief.
The Braves give their fans one more thrill.
They rally and battle until
A Furcal double play.
To the home fans’ dismay,
They now trail in games, one to nil.