May 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Paul Maholm, .432
Least Valuable Cub: Ian Stewart, -.117
Most Valuable Brave: Tim Hudson, .175
Least Valuable Brave: Chipper Jones, -.198
Big swing: Bryan LaHair RBI single in the seventh put the Cubs ahead 1-0, .203
It’s rare to have both starting pitchers as the teams’ most valuable players, but 1-0 games are sort of rare. Maholm continued his good pitching with seven scoreless innings on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts. He induced 13 ground balls and just two line drives. Tim Hudson did even better, inducing a whopping 17 ground balls with two line drives. However, Hudson gave up a lone run in his final inning, which was manufactured by the Cubs. A tough loss for Hudson and the Braves.
Freddie Freeman walked twice. Martin Prado had two hits, including a two-out double in the eighth, but was left stranded. Chipper had the worst WPA on the Braves in two of the three games at Wrigley.