• Braves 4, Yankees 0: They can't say they didn't have their chances. The Yankees left 11 men on bases in a dismal performance in the opener in Atlanta. Chien-Ming Wang looked better -- except for a four-batter stretch in the third -- but he wasn't good enough. Other than that third inning, in which all the damage was done with two outs, Wang looked like a Major League pitcher. Derek Jeter continued his unfortunate habit of hitting into double plays late in the game by ending the seventh, which was the Yankees' last real chance.

  • Cardinals 3, Mets 0: Two hits in nine innings. That's about all the offense the Mets could muster against Joel Pineiro, who threw a shutout. Livan Hernandez was good again, but that wasn't enough. This is the second time the Mets have made Pineiro look like an All-Star. Pineiro shouldn't get too carried away; this Mets lineup is basically David Wright and a bunch of stiffs.
  • Photograph of manager Joe Girardi surveying the game by John Bazemore/AP