Adams went 3-for-5 on Tuesday, homering en route to two RBI and two runs in a win over the Pirates. That includes a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth, which was a nice touch. Adams is now 5-for-13 with a couple homers -- he also went yard Monday -- since joining the Braves. A high strikeout rate hurt him in St. Louis, and it's hardly clear that he's overcome that in his new digs, but Adams has plenty of thump in his bat and the promise of a pretty regular starting role with Freddie Freeman (wrist) out for a lengthy span.
ESPN.com Happy birthday, Bart! Atlanta Braves pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turns 44 today, has come a long way since he was a fresh-faced rookie for the Cleveland Indians in 1997. Since he hit the major leagues 20 years ago, he's won a Cy Young Award, earned four All-Star selections, pitched for nine teams and hit one rather legendary home run. So how have his two decades in baseball changed him? He's been through a lot -- and keeps coming back for more -- but the one aspect of his evolution that's most instantly apparent: his look.
First off, the Cardinals are one of just four teams (the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees are the others) to reach the fourth week of May with the same five starters. More, that means Lance Lynn is back from TJ surgery and effective too, that Michael Wacha seems over from his shoulder issues, and Mike Leake has moved on from whatever ailed him last season, his first in St. Louis.