Ryan Theriot, who hadn't had an at-bat since Sunday because of right rib-cage discomfort, was back in the starting lineup Friday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Braves: Steady Gonzalez
Shortstop Alex Gonzalez posted another errorless game Friday and now has made only one error this season. Entering Friday, Gonzalez led all National League shortstops (minimum 90 total chances) with a .992 fielding percentage, 20 double plays turned and ranked third with 83 assists. Worth noting
Friday's game was the first meeting of the season between the Cardinals and Braves. St. Louis won the season series last year, 6-2. ... Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to nine games. ... Westbrook is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two career starts against the Braves.