Worth noting

• The Braves entered Thursday's contest against the Astros leading all National League teams in hits (339) and home runs (48).

• Thursday's affair marked the fourth meeting this spring between Atlanta and Houston, with the Braves taking two of the first three games.

Zack Meisel is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.