Worth noting

• Craig Kimbrel allowed a run and issued a walk before being removed with two outs in Monday night's ninth inning against the Astros. The Braves did not want Kimbrel's pitch count to exceed 20 pitches, as he was pitching for a second straight day for the first time this year.

• Freddie Freeman's fifth-inning home run on Monday night gave him eight hits in his past 12 at-bats. The three extra-base hits he has recorded during this stretch matches his total from his first 38 at-bats of the Grapefruit League season.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.