Shortstop Paul Janish has committed only one error since joining the Braves. That kind of glove work was
expected. "He's a proven defensive talent, and we felt like, for our club, that was the most important
aspect of the acquisition," general manager Frank Wren said the night he made the trade. His ability to catch and throw and his quickness in beginning double plays has been a big factor in
allowing the starting pitchers to throw fewer pitches and go deeper into games. Whether he could do anything on offense was never mentioned, except for how it wasn't expected. "We
didn't bring him in for him to win the batting title," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. And he's continued to say it. But Janish has gotten a couple of key hits and has earned key walks, as he
did Wednesday against the Phillies, allowing right-hander Tim Hudson to come to the plate; he doubled in
two runs. Janish singled in his first at-bat in Sunday night's 6-5 loss to the Mets, allowing right-hander...