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Open Game Thread: Dodgers at Braves - May 31, 2006

The Braves look to salvage game 3 of this series and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers. Here's tonight's pitching matchup from

LA: RHP Brett Tomko (5-2, 3.86 ERA)
Tomko has not fared well at Turner Field in three career starts. The right-hander is 0-2 and has allowed 16 earned runs in 17 2/3 innings in those three appearances.

ATL: RHP Tim Hudson (4-3, 4.13 ERA)
Even with a rough Opening Day outing against Los Angeles, Hudson is 4-0 in six starts career starts against the Dodgers with a 3.38 ERA.

News and Notes
-Edgar Renteria ranks third in the league in hitting with a .333 average and has hit in all but 2 of his 42 games played this season
-Wilson Betemit leads the majors with 9 pinch hits and a .429 average
-Horacio Ramirez takes on former Brave Juan Cruz on Thursday in the first of a four game series with the Diamondbacks.

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