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Open Thread and Noc-A-Homa-Win-A-Lotta: Braves at Nationals (4/17)

 Today's Starting Pitchers

 J. Smoltz
 J. Williams
1-1 W-L 0-2
3.15 ERA 4.91
17 SO 8
9 BB 6
2 HR 2
-- vs.

Game Time: 7:05 on

That was a nasty game last night. I'm betting everyone is ready for this cold and dreary weather to end. It's about all we've been playing in since spring training. I've got to think that is having an effect on some of our players, especially guys like Andruw Jones and Craig Wilson. Thorman on the other hand should love this "Canadian-esque" weather. The bottom line is we need to start!

On the pitching side of things last night, Steve Colyer didn't look too bad in his one and two-thirds innings of work. But Mike Gonzalez once again suffered through the first few batters he faced before finding his control.

The stopper is on the mound tonight, let's hope he pitches as well as he did the last time out, but this time the Braves need to get him some runs.

Don't forget to get your picks in before the game for Nok-A-Homa-Win-A-Lotta (click here to learn how to play and to view the leaderboard); the three categories are (1) Attendance, (2) Pick to Click, and (3) Above and Beyond Pick.

Box Score >>

Atlanta 1, Washington 5 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Atlanta Record: (8-4)
Washington Record: (4-9)

Winning pitcher - Matt Chico (1-1)
Losing pitcher - Chuck James (2-1)

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