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Open Thread and Noc-A-Homa-Win-A-Lotta: Cubs at Braves (4/19)

 Today's Starting Pitchers

 M. Redman
 R. Hill
0-2 W-L 2-0
12.96 ERA 0.64
4 SO 11
3 BB 4
0 HR 1
-- vs.

Game Time: 7:35 on

On paper this should be a blowout game...with the Cubs blowing out the Braves. We're sending our worst pitcher to the mound and Chicago is sending their best pitcher to the mound. We'll see how our plug pitches tonight, I'm guessing about as poorly as he has his last two starts...ugh.

Add to that the unfortunate news that Mike Gonzalez' elbow could be giving out:

As he struggled through his first few Spring Training outings, Braves left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez indicated he was healthy. But just two weeks into the season, Gonzalez finds himself with a tender elbow that will be evaluated via an MRI on Thursday.

"I'm going to be fine," Gonzalez said after the Braves claimed their 8-6 win over the Cubs at Turner Field on Wednesday night. "It's just a little sore."

I hate bad news.

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