Well the winning streak continues and we finally get our first win in a one run ball game. That is freakin' sweet! You know at this pace we are gonna end up like 27-0 this month. That would have to be a record.
We toss Glavine out there tonight after he got hammered in his last start. He was very hittable last time and he has to locate his fastball to really succeed (or have an ump with a liberal strike zone). Tom pitched a solid game against the Pirates earlier in the year but the bullpen came on and lost the game for us in extra innings. Another scary stat for Glavine is his batting average against is .315. Thats not good. Actually both of our losses to the Pirates were credited to the bullpen.
Ian Snell throws tonight (I originally had some misinformation here so I have come back to change it) for Pittsburgh. He is another one of the live-armed young guys that Pittsburgh has been attempting to build around the past couple of years. He is good enough that Braves made a pretty serious run at trading for him but it never came to fruition. I like the kid even those his stats haven't been great this year. His K rate has dipped a bit and his BAbip has gone up a lot. We should be able to knock him around a little a get into their soft bullpen. Lastly Pittsburgh has the worst team ERA in the league.
Our bullpen will most likely come into considering Glavine has only made it into the seventh once this season. Hopefully our hitting will come alive and let him pitch from the lead.