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Natspos @ Bravos: Rubber Game

Jo-Jo Reyes starts against former Atlanta Braves golden boy Odalis Perez -- interestingly they both are pretty shitty this year, though if you've watched some of Jo-Jo's starts you'll know that he should have a much better record than he has. He actually has some of the worst run support in the league -- 125th out of 132 starters in the NL -- that's a measly 2.55 runs per start (save for the four starts that Jeff Bennett (2.16) made). Jurrjens (5.27) has the best run support of any Braves starter except for John Smoltz (6.33) and Tom Glavine (6.07).

The surgeon needed some RS last night as he seemed to have some rust on his arm from the break. Was it just me or did we have base runners and runners in scoring position in every inning only to ground out or line out or fly out or strike out or Francoeur out?

Here are the x-Braves Nationals players vs. us this season:

Willie Harris - .455 BA w/ 2 3B, 3 2B and 5 RBI
Ryan Langerhans - .571 BA w/ 1 3B, and 2 2B
Pete Orr - 1-for-2.... anyone who allows Pete Orr to get a hit is horrible
At least we've handled Johnny Estrada, who is just 3-for-20 against us

Oh, and Odalis Perez has a 1.80 ERA against us in five innings...

Playoffs?... what?

Next Game

Washington Nationals
@ Atlanta Braves

Sunday, Jul 20, 2008, 1:35 PM EDT
Turner Field

Odalis Perez vs Jo-Jo Reyes

Sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 90.

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