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Open Thread 8/30: Braves @ Phillies

The Braves will attempt to win the series against the Phillies and keep their playoff hopes thriving, as Jair Jurrjens faces off against Joe Blanton. Jurrjens has reeled off 3 straight quality starts, including a 7.2 inning, 1 run gem against the Padres that resulted in a no decision in his last start. Blanton has reeled off 9 straight quality starts, spanning July and August, compiling a 4-2 record over that span.

After busting out for 9 runs last night, the Atlanta offense will look for more of the same tonight, led by baseball's hottest hitter, Matt Diaz. He's 19 for his last 31, slugging .935 over that span. So, it's really true, Matt Diaz does f'n rule.

Current Series

3 game series vs Phillies @ Citizens Bank Park

Fri 08/28 WP: Jamie Moyer (12 - 9)
SV: Brad Lidge
LP: Tommy Hanson (9 - 3)
2 - 4 loss
Sat 08/29 WP: Derek Lowe (13 - 8)
LP: Cliff Lee (5 - 1)
9 - 1 win

Atlanta Braves
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Sunday, Aug 30, 2009, 8:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Jair Jurrjens vs Joe Blanton

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .

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