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Open Thread 5/1: Phillies at Braves

Cole Hamels takes on Brandon Beachy in what should be a fantastic pitchers duel tonight in Atlanta. First pitch is set for 7:10 PM ET. Braves lineup:

  1. Michael Bourn, CF
  2. Martin Prado, LF
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Brian McCann, C
  5. Dan Uggla, 2B
  6. Matt Diaz, RF
  7. Juan Francisco, 3B
  8. Tyler Pastornicky, SS
Jason Heyward is still out with a sore oblique, while Chipper gets a night off. In its last three games, Atlanta has gone 3-30 with runners in scoring position. The Braves can't afford to have that continue tonight, especially with one of the best pitchers in the game on the mound for Philly.

Also, the Phillies have won the last seven games between Philadelphia and Atlanta, with their last loss coming in July of last season.

Interesting note: the Phillies went 11-12 in April, marking their first month either at or under .500 since June 2010.

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